Spiritual Quotient and Spiritual Intelligence: Continued

It will be a good idea to read the first part of this article at http://spiritual quotient.blogspot.in/2009/07/spiritual-quotient-and-spiritual.html or    http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2010/01/10/spiritual-quotient/ before you read this part….

Human Beings are Interested in the Answers to Some Fundamental Questions
  • Human beings are driven by a need to ask some fundamental questions or ultimate questions. This phenomenon makes up their spiritual orientation.
  • Some of these questions are: Why was I born? What’s the meaning of life? What’s the meaning of my life? Why should I keep on striving against the odds? Why should I go on and on when I don’t feel like it because I’m tired or I’m depressed or I’m defeated? Is it all worthwhile?
  • Human beings have a perennial longing to find meaning and value of their work and experience.
  • Human beings have a longing to see their being in this world in a larger context, a meaning-giving context. Their sphere may vary from being a family man to being a professional or a community member, a social worker, a hobbyist, a club member and what have you.
  • Human beings have longing for something toward which they can aspire- something that can take them beyond themselves and beyond the present moment.. They truly aspire for something that can give them and their work a sense of worth.
  • The efforts put in by the human beings to find answers to the fundamental or ultimate questions and direct themselves to work in consonance with these answers sharpens their spiritual intelligence.
SQ or Spiritual Intelligence: All about Playing with Boundaries
  • IQ (rational thinking) and EQ (emotional intelligence) work within the boundaries- it’s limited, it’s finite.
  • On the other hand, SQ (spiritual intelligence) empowers human beings to play with the boundaries- and that’s unlimited, that’s infinite.
  • SQ thus empowers human beings to change the rules, to become creative and to play with the situations and even alter them.
  • SQ allows the human beings to ask if they want to be in that particular situation in the first place. Shouldn’t they rather change the situation or even create a better situation? They steer the situation rather than working within the boundaries of a given one.
  • SQ enables the human beings to differentiate between many possible alternatives.
  • SQ empowers the human beings to undertake the moral responsibility to temper with the rigidity if needed for the larger good.
  • Human beings then use the SQ to wrestle with the questions of good and not so good (evil, at times) and envisage unexplored and unrealized possibilities. SQ empowers the human beings to dream, to aspire and to extricate them out of the rut.
Using SQ
SQ is useful in the following:
  • To become more creative
  • To deal with the existential problems more effectively
  • To practice any religion more intelligently sans narrowness, exclusiveness, bigotry or prejudice
  • To inherit the spiritual qualities and use them without adhering to any religious rituals
  • To integrate the intrapersonal and the interpersonal thus transcending the gap between self and others
  • To move ahead to become a developed person- a person who lives life at deeper level of meaning
  • To sort out the good from evil and life from death
  • To develop greater understanding of the fundamental reasons behind human sufferings and despair

Books Suggested for Your Professional, Personal and Organizational Libraries (All the titles listed below are available as paperbacks and eBooks online from Amazon- you can read the ebooks absolutely free if you are kindleunlimited, KOLL or Amazon Prime subscribers)

Management, Business, Self-help and Personality Development Books

  1. HSoftware (Human Software) (The Only Key to Higher Effectiveness)
  2. Sensitive Stories of Corporate World (Management Case Studies)
  3. Sensitive Stories of Corporate World (Volume 2) (Management Case Studies)
  4. Classic Management Games, Exercises, Energizers and Icebreakers
  5. Classic Management Games, Exercises, Energizers and Icebreakers (Volume 2)
  6. Classic Team Building Games, Exercises, Energizers and Icebreakers
  7. 101 Classic Management Games, Exercises, Energizers and Icebreakers
  8. Stress? No Way!! (Handbook on Stress Management)
  9. HSoftware (Shyam Bhatawdekar’s Effectiveness Model)
  10. Competency Management (Competency Matrix and Competencies)
  11. Soft Skills You Can’t Do Without (Goal Setting, Time Management, Assertiveness and Anger Management)
  12. Essentials of Work Study (Method Study and Work Measurement)
  13. Essentials of Time Management (Taking Control of Your Life)
  14. Essentials of 5S Housekeeping
  15. Essentials of Quality Circles
  16. Essentials of Goal Setting
  17. Essentials of Anger Management
  18. Essentials of Assertive Behavior
  19. Essentials of Performance Management and Performance Appraisal
  20. Health Essentials (Health Is Wealth)
  21. Essentials of Effective Communication
  22. The Romance of Intimacy (How to Enhance Intimacy in a Relationship?)

