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.
-- Aristotle

Thursday, June 03, 2010

I don't belong to the Facebook generation. I use the word 'cool' to describe the chill in the air at best. I don't have any yuppie attitudes. I don't fake an accent, American or otherwise. I am comfortable with my 'Indianness'. I don't understand people who are happy in relationships but balk at the idea of marriage as if they don't go together. I don't understand the disconnectedness that masquerades as independence in today's youth. I don't understand their instant friendships and instant breakups (come to think of it, I don't understand the word 'breakup'). I believe in warmth and family and integrity and commitment and loyalty and values and all the good old stuff. I believe one can have ambitions along with emotions and they needn't be mutually exclusive. I don't think the number of friends on my mobile says much about how well I am liked. I don't understand why people pretend to be someone else all the time and then make a big deal of discovering 'who I am'. I don't understand why we try so hard to fit in when we have the option to stand out. I don't understand why as we keep moving ahead, we are leaving behind things that really matter. I don't understand Twitter and I don't understand all the new fancy fads. What I do understand is we are clutching at shadows and letting the substance flit by.