Thursday, February 08, 2007

Of late, i've been wondering about the various ways in which my mind wanders. Mostly based on our capacity on rationalism. My talk, views on the ways, principles that leads us, has surprised me. Discomfort has never accompanied me in these thought-processes. With the daily exercise of discussing 'logical-thinking' at home, i'm at comfort talking about these. Me being hesitant, in letting me/others know about my views on the various matters bewildered me. I've had embarrasing moments(i guess, a few). But i've grown as a person, as a result of all this. Though those delicate instances are past me, they have had an impact on me. They've made me realise my surroundings, the people around me. They've also made me refine my beliefs and have also moulded me.

I've always believed that external appearances do not always show us the real material. It takes time for one to become familiar with another's ways. Does one meeting decide the personality of an individual?

On the other hand, does the opinion of another person matter? If my answer is no, one may assume me to be unreasonably stubborn, or even arrogant for that matter. But, again, not listening to other's views have made things easier for me, in studying something that i truly enjoy. What i mentioned might sound trivial, but it kind-of justifies my reasoning(?).

Is it necessary that i've to change for somebody else to accept me? Or do i have to prove myself, in this regard.....

It continues...

7 comments:

Srik said...

There are two attributes on how do we learn things...

1. Of cource, this one is very trivial and theoritical. Still it amounts to much of an individual's growth.
This is the gene effect. Heridity, one can say, is a vital player in deciding upon one's mental abilities to perceive things.

2. Second and most important factor is the environment. Mind perceives what is shown to it. A frog thinks well is all the world that exists, but only when a frog from sea comes to explain, it gets a chance to think about world beyond!!

Great analysis. I assume being a bio-student u know more about the genetic inheritance. Please share more info regarding the same.

December Stud said...

External appearances do NOT show the internal you. I agree.

And, you don't have to change for the benefit of others, never, the only exception being your closets of families.

mouna said...

srik,
the first attribute is not trivial, and is neither theoritical. perhaps, me being a bio-student helps me realise things better.

but, it does not have to be so. some of my habits resembles those of my father's and it is pretty obvious because i'm his daughter, i carry his genes. what i'm trying to say is that one need not be associated with bio to arrive at a conclusion, what say?

ds,
thank you, for supportng my views with your words. someday, i hope to use them, for a better me. :)

Shiv said...

Mouna,

Does the opinion of another person matter? I guess in few cases it depends on the nature of relationship with that person..

mouna said...

shiv,
i dunno, even when the relationship with another person is a close one, his/her opinion might not be correct, not only in my view, but from others' point of view too....hmmmm, i'm unable to put my thoughts across..

Anonymous said...

its a human tendency to push off an other persons view...i mean the instant reaction would be no...i'm not like tht.....but given a thought the person might agree....changing for somebody else..is not likeable..but if its for a better you...its good...here ego comes into the matter...we consider what we speak & think is always true...once in a while listening to howothers have felt can give a good feedback....which I have experienced and feel its agreeable at times.....

mouna said...

yes anon,
i think it's time to incorporate a small change in my way of viewing things. thanks a lot :)