Friday, November 16, 2007
Is it possible...
i am sitting here in my apmnt, browsing the net and going through other ppl's blogs and wondering why am i not being regular?Its just that i want things to be perfect, before writing anything.i wait for the rt mood, the rt atmosphere ,free time but at times I am plain lazy.So i thought i would write something today, no matter what.And i will even put in a good photo on the top.i think Photos make posts look good.i am no good with headlines, but many times photos act like pseudo headlines, nicely summing it up.So i am wondering, is it possible to write about nothing.is it possible to ramble on abt nothing and still make it interesting.you know how there are people who just now how to tell stories.. who animately describe anecdotes and make you feel you were there, those kind of ppl could write about nothing and make it interesting.people with a great sense of humor could do that.We all believe we are funny, we are, but not in the general sense of the word.Human beings themselves are funny for a variety of reasons.i often wonder how much we have (d)evolved.How inane things can turn our hair grey and how really out of perspective we are.We are first most living creatures whose primary objective is survival.We have modified that objective to hilarious proportions.we worry abt not being able to score well on tests,about missing a episode of a TV show,etc etc.we have invented things to get addicted to.We have superimposed our existence with layers and layers of activities,emotions and desires.But now when i think of it, everything we do however small or innocuous in someway or the other contributes to our existence and fulfillment pf basic needs and desires.It is this high level of complexity that we have blanketed our actions with that surprises.I hope i am making sense here...Some of the things that we do make go"Stop,how can you be worried abt this when as living beings our basic purpose should be to survive, eat,and find shelter ." This brings me to a realization or observation that i like to state often.The only truth in life is Relativity.Everything is relative.We should be overwhelmed by the sheer enormity of this fact.What is a daily act for someone might be the lifelong ambition of someone else.What is unbearable to someone, might be someone daily job.
The realization of this fact can in fact bring a sense of inner calmness, peace.Every second that you exist is a proof of how much lucky you are than others.That you have these many facilities, at least these many, that you are better of than 5/6ths of the worlds population,should be considered a boon.Something that should overwhelm you with emotion and gratitude, make you cry because God has given you so much.But we don't, why?Because of a simple reason that has been th cornerstone of human dominance over all other living entities.We adjust.We adapt.whatever situation we are put through,we may cry and be uneasy at first, but give a day, a month or even a year,the person will adapt he will adjust.i am reminded of a story of a a guy who moved next door to a tannery.the smell that emanated from that place was so intensely foul that he couldn't possibly survive another second.So he went and complained to the owner, who assured him that the smell would be taken care of by the beginning of next week.When that did not happen the guy went and complained, and was again assured that by next week come what may the smell would be taken care of.Bu the fourth week the guy stopped complaining.he had gotten used to it!Well this reminds of a place that my roommate rahul told me about once, where the land is dirt cheap because of a huge garbage dump nearby.Apparently there are many extravagant houses there,cause the land almost comes free.I think i have written enough.What i wanted to test out actually was whether i could start talking about something,associate it to other things , make a chain of sorts and still come back to the same point i started from.i guess that is impossible!!