Novels, Stories, Biographies and Travelogues

  1. The Peace Crusaders (Novel: how the peace crusaders established permanent peace on a war strewn planet?)
  2. Love Knows No Bounds (Novel: a refreshingly different love story. Also available with the title “Good People”)
  3. Funny (and Not So Funny) Short Stories
  4. Stories Children Will Love (Volume 1: Bhanu-Shanu-Kaju-Biju and Dholu Ram Gadbad Singh)
  5. My Father (Biography)
  6. Travelogue: Scandinavia, Russia
  7. Travelogue: Europe

Other Topics of Interest

All Management Topics (General Management, Marketing and Sales, Service, Operations/Manufacturing, Quality, Maintenance, Human Resources, Finance and Accounts, Information Technology, Life Management)

The topics are listed in alphabetic order:

(Home Pages for All the Management Topicshttp://management-universe.blogspot.com/ and http://management-universe-enotes.blogspot.com/
(Alphabetic List of All Management Topicshttp://management-enotes.blogspot.com/
(Home Page for Writings of Shyam Bhatawdekarhttp://writings-of-shyam.blogspot.com/(5S Housekeeping) http://5s-housekeeping.blogspot.com/
(Activity Based Costing- ABC) http://activitybased-costing.blogspot.com/
(Advertising) http://advertising-mass-communication.blogspot.com/
(Anger Management) http://controlling-anger.blogspot.com/
(Assertiveness) http://assertiveness-skill.blogspot.com/
(A to Z of Management Systems) http://a-z-management-systems.blogspot.com/
(A to Z of Quality Techniques) http://a-z-quality-techniques.blogspot.com/
(Balanced Scorecard) http://balanced-scorecard-system.blogspot.com/
(Behavioral Safety) http://behavioral-safety.blogspot.com/
(Benchmarking) http://benchmarking-system.blogspot.com/
(Books- Best Management Books) http://best-management-books.blogspot.com/
(Boundarylesshttp://shyambhatawdekar.blogspot.com/
(Business Ethics and Ethics in Management) http://business-management-ethics.blogspot.com/
(Business Process Reengineering– BPRhttp://business-process-reengineering-bpr.blogspot.com/
(Career Planning within Organizations) http://organizational-career-planning.blogspot.com/
(Case Method) http://case-method.blogspot.com/
(CEO Roles, Qualities and Competencies) http://ceo-qualities.blogspot.com/
(Change Management) http://manage-change.blogspot.com/
(Coaching) http://coaching-skill.blogspot.com/
(Communication) http://communication-for-business.blogspot.com/
(Competencies- Life Management) http://shyam-bhatawdekar.blogspot.com/
(Competency Matrix) http://competency-matrix.blogspot.com/
(Conflict Management) http://manage-conflict.blogspot.com/
(Corporate Governance) http://corporate-governance-policy.blogspot.com/
(Cost Management) http://cost-management-control.blogspot.com/
(Cost of Quality- COQhttp://cost-of-quality.blogspot.com/
(Counseling at Workplace)http://counseling-skill.blogspot.com/
(Creativity and Innovation) http://creativity-management.blogspot.com/
(Critical Thinking skills) http://critical-thinking-skills.blogspot.com/
(Cross Cultural Etiquette and Manners) http://cross-cultural-etiquette.blogspot.com/
(Customer Orientation) http://customer-orientation.blogspot.com/
(Customer Relationship management- CRMhttp://customer-relationship-crm.blogspot.com/
(Daily Management) http://daily-management.blogspot.com/
(Decision Making) http://decision-making-function.blogspot.com/
(Delegation) http://delegation-skill.blogspot.com/
(Design for Manufacture) http://design-for-manufacture.blogspot.com/
(Dining Etiquette and Table Manners) http://dining-manners.blogspot.com/
(Discipline at Work) http://discipline-at-work.blogspot.com/
