The ‘weak’ link!

Pre-script: This post requires a lot of ‘reading between the lines’ and can very easily be misunderstood. So kindly read it when you think you are ready for it.


“The whole world is waiting for you to get weak, so that it can feed on it!” …were my words as the keynote speaker at an induction program.


You get weak in your faith and it would sell to you superstition, astrology or doctrines! You get weak in your knees and it would sell to you indulgence, addictions or adultery! You get weak in your heart and it would sell to you poetry, stories and philosophies! You get weak in your self-image and it would sell to you protein powders, parlors or accessories! You get weak in your resolve and it would sell to you books, posters and courses! You get weak in your esteem and it would sell to you dreams, hopes or heroes…

You get weak in your own-ness and it would sell possessions, belongings or relationships.

Well! If you think I am a cynic or a moralist then you are wrong!!! I have always believed that it is important to be vulnerable if you want to feel and experience life. After all! What’s the fun in being strong all the time? Yet ‘you should get weak when you want to and not when others want you to’.

I don’t teach discipline to people…it’s all about awareness!


I love a profoundly naughty scene from a movie! In it the girl asks the boy (who’s a teetotaler) to have a drink! He says “Maine agar pee li to tum mera faaydaa to nahin uthaaogi?”… Girl says “Nahin!!!”  to which the boy sighs and murmurs…

… “To phir peene ka kyaa faaydaa” 🙂  

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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