The terms civilization and culture together bring out the need for approval of individual actions from a group of peers. This when left to develop enough leads to a moral code. Which in essence is the opposite of barbarianism/animalistic tendencies. So here we are with a moral codes which extend from ethics to conscience and consequentialism to guilt. This gives us a egotistical high ground from which to look down upon the rest of the universe.
- Who is truly Happy… My Dad once told me that the happiest man in the world most probably was a daily wage worker who had just earned enough to get thru the day and was about to go to sleep at night. Being happy requires ‘roti’ (bread), kapda (clothing) and makan (a roof), but is that all, Well most people I see around me do have those commodities but I wouldn’t call them happy people.
- I’m sure most of us remember the time when we were kids and imagined ourselves to be superhero’s with super powers to do stuff nobody else could. Was it just me or did everybody just wished they could make a difference in the world around. I remember I imagined myself as several bollywood hero’s from their leading roles in movies. Well just sit back and hear me out here. Later in life as we grew older our singular achievements in life gave us solice in knowing that we had done what few others had acheived.
- Human nature by default is to curb the degree of freedom enjoyed by any intellectual entity. This is reflected on most actions taken thereof by most institutions set up by mankind. Marriage, Censorship, various treaties, etc. are basically all control mechanisms of varied kinds serving the same common purpose. The apparent reason for such control are doomsday prophesies illustrated with easy in varoius fictional representations of our times and of times past.
- The omnipresent notion of a holiday never ceases to amaze me. I mean look at it this way. The dictionary describes a holiday as A day free from work that one may spend at leisure, especially a day on which custom or the law dictates a halting of general business activity to commemorate or celebrate a particular event. I mean in todays world is that really possible. The human mind which we sing praises of is also to be the ultimate undoing of mankind.
- No this is not a take on Readers Digest or an attempt at any kind of humorous ordeal through which you will be subjected. There are good days and there are bad days. And then there are the one’s you don’t really wanna talk about or remember. The fine line differentiating the latter from the last is the inablility to find self-pity/conversational value in the fabric of those daily events. Bad days are the one’s which you can reminisce about and someday (if you live that long) tell your great grand children about ( also in the mean time your children and theirs are not spared of hearing your stories).