I was quite amused to find many other people with blogs on similar lines; to read people philosophize on things that matter to them - love, change, future and the likes of therof. Before i go ahead i must specify that two kinds of people are exempt from this. One kind is the blogger who relates to life as is. No philosophizing, only stating experiences. They are very real. The other is one who collects such experiences and tries to paint a coherent picture of the world. While i may not agree with many pictures that emerge, i find them interesting nonetheless.
Many are like me. We throw in a few cliched quotes and somehow hope that the messy melange of words we have created will give rise to profound truths that were somehow withheld from man until then. It is narcissism that prevents me from seeing my own writing in this light, but i suppose i wouldn't be too presumptuous in allowing myself this luxury.
What set me off in this direction was a discussion on another blog on change. While one blogger was trying to grapple with change another proceeded to put forward his thought on the matter. It centered on this extremely pithy argument that 'the only thing that is a constant is change'. Now where have i heard that before? Almost everywhere else! And how does it help? It is like telling a terminally ill patient, death is inevitable.
Writing blogs allows one to selectively extract memories and experiences and string them up in a manner of their choosing. The beads are real and one can string them up to make necklaces that people are willing to buy. If you go around reading blogs you will be suprised to encounter lives so rich, filled with insightful experience, gut wrenching sorrow and heart warming love that your life will seem like a cup of clorox. If you find yourself falling for this, take out ten sheets of paper and write out a page everyday. At the end of ten days, your ten pages should be as interesting as the average blog! To make it better than the average blog try shuffling the pages!
Having convinced you of the vanity of the average blogger and the futile irrelevance of his efforts, what have i succeeded in explaining? Nothing more than what you already know; i hope :-)