Friday, December 7, 2007

Motivation, marriages and Modi

No, I am in no mood to disburse gyaan to all and sundry, but if you felt a lack of motivation anytime in your life, this is something you may want to lay your eyes on:

It's Not about the Bike: My Journey Back to Life

Any other good recommendations on the subject are welcome. People around me are getting married; and anything to keep me occupied with other thoughts will do! Like many other things, it is funny as long as it doesn't happen to you.

Modi is back to bashing his sister-in-arms Sonia. I wish political correctness would mean excluding words like caste, religion, majority, minority, secularism, pseudo-secularism, reservation, et al and all their variations from politics. Rich and poor should suffice; and you may add middle class. Sometimes I am inclined to think that the Indian constitution is fundamentally flawed; we might be better off without such 'noble' ideas. I might be oversimplifying things, but in Gujarat, it seems there is no need to be politically correct either. To me, these are the weeds that we would do well remove from our psyche. The graffiti I read in a restroom (and posted a few months back) is particularly relevant here and worth pondering over.

Out of damp and gloomy days, out of solitude
out of loveless words directed at us, conclusions grow
in us like fungus; one minute they are there, we know
not how. Woe to the thinker who is not the gardener,
but only to the soil of the plants that grow in him.

- Friedrich Nietzsche


ankan said...

"Like many other things, it is funny as long as it doesn't happen to you."

Dude! Sometime, it will to you as well. Tab ueh blog hata dena, nahi to bahut pitega :)

Gary said...

:) I am still learning to live in the present!

But why such strong reactions, am I missing something?