The few words I use everyday…

The few words I use everyday

to describe myself

the condition I am in

fall short of

how I actually feel.

I am not very expressive, I know

but I try to express

my emotions, my feelings

my everything through the words I write

which fall short of how it feels

to be trapped within a cage

which opens up everyday and you can go out,

but with a sensor attached to you-

you are given freedom

which fall short of what you need,

you are caged even when the cage is open.

 I speak out these words

to express how I feel

which falls short of

how it actually feels.

Be A Good Listener!

I am a good listener and that is one of the qualities very difficult to find. Whenever some person is sharing a piece of his/her life with me, telling me about their feelings- their thought process, how they are- I very patiently listen to them, rather than butting my way in between. But I have tried to talk to some people and these people- I just don’t know how to write this, but they are so foolish that they don’t know when someone is going through a hard time and is finally opening himself in front of you, you must become dumb for at least that moment, letting the person complete; instead of convincing them that your problems are the same or sometimes even more severe than the other person. Come on buddy, that is common sense!

It is important for you to be a good listener– Here I am trying to figure out the necessity behind this particular notion. And what I have found out is enlisted as follows-

1. Trust– If you are a good listener, people would not mind confiding in front of you, thereby giving rise to a trust factor. And we all know that trust is something which is very hard to achieve and it is for your own good if you achieve someone’s trust.

2. You hear more– Wow, that is so simple. If you are a good listener, you will hear more. That is so true, isn’t it? Sometimes people who just want to blabber out rather than being a good listener may miss something important being said to them and they would then have to deal with the outcomes.

3. Patience– Being a good listener inculcates the virtue of patience in you. If you tend to be patient enough that you listen completely to what the other person is saying to you, it would be for your own good because that would ultimately make you patient in every work you do.

4. You become likeable– You become likeable when you let others speak their hearts out. People would definitely like you now and would definitely consider you an “understanding” personality. And how good is that!?

What an Outsider knows about Occupy Wall Street Movement

I am trying to participate in the Weekly Writing Challenge for the first time, that too on the topic I’m not much familiar with. I like to know what’s going around the world but the particular phenomena of occupy movements, taking place in some of the countries last year couldn’t grab my attention. I’m not sure why but it all seemed very impractical to me.

The problems being discussed under these movements persist in every economy- there is nothing, here by nothing- I mean nothing instrumental, that can be done in bringing down or preventing the inequalities. Rich and poor, in economics- what we try to distinguish as poor and non-poor are the prevalent social groups; it isn’t practical to consider the conversion(at a major level with the interference of economic leaders) of the poor into non-poor and vice-versa because such things, in general, are not of much significance for the big economies where primary aim is economic growth and not necessarily overall development, even though the political leaders keep on babbling about bringing forth social justice and equality. But that seems like a distant dream when we think about it in practical sense.

I am here focusing particularly on the Occupy Wall Street Movement. I am sorry but I don’t know much about it, neither am I going to read about it right now. I am just going to write what I came to know and what I think about this particular movement. I am not representing all the outsiders(non-Americans) but since I’m an outsider- I would call it

What an Outsider knows about Occupy wall Street Movement?

1. Many Americans gathered together for yet another cause, which many other Americans don’t give a damn about. I am not being prejudiced in my opinion but may be I am.

2. The movement actually came forth because of the frustration of the increasing unemployed in the United States, even when they might themselves have been at fault but they found a great way of blaming everything on some one else, here the political and economic leaders.

3. It might have been a political stunt on the part of most respected Mr. Obama. I won’t explain it further.

4. Money factor- Increasing Income Inequality was one of the most important talked about matters under the Movement which I completely would be ready to protest against myself because an increase in the overall income(GNP) won’t be of any good, if it is not divided equally among the “committed” work force of the country but as I earlier mentioned, such problems arise when you want economic growth.

5. It was for the first time that the Americans realized and made the world realize that Capitalist economy is not necessarily the best form of economy, what with all the decisions being left to the free play of the market forces.

6. Corruption- Being a resident of India where corruption exists at every door-step, I won’t be commenting on this particular matter.

7. Was it only me or did you also notice that the large no. of protesters were indeed young? Well, I didn’t follow the activities of the movement much- so, I can be wrong but if it was really so, it is a great news that the youth of the world’s largest economy(its not China yet, right?) came forth to do something for the societal benefits.

So, here are my views and my overall knowledge about the Occupy Wall Street Movement.

Now, I would like to apologize if I did hurt someone’s feelings unknowingly as a result of my lack of knowledge regarding the matter or may be because of some other reasons, if any.

Being a human… Being a human being

9/11- I can’t remember that horrifying day- I was just 6 then and I can’t seem to remember anything for more than a year. Yes, that is true. All my love to the families and friends of those who died- who were rather killed because of the inhumane things a human can do.

The human, I call myself

To show that I have a heart

I can feel

I have those tears to shed when I’m hurt

I call myself human.

But when it happens that human

Becomes a beast

Ending the peace

Taking the precious lives

Should I call myself human?