(Dream Exotic) http://knol.google.com/k/shyam-bhatawdekar/my-exotic-dream/6txz9nck6g3/8#
(Effectiveness and Efficiency) http://effectiveness-efficiency.blogspot.com/
(Effectiveness Management: HSoftwarehttp://humansoftware.blogspot.com/
(Email Etiquette) http://email-etiquette-manners.blogspot.com/
(Emotional Intelligence) http://emotional-quotient-intelligence.blogspot.com/
(Empowerment) http://employee-empowerment.blogspot.com/
(Enterprise Resource Planning- ERPhttp://erp-management.blogspot.com/
(Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneur) http://entrepreneurship-entrepreneur.blogspot.com/
(Executive Etiquette and Manners) http://executive-manners.blogspot.com/
(Exit Interview) http://exit-interview.blogspot.com/
(Financial Ratios and Financial Ratio Analysis) http://financial-ratios.blogspot.com/
(Financial Services) http://finance-related-services.blogspot.com/
(Functions of Management) http://functions-of-management.blogspot.com/
(Gemba Kaizenhttp://gemba-kaizen-improvement.blogspot.com/
(Genuine Professional) http://knol.google.com/k/shyam-bhatawdekar/the-genuine-professional/6txz9nck6g3/10#
(Global Mindset) http://global-mindset.blogspot.com/
(Goal/Target Setting) http://goal-target-setting.blogspot.com/
(Group Discussion) http://group-discussion-gd.blogspot.com/
(Group Dynamics) http://group-dynamics-process.blogspot.com/
(How to Be a Good Boss) http://good-boss.blogspot.com/
(How to Get Promoted) http://get-promoted.blogspot.com/
(How to save Money) http://knol.google.com/k/shyam-bhatawdekar/how-to-save-money/6txz9nck6g3/11#
(HR Dynamics) http://hrm-dynamics.blogspot.com/
(HR Strategies and Functions) http://strategic-functions-hrm.blogspot.com/
(Human Capital Architecture) http://human-capital-architecture.blogspot.com/
(Human Relations) http://human-relations-aspect.blogspot.com/
(Human Resource Planning) http://human-resource-planning.blogspot.com/
(Human Software- HSoftwarehttp://human-software-hsoftware.blogspot.com/
(Interpersonal Relations) http://interpersonal-relations.blogspot.com/
(Interview Skills) http://interviewing-skill.blogspot.com/
(Interview Preparation for Job Seekers) http://interview-preparation-jobs.blogspot.com/
(Interview Questions) http://interview-question-bank.blogspot.com/
(Just in Time Management- JIThttp://just-in-time-management.blogspot.com/
(Kaizenhttp://kaizen-improvement.blogspot.com/
(Knowledge Management) http://knowledge-management-initiative.blogspot.com/
(Lead Time Management) http://lead-time-management.blogspot.com/
(Leadership) http://lead-max.blogspot.com/
(Lean Enterprise) http://lean-organization.blogspot.com/
(Learning Organization) http://learning-organization-profile.blogspot.com/
(Life Management: Competencies) http://knol.google.com/k/shyam-bhatawdekar/competency-matrix/6txz9nck6g3/4#
(Life Management: Effectiveness Management: HSoftwarehttp://knol.google.com/k/shyam-bhatawdekar/management-in-life-profession-family/6txz9nck6g3/3#
(Life Management: I Am Liberated) http://knol.google.com/k/shyam-bhatawdekar/i-am-liberated/6txz9nck6g3/6#
(Life Positions and OKness) http://life-positions.blogspot.com/
(Life Skills) http://life-skills-competencies.blogspot.com/
(Listening) http://listen-skills.blogspot.com/
(Management Anecdotes) http://management-anecdotes.blogspot.com/
(Management Book- Best Books) http://best-management-books.blogspot.com/
(Management Information System- MIS) http://management-information-system-mis.blogspot.com/
(Managing/conducting Meetings) http://managing-meetings.blogspot.com/
(Marginal Utility) http://marginal-utility-concept.blogspot.com/
