There are many things in the world around me which I fail to understand. I try to ignore them or accept them and when I can’t do either of them, I make it a point to devote one Monday post to them.
So, here are they –
Filtered images –
Filtered images are the new fad today. It is beyond my means to fathom what should I appreciate when I look at a photograph – the subject or the landscape in it or the filters used in the process of clicking it or afterward. I may be fine with selfies and portraits but do not trust the (filtered) landscapes. The place may or may not be as beautiful as shown, who knows!
Clocks deliberately kept a few minutes fast –
I have been a part of a household for 7 long years where the clocks were always kept 5 minutes fast to prevent the people in the house from getting late. So, were they always on time due to the deliberate fiddling with their clocks? Never is the answer. Half-an-hour late was the usual average. Apart from this family, I have also known quite a few more families where this is the norm. And getting late as well.
People spending their whole life playing the victim card –
Bahus (Daughters-in-law) playing the lifelong victim card of suffering at the hands of their mothers-in-law and vice versa. Mothers playing the victim card on behalf of their daughters with the belief that their daughters are dukhi (troubled and wronged). Employees playing the victim card of being wronged by their bosses. If nothing else, then being a victim can also be about being wronged by one’s own stars or destiny. The list can get longer. How much courage does it take to put your foot down and say no to living a disempowered life of being a victim?
People showing off to each other, not their wealth but their illnesses –
“Ye le, tujhe agar diabetes hai to mujhe sinusitis hai.”
“Tere bete ko rashes ho jaate hain, mere bete ko to eczema hai,” I have been guilty of doing this myself.
It is as if we run on auto-pilot mode where talking about good health has become a passe and everyone seems to be in a race to prove who is the sickest of all. I have been privy to chats where people have accepted if they pose as healthy and diseaseless in front of a person who is bickering about his/her diseases, then they might as well become sicker than this other person. Therefore, it is better to put up a precautionary defence of one’s own ailments, How intelligent!
The never-ceasing doubts of the mind –
No matter how much I try not to listen to the doubts in my mind and try to work with conviction but the moment I go a little low on energy, it comes back with full force. This is related to my children’s book reviews. With every review post, I try to push myself slightly more. While acknowledgments from authors/publishers are motivating, lack of the same pushes me back. I am new in the game and I guess I have this challenge to work on my mind to overcome this barrier.
How about you? Do you agree with any of my above points? Or, is there something you would like to share with me and my readers which perplexes you?