Wednesday, February 23, 2005

The one thing that haunts people after they are 25...
That one thing that becomes a nightmare for actors and models...
The theme of ALL 'Santoor soap' commercials...
The 'irreversible'...
That is AGING :)

We are ALWAYS aging no matter what age we are. And along with wrinkles, age brings with it a lot of other unwanted and unnecessary baggage. Haven't we noticed that as people start growing up, they become less spontaneous, less enthusiastic and the biggest of them being that they smile a lot less. I can notice the change that I am going through. Today I have many more insecurities in my head than what I had two years ago! And someone said that age brings wisdom with it! The more we experience in life, the more cautious we become...rather we become over-cautious. And that’s how we lose our spontaneity. As we grow up, we also begin relying on our intellect more than on a gut feeling. We tend to meticulously calculate everything before making the smallest of decisions.
Somehow we begin to need reasons for everything! "Why this?" "Why not that?" etc.
So, do we actually become more vulnerable with age? It is something to seriously think about.

"Age is a matter of the mind...so if you don’t mind, it does not matter!"

5 comments:

~Sen~ said...

It's actually not so complicated to decipher.
By every passing year, our responsibilities, necessities, exposure to the outside world.... all undergo a gradual change.The number of people that *you* depend upon and the number of people that depend on you , change.In other words, our "situation" in the social setup is not constant.As you grow older, your actions, priorities and thinking begin to *affect* the people around you more and more....or so to say, the "implications" of all these acquire bigger proportions ( example : a child in your family is not sincere, messes up his primary school's exam, has to repeat..... while a 25 year old married person of your family (say, the child's father), has a similar problem and is demoted at his workplace. Can you imagine the implications in both the cases to be comparable?). This rise/change in the magnitude of the implications, responsibilities and the size n nature of your social circle , is almost never under your control.Then of course, the decision as to whether you should rely on gut feeling or your intellect and experiences, obviously gets tilted in favour of the latter, cuz a sensible person realises that whatever he chooses to decide, the stakes are higher ... the extent to which other people would be affected by it, is much much greater now.And unless and until he is a kinda person who doesn't give a damn about how *any* person around him is affected, in all other cases of a *normal* person , the amount of his own "concern" for the things around would be directly proportional to the rise in the amount and intensity of his capacity to affect ppl in his living sphere.

That was ~Sen~ the sociologist and the psychologist, unedited ;D (the engineer just fled away ! )
ciao

P.S. I just checked out ur blog after along time n voila!! a new post ! couldn't refrain from replying, par ab dauudnaa padega coz ....LECTURE HAI !!

borntodre@m said...

Good sen'sible explanation by ~sen~ !

Neway there is a statement by V Pu Kale .. "MaNasache vaY tyachya kesanchya rangavar avalambun nasate, tar tyachya Manavar avalambun asate " ..Guess u know marathi . still wud like to convert in english "the age of a person does not depend on the color of his hairs, but it depends on the color of his mind."

I am sure gonna remain "18" till I die!

Acoustic Dreamer said...

Ho! Me marathich aahe :)

Acoustic Dreamer said...

@~sen~: And your 'comment' is longer than my post! :P

Arunima said...

your readers are so keen on your blog. They even find the time to comment so long and give their opinions.
that doesn't happen everywhere.I agree it's all in the mind.

now that I know I am ageing, I'd rather believe that :-)