General, Mindfulness l

We the people- PART 2

Continuing from where I left, there are so many species amongst us humanity who make for interesting observations . Today I delve into a few more..

I have met and seen so many of if- then -else lot that my first memories of basic computer programming comes into fore! This interesting lot have very conveniently slotted their lives into this mode. Any experience that life has to offer is diagnosed to the last tee in this mode. If this happens, then this will happen, else this will be the outcome! So much thought goes into programming your mind in matters that have not seen the light of the day. Here caution somewhere has disproportionately taken over on the smallest joy of living. It’s true that all rational reasoning has to be apportioned for but this lot takes all thinking to an altogether different level. The net result is missing out on small joys. These folks also take over cautious approach to food intakes, minor health glitches and the likes. The more one looks around, one head is always there which subscribes to this philosophy of life. Nothing really wrong as long as the rationale is rationalised and convinced in their minds and most often they manage to convince themselves rather well and go on with their living being oblivious to the unnecessary loads their minds hold.

The self tagging lot is another brood of our vast human species. You meet one and very quickly the ice breaker is towards the time of the day they are the brightest! I am a morning/night person, I am a coffee/tea person, etc. etc. Of course, personal preferences do play a great role for a meaningful existence but this self tagging sounds rather limiting. It kind of gets in the way of sudden unexpected days/ events/ situations for them. Again, it’s all slotting in their minds only and it seriously need not be given the weightage it does! Habits can be changed to suit and better ones lifestyle and the slotting , if any, only mars their evolvement. Funny, but true how weather, coffee and tea takes up so much of ones time and thoughts, even becoming the main conversation pieces for some , much to the chagrin of many!

The critics/doubters are so prevalent and if they weren’t like this at some point in their lives, the general feeling of displeasure make them one! Here, the situation is viewed only from a narrow lens of mostly self convenient options and convincing the mind thereof, the rest falls under criticism of the utmost nature. I have very close set of people who fall in this criticism trap. Their minds only somehow sees what it wishes to see but the larger picture is rather obscured. Their “buts ” become so much that talking to them feels like a pain in the backside literally !! Their self doubting minds  plays havoc with them and this is seen very  clearly to an outsider. Try and explain the ills of it and you might end up getting the brunt of age, so called more and wider experience and seen life more closely kind of feedback. It’s a given that learning is ongoing, be it from the generation before us, ahead of us and of course our current lot. The mind just has to be calmer and the criticisms evaluated well before they are placed forward for all to see. Else, this lot become silent victims of their own thought process.

There are many more categories of people I can think of and I might just be tempted to write  part 3! After all, it’s us humanity which makes our world interesting!