Saturday, October 13, 2007

Adherence

It seems to me that we all want to be different. A rebel. Its cool, isnt it? (Wait, do we still use the 'cool' word? It came out while I was in school, and I remember how everyone wanted it in their email IDs.. I loved that time) (Shit, ADD, ok back here now). So I was saying being weird is standard. How we all take immense pride in it, its pretty amazing. Sometimes I think that we'd be better rebels if we become conformists once in a while.

Everyone reminds me of someone. Heh, two hoots to the stinking originality eh? Dissapointments, all the way. Abandon all hope ye who enter here.

However, loyalty prevails from the world of written words. Here's something I absolutely loved.

'Conceit'
by D.H.Lawrence

It is conceit that kills us
and makes us cowards instead of gods.

Under the great Command: Know thy self, and that
thou art mortal!
we have become fatally self-conscious, fatally self-important,
fatally entangled in the cocoon coils of our conceit.

Now we have to admit we can't know ourselves,
we can only know about ourselves.
And I am not interested to know about myself any more,
I only entangle myself in the knowing.

Now let me be myself, now let me be myself,
and flicker forth, now let me be myself, in the being, one of the gods.

Alright then.

2 comments:

Neon Zamboski said...

Rebellion is different from 'wanting to be different'. Sure, the latter often camouflages itself in the former, but essentially, rebellion is about a cause and wanting to be different is for weirdness, which, for many, is also for a cause, albeit a more selfish cause (Narcissism, we call it) is an altogether separate story.

Speaking of ADD, you should watch that episode of south park dedicated especially for the ADD menace (Its called "Timmy 2000", I think). That should give you quite a laugh... much needed, if I may say.

- Arjun

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