Some More Few Liners of Mine.

The Fact that We Both have so Much in Common doesn’t make Me any less Me and more You ; The Fact that We Both have so Less in Common doesn’t make Me and You any less Us.

Got stabbed in the back by Human. And in the heart by Humanity.

Knowing something about the Working of the World has given me some amount of leverage against the World. But knowing “Just Something” has given the World a lot of leverage against me.

If you were to be my Friend, I would drop my Love. If you were to be my Love, I would drop (almost) everything else. Not that I don’t value Friendship. I value your presence in my life more.

The World is filled with Good-Looking Women. Unfortunately Few are really Beautiful.

Bad time to see a Love Movie , when you are depressed. Worst time to see a Love movie when you Love someone.
Seems odd, but the oversurge of emotions do induce a bias large enough to alter any rational decision.

I consider anything with a Sixth Sense and has anything to lose to you or gain from you as Incapable of showing Love , so lets skip whether its Unconditional or Not.

To know how NOT to do a thing, you should actually know how TO do the thing.

Some of the greatest minds of the world only got recognized after their death. That leaves me with some hope. And also (hopefully Accident free) Long Years of unpopularity.

A Woman who spends the least (or nothing) on cosmetics, cares about a dress not a packed wardrobe and holds little or no craze for the Yellow Metal is Every Husband’s Delight and Every Lover’s Nightmare.

All it takes is ‘Perspective’.

Most beautiful gift of Nature, Logic. And the wonderful Accompanying Curse, Emotions.

The Ability to Generate Pros and Cons in equal Magnitude for anything is what makes any Topic a Potential Argument .

My Testosterones may long for a hundred different Women, but my Heart always beats for One.

Between Liberals, Conservatives and Radicals,
I choose to be a Liberally Conservative Radical.

Note:  The Second Set Arrives.  And as always,

“Plagiarism is strictly prohibited. “. 

Use references if necessary.

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My Two “Kutti” Tamil Kavidhais !

 

“அழைப்பு விடுத்தாலும் பயனில்லை

கேள்வி தொடுத்தாலும் பயனில்லை

அழகி அவள் கண்களில்

அறிவிழந்து நிற்கின்றேன் நானே .”

 

” வினை என செய்தேன் ?

விளக்கம் இன்றி தவித்தேன்

விடை அறிய வினைகிறேன்

வழி தெரியவில்லை விளிப்பதற்கு.”

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Paradox.

Now before I start, this is a perfect comparison between what is Reality and what is Ideal Reality (that definitely sounds like an Oxymoron!). So if you are bored in the first few lines I don’t force you (I cant either ! ) to continue. But just suggesting you move on forward . Plus if you lose track of the logic , give it a second read. And again its all from my perspective. So I am open to feedback.

The Good and The Bad Paradox.

This is probably one of the most commonly faced controversies in everyday life. Where it becomes a Paradox is discussed below.

How do you say someone is Good or Bad ? This is how the Paradox starts. Because everyone’s actions are wrong “Relative” to someone. And everyone’s actions are ALWAYS right “Relative” to someone else (and this set is anyways singleton which will anyway include the perpetrator of the action). And if we take the general convention of saying those who do the “Right” things as Good people and do the “Wrong” things as Bad things, we can label anyone as Good or Bad. Which makes either everyone in the World “Good” or “Bad” , or the other case being both are null sets.

Now there is another aspect to be discussed here. Every child is told repeatedly not to Smoke, not to consume Alcohol (atleast in the Indian Subcontinent) and not to use Drugs. These are then classified as “Bad” habits. So before we argue “FOR” the case that they are Bad , lets analyse the statement. They are classified as Bad “Habits”. So only when they become habits they are bad ? Now lets get into arguing “FOR” the case that they are bad, while simultaneously debating AGAINST the same too. Drugs damage the Liver functionality in prolonged use. And drugs damage the liver functionality only in “Prolonged” use. Smoking Cigars leads to Bronchitis, Black Lung and Lung Cancer (I am a biology student but that doesn’t have anything to do with this, since this is now pretty much Common Knowledge). Controlled Smoking doesn’t affect the human body to such an extent but still it does affect. And Passive smoking is also an equally cruel issue, where the user affects people nearby. But lets drop this discussion as this diverts from the main topic. The Paradox. Alcohol again , on prolonged use affects Liver functionality and Liver being a crucial organ for Human Functionality. But then knowing all this still Humans do resort to each of these and also eventually they become habits. Now every child when having been told they are “Bad” why does he/she (there are a considerably large number of female smokers and alcoholics too!) try either of these ?

