Sunday, October 19, 2008

You vs. Maybe you maybe not you



" Mr. Mystery... Mr. Ambiguous... Mr. Clandestine..." drawled Jake Green's brother while describing Sam Gold, the elusive and feared Mafioso Head. 





"you've heard that voice for so long, you believe  it to be you...  you believe it  to be your best friend"




" he tells you what to do... and when to do it"




"what is the best place an opponent could hide? the last place you would look for him"



Ring any bells?

you couldn't trust those bells anyway.

everyone has that 'small tiny voice' in their heads. what is that voice? who is that voice? 

is it you?

is it what some people refer to; as conscience?


why should it be you?
just because you've been listening to it since you've existed?


Hold on! Wait, wait... 'listen'??? 
Do you always  'listen'  to that voice, or do you simply  
'hear'  it?

there is a difference between listening and hearing you know.

' to listen' is to pay attention, evaluate, rationalize what you hear .

' to hear' is well, simply to hear. 




"WHATEVER"
is that what that voice is saying now?
 

why should you trust it? just because it's been there for so long?
or do you even trust it? 

of course you never literally 'hear' that voice; you 'think' it.

you could say that 'i think i heard that voice'; but then that voice wouldn't retain its credibility would it now? 

when you were sad, low, depressed; happy, even; that voice suddenly springs to life. 

Admit it.  

You talk to it, as if its your best friend. 

my question is,  'why'?

is that voice always right? it does advice you doesn't it?

According to many, that voice is somewhat similar to what 'Gandhiji was in Munnabhai 2'

it is a manifestation of what you believe in, and have learnt through various processes.
that voice is the astral manifestation of all you know.



i dont know.

i don't know if thats what is true. people say a lot of things don't they?
we don't trust everything.

then why do we trust that goddamn voice?
something that doesn't even exist.


Sam Gold.


the first few lines of this post have been quoted from, 'Revolver'; a movie based on mind games and mental manipulation.

'when you change the rules on what controls you, you will change the rules on what you can control'

isn't that voice controlling you now?

telling you that what your eyes are reading and what your brain is understanding, is utter crap?

do you believe it?

you say, ignoring the voice of course, 'let me read on'.

ok.

i, very honestly don't know what the voice is. 
i hear  it too, i mean, i 'think' it too.

but i don't necessarily believe it. 

rationale prevails.

that voice though, is like a guide you encounter while visiting heritage sites. 

desperate to show you around, but you'd rather explore yourself.

of course, you might just hire that guide, but then; it would be controlling you. 

what would you rather?


don't ask yourself this question.




you might just doubt that 'tiny little voice' now.



5 comments:

Samata K said...

interesting.

S Singhvi said...

words words words...they wun mind,play with'em!! ( no offence!!)
adwait..!! what were u thinkin..er..why were u thinkin..!!!??!

Abhay said...

nice ...

MANVEER MALHI said...

assum blog brother.......keep it up....

arnv said...

Well written!! quite interesting!
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