Saturday, June 5, 2010


Since last week, I was thinking over something. Not only thinking but in a way properly pondering over it. I tried validating my newly found theory too and to my surprise, the results were very positive. Actually it was a serendipity, my eureka moment!!

Actually, one fine morning when I was lost in my thoughts when suddenly something struck my mind. There are some people who think before speaking. They weigh every word and each word spoken out carries a meaning. They speak less and that too very carefully. It is often difficult to get information out of them easily. It is very difficult to lure such people into a fluke or take them for a ride. Now, just go a little deeper, analyze them as shoppers and customers. They might see lots of attractive things in the market but will select only a few. It becomes very difficult for sales staff to lure them into a bad deal. Each item they select has a specific use and provides full return on the investment. In a nut shell, such people are careful shoppers.

Now reverse the situation, people who speak without thinking too much are more likely to find themselves cheated. They have loose controls on their purse strings and, on a little persuasion, are highly likely to buy products and services they do not really need. It is also very easy to extract even the most personal information from them.
The reason I think for this is that hand is ultimately a function of mind only. Self controlling power is important, it reflects in everything. If you can control your words well, you can control your wallet very well too. Conversely, those who are generally careless and footloose shoppers are hardly likely to keep a secret to them selves. Some people get what attracts, rather whatever is made out to attract them, even if the merchant is charging many times the actual amount. That’s because it is difficult for them to control their desires; they have to do what they are feeling like at that very moment. They succumb to the impulse of the moment. Such people cannot be trusted with confidential information and secrets. And on the other hand, people who can see through marketing gimmicks and strategies and hold their money tight are less likely to spill your secrets to the world.

I applied this hypothesis to many of my friends and relatives, and to my surprise, the theory came out right almost always. I don’t know if you will accept my theory or not but I have started believing it. Some of you may find this thing nonsensical, but just give a try and please let me have your feedback too!!


  1. self control is the biggest achievement by any human..
    if you have self control
    you will not only be the happiest person on this planet..
    others around you will be happy too

  2. I am not a delibrate speaker, when it comes to friends and family. If I don't talk high speed, people think something is wrong with me. Thinking too much before speaking loses the spontaneity for me.

    But when it comes to shopping, I have a list and a plan and rarely buy what I don't want.

    On schemes, it depends, I am wiser, but I hate saying no and disappointing people, so perhaps contribute in a minor way to your theory.
    But I don't part with personal information easily.

    I control what I think is important to control..not everything, though I would love to control everything:)

  3. whoa...psychologist hain tu toh...

    I agree...I dont really weigh my words...but yes I do talk very less...there is a kind of self control...as a result no shooper has been able to lure me into buying anything.

  4. Self control sounds easy but it is the most difficult thing to practice. The Buddha based his career or rather followed his destiny to unlock the secret of it and share the message with us, not that I am a Buddhist. Just that your post made me think about what I can do better.

  5. I believe our purchasing patterns depend on various parameters - the need/want,earning capablities, environment,influence of advertisements and Bingo! - our personality. I echo your thoughts that its not easy lure a reticent to buy a product as she/he likely to 'buy' time & hence makes a informed decision.

  6. hii Sankoobaba

    yes, thats what differentiates humans from animals

  7. hii Wise

    hehehe ... oki nice :)

  8. hii G3

    hehehe! haan yaar ;D

    thats really good yar that u dont let urself get lured into nonsensical schemes :)

  9. hii Swapna

    welcome to my blog firstly!

    thanks for the wonderful comment

  10. hii Rahul

    welcome to this blog :)

    yes thats true, but some schemes are very shrewdly designed :)

  11. Your theory seems to be pretty interesting! And I guess it applies in my case..I'm careful both with my words as well as my money..!!

  12. hii Mohan!

    thanks a lot!

    me too :)