Here we come to the next biggest issue. Where people justify that they are a “Good” Person even if they have either of these traditionally labelled “Bad” habits.  And that is on the basis of their Character and not what they do. And they justify that by saying that What they do is none of our business.  Now there is an inbuilt Paradox in this statement. What one does represents his/her character. So how can one say that they are different and not one and the same ? Paradox !

So till a certain stage everyone is led to believe that few things are Bad. Then beyond that stage they are forced to believe that what they do defines who they are and whether they are good or bad. And when people come out of both illusions, they come to the same conclusion as me. Its just one big Paradox !

Other common examples are Betrayal, Bitching (refer to earlier post), Relationships (mind you they were not in Plenty as they are now, sometime back. Back then Love was excessively Scrunitinzed. And it still continues to be in many households across the country and is considered EVIL too !). All of the above can be justified as “Right” by looking at it from a different perspective.

That brings us to the end of the “Good” and the “Bad” Paradox. Where a clear conclusion can never be reached. Paradox.

The God Paradox.

Now this is a more commonly faced Paradox. And quite famous too, thanks to the surplus of Religions and even diversity among how people think about God. The latter consisting of Theists, Atheists, Deists and so on.

I am constantly pestered by my Mom to go to the temple regularly every week. I ask why. And she replies because you need God’s grace to lead a good life. I am confused. How come going to a temple every weekend , which becomes a Duty result in me leading a good life ?. Not that I don’t believe in God (something I have tried to instil in my Mom’s Mind) or that I do. As far as God or Religion is considered I prefer the Einstein way.

‘That which is impenetrable to us really exists.
Behind the secrets of nature remains something subtle, intangible, and inexplicable. Veneration
for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion.’

–       Albert Einstein.

Lets come back to the original discussion. So how does some part of the human population believe God Exists. And another part that he (or she, without loss of generality and without any offense to Polytheism!) does not exist. And other variants about a “Higher Intelligence” involved in the creation of the entire System alone (say some “higher intelligence” initiated Big Bang and chose to sit back and watch the entire Series for entertainment. Oh and I am referring to the REAL Big Bang !) and not with the functioning of it.

There is no Proof that he does. There is no proof that he does not exist. Still we have God and his antithesis the Evil being talked about in this world.

I should say I actually enjoy the Russell’s Paradox a lot. Its pretty much the same as what is discussed here.  Oh the actual Paradox deals with pure Mathematics. Just that this discussion can be used as an example to the same.

“According to naive set theory, any definable collection is a set. Let R be the set of all sets that are not members of themselves. If R qualifies as a member of itself, it would contradict its own definition as a set containing all sets that are not members of themselves. On the other hand, if such a set is not a member of itself, it would qualify as a member of itself by the same definition. This contradiction is Russell’s paradox. “

(Courtesy : Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell’s_paradox).

Oh for the simple minded people (that includes me!) , I will use an example which covers both Paradoxes.

If there existed an “Almighty” called God, he could create a Stone which cannot be lifted by anyone. But since he is “Almighty” he should be able to do anything including lifting the Stone which cannot be lifted by anyone and that includes himself. PARADOX !

And again among theists (Oh and that accounts to more than three fourths of India!) there is this belief where if you pray to God , good things happen.

“Why does God get Credit whenever something Good Happens ?”

– House MD.

So what happens if something bad happens the next moment you step out of a temple ? God’s Gift or a Higher Intelligence’s initiation of another Series of events ?

Again unanswered.

Oh I wish to stop here. More Paradoxes available to discuss, considering we live in a Paradoxical World ! But those are for another time. And partly because I am feeling sleepy as I am typing this post Midnight !

Adios .

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Me and The Philosopher.

Now , based upon some of my writings, there is a general misconception that I love the subject of Philosophy. And even greater misconception (leaving Sarcasm aside) that I am a Philosopher. Now this post is to justify why calling me a Philosopher or a person who loves/likes Philosophy is terribly wrong.

“Philosophy is the study of reality, knowledge, and values, based on logical reasoning rather than observation. This includes general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with existence, mind, and language.”

