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Saturday, April 11, 2009

The why and how of things

Why are some people eternally in quest for the truth? To discover where we have come from, where we are going... In order to find that point which determined that we shall be the way we are. It is because these people are troubled? Is it because they were born to uncover the mysteries that plague civilisation? Or is it because they crave an unending puzzle; something that will keep them occupied with no near hope of getting a solution, so that they can ignore their own demons and try to crack the rhetorical questions that other people utter on pretentious first dates without a care in the world? Are they the kind of people who, after solving such a mystery, would take up another practically un-doable task? Or is it because it's abysmally early on a should-have-been-lazy Saturday morning and lack of food has made them believe that their extreme hunger is caused due to the eternal unanswered questions lurking in the shadows of humankind?

Bet you didn't see that coming.

7 comments:

Hakuna Matata said...

Knowing you, I expected every fullstop to be followed by that line.

But hmm...reflecting on it, and because I have been reading James Redfield all night, it's probably our craving to know how everything ends. An inherent need to know what we are doing next or where we are heading next or even why we are doing what we do.

We have an explanation for everything we do - one that we superimpose as a future benefit.

And 11:04 am is not particularly "absymally early" when you were supposed to have been in (weren't you in?) TOPA class by nine. :P

Divya said...

Firstly, as I have been consistently saying for the past week or so- Bitch :P

I agree as such, I do it myself.. wonder why things are this way... life, human nature, the works... but imagine a person thinking like this 80% of the time... Im not condemning such people one bit.. just wondering how on earth they do it...

I WAS in class. Came across this phenomenon in class only. class at 9 on a saturday IS abysmal now that we're used to sleeping in on saturdays!

raghu said...

i think its more to do with not accepting death as the ending.. that all of life ends with death and there is nothing to follow.. i think people dont accept that and want to search for meaning in life n stuff.. they want heaven n hell and god but then they cant live with the fact that death is the damned end.

so its not just the craving to know how everything ends.

indiegurl said...

ohh NOW i get it.

you're getting all this philosophical cos you LYK that swami guy who lectured this morning.

you LYK him, you LYK him, you LOUE him, you LOUE him :D

divi and swami sitting in a tree, P-H-I-L-O-S-O-P-H-I-S-I-Z-I-N-G

im really sleepy. it's really late. i just ate an entire packet of little hearts. wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Divya said...

Swami?? Who?? Whaa??

Ghost Rider said...

Phew! You made me read that post thrice, to see where you were going!

another brick in the wall said...

you should've just asked me this man.. simple.. when we run outta beer... we have nothing more to do in our lives.. so till the next pint/bottle/tower arrives.. we entertain ourselves by staying philosophical