Precipice

We all stand at the edge of precipiceNot afraid of falling,But afraid of jumping,Why do we even think of jumping?Could it be the burden of existence?Could it be the burden of loneliness?Could it be the burden of keeping up with society’s standards?Or could it be that it makes no difference?We immerse ourselves in mundane tasksWe […]

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AM I or NOT?

If I thought about something politically incorrect, but don’t say it – is that politically correct/incorrect?If I type in a sexist comment, but then delete it without sending : Am I sexist or not?If I believe in superstition, but not in God : Am I religious or not?If I am a privacy absolutist, but share […]

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Undeserving glorification

Undeserving Glorification Billionaires giving sermons on frugalityLeaders praised for doing their jobsSpeaking about a non-existent pastRich gurus speaking about contentParents living for their childrenRich people living on subsistence wagesSports persons donating their jerseysCorporate taking a stand on convenient “social issues”Billionaires “giving” away their wealth These are not harmlessThey could make world go crazy in no […]

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principled life – myth or reality?

I was against corruptionUntil I had to get my driving licenseI was against big techUntil I needed a smartphoneI was against lyingUntil I needed an emergency leaveI was against online shoppingUntil I needed my favorite author’s bookI was against working in a harmful industryUntil I needed a job badlyI was against fossil fuelsUntil I needed […]

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Hope or despair

Should we hope for things getting better (or)despair because things are worse now hope for an equitable society (or)despair for living in an unequal society hope for a brighter future (or)despair because of looming void hope for a rational populace (or)despair for living among imbeciles hope for a happy afterlife (or)despair because of hellish “now” […]

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Incoherent

Look back and It appalls youLook forward and It terrifies youStay in the moment & It paralyses you Thinking is a curse and a blessingGood Health is a curse and a blessingIn total, life is a curse & a blessing We were never taught how to liveWe were never taught how to dieWe were never […]

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Qui êtes vous?

Vous êtes L’enfant de quelqu’unLe frère ou la sœur de quelqu’unLe parent de quelqu’unLe partenaire de quelqu’unL’employé de quelqu’unL’élève de quelqu’unCertains adeptes de la religionCertains adeptes de la philosophieMembre d’une sociétéCitoyen d’un pays Pouvez-vous définir votre identité sans référence à quelqu’un ou à quelque chose? Vous ferez toujours partie d’un toutMais ne jamais faire partie […]

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Who are you?

You’re Someone’s child Someone’s sibling Someone’s parent Someone’s partner Someone’s employee Someone’s student Some religion’s follower Some philosophy’s adherent Some society’s member Some country’s citizen Can you define your identity without a reference to someone or something? You will always be part of a whole But never become part of a mass

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Is Work worth doing?

An internal monologue : If monologue is one person talking, would it matter if its internal or external? -That’s a discussion for another day. We all value work so much in our society. When asked, people might say Work gives respect, money, value and sense of self-worth. But I would say the greatest gift of […]

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Pleasure of walking

It takes few years to display this skill. Not all are fortunate enough to showcase it. Those who are fortunate, never realize the value of it. The first steps you take would be a sight to cherish to your parents. They brought you to this world, may be helped you learn it (though I believe […]

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