Saturday, May 05, 2007

Unrequited Love

I have found almost everything ever written about love to be true. Shakespear said.. journeys end in lovers meeting. ahhh what an extra ordinary thought. personally I have never experienced anything remotely close to that. But I am more than willing to believe, shakespear had. I suppose I think about love more than any one really should. I am constantly amazed by its sheer power to alter an define our lives. It was shakespear who also said.. Love is Blind...And now that is something that I know to be true.

For some ...quite inexplicably.... love fades..... for others... love is simply lost. But then ofcourse... love can also be found.... even if just for a night. And then there is another kind of love..... the cruelest kind..... the one that almost kills its victims.....its called unrequited love....of that I am an expert. Most love stories are about people who fall in love with eachother.....but what about the rest of us.... what about our stories...those of us who fall in love alone....we are the victims of the one sided affair....we are the cursed of the loved ones..... we are the unloved ones....the walking wounded.....the handicaped without the advantage of a great parking

Taken from the movie - "The Holiday"

I just love the movies...

I love movies..... Without movies I would have been a lesser perfect
man......Im not suggesting that im a perfect man... Im wondering
whether i have passed my childhood.
Movies have let me experience a wide range of emotions.... emotions
that are never accessible to me in the real life. Some movies are soo
perfect.... the situations.... the characters.....their behaviour....
you can see them walking on the road.... and without those movies....
I am not myself.... I wish if life were a movie... well directed.....
with a perfect ending....the ever after story.....

Friday, May 04, 2007

Colours of hatred

Recently I was listening to a book named "Blink". The Topic of the book is the power of quick decisions based on intuition. The author after long years of study suggests that we are capable of making the best decision with out going over a complex and conscious thought process. Initially the concept looks absurd, but after going through his exercises and logical examples the concept seems feasible and really interesting.

The author speaks about conditioning of mind in a chapter. He says that conditioning makes our decisions wrong. Once such strong concept he presents is the use of symbols and the thoughts associated with them. Such strong associations can affect our thought process even without our conscious knowledge.

His examples suggests that most of the americans are gender and colour biased, not in their conscious minds but in their subconscious minds. And this is mainly caused by the media and symbols that we associate with these people.

And we are seeing the same situation now in india also.

Terrorism is associated with muslims, Saffron is associated with Extreme Hinduism, and if the current situation proceeds cassock of Christian priests will become the symbol of fraud and manipulative power. All these symbols are not definitive symbols, but we are sub consciously trained to make first impressions based in these symbols. Also we condition our behaviour to those people who wear these symbols.

So what can we do to undo all these subconscious training..... well thats what I also want to find out... let me listen to the rest of the book also. Wait.... for a few days....