(Marketing Management Overview) http://marketing-management-overview.blogspot.com/
(Marketing Orientation) http://marketing-orientation.blogspot.com/
(Marketing Management Tasks) http://marketing-management-tasks.blogspot.com/
(Market research) http://market-research-function.blogspot.com/
(Market Segmentation) http://market-segment.blogspot.com/
(Mentoring) http://mentor-mentorship.blogspot.com/
(Motivation) http://motivation-people.blogspot.com/
(Negotiation Skills) http://negotiating-skills.blogspot.com/
(Negotiation Tactics) http://negotiation-tactics.blogspot.com/
(Objection Handling) http://objection-handling.blogspot.com/
(Organization Development- OD) http://organization-development-od.blogspot.com/
(Organizational Culture) http://organizational-culture-values.blogspot.com/
(Out of Box Ideas) http://wow-idea.blogspot.com/
(Ownership on Job) http://job-ownership.blogspot.com/
(Paradigm and Paradigm Shift) http://paradigm-mindset.blogspot.com/
(Performance Management and Appraisal) http://performance-appraisal-management.blogspot.com/
(Personality) http://human-personality.blogspot.com/
(Positive Strokes) http://positive-strokes.blogspot.com/
(Presentation Skills) http://presentation-effectiveness.blogspot.com/
(Problem Solving) http://problem-solving-skill.blogspot.com/
(Profit Improvement) http://profit-improvement.blogspot.com/
(Project Management) http://management-of-project.blogspot.com/
(Quality Circles History) http://quality-circles-history.blogspot.com/
(Quality Circles) http://quality-circles.blogspot.com/
(Quality Function Deployment- QFD and House of Quality) http://quality-function-deployment.blogspot.com/
(Quality Gurus) http://quality-gurus.blogspot.com/
(Recession) http://knol.google.com/k/shyam-bhatawdekar/recession/6txz9nck6g3/7#
(Recession Management) http://recession-management.blogspot.com/
(Recruitment and Selection) http://recruitment-selection.blogspot.com/
(Research Methodology) http://research-work-methodology.blogspot.com/
(Safety and Health Management) http://safety-health-management.blogspot.com/
(Sales/Selling Process) http://selling-process.blogspot.com/
(Sales Promotion) http://sales-promotion.blogspot.com/
(Self development) http://managing-self.blogspot.com/
(Self-confidence) http://self-confidence-improvement.blogspot.com/
(Six Sigma) http://six-sigma-system.blogspot.com/
(Six Thinking Hats) http://six-thinking-hats.blogspot.com/
(Soft Skills) http://soft-skills-competencies.blogspot.com/
(Spiritual Quotient/Intelligence) http://spiritual-quotient.blogspot.com/
(Strategic Management) http://strategic-managing.blogspot.com/
(Stress Management) http://management-of-stress.blogspot.com/
(Stress Management) http://managing-stress-strain.blogspot.com/
(Success) http://success-achievement.blogspot.com/
(Supply Chain Management) http://manage-supply-chain.blogspot.com/
(Supply and Demand) http://supply-demand-laws.blogspot.com/
(Talent Management) http://managing-talent.blogspot.com/
(Team Building) http://team-building-working.blogspot.com/
(Telephone Etiquette) http://telephone-etiquette.blogspot.com/
(Three Sixty Degrees Appraisal System) http://three-sixty-degrees-feedback.blogspot.com/
(Time Management) http://time-life-management.blogspot.com/
(Total Productive Maintenance- TPM) http://total-productive-maintenance.blogspot.com/
(Total Quality Management- TQM) http://total-quality-concept.blogspot.com/
(Training and Development) http://training-function.blogspot.com/
(Trainers’ Qualities) http://trainers-qualities.blogspot.com/
(Transaction Analysis- TA) http://transaction-analysis.blogspot.com/
