Monday, 15 February 2010

on life and death

We all like to survive basically. Even though we start wailing right from the moment we are born. But it’s not really as drab as that. Kindergartens are fine except for the first few days. You learn to tie your shoes, go to the loo that’s not in your home, learn to share tiffin and learn to detest the bread and banana combination that most Indian parents think is the best.

Then we learn to grow up. We learn to enjoy cribbing about our frustration. Gives us some self- importance. We learn to enjoy the nuances of learning a new life that has got an exciting mix of adulthood and innocence. we leave school as newly branded adults, willing to conquer our whims and fancies. We cherish our outings with friends, the mundane mumbo-jumbo talks usually garnished with silly jokes that the world will definitely not find humorous. We hold onto our dreams strongly, having a strong conviction that we’ll make them come true someday. And then one fine morning we just might die. To live life on one’s own terms we need time. But that might not happen. Life is as simple as that.


The terrorist attacks all over have bothered me. I am not that clear minded or idealistic to properly and charismatically explain that I want them to be stopped for the sake of humanity or world peace. I want them to stop for a selfish reason. They affect and scare me. And I don’t like this feeling.

4 comments:

Asif said...

Such dangerous fanatics don’t have any humanity nor are they worthy to be called as humans. If they ever had any humanity they would not have done such a heinous thing. Their main aim and purpose is to create fear and scare the ordinary people and are rightly called terrorists.
It seems you gave in to your fear and wrote those particular last lines of the post. But seriously, think once whether what will happen if we go and plead them to spare us now as their purpose of creating terror has been met.

On a different note, all my life I’ve believed and actually I did stick to the principle of living our life on our own terms. And trust me it happens for surely but may be its not as simple as that but surely Life is indeed as simple as that.

♥ Braja said...

We're rattled by things like this because it challenges our desire not to die, the natural instinct to want to live forever. Of course, in terms of the soul's existence, we do live forever, but the attachment to bodily identification is strong...

Tarun Mitra said...

Getting philosophic about terrorism...:)...ever since this bullet was created it never had a name written on it just a target and there it goes...

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Anirban said...

There is disorder in dying unnaturally and violently. It violates the order of things. That is why it comes as a shock to us even though death is inevitable.