To Be or Not To Be
A little kingdom I possess,
Where thoughts and feelings dwell;
And very hard the task I find
Of governing it well.
-- Louisa May Alcott.
...........hmmm....that more or less describes my situation !!
~A Wise Man Said~
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
~When in Lancaster~
Life as PhD Student
Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Sunday, November 19, 2006
There is an interesting kahawat in Hindi “Bandar ke haath mein ustara” (for the in-hinitiated, it means “A razor in the hands of a monkey”). Had read it in school — can’t remember what chapter it was — but I have actually begun to understand its application only now.
That reminds me, recently, on this show on TV, “Laughter Challenge” or something, this stand-up comedian spoke about how in school you’re taught Tan and Cos and what not, but when you grow up, and say, go to the market to buy vegetables, none of this Tan and Cos comes to the rescue. Why then are we made to waste our precious childhood years learning what we will never use? Beats me too!
Coming back to the Hindi kahawat, I feel that any tool is only as good as the hands it comes into. Make it available to the wrong hands, and result will most certainly be chaos, not to mention the tool itself losing its credibility, which I feel is the sadder part…
In other news…I’ve started learning driving! It’s a week now, and I’m in one-piece, which is a pretty good sign. I’m enjoying the feeling of being in control of a vehicle (the little control I have, I mean), and cruising down the road (at 7.00 in the morning, there are very few obstacles around), but I wonder if it weren’t for the instructor sitting next to me, I would be cruising as happily. Three more weeks to go yet; let’s wait and watch! :)