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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Deadly Four

It is often said that world is nothing but an illusion. I don’t know if this is correct but in my limited experiences, I have noticed four perceptions that can be termed as illusions. I mean, we are rational animals and are somewhat emotional also; hence most of us fall to these four notions very easily.



1.   All good looking people are good individuals: This is the most common mistake people make: if someone is handsome or beautiful, he or she will be an ethical and even-tempered individual as well. In a nutshell, almost all of us go for appearances. Beauty is a wonderful thing but it creates a halo effect too; it has caused wars, it has inspired poets and writers, and it has stripped the great kings of their crowns. Even in these times, it is not uncommon to see boys falling for beautiful and tempting but evil or loose character girls and ruin generations to come by marrying such nymphs. Similarly, girls running after handsome boys and assuming them to be a benchmark of perfection and bravery is also common. When the mists of such false notions disappear, depressing truths emerge.

2.   People fluent in English are brilliant: English is just a medium of communication that merely expresses a thought or idea. The value is not of the unique bottle of perfume or the case of diamond ring but of the perfume and ring itself. Similarly, good English in no way indicates intelligence of the speaker. School dropouts, street urchins and even pimps sometimes speak better angrezi than doctors and executives.

3.     Expensive gifts indicate deep feelings: It is simply our greed that makes us think so. People who are devoted to us must not be put to test every now and then. A gift is more of a formality to avoid being the odd-one-out at social events. A flower or a diamond does not anyways indicate the depth of feelings, rather actions and behavior does. I have seen people literally criticizing gifts openly; this is something that not only indicates shallowness but avarice as well.

4.     Those who speak less are highly evolved and mature: There is a saying in hindi ‘band mutthi lakh ki; khul gayi to khak ki’ that means an empty fist is valuable only till it is kept closed. Similarly, dumb asses prefer to keep their mouths shut when some intellectual talk is going on to get a benefit of doubt. Maturity is not reflected in brooding the whole day or scorning at jokes, but in the level of dexterity with which one manages the daily affairs of his/her life without disturbing the relations and social settings.

   Finally, I would love to quote Famous English philosopher Francis Bacon here:
    “Dignity of presence is much better than beauty of aspect”

Absolutely!



24 comments:

  1. True, being childish is in no way a sign of immaturity. Maturity is something that is reflected in crisis and is not a day to day affair.
    But there are certain lines of tolerance that one has to draw sometimes. Everything cannot be permitted.


    Cheers,
    Blasphemous Aesthete

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  2. hii BA

    thanks for the nice comment :)

    yes, I agree crisis is a good test of maturity and yes of course, line has to be there

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  3. I agree with you especially point #2 and 1...:)

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  4. First three are seen everywhere and makes me feel so exasperated sometimes, when I see people impressing others by language only..some girls always tell me that theyb have been educated in such and such english school, whereas I feel that one nevr needs to tell the credentials as one's behaviour establishes that...
    I always go for Seerat not Soorat.

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  5. hii mOhan

    thanks a ton!

    :D

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  6. hello Renuji

    yes, I agree with every word of ur nice comment..seerat matters a lot :)

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  7. Agreed ji. But Jo dikhta hai woh bikta hai.

    :)

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  8. hii Abhinav

    yes! tabhi to dhoka khate hain log!

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  9. very well analysed!
    Great..
    "Band muthi lakh ki...khul gyi to khak ki"
    Well I heard for the first time..this phrase..
    thanks for sharing!

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  10. hii Harman

    thanks you for the lovely comment :)

    ya, this phrase is very common here

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  11. 1. Never judge a book by its cover.
    2. Hinglish, Manglish, Tanglish and all other versions of English identifies from which part of India we are. But we are still Indians, and can never become Angrez! :)
    3. Gifts are as good as the cover of love they are wrapped in. But Party gifts are a different story. :)
    4. Silence is Golden, Speech is Silver. Both in moderation. :)

    Nice Post. :)

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  12. hii juxtaposition!

    thanks a lot for the nice comment :)
    You have added much beauty to my points and i love it!!

    :D

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  13. Pearls of wisdom...come with maturity. All 4 are so true.

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  14. hii Alka!

    thankssss a ton!

    :D

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  15. True what you pointed at .. we all do it but i guess experience and life teaches us otherwise ..

    All good looking people are NOT good individuals thats true, because I understand that we all have a BAD element in us all of us have it .. some more some less ..

    ENglish :) i am flunet in english oooh I like that :)

    and expensive gifts well thats a good point ..

    4th point well I am not evolved because I talk a lot all the time ..

    Bikram's

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  16. i agree but you see this is what most of us will be knowing.... but even then we go for the look and often say that "you have to be good looking and fluent in english to impress people".... and fortunately or unfortunately in present age it works too.....

    on a lighter note, i am an introvert who speak less and after reading point 4 i am just thinking about myself.....:P

    anyways nice post....:)

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  17. AS, I happen to agree with all the points well-stated in this post, especially points 1 and 3.

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  18. hii Bikramjit

    thanks for the thoughtful comment :)

    I not saying that those who speak a lot are not evolved

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  19. hii Ramesh

    thanks buddy :)

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  20. hii Irfanuddin

    thanks a lot!!
    :D

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  21. hii Punam

    thanks a lot!

    :)

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  22. So true... I completely with all the four..

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  23. hii Pink Teddy

    thanks a lot!

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