Thanks to Wikipedia for giving the above definition of Philosophy. Now I don’t write specifically about a single topic or a subject. I write for the love of writing or rather for the love of expressing myself. And that because I love myself more than I do, any other soul on Earth. And we are not here to define Love (Well as a matter of fact nobody can !) and get into a never ending monologue (Considering its me writing and you just reading). Moreover I never really “Study” Reality, Knowledge and Values. I just live in the Reality (there is a lot of difference) , gain knowledge (about anything interesting) and to be completely frank totally oblivious to Values (Since I am very much uncertain as to which one to follow where !). But Logical Reasoning is an area which I personally like, but I like it just the way Sherlock Holmes would have treated the subject. That makes me no more a Philosopher than Holmes is (Apart from all the other things he is ! And I wish to use ‘is’ here as in present tense since I am a great admirer of his work and believe he is eternal. But narcissism later !).

Now , I have read some books (lets say just One!) on Philosophy. And heard some people talk Philosophy. And when talking, its about Values (which under the above definition come under the subject of Philosophy.) one should follow in his/her life. And since I was the audience , it was invariably my life. Now the most common of these values would be to be Frank (I appreciate that in a different manner), to Unconditionally Love everyone , to never hurt anyone (feelings obviously) etc etc.

Now where I differ from the Philosopher is that he/she says you should be total Frank or Open to everyone. The reason being it improves your life. But majority (lets say the ones you meet day to day, leaving the top selling authors apart.) never are able to explain the process in which it brings about the change. I appreciate being Frank. But I wouldn’t agree with the consequences. It wouldn’t exactly improve your life. It would infact contribute to the opposite. Because , you being frank wouldn’t change the entire world being frank to you. (Now I appreciate being Frank and you may ask as to why so ? Because it takes real courage and mental strength to do so. And not everyone can do it.) If you ask me whether I am frank with everyone about everything , my answer would be a RELATIVE ‘Yes’. Meaning, I tend to be more Frank than people around me are. But that doesn’t mean I am totally frank about everything thus enabling the other person to take advantage of me.

Next coming to the Unconditionally Loving part. First I am not an expert in the field of Love, Sentiment etc. Or to be more specific I am immune to such feelings towards a majority of the Homo sapien Population (Lets say the World Minus a Dozen !). So I never know how to Love someone leave alone Conditionally or Unconditionally doing it. So taking into account the commonly used definition of Love (please Google it yourself !), my Question what advantage does it give you to love someone unconditionally who is never going to even consider you ? The more unconditionally loving you are, irrespective of what the person does to you, the more you start losing importance in the other person’s life . (Now this is about the NORMAL person. And in my definition , NORMAL appeals to the Animal part of the Human population. Those who show their human part obviously are a minority and don’t fit here). So it is better to Love someone who will always love you no matter what. And that simply reduces the set under consideration to your Parents, Grandparents and ‘if possible’ Siblings (Now this is because Human Siblings unlike the general Animal population, have the famous Sixth Sense. And I consider anything with a sixth sense and having something to lose to you or gain from you, as incapable of showing Unconditional Love. So they are also to be kept out of consideration too.). And of course who can change the inevitable, when every Man who is born in this World has a strong feeling towards the Opposite Sex (more than once). And the same holds true for every Woman of this World. I refrain myself from using the word Love here exactly , because often the strong feeling is initiated by the urge to ‘Make Love’ rather than ‘Love’ itself. And again inevitably ends in ‘Making Love’.

Now there is yet another idea in which I might differ from the conventional Philosopher and infact a significant majority of the human population, though the idea or the reason behind the idea is not so Uncommon. Most would say “You should never hurt another person’s feelings.” . Now this is not the idea I am exactly challenging. I say “Its better to hurt another person’s feelings today so that they don’t get hurt by someone else tomorrow (when they have no control over it)”. Or in other words it is actually Okay to Play with a person’s feelings today in a small manner so that they are better equipped to face anything on a larger scale. More like Immunization or Vaccination.

