Wednesday, February 17, 2010

An Eye-opener

Today after college our gang of girls decided to have egg rolls. Our favourite food joint is Art of Spices and it is near our college campus. While going there we noticed a man who was eating raw pumpkin. All of us got shocked. This incident was momentary but it somehow became an eye-opener for me.
After coming back home I sat down for sometime and was thinking about the man whom I saw. It provoked me to think about the marginalised class of our country who don’t even manage to get food to feed their stomach. Forget about proper meals, they don’t even get sufficient amount of food to eat for one time a day.
Then I questioned myself that have I ever wondered about their plight and suffering?
Have I ever thought about the fact that each day these people have to struggle for their living? The answer that I got was a “NO”.
We are modern beings, and we have become so much busy in our daily lives that we do not have the time to think about ourselves or our respective families. So how can we even bother to think about the betterment of the “other” class which is also a part of our society?
To solve this problem we need to raise our collective consciousness……
To conclude I would use Derrida’s notion of “play” as form a single incident so many questions came out and this will go on and on because as Derrida said “the centre remains disrupted”.


  1. that must have been a touching our rush towards better life we often forget the ones who are struggling to survive...
    nice post...

  2. A provoking thought you have written about. Yes, we all think about such people only when we see them doing something weird. Otherwise, we just get on with our own lives. I am glad you thought about it a bit deeper. We celebrate our birthdays by treating fellow colleagues/relatives who can afford to eat 4 times a day...

    How about at least on that one day of the year reaching out to those not so fortunate people and delighting their lives? Sounds good? wanna join the club? may be another deep thought is all required to stay committed for that one special day... think over.

  3. In life, we often mistake our wants for our needs..not really considering what we have and being as blind as a human can get wanting endlessly and not thinking about contributing that can make a great lot of difference. Knowingly or unknowingly, we tend to develop greed and we fail to ponder about teh millions deprieved..

    Amazing thoughts put together I must say..

  4. agreed with you all guys, but these days ppl have become more wordly or may be, have been so from the very beginning. we say that we want to enjoy our life to the fullest but we never think of doing even a small help to the needy and let tht needy person feel better at least for the shortest while. we have forgotten that God has made us superior among all HIS creatures on earth just to spread love in His nature. we cud also feel satisfied and enjoy our life by doing small things of favor to someone somewhere sometime in life.