(TRIZ- Inventive Problem Solving) http://triz-problem-solving.blogspot.com/
(Value Engineering/Analysis) http://value-engineering-analysis.blogspot.com/
(Winners and Losers) http://winners-losers.blogspot.com/
(World Class Manufacturing) http://world-class-manufacturing.blogspot.com/
(Written Communication) http://written-communication.blogspot.com/
(Zero Based Budgeting) http://zero-based-budgeting.blogspot.com/
Counseling: General and Psychological(Anger Management) http://controlling-anger.blogspot.com/
(Children’s Behavior Problems) http://child-behavior-problems.blogspot.com/
(Cholesterol Control) http://controlling-cholesterol.blogspot.com/
(Counseling: Psychological) http://counselingfamily.blogspot.com/
(Counseling: Psychological) http://counseling-family.blogspot.com/
(Cross Cultural Etiquette) http://cross-cultural-etiquette.blogspot.com/
(Emotions) http://emotion-feeling.blogspot.com/
(Executive Etiquette and Manners) http://executive-manners.blogspot.com/
(Exercises) http://exercises-plan.blogspot.com/
(Family Counseling) http://family-harmony.blogspot.com/
(Health: Homeopathy) http://homeopathy-medicines.blogspot.com/
(LifeManagement: Competencies) http://knol.google.com/k/shyam-bhatawdekar/competency-matrix/6txz9nck6g3/4#
(Life Management: Effectiveness Management: HSoftware) http://knol.google.com/k/shyam-bhatawdekar/management-in-life-profession-family/6txz9nck6g3/3#
(Life management: I Am Liberated) http://knol.google.com/k/shyam-bhatawdekar/i-am-liberated/6txz9nck6g3/6#view
(Marriage Counseling) http://marriage-counsel.blogspot.com/
(Ownership on Job) http://job-ownership.blogspot.com/
(Parental Responsibilities) http://parental-responsibilities.blogspot.com/
(Personality) http://human-personality.blogspot.com/
(Qualities of Spouse) http://spouse-qualities.blogspot.com/
(Quit Smoking) http://quit-smoking-plan.blogspot.com/
(Self Development) http://managing-self.blogspot.com/
(Self-confidence) http://self-confidence-improvement.blogspot.com/
(Stress Management) http://managing-stress-strain.blogspot.com/
(Stress Management) http://management-of-stress.blogspot.com/
(Swine Flu and Its Prevention) http://swine-flu-precaution.blogspot.com/
(Telephone Etiquette) http://telephone-etiquette.blogspot.com/
(Walking) http://walking-plan.blogspot.com/
(Winners and Losers) http://winners-losers.blogspot.com/
Home Tips(Home Page for All Home Tipshttp://home-tips-tricks.blogspot.com/
(Entertainment: Movies) http://popular-movies.blogspot.com/
(Oscar Award Movies) http://oscar-award-movies.blogspot.com/
(Entertainment- Hindi Movies of Your Choice) http://hindi-movies-choice.blogspot.com/
(Health: Homeopathy) http://homeopathy-medicines.blogspot.com/
(Housekeeping at Home) http://5s-housekeeping-home.blogspot.com/
(How to Save Money) http://save-money-ideas.blogspot.com/ or http://knol.google.com/k/shyam-bhatawdekar/how-to-save-money/6txz9nck6g3/11#
(Recipes: Easy to Cook) http://easytocook-recipes.blogspot.com/
(Recipes: Exotic) http://tastetherecipes.blogspot.com/
(Stories for Children) http://stories-children.blogspot.com/
(Travel and Sightseeing- India) http://india-tours-sightseeing.blogspot.com/
(Travel and Sightseeing- World) http://sightseeing-guide.blogspot.com/
General Knowledge and Out of Box Ideas
(General Knowledge- GK) http://general-knowledge-gk.blogspot.com/
(General Knowledge- Top 5/Top 10) http://top-five-everything.blogspot.com/
(Out of Box Ideas) http://wow-idea.blogspot.com/
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Assertiveness: Exercise Your Right to Say “No”

