Sunday, September 05, 2010

Circumstances

Often, I wonder at the way circumstances impact a person. If it is not the opportunities inherent in these circumstances, it might be the prejudices that are born out of them. We learn to read people, start thinking about unspoken words in pregnant pauses and also learn to manipulate and deliver what others want. Those prejudices that are born, take shape and grow with every false smile, every polite conversation and meaningless sycophancy, mostly to project ourselves as someone others want to see.It is rather scary to see how our prejudices prevent us in taking a rational decision and believe in people who will in turn act on their prejudices.It is just a probability that our illusory persona had made them lean towards us. Conversely, their mind would have probably learnt to sniff out one false twitch of muscle from another, again by circumstances, that they would start repelling us before we do.


It is actually amusing, how in this age of free thoughts,we let the people in circumstances shape us up rather than the free thoughts themselves, which lie dormant under the buried layers of experiences we have accumulated.


End of the day, if we get to bed knowing that our sense of identity had withstood one more day, we should feel lucky.


Or proud.

1 comment:

Sonofgun said...

These free "dormant" thoughts which you claim to be yours are afterall not your own. It is nothing more than an indiscriminate cluster of exotic ideas. And anything exotic is involuntarily labelled as 'rational'. When we are bored with our way of living and thinking, foreign ideas take over.