Sunday, March 14, 2010

No dearth of philosophy

“I crushed a cockroach yesterday. I did not feel any remorse. But suddenly I remembered how bad I felt when I had maimed a butterfly innocently during my childhood. Is it coz a butterfly is more beautiful than cockroach? Is not life the same holy spirit in whatever body it hides? asked close friend Subbu.
“Did you notice? When we were kids, people used to hug us, pinch on our cheeks and shower affection. We are the same now. Same names, parents. How come no one behaves the same way? asked buddy Ansar Salim.
“People always spring a surprise,” said Shaadaab. “When I lost my Kolkata college election by a slender margin and was sitting forlorn in the canteen, a guy dropped in. I always thought he would never vote for me. But he came and said, ‘sorry comrade. Voted for you expecting your victory. Anyway.’”
God. I am surrounded by philosophers.
Your friend Global Madrasi also needs to philosophize then, right?
OK, shot a missive to Faiyaz. “Don’t chase happiness buddy. It will be elusive. Instead, find a way to drive away unhappiness. That’s easier. Just like putting on a switch will drive away darkness. Lighting up your spirit can drive away your mental blocks.”
Hehe, great philosophy eh?!!

19 comments:

  1. Loved the way you started the post and then you got serious and the post got serious and I got serious too. It's philosphical and thoughtprovoking but I prefer your usual witty glimpses in these posts because thats what I look for when I visit your blog.

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  2. Ramesh that is a lot of philosophy in one post! I wonder if you could another one with as much humor?

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  3. For once you have changed your direction.From absolute humour ,this one is a serious philosophy.

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  4. baapre Ramesh..itti phylosophy? well one in a while it is good..but imagine, a person elder to u by five years come to u, pulls ur cheeks and kisses on them; wn't you call him a gay?

    that's why nobody behaves the way they treat kids :)

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  5. U knw.. I sincerely believe that every living creature is as equal as me and feels as much as me! Once my husband crushed a cockroach and I yelled at him :D :D

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  6. Thanks Ramesh, for introducing to your club!

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  7. It's a start :) I like your philosopher friends :)

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  8. Neha answered the one about why adults don't pull your cheeks. Why we kill a cockroach is because it is dirty and spreads diseases just like mosquitoes and rodents. A butterfly, otoh, does you no harm. I would believe this is the real reason instead of the beautiful vs ugly reason :).

    I expected some humorous punch in the end, alas !

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  9. aham.... nice philosophy...:P lage raho i say....:D

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  10. philosophy filled post,....i agre with rachnawith wat she said....and learn frm rest of the comments that u r more into humor ... look fwd more on it,...do find time to visit my blogs too:

    www.rohinirojindar.blogspot.com
    http://rohini-myweirdestdreams.blogspot.com/
    thnx

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  11. simple thing.....everybody likes beauty...not bitter truth !!

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  12. Hmm....i guess we all like beautiful thing ...Even being a girl when ever a well dressed women approached me during work I would reply with a smile.This may be because i thought her to be cool or wanted to be like her.. mmm i myself don't know that?

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  13. Too much philosophy...can't digest from you, Ramesh! Laughter is better!

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  14. Please tell me where the switch is...

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  15. Laugh and the world laughs with you...cry and you cry alone
    so I join you in laughter....hhhhaaaa

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  16. Sounds pretty much like my life philosophy. =)

    The bad things in life will be there no matter if we dwell in them or not, so I choose not to. Happiness is a choice. It won't suddenly land upon you, you have to work for it to get it and keep it, you have to be open for the possibility or you will fail to see it when you have it within reach. I've made that choice too. =)

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  17. You are wayyyyyyyy to serious, mr philosopher ;)

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