Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Its not personal

"I am sure you are family, though you have doubts. The neighbours interfere all the time, and fickle that you are, you keep transgressing under their influence.

"At times I think that I have started hating you, and think you are quite the ungrateful pig. For not appreciating the times when I have lent you a helping hand in times of distress. For not appreciating that the pain I cause you, is only to remove your gangrenous bits, giving you a chance to become stronger. For not appreciating that my vision of our family is the absolute truth, and there can be no two ways about it. For not appreciating my efforts at trying to remove your doubts.

"Know this - I will never let go of you. You are mine, and I will not let you go. Even if that means fighting every day. Even if it means that all my energies are so spent in keeping you with me that I can barely do anything else. Even if it means that the neighbours keep poking in our family.

"I love you. More than that, I love possessing you. I don't care if you hate me. I am told that if I let you go, there's a chance that we may both become happier, stronger and better in every way. But its a chance I'm NOT willing to take."

Monday, September 07, 2015

My Boarding Pass for Martian Flight!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Life is short. Enjoy it.

So many people say that. And while there may be some truth in it, its equally true for most people that enjoying life is usually too expensive. A hundred years back, may be, it was easy, and cheap, to get amused. a walk along the river, or in the park, evenings spent with family, a friendly round of the sport of choice... people could afford these...

But now, all of these are expensive or difficult or both...

A walk along the river... you may end up with a slipped disc from a fall or even fall prey to criminals or policemen.

A stroll in the park... most parks are locked up for good, or have been encroached upon.

Family time is becoming non-existent due to hectic work and travel schedules, and the omni-potent presence of the idiot box means that whatever little time the family spends together is only a physical presence

Sports are costly today - check out the paraphernalia of equipment required, and the quite often ensuing medical care

The two most important reasons why relaxation is no longer relaxing is the utterly commercial nature of our society today, and the huge population that the countries meager resources have to support. And of course, there is a strong chance that these two aspects feed of each other (no-other-entertainment and more-hands-to-earn theories of population increase, and the well known economic laws of demand-supply affecting price)