Thursday, December 24, 2009

What is normalcy? Whats in being normal??

I am currently reading Paulo Coelho's "The Winner Stands Alone". The book in its very beginning poses questions on the concept of being 'normal'. Coelho has even talked about few points defining so called 'normalcy'. Conversely those 46 points raised more doubts than clearing mine. So to quench my own inquisitive thirst, I have tried to answer this question of normalcy.

According to me, being normal is nothing but being what you are. It is being what you want to be; doing what to desire to do; living in the way you want to. Hmm...many would disagree with me because according to them, this is the very definition of being abnormal. Many psychological theories also consider people who act outside societal norms as 'abnormal'. In fact, following someone's heart is considered as insane as it generally leads to breaking of various conventional norms of the society.
However, according to me, being normal is doing what you wish to do. If you want to care for someone , do it; if you want to leave something and start a new life...do it..what are you waiting for...we can't make ourselves and everyone happy at the same time..
Just keep all these mind and then being normal can be very normal for all of us!!! Bob Dylan said "a man is success, if gets up in morning and goes bed at night and in between does what he wants to do." For me, this is very defintion of being normal. In short being what you are...

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Four of us and life seems to be good :):)

Going to Guwahati this November was different in a good way. After almost six-seven years, we all were travelling together. This came as a fresh and one of the most welcomed breaks- time for siblings’ bonding and we all enjoyed it thoroughly.
After completing our schooling, we all moved out of home to pursue our dreams. So, when we got a chance to be together we grabbed it, even though it was just for few days.
The first think I noticed was that with passage of time we all have changed a lot. With the differences in our streams, cities we live and lifestyles, our thinking and perceptions about the world has also changed. However, there is still an invisible thread binding all of us. A thread made up of unconditional and unlimited love and support and care.
This post is to thank my brother and sisters for their love and concern.