IS EQUALITY A FAVOR?

Equality between men and women has been a long-term topic which crops up here and there, with some supporting in favor that equality has indeed been achieved, while some points that, modernism in the world does not even begin to cover equality.

While the world is divided on this topic, from my own personal experiences of these 22 years, equality is a term which people have not even begun to comprehend to the full extent. Equality between men and women doesn’t mean are so ‘generous’ as to ‘give’ the women equality as some sort of ‘favor’. Only when it comes naturally to people, just like we brush your teeth daily. It is not something that people has to do consciously, though at the beginning the need to develop the quality must essentially be started like that.

And to the men, who boast that, they treat their women equally, it is not something to feel proud of. Do you feel proud to provide food for your family? Like everything which is of a necessity, it is something that needs to be put in ‘default mode’.

There is no greater male chauvinist than a man who boasts of treating women around him equally.

 

THE BLAME WITHIN

The war within;

so horrendous that,

it terrifies me

of my future.

 

The clashes between, the past

trying hard to match,

with the future ‘imaginary castles’

that I am already living in.

 

I blame the heart, for

it is the culprit that overrode

the brain to make me believe

that unicorns exist.

 

The blame game starts-

the war waging between

the heart and brain

to decide who is the bane.

 

 

‘BEST KEPT SECRET’ BY JEFFREY ARCHER

‘Best Kept Secret’, by Jeffrey Archer was one of the recent books that I laid my hands on, and to say, it kept me hooked till the end, would be underestimating. This is the third book in the line of the Clifton series, but if you would choose to read it as a standalone copy, it would definitely make sense. You don’t need to have to have prior knowledge of the series from the start, though some references in the start of the book, about the book would be from the previous series.

At first, it felt a little bit more as many characters were introduced simultaneously, but as the story progressed, it was very natural to comprehend and go with the flow of the story without any hiccups. The Barringtons’ and the Cliftons’ family and the commitment of each of them towards the family is so perfect. Instead of taking only a lead role and following their life story like the general kind of books, the life of each and every member is described, the happenings in their life and how they are interconnected, is carefully and clearly plotted, so as not to confuse the readers with the characters.

The man, Jeffrey Archer, sure knows the way to retain the readers’ interest till the end, and as usual captivates the readers with his writing. As a person who read it as a standalone book, I would like to say that, don’t just stop yourselves that you hadn’t read the previous ones, because this is, again, one of the best writing from the best-selling author. 🙂

Be tuned for the upcoming posts to read more about the recent books I’m burying my face into! 😀

WHY AM I AFRAID TO BE ALONE?

Before you jump to conclusions like, ‘She may be afraid of ghosts’, or ‘She is paranoid’, or ‘She is scared of murderers’ or something like that, I am sorry to break your thought run, but the thing I’m afraid is far worse than any of it.

I’m afraid of Me.

My thoughts when I’m alone.

The bitter truth of reality that I keep dodging.

My questions to myself.

This is the most scariest because there is no escaping it, at all!

I don’t know if any of you had been through this phase, but this is the hardest for me. If you have, then you would get what I’m coming down to.

One is not comfortable to be with people because, let’s face it, we obviously are not in the right state of mind to make conversations. One is afraid to be alone, because, well I have stated the obvious before, we are afraid of own thoughts.

The minute I close the door to my room, the overflowing door to my heart and mind opens and pours out the chastening, questioning, mortifying thoughts and what-not. It brings out a terrible feeling from inside me that, in fact, what is running in my mind is justified.

‘What are you going to do with your life, your future, this-that problems…’, the questions are non-stop badgering on to my face, mocking me to answer them. And so, I try to block out all these by immersing my thoughts at something else and at times, I am successful too. But the more I push it away at the back of my mind, the more it struggles to make a point everyday, pinching me for my attention.

And then there are sometimes when I think that, “Well, it is the kind of life in early 20’s and I’m gonna rock it in my own way.”Those are the times, when I’m brave enough to face myself.

Titbit Thought #11

Most of us have some regrets in our life; looking back and wishing that we could have done certain things or avoided something or to do things differently. 

But our life feels contended when we don’t regret anything when we look back at our life. Every mistake, every success, every happiness, every sadness should make us say that, ‘I don’t want to change anything in my life.’ That is when we have lived our life to our measure of ‘fullest’.