From Personal to Universal: The Journey Begins

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Experiences have valencies. No, this sentence is not written to indicate my background in chemistry. I have proof literature people use it too.

So,

Valencies. Valencies turn experiences into memory. How??

I don’t know.

An experience is immortal. This is one universal truth. But why does it not die? May be cause it has got valencies. May be cause these valencies grounds them in one’s mind. What exactly are these valencies? I think or may be my educator makes me think that valencies are airy nothings, unheard melodies. Valency of an experience is something which helps in its survival, which helps in its propagation through time. They help in scribbling experiences as memories in one’s mind. They help in allocating them a space along with preexisting memories.

Anyways, let me now finally tell you why so much about experience and its “valency”. Actually, I wished to summarise one of them. Though experiences are beyond summarisation, I will try to attempt one as I am dared to dream.

Rest of the text is purely a product of my memory. And because I need material for my senile years, I ought record it here(stupid me, I joke). And may be for the juvenile reader like me, this will give a glimpse of what fabric stories are made up of.

The journey started with langda aam (amputated-mango) story. The question was why langda aam called so? And while this question culminated into the idea that we ought question common sense; that questions are the harbingers of mankind, we were also acquainted with the idea that answer is the dead end. While all this question-answer complexity surrounded us, we were simultaneously experiencing complexity without being consciously aware about it. The flag of the course unfurled the idea: complexity of awareness; awareness of complexity.

Though it is an almost impossible task, let me try to simplify the complexity I experienced. Once upon a time, a kid boarded a bus to school. On the way bus turned into Harry Potter’s flying car and then landed on Wordsworth’s lonely cloud ultimately landing in his crowd of Daffodils. In other words, the journey though seems like one of dreams, it is also its aim, it seems to help us move an inch or more towards bliss of solitude. Through indirections we are expected to find directions; to entertain, reflect and reform is our duty.

While singer of our group sang ‘jaaiye aap kahan jayenge”, I visited the land of melody. While theatre was rehearsed , I took a sigh of relief on a land away from science. While paintings were displayed, an urge asked me, “when are you going to become one with your medium, with your language?”

Gosh! This experience of transition from science to literature needs so many more words. I might write a whole book on it. Haha.

Before ciaoing, I would like to tell you that I felt so good when one of my classmates called me Hamlet. Once I had felt bad when I was addressed as Brutus. But then at that time, I didn’t know the story of Julius Caesar. So finally, I am all for Shakespeare and literary world. And I just hope I am not exaggerating. Earlier I was frustrated  with my confusion but now may be I should shake hands with the thought that “true knowledge lies in eternal state of confusion.”:)

May be.

The course will go on. The journey begins!! The journey will go on.

PRESTIGE

When coacervates landed on this planet , it is really not required to implore that they must have had their share of  fights .  Probably fact of the matter  is,  in other words ,   “to commote is an innate faculty of  all , animate , inanimate,  living and nonliving entities”.  But to our farthest antecedents , the revolution and rotation of “PRESTIGE” as the topic of row over row , might seem utterly surprising.  So , what is it about “PRESTIGE” , that has captivated us or other aforementioned entities. It seems so ravishing to certain characters that they try ingraining each and everything that has the brandname “PRESTIGIOUS” .  Annotate , this includes language also.

Many apologies to Shakespeare , for we leave no basket of words to try and tweak what is his proprietary . Though we usually fail , I also wanted to have this pleasure. So , here is my take.

“What’s in  a name , everything is in a brandname.”

Why are we on the run ?Why is it that we want our speedometer to be way ahead of whatever mythical proportions others have in their kitty?And so why  all this ruckus?Why are we so much enchanted by the prestigious college, the prestigious and coveted awards, the prestigious language. the prestigious mansion, the prestigious car, the prestigious dress up and the list is endless.

So far according to what are my personal comprehensions , I note that prestigiousness is found to be usually  associated with either riches or intellect or comparison.Why is the idea of considering prestigiousness as subjective so difficult to accept? Why do we need this scale of “comparision” to measure the level of prestigiousness we are availing.

The “why” of this essay might haunt you till the end of this essay.

The human legislature defines and divides . It defines good and bad .It defines rich and poor.It defines intellectuals and dumbs . It defines prestigious and non-prestigious. And hence it divides.And hence all this ruckus .

And so I think satisfaction is the least visited word .

Some universalistic activity  has gifted us all certain  natural resources and a brain with  a body to capture those resources.  Antiquity has it that we started with fight for these resources.A fight for resource which helps one to survive is less questionable as compared to the fight for hoarding those resources  .And prestige arises precisely with how much hoarding one has. The greater the hoarded amount the greater is prestige.

On a balancing front , it must be added that prestigious schools and prestigious colleges make prestigious individuals but what made those schools and colleges prestigious .The answer probably is  prestigious thoughts and where did these prestigious thoughts arise from ? They lie in human pulse and as is commotion our innate feature so  is prestigious cerebration.

It must therefore become incumbent for our souls to promote , to cultivate and to nurture prestigiousness in its pristine form and to stop commoting just for the sake of promotion .

Wouldnt it be preferable to live in an amphitheatre of prestige which circumscribes pride , prejudice , commotion , promotion , comparison , riches and unnecessary intellect to avail all these. Wouldnt it be preferable to soak ourselves and allow all to pour in free and pure thoughts and then weed out those unnecessary ones to build a more prestigious planet.