Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Go back to your caves!

All of a sudden, some thoughts just visited my mind and before they ditch me, its better i type them down.
See, it all started in the caves. Yes, you read it right, caves. That’s where we all come from and if you ask me, that’s where we’ll return. We were never in a garden called Eden, in the first place. It’s just a bogus story that's sadly more popular than water. We all are caves-folks who don’t look like one anymore but feel free to act in similar fashion as per circumstance.
As we started leaving our caves, we learnt more and more and eventually got ourselves into an eternal quest of progress. We were brave and that is evident in the fact that we traveled a long way from being nothing to being something, overcoming almost everything and apparently taking a reverse back to nothing. I say so because, if we look at our history, our success is not only astonishing but also unparalleled in animal kingdom. In simpler words, we defeated animal kingdom to rule over it. And lo! where we are today!
We succeeded long before science and math entered the picture. Of course, S&M has played a titanic role in making us what we are today. It has given us choices we can’t refuse. Well, the sad part is there are too many choices and we want them all. We won the war of survival but the fight against Nature is prevalent even today. Needless to say, it’s a wrong war. We can never beat Nature by replacing indigenous wild habitat with severe human encroachment. We see failure every single day, yet we choose to ignore it.
Here’s exact where cave-mentality jumps in. When you are in a cave, you see things myopically. Everything is constrained. Your thoughts are frame-worked your rationality is handicapped with nearsighted objectives, enormously trivial. Even today, people are mostly sensitive about irrelevant things like religion and nationalistic ego but don’t give a damn about ground realities like failing environment and plastic choking Earth. We are largely bellicose and irrational when panic decides to test us. Whenever the time arrives for us to act, we either act as we don’t know what to do or as someone who is deaf and blind, or both. Of course, there are exceptions but like we all know, they are in the sweet minority.
Enough of cave-folks analogy (read: nonsense) for now. Time for some music. Yeah!
A very dear friend of mine (whom i can't thank enough and haven't thanked enough) suggested Enjoy The Ride and its been on my eardrums since. Awesome lyrics and music by a not-so-well-known band called ‘Morcheeba’.
Once you're done with the song. Go back to your caves.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Bloggers' Block

The trouble with maintaining a not-that-active blog is the need to write not-that-inactive post. And trust me, its far more difficult than it seems. Needless to say, much of the blame must squarely rest on procrastination. Also, you realize you are not the same person you used to be when it comes to writing subsequent paragraphs.

Apparently, you are not at all excited about your blog the way you were once upon a time. You used to post stupid poems, memorable anecdotes from your miserable life and how it could had been worse; strength of your blog’s ability to let you share your sorry-ness with poor bystanders who are gullible enough to read your pathetic state of affair; and then of course your “expert” views on everything from movies, sports to politics, and yes, also the belief that your blog is destroying this world one post at a time.

Not anymore.

These ideas wear off over time and apathy takes over. All of a sudden, you find yourself in a 140-character fix. Yes, I’m talking about Twitter. In the pre-Twitter era, you used to make notes on topics you wanted to blog on. But now, you are busy scribbling one-liners that sound funny enough to you, notwithstanding the fact that your followers are either sympathizing with your nonsense of humor or silently cursing you.

Of course, these are blatant excuses for not keeping up with your laziness. If only you were a bit organized and a little less tardy with blog-tweet balance, you wouldn’t have suffered the toil of typing this piece. There are always hundreds of ideas in your mind about what to write on but unlike before, you now don’t care to work on it. You are just too busy being tabulous and you are failing to explore your writing skills.

Anyways, these are my personal views about myself but I am mighty glad that I was able to write a new post. So job well done for me. Unfortunately, can’t say the same about you reading this crap. Better luck next time, if at all, it happens.