It is often said “Any Big Mistake to make a Person Happy is Acceptable. But Even a small Smile that hurts another Person is intolerable”. Now Practically speaking, in one way or the other some person is going to , in one way or the other hurt someone else. No one can stop that. That’s the way the World functions. So why should you leave people who are Short-tempered or Shy or Introvert just as they are (not to hurt the feelings of individual groups) ? I mean, its okay to be roaming around in Orange and Yellow Pinstriped Trousers. But why leave people with such a character just like that ? Why not offer some Free Personality Development ? Okay, till they are in School or College. But once they are put in a work environment , which obviously requires ‘Team Work’ in one way or the other, how can you expect them to survive ? So isn’t it better to introduce a little flavour of the World to them before that ? Especially if he/she is a close friend of yours ? This is where I say , “Chaos inevitably works over Cohesion” (quoting a favourite TV show of mine, ‘House MD’. And to a very dear friend of mine , its purely co incidence. I am not advocating House-ism through this!). You cant teach a person the difficulties of the world by Lecturing them. Its takes Practical Sessions to hit the idea straight home. So even if the process involves having to tease/rag your friend its okay since , it over a period of time, activates the most wonderful aspect of Human Nature. Adaptation. The person is forced to Adapt. They would be anyway forced to in another hostile environment later. So better to have it done under the supervision of a Friend rather than some stranger. And of course doing it in groups would improve the situation where the person doesn’t feel highly depressed that something is happening only to him/her. This also promotes group involvement in a place and creates a possibility for Team Spirit since everyone is used to pulling the leg of the other, thereby knowing the strengths and weaknesses.

And to those who boldly preach “You should respect others ideas” to me, I kindly reply “Oh. With all due respect, I do. But if I am to oppose every single idea of yours would you RESPECT mine ? “ .

This proves that I could rarely be a person who Advocates Philosophy. I do sometimes, like everyone, quote some Philosophical Phrases, but that is just to improve the presentation of the content.

Moreover , Philosophers when asked to choose between Humanity and Rationality, they would either choose to tread on the thin line in between or totally side with Humanity. I on the other hand hate being Cat on the Wall and will plainly take the Rational side. (And I have certain sentiments, Yes. But the number of people for whom I hold any sentiments for are very less.).

Some also say you should control your emotions. Like Anger. Now I myself am not qualified for this discussion , for even I don’t exercise great control over my emotions. Moreover I believe , Controlling Emotions is like Pressurizing a Vessel. And it can only take a specified quantity of Pressure. So its actually better to understand totally your emotions and manipulate then rather than controlling them.

Either way , my ideals differ from that of a Philosopher. And I am not exactly interested in the subject of Philosophy. It has already quite a lot of people involved in it. This post is to simply justify the differences between Me and The Philosopher. And I think I have done some justice to it , with a lot of Narcissism (As Usual).

Comments Always Welcome. Reasonable or Not.

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Office Lessons.

 

#Office101: There are boring days at office. There are days less boring than the boring days at office. There are days more boring than boring days at office. Lesson learnt. There are boring days at office.

#Office102: Irrespective of the course you graduated in, you get a desk job, before a computer.

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#Office201: Any discussion among Male Co-workers is about who is the hot girl in workplace or who the girl next cabin is going out with.

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#Office303: Irrespective of your sincerity, you tend to sit idle for a good 4 hours of a 8 hours working time.

#Office305: Tea breaks always start when the allotted break-time ends.

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#Office402: Even if its just 5 minutes before the close, Restrooms are utilised for making oneself look presentable.

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#Office502: Office computers are slow processing, worst protected , otherwise Junk.

#Office503: Net access is always restricted.

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#Office701: Basically not many good looking girls (unless you are in the IT sector or Biotech , but they don’t classify under office environment.) . So everyone settles for the better of the batch.

#Office702: Even the most conservative girl is found roaming with a guy.

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#Office801: Work should always be submitted after date of submission. But not to be extended for eternity.

#Office808: Become a machine.

 

Crash course completed. Get back to Work.

 

Note: Just a small sarcastic notion of Office with some true facts.  To the female community, apologies for the MCP shown in the above content.  And numbers are just arbitrary. The content matters ! 

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Some “Few liners” of Mine…

Many people say “Life is a Bitch”. I say “Very well then, but Its an Awesome Bitch.”.

If Love were a Drug, Man its Addict, Then Life reduces to nothing but an Euphoric Dream.

You see nothing but good, you see Angels. You see nothing good, you see Devils. A trade off between both, you start seeing ‘People’.

Diplomacy was and is never a choice.

People never intend to mess up things . It just happens by chance . People never happen to avoid other people . They intend to . This is life .

Sixth sense was given to see Right and Wrong . Then why do Majority assume what they think is pure Right and never engage the possibility of being Wrong .

Finding Genuine Smiles is Interesting. Finding Smiles Not Genuine is even more Interesting.

Earlier , Saying those three words to a girl was the problem. Now knowing the words which a girl would say to those three words is the problem.

What do you call a situation where an average looking girl seems to be the most beautiful person on the planet ?
Insanity. Another possibility, Love. Well again there is not much difference between the two.

Unfortunate it is . You get to talk with people who bore you the most. You bore the people who interest you the most .

