Saturday, May 22, 2021

3350 : To speak and then fade out

I don't speak much. That's how I always have been. I am a leech. I like to listen to others, observe them. I learn in every single chat/convo. I enjoy listening to others go tongs.

The only time I talk is either when I am at work or when I am in a heated debate - where I have a view. As I am growing old, though, I am realizing that a lot of my views are shaky. A classic case of "the more I know, the less I know".

And then there is this pressure to talk, to express. I mean societal pressure/peer pressure. I have genuinely come to realize that for most topics that matter - like deep philosophy, mediation on mortality, or even simple heartfelt love - words (and hence language) are a very inadequate sort of vehicle. 

Poets do take this a notch higher....but even that..... it's still like trying to trap a whale with our aquarium fishnet. Inadequate and foolish.

So how do you express deep ideas? Or deep feelings? It's so much better across the table, where words matter less - and less.

And now think of how some like me is doing in these WFH times. Totally fucked :-). Its balls and chains all the way.

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