One of the most important aspects of developing your assertiveness is to develop your capability of saying “no” to all those things to which you do not wish to say “yes”.

When you yield to or succumb to other people’s requests, demands, desires, wishes, expectations etc particularly when you do not wish to do so, you are being unnecessarily becoming submissive. Other people are likely to take advantage of you, manipulate you and you are likely to feel exploited. You are overburdening yourself and wasting your precious time.

So exercise your right to say “no” and become assertive.

Assess your priorities. Understand what matters to you most. What is important for you. Then focus on such things. Ignore other things.

Therefore before taking any new or additional commitments, responsibilities or tasks find out if they anyway relate to your own priorities. If they do not, you can reject them appropriately.

By not getting distracted on unnecessary issues, you are putting in your time, efforts and resources only on your own priorities. So do not feel guilty saying “no”. You are not being selfish in saying “no”. Do it with tact. Be polite. Don’t be rude.

People will cajole you or even threaten you to accept and accede to their requirements. Do not get swayed and pressurised. Take control in your hands and appropriately say “no”. Remain calm. Don’t get upset, nervous or angry. There is no need to even give reasons or explanations for not accepting their requests or demands on you. At times there is no harm doing so but there is no need to overdo it or feel apologetic. You may even suggest them alternative solutions or direct them to people or agencies that might help them.

(On reading this post you may feel interested in everything you must know about what is assertive behavior and how to develop it by reading the book “Essentials of Assertive Behavior”. This book is available as a paperback and eBook from Amazon. You can order it online by going to Amazon’s website).

Books Suggested for Your Professional, Personal and Organizational Libraries (All the titles listed below are available as paperbacks and eBooks online from Amazon- you can read the ebooks absolutely free if you are kindleunlimited, KOLL or Amazon Prime subscribers)

Management, Business, Self-help and Personality Development Books

  1. HSoftware (Human Software) (The Only Key to Higher Effectiveness)
  2. Sensitive Stories of Corporate World (Management Case Studies)
  3. Sensitive Stories of Corporate World (Volume 2) (Management Case Studies)
  4. Classic Management Games, Exercises, Energizers and Icebreakers
  5. Classic Management Games, Exercises, Energizers and Icebreakers (Volume 2)
  6. Classic Team Building Games, Exercises, Energizers and Icebreakers
  7. 101 Classic Management Games, Exercises, Energizers and Icebreakers
  8. Stress? No Way!! (Handbook on Stress Management)
  9. HSoftware (Shyam Bhatawdekar’s Effectiveness Model)
  10. Competency Management (Competency Matrix and Competencies)
  11. Soft Skills You Can’t Do Without (Goal Setting, Time Management, Assertiveness and Anger Management)
  12. Essentials of Work Study (Method Study and Work Measurement)
  13. Essentials of Time Management (Taking Control of Your Life)
  14. Essentials of 5S Housekeeping
  15. Essentials of Quality Circles
  16. Essentials of Goal Setting
  17. Essentials of Anger Management
  18. Essentials of Assertive Behavior
  19. Essentials of Performance Management and Performance Appraisal
  20. Health Essentials (Health Is Wealth)
  21. Essentials of Effective Communication
  22. The Romance of Intimacy (How to Enhance Intimacy in a Relationship?)

Novels, Stories, Biographies and Travelogues

  1. The Peace Crusaders (Novel: how the peace crusaders established permanent peace on a war strewn planet?)
  2. Love Knows No Bounds (Novel: a refreshingly different love story. Also available with the title “Good People”)
  3. Funny (and Not So Funny) Short Stories
  4. Stories Children Will Love (Volume 1: Bhanu-Shanu-Kaju-Biju and Dholu Ram Gadbad Singh)
  5. My Father (Biography)
  6. Travelogue: Scandinavia, Russia
  7. Travelogue: Europe
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Life Management: Human Beings- Hardware and Software (HSoftware)

Just like a computer, every human being, whether male or female, is a bundle of:

  • Hardware and
  • Software

At the instant of birth, human being is all hardware. It is just like the way a computer manufacturer first builds a mere and sheer hardware of a computer.

Mere and sheer hardware of the computer is not capable of doing much. It is just a piece of plastic and metal and chips etc.

Human being is no different. He is not capable of doing much at the birth. It is just flesh and blood, bones and skin and brain circuitry- the neuron etc.

