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Our success as builders of the society, its structures, its culture is largely based on our ability to 'analyse'. To deconstruct things and ideas into smaller parts, that we can comprehend and put together to provide 'us' with an 'intelligble' idea.
Probably we arent evolved much yet, to comprehend the whole without deconstructing it. (or rather, we live in ignorance of our earlier spiritual achievements.)Another facet of this is our need for assumptions. We cannot build anyting without the imaginary support of assumptions. No doubt, assumptions are mostly based on solid evidences. But the success of this model of reasoning, of synthesizing and assuming, has cost us dearly. The success has enslaved most of us, and we cant c options beyond them. We employ these methods, where they are not applicable.
For instance: 'abstract'[?] ideas such as human relationships, human interconnectedness.
well, i questioned 'abstract', cuz we are so used to quantizing things that if something cant be quantized then it must be abstract. The connections may not be physically visible, but they are very much palpable.
[ The 'assumtion' is most visible in court rooms. Often, the cases are built upon an assumption about the persons in question. as if, the person is nothing but a justaposed mechanism that works perfectly predictably.]

What about ethics and morals? Are they just some assumptions that the society has cultivated over the years, to be imposed on its subjects, to smoothen the ride of the great wheel?

I believe, ethics,morals or anything for that matter, has no value if it doesnt come from within oneself. Being under siege of someone else's assumptions is no way to live ur life. 'to ur own truth, to ur own wisdom, thats the path to be taken'.
Things are not binary, and they cannot be so easily devided into right and wrong. But our heart is not binary either. It very well can take decisions, if u let it.

Comments

natasha said…
How could i have possibly missed so many posts :o ?!?!
Anyway, right now i am just preoccupied with my exams (have two of them tomorrow), would comment on each one of them after 15th.

I know it happens this way, but i am still not sure. Let's see...
Ajinkya said…
:P gosh.. and how come i hadn't replied back..
hmm.. 2 years late.. what the hell.
natasha said…
How could i have possibly missed so many posts :o ?!?!
Anyway, right now i am just preoccupied with my exams (have two of them tomorrow), would comment on each one of them after 15th.

I know it happens this way, but i am still not sure. Let's see...

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Withdrawal symptoms

Ctrl-tab
Ctrl-tab...
Scroll Scroll Scoll..
Alt-tab
Alt-tab...
Catch yourself slipping away.

Deep  breath. 

Close the browser. silence the mobile and turn it away.

Open an offline-real-paper diary. Stop your thighs from lolling impatiently. Stay still. 

Pick up a pen awkwardly. ahh, the fingers are stiff. It will take a  while for them to get used to holding a pen. Quick finger exercise - open the palm, stretch finger outwards, close into a fist, dig the fingers in. Repeat.
Ok now.. about to pick up the pen again, but eyes dart towards the screen. Tempted to check email.

Shut up. The last consequential email came two months ago. Nothing of consequence is online.

Pick up the pen. Don't fetishize the object now. Get on with it. Put it on paper, write a word and start it already. If I get to a sentence, perhaps I will get into a flow and won't have to look up from the paper at all. 

One sentence later.

Ahh. That was good. I am feeling good about myself. The sentence makes sense. …

Value

Things turn into cash
once they are stripped of their lives -
their breath,
their freedom,
their dignity
or their joy.

A fish on the table
and a cubicle dweller..
both are united in their solvency,
their ability to be stripped of their lives and turned into money.

This solvency is our own making
Hold up your hands against the sun and your favourite gods
Do they dissolve? 
Hold up your heart and see if it beats for them
Hold your joys in your hands and fling them towards the system,
does it stick?

For a better world
first we need to walk away from this world.