Thursday, February 11, 2010

Ignorance Is Bliss!!!

Was talking to a friend just last night on how our mind at times becomes a curse for us. How it creates complications & doubts. And that may be ignorance is actually a bliss. Now I personally believe that ignorance is an even bigger curse. Using your mind is not bad actually. Thinking is not bad rather over-thinking things is the problem.

There is probably a balance between ignorance & over-thinking. A student who frets about his grades too much isn't doing himself any favors, neither is a student who just doesn't care about them at all. Grades are important but what is more important is the willingness to learn & gain mastery over something. That is the sort of balance I am talking about here.

What is also important is the fact that ignorance & over-thinking are actually not related to our minds. Both of them might well be manifestations psychiatric or nervous issues. Or may be it is a matter of choice. In fact it really is. Just as we have the choice of having our opinions (as long as they don't affect others negatively) similarly we possess the choice of ignorance & over-thinking. It is due to the fact that our ignorance & over-thinking are related to our selves only & it is only us who get affected positively or negatively by them.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Funny how this works. At times you feel very clear about all the aspects of your life. You are clear about your stance on morality. You are clear about what you define as success. You are clear about the goals of your life. You are clear about the people you trust. You are clear about the concept of love. You might not have plans for the future but you do have a prioroty list in mind for things that are important to you in your life. You also have a set of principles that govern how you spend your life. You might not necessarily be doing as you wished, but you atleast have an idea of what you should be doing!!!! Doubt however does come back to haunt you & leave you shatterd!!!!

How does a man feel when the principles he has trusted for the greater part of his life get questionned? When he is merciless;y deemed to have been wrong this entire time!!! When he cannot find any logical reasoning for his actions. When all he is left with is beleif!!!!

Criticism should only be of things where a person's decisions are affecting others in a bad way. However if we see a person destroying his own life because of his principles then we should let him do so only if the person in question is willing to take the responsibilty of his actions upon himself. Pepople who want to follow their unique principles must in turn face the consequences all by themslves. The only way to overcome your doubts is to face the consequences of your beleifs. Personally, I am not a fan of abondoning your quest in the middle. Go all the way & see for yorself the results of your beleifs, whether good or bad. The journey itself is what will bring you closer to your true self!!!