One's personality is both a composition and reflection, but if I have to choose one of them, I will choose reflection as the "self" is more important to me than "me". One's composition may change, walking across the cultural landscapes and climbing the social ladder but one's self is tied to one's reflections. The fun part is that reflections are not bound to "Time-Space" barriers ( it is not time-space) and respective mental constructs, which have grown so thick over ages, that they had reduced the image of humans to Sisyphus, rolling different sizes of boulders on hills of different heights.… As the name of this Blog indicates, knols are my perspectives on topics of interests, sweet/bitter experiences or just doodling :)

Friday, January 27, 2012


Intellectually and “spiritually”, I was always looking to myself as a “drifter”. The main reason is that I believe, “nothing starts perfect and nothing is going to end perfect” so the expressions like, “Perfect”, “Complete”, “Right”, “Good”, “rationale”, “Scientific” smells to me as “efforts to control things”… To me, that is desirable but at the end one has to define an optimal level to make sense of these expressions. I am not sure, if I have really measuring sticks to determine the optimal levels so rather, I tend to like to look at things as becoming good, right, perfect, rationale, scientific and so on and seeing this process always growing. As they say, “Either one is growing or dying” that is, I think, closer to reality.

Having said that, I like to hear what others say… As time passes and people tend more to have access to alternative opinions, to avoid living like a “frog in the well”, we hear some new perspectives about what we usually think as not so positive… Today, I come across Susan Cain’s article at Time Magazine about “Introverts” and some qualities that she has listed really interested me. Since my school time, I knew that creative people like to have more time with themselves but knowing that introverts reacts to very small stimuli is a great addition to that “knowledge” (Frankly, though this observation was really helpful in past, it is becoming more blurred by coming of personal devices. When I see most of the people are busy either with their cellphone, ipods, and recently tablets, it becomes really hard to say which ones are busy with themselves and which ones are with happy with others). So, it means that if it happens that a creative person is introvert, it just adds the urge for seeking “less stimulant environments”. Sensitivity to stimuli though increases the concentration levels and power of observations but it also lead to “Perfectionism” and that becomes problematic if one is not aware of the process.
So in nutshell, while introverts are caring and compassionate persons that tends to be morally strong persons yet the sensitivity and perfectionism can push them in trouble.

It is just my guess that if one is not sure where he/she stands in all these then becoming a “drifter” makes things go easier…. It is just my guess as it works for me so I am not suggesting anything…

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