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TL;DR: I am special, on demand and onsite tech support of a 90 year old person who is worshipped nearly by 2 million fellow humans.
I belong to a land of religion rich in heritage, culture and mythology. My family follows a cult which is supposedly the most peaceful religion on earth.
There is sub-cult whose founder passed away before my birth. The legacy has been lived by this man who lives two blocks away from my home.
The cult grew exponentially in last decade with people across the globe following it. Something similar to Zen Buddhism or Iskcon.
So people started gifting various gadgets to this old man in form of respect. Don't get me wrong, this person is very very down to earth and lives in a house which can collapse any moment and is probably smaller than your living room.
Now that he got a new smartphone few years ago as a gift, he decided to install WhatsApp to preach spirituality.
Somehow my mother referred me and I offered help (because I like helping people). I had already quit WhatsApp when this was happening so had zero clue about the updated features.
Anyway, I managed to help and teach a 90 year old person WhatsApp. Wow!!!
Things evolved and now he uses Google Drive, Facebook, File Manager, Video calls, and what not.
He often gets stuck and calls me for help. As a old person he freaks out in fear that he might accidentally loose all his data or fuck up the hardware so I have to report in less than 5 hours. Haha... At times it's fun and sometimes it sucks but when he sees me the happiness on his face makes me feel satisfied.
People wait in queues to meet him from a distance and I get a VIP access into his house without even notifying in advance and sit next to him.
He has a lot of high profile worshippers and experts but he doesn't allow anybody to touch his gadgets and on the contrary blindly trusts me.
It is rightly said, Age is just a number to learn anything.
And I never got a chance to live or serve my grandparents (maternal and paternal, both) so I serve this couple as believing they are my grandparents.
My mother feels proud whenever I help him and above all the satisfaction I receive by doing this act without expecting anything is return is just priceless.
I know there is nothing great about this, but I am doing my bit to help others with my knowledge as much as I can.
This is the first time I am sharing this story with anybody because I don't like disclosing much. Let the goodness speak for itself. :)
And best part is, as a form of payment, I get chocolates every time :D12
Well done Google, well done.
I think you should really work on your password checking algorithm, or it may look as though as you are **purposefully** are trying to make it as easy as possible to hack your users' accounts. Well done.
I just typed in one word. ONE FRACKING WORD. The word is, you're going to love it, Buddhism. Wow. Apparently no computer can guess an EIGHT LETTER WORD that starts with a capitol letter.23
So, on Wednesday (2018.2.28) I went to the local buddhist temple for some Zanzen lessons for beginners. Let me just say, that I am in love with it.
Zanzen is quite relaxing and makes you learn about yourself from the inside. It teaches you self control. The meeting at the temple felt quite different from a typical sunday morning at the church. At first, there was no person blabbering on about something and I didn't feel like I was about to fall asleep of boredom. There was also no feeling of urgency, like we're hanging on a string above a botomless firepit.
The buddhist monk did not tell us what to believe in, which was quite unusual. When I think of a religion, I usually think that the first thing that they would teach you about, is what to believe IN. But, it was never the case. They just told what not to do when performing Zanzen and told us that we should repeat it often to get better at it. Self discovery is important.
From now on, I will be attending these Zanzen sessions every week, cause I am very interested in them.1