One of the worst situations ever. Teaching Humanity to Humans.

Living the life of a Good Man is more important than Living a Good Life . A bit depressing but at the end of the day you can always be Happy about it .

I basically believe in a Life without Secrets. One where no one would waste time being curious about what is going on in others lives.

A better Television series is one that promises the entertainment of a two hour movie in every  45 minutes . Not that of  45 minutes for the entire season.

It took me the enmity of over a two dozen people to choose the priniciples what I live by today. Cant change it for the friendship of a few.

Note:  These are some of the best lines I have written , according to my own standards of writing. And they also happen to be my Facebook Statuses over the past one month.  So lets say this is the First Set. More to follow. And as always,

“Plagiarism is strictly prohibited. “. 

Use references if necessary.

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Rare Commodity …

What sort of Friendship does everyone expect ?? Seriously bugged by that thought.

When a person extends you the friendship of your life , still you never accept it. Rather you would go all the way for a person who will stay in your life for the shortest period of time and walk out. Yes present date most friendships are temporary.

But few people when it comes to Friendship , they mean it. So do I. Yet I have the least number of friends in this world.Most of the world just consider Friendship as a Profit or loss statement.

What sort of a world it is ? Where Friendship has become a “Rare Commodity” ??

Hate it. Seriously. What is that you want people. How much more should you experience before you take a turn for the real good.

When will you start respecting good hearted people ? After the last good person on this earth is dead ??

Better kill them before you life this emotionally detached mechanical life. Seriously pissed with the current world.

One of the possible reasons for me having very less number of friends is maybe because I have realised that very few people mean proper friendship and that too only when then dont have anything to gain from you. (Stop Pouncing back on me, wait and read). 


For a second think the person whom you consider your best friend as of now. Is he/she from the same class ? If in same school/college/workplace is the person belonging to the same department as you ? If so then he/she a better performer than you ?

Give a thought to the above questions. You will find your answers there.

Often your best friend will be , say now you are in college, will be a person from your school days (Believe me you make your best friendships and worst enemies only at school !!.) Thats because now in separate colleges you tend to talk more and more about each others’  “Lives” other than just academics/studies related stuff that used to form the base discussion in school.

Second case, if you find a friend in your college, often its not from your own department. Because there are people who constantly depend upon you in some aspect. That academic dependence itself breaks down the possiblity of a friendship cause the more parasitic you become the more the other person gets irritated. Same holds true vice versa. So you end up forming best of friends across departments.

(Nothing personal here, but among the top layer of performers in any place there is stiff competition that eliminates the possibility of a good friendship. Once you compete in a place you cant bring yourself to see the other person as your friend. You think of what to avoid telling that person fearing whether he/she would take advantage. Same happens from the other person’s view point. Talking might help but again only if both the performers are mature in all aspects. If one is a completely mature person and other has the mindset of a Just-Born-Baby then talks only worsen things !!)

Rare case you make your friendship with someone in your own class, you stop and evaluate yourself. How the friendship formed. I dont have to explain further.

Friendships are not about what you can get from the other person people understand that. You dont buy or sell it. Very few know the value of a good friendship. I am one of them.

Never become a parasite on another person in the name of friendship. Get Inspired by your friend that is normal. But then to become as good as your friend use your own resources and nothing but inspiration from your pal. Problems Occur only when you start draining his/her resources too.

I just wish I could walk out of college after graduation with a handful of good friends, whose friendships continue even after the four years of college life. I wish everyone appreciates the same.

I dont expect to make the entire batch my friends. That is the lamest thing ever. You cant be friends with everyone. When you realise you have so much in common obviously talking more with that person would allow you to get to know more about each other realise what is in common and develop a strong deep-rooted friendship. Such ones never die, come what may.

Unfortunately there are few who look out for possibilities of a person becoming a friend. Others just walk past so many people everyday. Stop give a talk to every person you pass by. You would find that you have missed atleast a good five people in your life within a period of one month. Thats how big the world is.
So even when I realise that this person could be a very good friend of mine the other person is still reluctant to open up. Cant help it . Talks could improve the situation but talks dont come by that easily. 😦

Today you would rarely find a grown up addressing anyone as their enemy. Cause everyone has stopped identifying people as enemies. Competitors yes. Enemies no. Unless you are a Mafia Don that wont happen.

Friendship has yes become a Rare Commodity.

But still try making the best out of it.

But first find a good Friend.

And never stop with one. 😀 😀

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