Tuesday, November 22, 2005

KIDS: They work wonders!

It was the end of the school year, and a kindergarten teacher was receiving gifts from her pupils.
The florist's son handed her a gift. She shook it, held it overhead,and said, "I bet I know what it is. Flowers." "That's right!" the boy said, "But, how did you know?" "Oh, just a wild guess," she said.
The next pupil was the sweet shop owner's daughter. The teacher held her gift overhead, shook it, and said, "I bet I can guess what it is. A box of sweets." "That's right, but how did you know?" asked the girl. "Oh, just a wild guess," said the teacher.
The next gift was from the son of the liquor storeowner. Theteacher held the package overhead, but it was leaking. She touched a drop off the leakage with her finger and put it to her tongue. "Is it wine?" she asked. "No," the boy replied, with some excitement. The teacher repeated the process, tasting a larger drop of the leakage. "Is it champagne?" she asked. "No," the boy replied, with more excitement. The teacher took one more big taste before declaring, "I give up, what is it?" With great glee, the boy replied, "It's a puppy!"

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Truth: Where does it leads to?

It leads to insanity... if u stick to it all the times.
It looks weird to me also thinking on these lines but this is what i have started to believe in since last couple of years.
I am not talking about the situation after understanding truth but about "speaking truth" all times as we understand it.
In childhood I could never understand why is it considered to be so great to speak truth all times. As years passed by I felt that may be it is due to weaknesses inherent in human nature that we need to lie at times. May be because we feel truth(as it appears to us) to be shameful for our existence. After few more years we realise that we can share truth with few because they r the ones who understand our perception, who care for it.
But still down few years comes the final realisation that "truth is not needed". Not all need ur truth, not all can listen to it, not all can undertand it, not all can live with it. It pains to know that people really dont need to know truth. The worst part is that at times even ur loved ones behave like that.
Now when i find people (though still in single digit count) who stick to speaking truth at all times I wonder whether they are abnormal. Watching kids, it appears as if majority human beings are hardwired to tell lies. Among the rest majority learns to tell lies observing others. Those who continue to be truthful all times are not they defying the nature? Apart from their own personal sufferings, troubles comes to their loved ones who then starts complaining.Even then if some people continue to be what they r (truthful), is it not a abnormality in them that they can't live without being truthful? They dont conform to majority behaviour, they make their and others survival difficult, they find peace only being what is not even required by any. They go against the nature's law that every living being works towards its survival and these selected few makes their survival difficult by being truthful all times.
Being truthful alienates u from the rest including ur most loved ones at times.