Then what makes a computer as well as a human being tick?

It’s their software- the programming of their main memories- their minds. And this software is always acquired from outside.

Software is loaded in the computer hardware for the first time after computer’s hardware has been created. Thereafter it is loaded in the computer time and again with various versions of the same software and additionally, different and new software is added from time to time. This process can go on and on depending upon how much effectiveness and efficiency you need from the computer. And frankly, there is no end to it. The better and more software makes a computer first more effective and then more efficient.

Human beings too acquire their software from the outside though it is loaded in human beings in far more complex ways than the ways in which it is loaded in a computer. But fundamentally software is an acquired entity, acquired from outside. Better and more software acquisition from the outsiders is likely to make a human being first more effective and then more efficient. There is no end to how much effective a human being needs to be and therefore, the acquisition of the software by the human mind or brain can be incessant.

These outsiders from whom the human beings draw their software are the environment: parents, siblings, neighbors, schools, teachers, friends, books, magazines, television, movies, Internet, travel, employer organizations, bosses, subordinates, professional associates, service providers, strangers, events, incidents, accidents and what have you. The list is unending; it can go on and on. From these sources, the HSoftware gets picked up by the human being either consciously or subconsciously.

To distinguish the software pertaining to human beings from the software that is related to computers, we will call the human beings related software as HSoftware here onwards.

(The first author of this book, Shyam Bhatawdekar is the creator of this word “HSoftware” in the context mentioned earlier. Then onwards both the authors of this book started using this phrase “HSoftware” and its related concepts in their numerous speaking assignments, seminars and workshops since 1993 or even earlier. Subsequently they started using it in the written form through their various published articles).

In short, hardware houses the software. Hardware of a computer as well that of a human being grows over a period of time.

In computer you may decide to add more memory or any other accessories and expand its configuration.

Same way an infant first grows into a child and then into an adolescent and finally into an adult. At each stage, the incremental development of human being’s hardware (body and brain) continues to take place. However, the rate of growth goes on decreasing with age. Most of the development of the brain takes place in early years and then the pace of development reduces and practically stops around an age of 20 years or so. By then, the height and weight also stabilize.

Yet there are no such limitations for the HSoftware. A human being with normally developed body and brain (hardware) can keep on acquiring the HSoftware throughout the life time- from birth to the last breath.

So, while hardware is a must for human effectiveness and efficiency, it alone cannot be effective and efficient on its own. The brain and the body need the essential quantities and quality of HSoftware to make the hardware and in turn the integrated human being to start functioning. Human being is thus an integrated entity of hardware and HSoftware where hardware has tremendous limitations without its HSoftware and on the other hand HSoftware is limitless. It is HSoftware that finally makes a human being tick.

And remember, almost all of HSoftware of a human being is acquired from the environment. All of it does not come along with the hardware at the time of birth.

However, some people suggest that human beings bring along with them some HSoftware at the time of birth. They call it genetic determinism. You have it imbedded in the genes for which, it is believed that your previous seven or so generations are responsible. Your grandparents or great grandparents might have been genius and you inherited a part of it in your DNA and that’s why you seem to exude some brilliance occasionally or they were temperamental guys and therefore, you too are quite temperamental. In a way this kind of genetically determined HSoftware, if it at all exists, is also an acquired HSoftware. However, it is suggested by the knowledgeable people that this genetic determinism may be responsible to shape up only a small percentage of the total personality of a human being.

Yet, in finality, the extent of quantity and quality of HSoftware acquired genetically or learnt later on after the birth by a human being, consciously or subconsciously, is really what matters and when it differs between two or more human beings each one of them becomes a unique human being.

And it does differ whether it is acquired either from the genes at birth (though in much smaller percentage) or from the environment (in much larger percentage) post the birth. The environment predominantly includes the child’s parents in the formative years of a human being and gradually, over the years, environment starts enveloping in it a large numbers of outside-of-home-entities mentioned in an earlier paragraph in this chapter. From parents and other entities of the environment the human being learns and each human being learns quite differently from each other.

And then all the human beings on this planet earth become unique.

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