April 21st, 2007

I will Build a Faith

I will build a religion. Someday I will propound it, and Im sure there will be many, many takers.

 

Some of the dictates will be as follows.

  1. My religion will have a God/ Gods, however, who or how I shall think of when the time comes as per public likes/ dislikes
  2. Truth, of course, will be preferred. However, when unavoidable white lies are allowed.
  3. You will be forced to think. There will be weekly gatherings where you will have to reach by solving a clue game before the religion will be propounded to you.
  4. Mailing, chatting and exchange of interesting articles on a weekly basis will be a must, discussions on some of them will be mandatory on the weekly gatherings.
  5. Working will be permissible for not more than 5 days a week. The holidays will be decided later, they are the days which shall constitute discussions on the forums (refer #3 above)
  6. There will be a festival every month lasting for at least a couple of days each month where everyone is supposed to do one activity they enjoy/ need to do. It may include eating out/ pubbing/ learning something or even lazing at home and reading books(s). The festival shall not on any count co-inside with the designated weekly holidays.
  7. Music will be the standard medium of prayer. An hour is a compulsory daily dose for meditation, more is preferred. Takes you closer to the Lord(s). Rock music, of course, will be preferred.
  8. Everyone will have complimentary access to a library (physical and web-based) by virtue of being a believer of this religion.
  9. The basic dictat of the religion will be
    1. Happy living through peaceful oblivion
    2. Reduction of ill-vibes between people through reduction in bitching (except of course where unavoidable, and not more than once conversation)
    3. Doing instead of cribbing – yeah it’s a pain, but in this religion there has to be some work afterall! One needs to work on ones cribs.

 

I think that’s enough for now. More later. Getting too many interruptions here.

Multiplicity

In todays world of fast communication, it is essential to have multiple contact points.

Gone are the days when you could look forward to a permanent address and abide by it.

Today you have to think “unreachable” as well as “always reachable” at the same time.

Is it any wonder then we all have multiplicites? When every detail of a person can be found by the figurative “click of a button”, it is only natural that we try to hide something from ‘all’.

Hence arise multiple mail ids. When one fails, the other backs you up. When one is blocked, the other might be allowed. When you have too many subscriptions on one, you can read important mails on the other.

So are multiple Chat ids. When you have too long a list of frnds on one, you can log out and shift to focused conversation on the other, with a select list.

Phone numbers have long since ceased to be restricted to land line numbers. Today apart from those, many have more than (even) two hand held mobile phones – One from office, one for Blackberry, one personal, which select ppl know about.

 

Physical addresses also abound with change of cities and one permanent one, and one office/ school/ college address.

 

However, it is interesting to note that through all this, we are continually looking for ways to shirk off some contacts, while be in constant touch with others. The select list is always active, always contactable, and considered most important. Not to say the other list is any lesser, but that is a list with whome one prefers sporadic, interrupted communication. The list of people who get to hear familiar phrases like “I was in a meeting”, “Phone is out of reach”, “Did not get access to mail” etc on non-official communications, on a more regular basis (Im not talking of genuine cases)