Ramblings III

What do we call ourselves if we standup for our beliefsfight for our viewsdon’t cave into others’ bullshitstand firmly in face of adversityknow for sure we know more than otherspoint out flaws in others’ argumentsunderstand the meaninglessness of life resign to our fatebe a walkover for othersbow down to authoritybe a people pleaserexaggerate our flawscede […]

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Memory – Boon or Bane?

Marcel Proust wrote pages about you. A mere act of having a Madeleine with an herbal stirs in him countless memories of his childhood. One wonders what would life look like if one cannot remember any happenings in life.Wouldn’t we all be living in the moment all our lives? Would that life be memorable?? We […]

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offend yourself

Should you get offended, if someone Makes fun of your occupationRidicules for the way you lookMocks you for the way you speakMakes fun of your religionMakes fun of your ideologyCracks a joke at your expenseTalks behind your back Do these make you less worthy of yourself?If you say yes, then you don’t have enough self-worthIf […]

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Speaking – an Art

The way we speak is in itself an art. Some people speak what comes to their mind. Others speak in a more measured way. They think carefully about what words come out of their mouth. There is a 3rd category, who speaks anything out of their mouth. They don’t think (I assume to a large […]

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Eternal Chaos

I was wondering what if we were to live in a world, where Art is expressed with no censors Law applies equally to all One can freely express all they think Politicians actually serve people No discrimination whatsoever exists No wars waged under the guise of abstract concepts (democracy, religion, etc) No talking about the […]

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vicarious redeemers of today

I grew up at a time : when I was not treated as a trophyWhen my privacy was respectedWhen I was not made to be a model childWhen I had no peer pressure from my next door neighborWhen I could be just a child Dedicated to those poor souls of today who are : Anything […]

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Why do we gift?

Is it for giver’s satisfaction or the receiver’s?Is it a societal pressure?Is it because you expect the same one day?Is it to show that you care?Is it to show you could?Is it to be part of receiver’s life in someway?Is it to proclaim to the world that you and the receiver are in good terms?Is […]

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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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