Have you ever had an unexpected encounter with someone and you got more out of the conversations than you thought possible?
Emile Durkheim was the first one to study this concept. While it related to a state where societies underwent social change with the absence of any guidelines and expectations from the people, it has evolved to become a part of society that has chaos within order. This is specific to the age and times we … Continue reading Escaping Anomie
Such brevity and skill, loved it! Reminded me of the magic of being a child!
When you are small
And your eyes are too bright for the world,
You will ask a grown-up
If there is magic,
Really, real magic.
And the grown-up, well meaning but oblivious,
“No, there is no such thing as magic.
Witches and wizards
Faeries and sprites
Unicorns and dragons
All are fictional
And the eyes that shone upon the world
Will become ever so slightly dimmer;
It happens to all of us.
And why shouldn’t you believe the grown-ups?
After all, they are giants who own the earth
And everyone knows
The biggest beast gets to make up the rules.
But small one, you will understand far too soon
That the days grow long
And takes so much energy to see
Even grown-ups were small, once,
And their eyes were too bright for the…
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I am sure you have your own favorite sitcom to which you are hideously loyal. You have shed tears while watching that sitcom, have related to some of the characters, hell, even had sweet dreams about some of the characters. Like you, I too have a sitcom that has made me experience a wide range … Continue reading Best Sitcom Ever
If you were to ask yourself the question, 'What do I fear the most?', what would you come up with? Death? Losing your loved ones? Pain? Well, I have come to conclude that everyone has their own fears. Everyone has their own fears to battle. Yet, there there is one element feared by all human … Continue reading Our Universal Fear
Scientifically speaking it is impossible to rewind time. Time travel is, as we know it by our modern scientific theories, impossible. I look at time as an inspiration. Sure, it is a battle that everything and everyone has to fight. No one can cheat Time. Only Gravity can bend time to its will. What I … Continue reading Rewinding Time
Recently, I read an article that described the severe hazards that prevail in Beijing, China's capital city and also one of its most polluted. The article gives you a very grim view of the situation there. It described the city as something of a futuristic scene. The entire city is covered in a layer of … Continue reading The Toxicity of Our Times