Friday, December 16, 2005

the chaos and the calm...


a peaceful coexistence beetween humans are often defined by people without taking into consideration the environment, density of population, and the culture that exist in the society... often we find people living in chaotic urban environments telling you about how little they care about another human's existence... on the other hand, for someone living in a relatively quiet suburb or rural part of a country, the way of life may be more driven by how the society is structured and influenced from a bigger picture...

a classic example of the urban culture could be found in many big cities around the world... new york in the u.s., bombay in india, shangai in china, cairo in egypt, etc... ALL face a similar problem... lack of space, lack of time, lack of money, lack of human values, lack of peace... all that there remains, is ALL THAT JAZZ that come associated with the hype and the buzz surrounding it... to me personally, i dont care if i do not work at times square or dine at an exotic french restaurant, or for that matter live in an estate home in long island, new york... i would much rather prefer a place where there is 'value' to an individual in the society, not merely coming out of an economical status but out of character and out of integrity...

on the contrary, a complete opposite would be to live in the middle of country-sides either rural or suburbian, away from the maddening crowds... for people who live here, the rest of the world doesnt matter... in-fact often times they are happy and self-contented to live where they are put up, for the rest of their lives and for future generations to follow... the quiet may or may not include mixing with the nature depending on geography and an animal-life presence, but sure enough there is great simplicity amongst people who live here...

unfortunately life is not defined to be simple enough to be able to categorize everything into such simple divisions... there come these people who have been exposed to the two extremeties and often left with a choice to make, either based on professional interest or due to family circumstances or due to a personal frame of mind... in most cases, professional interests take over, and influence the decision made, as to where the destination would be, to form an identity... theoretically observing, it is quite not possible to create a permanant identity for one's self at any place whatsoever not matter what, even if a few generations in the family have managed to stay in a single place... for, all that we are, are nomads in search of bread and butter...

this thought about divisions in living environments and societies came to my mind when i was visiting a national park in texas a few years ago... we had gone there to find some peace and quiet away from city-life for vacation... a lady at a counter in one of the convenience stores there remarked 'you come here for your holidays in search of your peace, and we as small town people go to big cities like yours, to find ours...'... that remark, made me realize how perspectives are merely relative and is different from one person to another... right from day 0 till day N, the kinds of experiences we go through, form all these impressions somewhere deep in our minds, and unfortunately at some point we lose the essence of the bigger picture (of-course in search of which we all roam around restlessly in this place called earth)...

while some may say they prefer the chaos, and some may say they prefer the calm, the reality remains that there could be calm within the chaos and chaos amidst the calm, and to choose those parts of what one wants, would be upto the induvidual!!!

3 comments:

M Satish Reddy said...

i cam here in search fore peac also

from day 1 to day n-1 i have been looking fore peac (becaus we were not present on day 0) but all you can finde is chaotic

your blog made me thik about all this thank you for insightfulll coments

i like the picturs u hav uploaded also gr8 work.

living in the usa i hav realizd that perspectivs are relativ but my relaives have no perspective. it is lonely at the tope, but ultimately your glas is haklf ful.

Arvind M Venugopal said...

satish: thnx. for the comments... patience n faith alone can keep us going in the long term... to understand that not everyone is realized enough to be sensitive and sensible at the same time, is the key... keep the faith, and somewhere along the road i'm sure you'll find what you are looking for!!! if you cant find a shoulder to lean upon, let your shoulders be the one for another person to lean upon... maybe that'll give you more satisfaction!!! cheers...

jyoey said...

Nice again!