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June 27, 2015

Opinionated

"Learn to agree to disagree because that makes difference," he said and I realised the truth fullness in his statement!
You need to learn to agree to disagree because there are supposedly 7.125 billion people on the crust of Earth as World Bank states, and that means that there are 7.125 billion opinions in the world, some different, some similar, some indoctrinated to be so, some persuaded to change and some that lead and persuade others to follow! However, in these 7.125 billion opinions, we hold one opinion (we refers to a single individual on Earth) and just because we consider our opinion to be right, we consider the other 7.125 bn - 1 opinions to be foolish, silly, stupid, unrealistic and if I left something, that is baseless! We do think at times that he or she is right but if he is right, we tend to believe that we are wrong which has never been acceptable to most humans! Because if we are wrong, we are losers and who likes to be a loser, well no body! 


In order to find a solution to this problem, we have developed different solutions! Some simply argue because you need to be right. Some don't express their opinions because they might turn out to be wrong. Some do not allow themselves to develop opinions because they simply follow someones! However, some ideological ones do understand that they if you someone else wins, you don't lose because some witty person said," To persuade is to defeat and to accept is to win!"

Unfortunately, we don't understand that we all are different and we all have develop different opinions. However, fearing that you will be wrong is even worse, because you might be the new right! People do discuss causes of such destruction in the world, they discuss about the causes of 2002 communal riots, about the objective of the Islamic State and about what made Hitler the best example for irony when someone says,"Adolf Hitler was a peaceful man." Unfortunately, they fail to understand that the root of all this lies in the fact that we all fail to recognize, consider and respect opinions of others! Muslims and Hindus stand for the same cause but their opinions differ. The irony of all of it is that just because their opinions do differ they kill each other and why do they kill each other on the face of opinions? Well, the simple answer is because they fail to accept that there may be different opinions, there may be two rights! So, to stop all the destruction, discrimination and violence in the world we must understand that we need to agree to disagree simply because this world is opinionated!

*Just came from a training session and learnt how to agree to disagree*




June 15, 2015

My Journey to the 50th Post

Well, lately, my blog has had a sudden rise in the page view graph and after the summer vacation, that is justified. While this rise has brought the page view graph to a higher level, I fear that it will drop and it is this fear that empowers me to reach my 50th post! While this blog has acted as a medium to use unproductive time productively, it has also supposedly increased my social presence! I meet a lot of people who identify me with this blog, some do make up an amazing perspective of mine just because I am an author of a 'blog'. In fact, some people whom I have met in an MUN, visited this blog by mere coincidence and got in touch with me through my mailbox. 
I still remember, I was practising for a play for my annual function, when one of the faculties at my school asked for my name! I said clearly, boldly, sounding as impressive as I could,"Abhimanyu Sethia!" he thought for a moment, pondered further, mulling over something, said, "I think I have read your blog." I was glad. Since my first interface then with sir, it has turned over to a daily 'namaste' nowadays and on extremes we even have a "how-are-you". But the point is the public interest the blog has earned has earned me even more of it! 

A second instance, I was recently back to routine from an MUN ( a two or three day long learning fest) .I had met a lot of people, I had made a lot of friends in the MUN. About three or four days after I was back to routine, I got a mail. I gradually discovered, that was my recently made friend from the MUN. It is always very satisfying, pleasing and amusing to know a lot of people and I felt the joy of knowing someone from the real world that is apart from my school, residence and nearby. I asked her, from where did she get my email address and she replied from my 'blog.'

What make me write blogs frequently, is not my natural inclination or precisely, propensity but this is an extraordinary kind fondness, predilection, inclination, willingness, disposition, proclivity and penchant which has arose and enslaves me to write something alluring, amusing, attractive, compelling, delightful, readable, provocative,engaging, interesting, pleasing, refreshing, striking, absorbing, thought provoking and fascinative! It has been an enthralling experience throughout these 50 posts. Addiction to this simple, not-so-famous and active blog has made me write more and more but with my weekly review approaching and with my mom fearing a loss of marks in exchange of a profit in page views, I sit here, in front of an LED- screen, somewhat unreasonably!