2009-10-19

One man. Multitude states of being.

Hunger; thirst; love; lust; passion; envy; greed; fear; sadness; doubt; pride; amour propre; liking; affection; affectation; admiration; adoration; dislike; hatred;indifference; impatience; irritation; opinionated; prejudice; preference; malice; joy; ecstasy; confusion; despair; hope; frustration; depression; determination; domination; submission; dogma; silliness; intelligence; dumbness; anguish; concern; cunning; cruel; innocent; kind; remorse; repentance;regret;surprise; shock;bigotry; awe; obsession; complacency; smug; conceit; vanity; narcissism; reverence; idolization; helplessness:impuissance; laziness; indolence; tiredness; fatigue; diligence; gaiety; sorrow; foolish; senseless; brute; cultured; skepticism; sarcasm; instinct;impulse;reflex.............

Each emotion (very loosely used to explain most of the words above) can be so strong and move a man to extreme action. Imagine a few of them operating at the same time. Given the complex circumstances we live in, we deal with many of these every day.

PS: compare these with animals' states of being - eat, sleep, procreate (sex is just a medium; not an end in itself as with human beings), protect self, babies (not children even when they are in 50s as is with human beings) and turf (again limited to small patches of land to ensure food protection).

1 comment:

lokesh said...

Quite a few reflections on offsprings!
We Indians must be doing something out of impulse and greed to make a populace of 1.3 billion!!

2009-10-19

One man. Multitude states of being.

Hunger; thirst; love; lust; passion; envy; greed; fear; sadness; doubt; pride; amour propre; liking; affection; affectation; admiration; adoration; dislike; hatred;indifference; impatience; irritation; opinionated; prejudice; preference; malice; joy; ecstasy; confusion; despair; hope; frustration; depression; determination; domination; submission; dogma; silliness; intelligence; dumbness; anguish; concern; cunning; cruel; innocent; kind; remorse; repentance;regret;surprise; shock;bigotry; awe; obsession; complacency; smug; conceit; vanity; narcissism; reverence; idolization; helplessness:impuissance; laziness; indolence; tiredness; fatigue; diligence; gaiety; sorrow; foolish; senseless; brute; cultured; skepticism; sarcasm; instinct;impulse;reflex.............

Each emotion (very loosely used to explain most of the words above) can be so strong and move a man to extreme action. Imagine a few of them operating at the same time. Given the complex circumstances we live in, we deal with many of these every day.

PS: compare these with animals' states of being - eat, sleep, procreate (sex is just a medium; not an end in itself as with human beings), protect self, babies (not children even when they are in 50s as is with human beings) and turf (again limited to small patches of land to ensure food protection).

1 comment:

lokesh said...

Quite a few reflections on offsprings!
We Indians must be doing something out of impulse and greed to make a populace of 1.3 billion!!