New rules of using heart.

People still have a heart! It’s just that now they use it selectively.      


I have known this road side vendor for long. He has profile of a typical 20 something man from that humble background – dropped out of school at some point of time…got into wrong company…went through a tough patch…began working to earn livelihood…settled for something that worked.

He is man of few words, and rude to the point of being aggressive. I have often seen him fighting with the people near whose building he places his cart, or arguing with people who park vehicle in front of his cart; but have never seen him emotional or vulnerable.

Today, I saw a boy assisting him. When I enquired, he told me that the boy was deaf & dumb who didn’t have any active support. And then he said “Sir, do time khana khila doonga aur itne paise de doonga ki bigde nahin. Kisi ko to sochna padega naa!


The difference is clear – earlier people used to use their heart when they were meant to. Now they use it when they want to or when…you deserve it.

About Sandeep Atre

Sandeep Atre, PhD: Dr. Sandeep Atre is the Founder-Director of Socialigence – an organization that specializes in the development of ‘Social Intelligence’ through its focused online-courses and customized workshops on ‘observing nonverbal behavior and understanding emotions for greater interpersonal effectiveness and self-management’. ( He is also one of the Founder-Directors of CH EdgeMakers - a leading ‘Coaching and Training’ group of Central India. In his career of close to one and a half decade, he has trained thousands of students, and professionals of more than fifty organizations and institutions. He has authored two books “Understanding Emotions Logically – A layman’s guide to the foundations of Social Intelligence” and “Observing Nonverbal Behavior – An exhaustive guide to the essential skill of Social Intelligence” and has also been a noted blogger for last many years. He has also featured at various prestigious platforms as a ‘Management Speaker’ and ‘Motivational Orator’ and has also served on various advisory and editorial boards. He has earned repute for his value-additive innovation and holistic methodology in his domain.
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