Quote of the day

“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.”

~Gilda Radner

Oblivion Road

I love myself, I do-

Enough to not die, but not enough to live.

I wake up and I walk.

I do all which is necessary.

I do all that’s expected of me.

But I’m empty, there’s no passion in me.

I walk, I breathe and I exist.

I assure you I’m not dead.

Not yet.

But I’m not alive either.

I’m a warrior with least resistance.

I’m a light on the oblivion road.

I’m a gambler of time and hope.

I measure less and less as I grow old.

I walk and watch other people run.

I walk and manage to move no place.

I love myself, I do.

I just don’t like me anymore.

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Human Brain and Individual Uniqueness

The thing with human brain is though the hardware is more or less the same for everyone; the software, the programming isn’t. Unlike a computer, a human brain starts working before it’s fully built. The shaping of an individual depends on his conditioning, experiences and interpretations thereof. Employing relativity and comparing individuals hence therefore is useless; As the emotional and interpretational skeleton of a human brain is formed at a fragile age and is mostly out of a person’s control.

Maybe that’s why parenting becomes so important. Maybe that’s why our system of standardisation and conformity fails so spectacularly at the individual level. Maybe that’s why we feel an inherent urge to rebel against conformity. We must learn to think for ourselves to preserve our special uniqueness. We are not a collection of generic beings. If we were so, our race would never have progressed.

It were always those, who refused to conform, pushed the envelope farthest.

Contentment, peace and semblance of order are the primary objectives of a society; and change can never be achieved through contentment. Such aversion to change is a very dangerous proposition for a race that has managed to survive only by learning to change & adapt. Perhaps that’s where an individual becomes more important than the society. Society needs the courageous few to light ahead the uncertain path of change, so that one day it might cross the same, too.

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Just some unpolished, unstructured thoughts. Take everything you read with a grain of salt. Contradictory views and arguments welcome.

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