Friday, February 24, 2012
Some basic rules on thinking. Everybody seems to know them by heart. How much to think? Where to stop? Hey, Silly! Isn't that obvious? Calculate what he thinks, she thinks, they think, the world thinks, you think i.e. if you still manage to think after thinking so much. A quick mental calculation. The world seems to be sadly a function of your thinking too, how ever infinitesimal your contribution might be, how much ever you'd have liked to disappear from such worldly equations. You're taken too seriously for being alive, just for being, even if you didn't wish for it. You're there. You're a part of the act. Play it! Whether you like it or not! You didn't have a choice to choose a role! Just play it. Isn't that obvious?
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
What can be more compelling than an intense unexpressed feeling? Yet, one may be constrained in so many ways from expressing oneself. The feeling need not necessarily concern something of great consequence. Wouldn't one be too lucky to find somebody to whom one can express all that one feels without being judged?
Sunday, February 19, 2012
We weigh our actions with too much deliberation. At least, we would like to think that all our actions are deliberate, well-thought of, with certainty. How much of we do is truly deliberate? In that case, at another extreme, should we be held responsible for all that we do? What is freedom, but to be free of any responsibility or, at a fundamental level, identity? Can one live free of identity? Identity, if I may say so, is again one level of certainty about oneself.