2008-09-06

What are we?

I am always plagued by philosophical questions. These questions seem to have no relevance in the materialistic life that I live, but at the end of the day, when my head strikes the pillow, these questions or rather my answers to these questions make the transition to sleep that much easier.

Are we what others allow us to be as Dilbert's blog says. Or are others (and the entire world) what we imagine them to be? Both appear to be true. Others' expectation of us has a gravity like force on us bending our personality to suit what is expected. Similarly, We influence similar force, albeit not easily noticed, on others to change them meet our expectations.

Further, I also tend to believe, we judge us by our own standards, and others also by our own standards. Whereas, others are judging themselves by their own standards. This difference in perception is what causes difference of opinion and usually a major cause of rift between people living together.

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2008-09-06

What are we?

I am always plagued by philosophical questions. These questions seem to have no relevance in the materialistic life that I live, but at the end of the day, when my head strikes the pillow, these questions or rather my answers to these questions make the transition to sleep that much easier.

Are we what others allow us to be as Dilbert's blog says. Or are others (and the entire world) what we imagine them to be? Both appear to be true. Others' expectation of us has a gravity like force on us bending our personality to suit what is expected. Similarly, We influence similar force, albeit not easily noticed, on others to change them meet our expectations.

Further, I also tend to believe, we judge us by our own standards, and others also by our own standards. Whereas, others are judging themselves by their own standards. This difference in perception is what causes difference of opinion and usually a major cause of rift between people living together.

No comments: