Wednesday, February 27, 2013
A Penny for My Thoughts!
Any good post should have the capacity to provoke thought - shake the reader from his complacency and border on the outrageous. However whenever I post a creative or outrageous thought – I am labeled as a cultural and religious provocateur, mainly since I do not follow the path or dogmas of millions of believers. Great philosophers, poets, writers have this capacity to stun us from our stupor and shock their readers; most of them were zealous and paranoid about their views, thoughts and works. Safe conventional posts or quoting some second hand wisdom and advice from scriptures is for preachers’ clergy, teachers and proselyters – who do not have any original thoughts and do not want to step out of their comfort zones- and all their posts are as dull as dishwater. Out of the box thinking and posts, presents ideas and thoughts that seemingly suspend conventional wisdom and understanding, sometimes turning it topsyturvy, it is an in your face good or bad advice from life’s bitter experiences. I agree that I am a vagabond, an aesthete, a latter-day bohemian and man of letters: but I have the courage and culture to post what moves me deeply – the kind of experience that may provide inspiration to others. Added to that the fact that I am an atheist, a non conformist and a rebel makes me an easy target to be labeled as a fake, infidel, denigrator of faiths and an abnormal person. Often these philistines with a religious disposition sit on judgment on my thoughts and posts. My thoughts are worth more than the miserable pennies they drop in the charity boxes. – Vinay-