Tuesday, April 14, 2009

She calls out to the man on the street “Sir, can you help me?
It’s cold and I’ve nowhere to sleep Is there somewhere you can tell me?”
He walks on, doesn’t look back He pretends he can’t hear her
He starts to whistle as he crosses the street She’s embarrassed to be there
Oh, think twice, it’s just another day for For you and me in paradise
Oh, think twice, it’s just another day For you, you and me in paradise
Just think about it
She calls out to the man on the street He can see she’s been cryin’
She’s got blisters on the soles of her feet She can’t walk but she’s tryin’
Oh, just think twice, it’s just another day For you and me in paradise
Oh, yes think twice, it’s just another day For you, you and me in paradise
Just think about it, just think about it
Oh Lord, is there nothing more anybody can do?
Oh Lord, there must be something you can say
You can tell from the lines on her face You can see that she’s been there
Probably been moved on from every place ‘Cause she didn’t fit in there
Oh, yes think twice, it’s just another day For you and me in paradise
Oh, yes think twice, it’s just another day For you, you and me in paradise
Just think about it, just think about it
It’s just another day For you and me in paradise

This song by Phill Collins often makes me brood…makes me ponder on whether we are humans with their superior intrinsic ethics and principles or are we just bloody hypocrites trying to pretend something that we are not.
Perhaps humanity… merely means civilizations, and the words associated to it like benevolence, compassion, charity or empathy has absolutely no significance ….and the ones harboring these sentiments are exceptions… errors of humanity, fallible and disturbed.
I often feel that perhaps we would have been better off as apes and monkeys, we could at least bear a clear conscience but then I realize humans have evolved and so has our scruples… we are beyond the narrow range of self-realization and compunction …. Our conscience no longer cause us any inconvenience. It no longer evokes a sense of angst or remorse in us. We have reached the pinnacle with all its splendor… we have become true humans, even resisting our very weaknesses that once held us back from exploring the alleyway of decadence. We have emerged as victors…we have defeated our morals our insight… our virtues… oh, I sound so completely fucked up, ‘virtues and morals’? Sounds theatrical does not it; I better shut up now before someone else suggests me to do that….here…. ‘chup’….I become…




written by ananya chatterjee

10 comments:

  1. u know what i am over and done with the idea of helping the poor and needy like stuffs...i am a believer of the concept now that this world is a stage..god is the director...and we r assigned some roles to play....some play the role of a beggar, some of mother teresa..and some of ambani....at the end of our lives we r just given another roles to potray.....so i guess being without morals and virtues doesnt make any difference to me now personally

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  2. and when from have u turned into such a big cynic?????????????? whats up babe????
    aint life treating u well??????

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  3. morals,virtues,insights r subjective....these are relative terms...the universe is governed by the law of contradiction...ur idea that moralities,ethics etc hav gone for a toss is perfectly fine from ur point of view but jst coz dere isnt consensus dosnt mean dat d entire human race s hypocrite.if others' conscience does nt adhere 2 ur beliefs n principles,it does doesnt render dem inhuman does it?

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  4. its my confessions babe...my perception i havent asked u or anyone else to adhere to it have i??????
    but thanks for reading my blog and leaving ur feed back its people like you who inspire me to write...

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  5. Its nice that you have referred to a highly popular and sensitive song of Phil Colins,though the entire song was perhaps not necessary,however I appreciate your feelings though it appears to be the outcome of some moral trouble you are in or perhaps in some dilemma,somewhat psychological,but don't worry,all is not lost,we are still there,amidst this commotion of dehumanised immoral feelingless wilderness we are there,I mean people like you and me and perhaps many others,who,despite their limitations do think likewise,in a positive,humane and soulful manner for each other,for the otherwise hapless,hopeless and friendless.So smile,

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  6. The basic idea is survival of the fittest...ain't that so...

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  7. i dnt kno wat dat really means dear... i just kno we have practically given up on everythn that once made us humans....

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  8. thanks for dropping by. :-)

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  9. a feeling shared by me too,..and the way to start the change is with us :)

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