Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The Demon Of Familiarity....

Familiarity breeds contempt. ' The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well.' How true...How many people in our lives do we wholeheartedly respect for who they are? And how many of those are a vital part of our lives, people we know inside out? Why do we always admire people who are at a distance, on some distant stage, all the while turning a blind eye to the possibly even greater qualities those close to us have struggled to imbibe?? Why Why Why?? Its insane. Its plain stupidity. Its contempt. They say a little knowledge can be dangerous, a whole lot can be even more! What do you call something that dissolves your admiration, respect for the people who have been with you through most part of your life, and will continue to be there throughout?? Well, DANGEROUS. Contempt feeds on inner happiness. It lives on your peace of mind. Why do we find ourselves digressing from the train of thought of the very people who contribute to the making of US? In whatever way. Its not justified. I despise the saying I started off with. Because its true. Its real. And reality bites. Real hard.
Life would be a lot more smoother if we learnt to turn around that reality. Make sure we keep the worm of contempt out of our minds, make sure it doesn't blend into our persona. How comfortable do you feel with a person with contempt brewing inside?? It'll spew forth sooner or later, for all you know, in an ugly way.

'To be trusted is a bigger compliment than to be loved.' Familiarity is a blessing. Lets keep it that way.

11 comments:

Anand said...

Ooh, someone's started blogging :) Filled with introspection eh?

shakespeare said...

write something people can understand please

pj said...

@shakespeare

u call urself shakespeare n u cant undersand this much!dude he d be rollin in his grave!

ksquare said...

why don't you try writing something humorous rather than the usual retrospective rhetoric (read boring) stuff...

wasi said...

yeah right, after all u call urself PJ;)

wasi said...

Ran outta topics or something? Man i'm dying to comment.

Harish said...

hey... i love ur choice of words... and i like the depths u reach... @wasi... she may call herself pj... sometimes learn to accept a few things that are right...
prakrathi... i will surely check ur blog once a week... hoping u come out with new stuff that makes people think...:-)... nice blog...

pj said...

@harish
thanks a ton!tats lik one of the best compliments i could expect!..yup i ll sure try to come up wit better stuff for ALL readers, if i can help it.:)

Rohit said...

hi.. ur posts have depth and i appreciate that.. but somewhere inbetween u tend to digress a bit.. focus shifts ever so gently.. take me as a critic and nothin else.. words sometimes reflect the state of ur mind and tats exactly the case here.. i'd suggest u work on that to better urself.. keep it up!

amateur expert said...

I agree with Harish
excellent choice of words, pj :)
I want you to write more often.

Basic and Applied said...

peejay.. I really liked this one. So true actually. I feel its human tendency to appreciate things that are beyond us, than the ones close to us. If you've watched this movie called Before Sunrise, you will see the lead protagonists say to each other to not spoil what they have for each other, by discovering a lot more about each other. Don't know if i made sense there.

On a lighter note, I'm sure Cyrus Broacha's wife will like my jokes more than her husband's, cos familiarity breeds contempt!!! :)