Saturday, January 15, 2011

And the Question Is...

I learnt something new. I know I like to question things. Why they are the way they are. Sometimes that leads to doubt ....confusion. I am not talking about stars, moon, highways, food inflation or such. Most often it starts with a feeling... Mostly I don't care when I am happy but when I am sad and don't know why, I think.
I learnt everybody is not okay with that. Everybody doesn't like to think about things that seem to have no upfront answers.
We want our world to make sense and we want the truth to be convenient. The latter is very important to most people. When its not, we invent it. We lie to ourselves. We lie to others. Anything, but the truth or the confusion that surrounds it when we can't arrive at it.
We don't like it when someone wears their feelings on their sleeve. We don't want to know what ails the person next to us. We desire to hear good things. When we don't have answers to their questions, we tell them that they think too much. Alternatively, when we meet someone who "seems" to have their immediate world sorted out... we are very impressed. Impressed that they ask no stupid questions that baffle us and our logic.
I often ask myself, what do I want and what will make me happy. And mostly never think in days or weeks. Its just what will make me happy without any time lines. A grilled cheese sandwich with hot coffee would do for now but one year and throughout the year, what will work? Do I want a big car like so and so? Do I want a posh house like that other friend? Do I want a change in career. What will make me happy?

4 comments:

Pam Russell Bejerano said...

I'm presently asking myself that same question and wondering if there is some comfort in asking the question itself? And how do I know what makes me happy until I experience it and it does? Keep searching!

hwidman said...

One thing that may be hazardous to our happiness is when we compare ourselves to others, such as when you said: "when we meet someone who "seems" to have their immediate world sorted out... we are very impressed"

Well, that may bring someone down because they will feel inferior. But who knows, it could be a front, and it worked. Everyone has their hardships and flaws. Do what you think will benefit your happiness.

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Soul Images said...

questions ... questions...
a merry dance...
sometimes a tango sometimes a waltz...
hear the music and the form will change....
change the form and music will change...
its all in the mind and sometimes in the heart....
Question and answers...
the eternal quest....
one follows the other ....
around the edge!

SA said...

Gauri that was beautiful.