Saturday, January 3, 2009

Random Thought #5 : A Grey Zone

The World, as I perceive it, is one huge grey zone. No absolutes. Nothing in black and white. I think that no individual can be held completely accountable for his/her actions, and that they are influenced by factors, some quite out of our hands, and some even out of the realms of our sensory perception. A vicious and mystical cycle of cause and effect, where one cause gives rise to an effect, which further creates another cause, and so on. But it would be too chaotic a world to live in, if we did not delineate, defined right and wrong, guilty and innocent, a crime and its punishment, and penalized those who dared to cross over, no matter what the reason was. The societal structure would surely crumble, if we take away that. We obviously do not have a right to decide who lives and who doesn’t, but then, creating societal rules pertaining to that, gives us a false sense of power and security, and may be, even righteousness. And that, I guess, makes it seem less chaotic. But still, born in this world, have to live in this one. We need to have “cut-offs”. To carry on with this madness called life. To serve our biological purpose and die. And to give fools like me fodder for rumination. Three cheers to Anarchism ;)

Nothing is easier than to denounce the evil doer; Nothing more difficult than understanding him." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

A thought provoking movie - The Grey Zone , and song – Behind Blue Eyes by The Who

10 comments:

Vinod_Sharma said...

Good to see a young man get so philosphical...cause and effect..Newton's Third Law/Law of Karma

Ajit said...

yeah, but society has made rules so we can live....
and I liked the last line

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Kislay said...

@Vinod Sharma
Thank you Sir . That is what I do when I am idle . :)

@Ajit
Very true .

@Sanjeev
Thank you . I will go through your blog and add it to my blog roll if I like it .

Smitha said...

Kislay - Very deep. Loved this - 'Nothing is easier than to denounce the evil doer; Nothing more difficult than understanding him." - Fyodor Dostoevsky'
Also, there is an award waiting for you at my blog - please do pick it up.

Kislay said...

@Smitha
Thank you . I am honoured .

Indian Home Maker said...

Hey this is too deep for me.
From what I could understand, maybe life would be simpler, if we take responsibility for our own actions. And for others, I'd follow what Gandhi said, "Hate the Sin, not the Sinner."


Haven't seen either of the movies ... you should post a review now :)

Kislay said...

@IHM
But we do have to take responsibility for our actions . That is the part of the rules I was talking about . But it could be that we are not completely responsible for what we did .

Indyeah said...

''But it would be too chaotic a world to live in, if we did not delineate, defined right and wrong, guilty and innocent, a crime and its punishment, and penalized those who dared to cross over, no matter what the reason was. The societal structure would surely crumble, if we take away that. ''
exactly Kislay!you have written so nicely on this !These are my thoughts!:)

''We need to have “cut-offs”. ''this is the bottomline as I see it.
If one ahs power one also has to use it responsibly.The power doesnt have to be huge..All of us have power in our hands.The power of words,thoughts,deeds.

It is what we do with these that decides the kind of society we will get in return.

and as somone said...with great power comes great responsiblity''...:))

Kislay said...

@Indyeah
Glad to know about one more who has similar thoughts on this .