180 Degrees

Tell us about a time you did a 180 — changed your views on something, reversed a decision, or acted in a way you ordinarily don’t.

This will be a very short boring post (sorry!). I can’t recollect something as such because I tend to change my thinking if the reason is strong and sensible enough, as it’s pointless holding on to something if there is a better way. There are many times I’ve changed my views both negligibly small to very polar opposite, that I can’t recollect at this moment. Sure I stick to most of my thinking too but I’m always open to change, as they say change is the changeless factor of life.



You need to make a major change in your life. Do you make it all at once, cold turkey style, or incrementally?

This is a not-so thought provoking daily prompt. It purely depends on the change which I would want to make. Here I need to lose weight. Now that can’t happen overnight, so it is ridiculous that I drop eating all together and start hitting hours in the gym. It is step by step process. I haven’t done anything anything yet about it so far though, if that makes you feel better anyhow. 😛

On the other hand, if I were to drop a certain habit, I need to start by dropping it immediately. There is no ‘slow process’ as such, the only thing slow here is the pain and compulsion to get back to doing it.

Speaking about change, most people, no matter how much they say they welcome change, it is a fact that moving out of your conventional comfort zone is difficult and most people don’t want to get out of it. But change is one of the most important aspects of life, ironic as it sounds, change is the only changeless factor of life.

“To change with change is the changeless state.”

– Bruce Lee

Ode to a Playground

A place from your past or childhood, one that you’re fond of, is destroyed. Write it a memorial.

Ah yesterday’s Plinky prompt is today’s daily prompt, more or less. Actually the same. I already said what I had to say in this post, have not much attachment to any place in particular. There are many places I was fond of, but none have held a lasted impression to me. I’m one of those who doesn’t miss his childhood.

As for a playground, for me the whole world (or rather wherever I have been) has been one. Thinking of which, I remember technically the first one I have been, the small one outside (my) kindergarten classrooms of my school. It was a small one with sand and the usual stuff like swings, slides and the circle thing which rotated on which kids stand and make it rotate. Remember it being my most favourite, yet (even now) didn’t bother to know what it’s called.

If such a place is no more (and me having some affection towards it), I would just say:

Change is the changeless law of life.

The cure for the disease.

There are many diseases which desperately need a cure like Malignancies Cancers and HIV/AIDS and other hazardous ones. We see many saddening stories of very unfortunate demise of people young and old. There are many others like Cardiovascular, Infectious and parasitic diseases which have a higher morality rate than the ones mentioned before.

But if I were a mad scientist and could create a cure for any disease, which disease would I cure? Stupidity. Yes you read that right, human stupidity.

Why? Need I even explain? Just look at the world around us. The complete picture. The good part is shouting at you for attention because it is amidst all the garbage in the world. Like few diamonds scattered in the sewer (alright that might be a bit too much, but you get the picture)

And just one beautiful word for all the illogical, irrational, fanatic, ridiculous mindset and whatever word you can bring out from the English language all in one word- (Human) Stupidity. This is the worst among all the diseases prevalent in our existence, not just a high no. of deaths, but I fear for the extinction of our ‘human’ species itself because of it.

Heck a simple common example, people ‘feel sad’ for poor people and children, millions of whom are dying because of poverty and hungry but find a gay couple kissing very disgusting. At such instances, I think to myself, are you out of your fucking mind? As long as people are not causing you trouble, leave them alone why do you care? (In this case, as said by many, homosexuality is not a disease or something ‘wrong’ at all, the only problem/disease here is you, your mind and your kind if you think that way, which i already covered above)

Referring to the recent rape cases and havoc in the country (India), people first don’t approach to help themselves, then we have all these ‘peaceful protests’ and candle marches being outraged at what happened. With all respect I admire that people are fed up and want a change, and better than me perhaps doing something on field instead of me who is sitting at home writing this, shooting emails and tweets to news channels and sorts.

But I just can’t help but laugh at all of them for the simple reason- Will you accept these victims as normal people? Stop ‘victimizing’ them than they already are? Stop bloody sympathizing for them and just consider it a bad event in their life and help them cope up as a normal person? No. “arre ladki ki izzat lut gayi, bichari pura zindagi baar rahega uske maan mey” (Oh the girl has been demeaned, this will remain for the rest of her life!”) A girl doesn’t lose prestige when she is sexually attacked, she is a victim. Fucking idiots!

This fucking attitude and hopeless mindset of people first needs to change. It’s all good to talk about change, but acting them out is what very few people are capable of apparently. Once we change ourselves, then we can deal with screwing the corrupt and good for nothing police, politicians and government. And this is not just limited to the recent happenings here.

Stupidity. One word. Can be the end of humanity. Quite literally (and I’m very serious when I say ‘literally’)

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