Sunday, May 5, 2013

Open For Discussion



Everywhere you go, some sort of discussion will follow. It's like an inseparable phenomenon these days. People just can't resist it . Wherever some bunch of people manage to find a place to stand and breathe together, they buckle up and wage a war... with their verbal torpedoes.

Everybody have a opinion. Each and everything is open for discussion, new rule in the book of human survival. Everybody knows something about someone and he/she can't afford to stomach it much longer and have to blurt  it out over someone or at someplace. Desperate times, desperate actions.. Are we lost so badly in our attic of minds that there's no sense of solace in there. Is it only filled with all sorts of grunge and grudge ?

You talk much when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

We cannot survive a day without texting or talking or stalking(on social media) about other people. There's have to have a discussion whether verbal or cerebral. We are impotent to shut it off. If a girl next door got a new haircut it's just out of our wits to not to comment on it. Our heads are full of dilettantish and shoddy commentary and all it seeks is a reek of a crack in time where we can just fork out our own little piece of apprise.
on my way, I
wanted to be alone
from the chatters
that were going on

didn't wanna be a part
daily rituals of unneeded plots
that they set
of baiting others
upsetting whole nine yards
with their own upset

people who know me
they know a lot, all
recourses and resorts
rises and falls

I'm gauged, for every footprint
that I make, not for mine
but for other's sake, they
might not know or favor an ignore
heavy toll that it makes
as my unsteady castle shakes

why do you have to say it, annotate it
why do you have to print it out loud
this and that, more and more, why to make
a memoriam of every single chore

why, where, how and what
why white is white
and how dark is dark
why he's fat, how can he
drive such a fancy car
how can that lady have so much power ?

I sat for a while, tried to think - why's that we are so worried about what's happening to others. Why this discussion feel so burdensome and why it bothers so much. Why is this constant inner struggle for fighting someone else's demons...
I listen to Keane...

Oh simple thing where have you gone?
I'm getting old and I need something to rely on
So tell me when you're gonna let me in
I'm getting tired and I need somewhere to begin


38 comments:

  1. Perhaps that's why humans are labeled as social creatures :-P

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    1. yeah.. but unnecessary and senseless societal interactions is my concern

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  2. Yeah always have to chat some do, if they state the weather I give them a big screw you

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    1. ha ha..
      you always do the right thing Pat :)

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  3. i thrive in community...i love talking to others, learning about them, hearing their stories...but it has to be balanced as well with times of isolation....

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    1. exactly.. sadly this balance is pretty shaken these days

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  4. You seem to be worried for those who remain worried for entire world. Great gesture Jyoti! This is what we call philanthropic instincts!

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    1. I'm not worries.. m terrified of those people :P

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  5. True, when we are not worrying ourselves we worry for others :) A vicious cycle, Jyoti:)

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  6. I guess just like we get worried and worked up about others and maybe ourselves, we can also take a break, put a pause to things… life is like that…
    some such worries and concerns are good na? they act like speed breakers :P

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    1. they are good deeps.. no doubt about that..
      what I hate is the misuse and distorted form of this concern

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  7. It's part of our nature. We worry for others all the time. We worry for those that we care about as much or more than we do ourselves. I think it shows our compassionate hearts :)

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    1. I agree Keith..
      it shows our compassion, but excessive n pointless compassion do no good

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  8. 'An idle mind is a devil's workshop'.I would say a sadistic mind wants to envy someone.Nice idea.

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    1. Agree..
      too many idle minds these days :P

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  9. Don't know if there is any answer of this "why" ! this behavior is typical to human being....he/she rarely can avoid it...

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    1. I'm not in favor of complete abandonment of this feeling.. it's what makes us human..
      what I fear is the delirious use of this behaviour

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    1. thanks..I'm bothered because..I'm a live victim of such discussions

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  11. They talk to spill out the self which out still out of equilibrium.

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  12. Lovely.....Question has to be raised because nothing has changed since ages regarding this.

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    1. yeah... for so long we are doing this..
      I don't know whether things were worse before or they are now..

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  13. You talk much when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts..ha...i like that quote...generally i think we need to discuss and talk through things but i also think there's much more talking without listening to the other and without thinking that what is said might hurt someone else..so we have to learn to choose words wisely..

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    1. yeah a balanced and unbiased discussions always help :)

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  14. All part of social interaction and man is a social animal after all.
    Love Kahlil Gibran's thought!

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    1. agree.. that's what makes us human..
      but, I think frantic use of this interaction bring us more closer to being animal rather than a social animal

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  15. Sometimes people comment just to be noisy .....they want to get noticed without knowing the fact that do they really have something to share? And, is now increasing with genX becoming over expressive....

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  16. The human being is an embodiment of worries.We worry just about anything,whether they directly affect or concern us or not,we just worry.

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  17. Terrific insight and sublime quote from The Prophet. I think as we move further and further away from personal culpability/responsibility ("It's not my fault, my mother/father/teacher was abusive, I was bullied, discriminated against, come from a broken home, I have ADD, ADHD, DD, I'm gluten intolerant... etc. etc. etc.), we become increasingly afraid of being left alone with ourselves—we're afraid to face our own weaknesses. It's easier to worry about someone else, so we turn our attention outward. What is most disturbing is that much of this "worrying" involves making less of others, then using their perceived flaws to boost our own flagging self-esteem. It's a terrible thing, really.

    VR Barkowski

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  18. Absolutely delicious post and quote.

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  19. Love the quote at the end. Healthy discussions are good. People present their own opinions and get an idea on what others perspective. Helps get a well rounded viewpoint.

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  20. I love the Khalil quote...I guess our social nature is what leaves us always wanting to know too much about another or sharing too much about ourselves.

    Nice piece you have written here.

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  21. In ancient Greece, dialogues were a dialectic medium of approaching higher thoughts and mightier finds of the philosophical order. I agree it come down to a babelof minimal worth. Yet,hwe can always find a niche with like-minded people.

    I can't imagine a world without word... the silence can be deathly

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  22. Dear Jyoti,
    Constant chatter and nonsensical busibodies can also get on my nerves. When I need to escape, I write poetry and turn up the volume to listen to the voices of Lata, Rafi, Kishore and of course my favorite voice of all time...the great Mukesh. Love "The Prophet" too!

    Thanks also for visiting my blog. Your presence is truly appreciated.

    Roaming This Universe

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