Monday, May 9, 2011

Being Original... Being Oneself...

Perhaps it's the inherent human nature to try to fit in with the multitude and so we all wear masks in this masquerade party to conceal our true selves underneath, sometimes deliberately, trying to embellish ourselves in the eyes of the world and the milieu. We act like mirrors reflecting to the desires of others, of what they want to see. And sometimes we allow ourselves to be bullied into silence, just to be accepted into their group.

But sometimes we wear our masked face for far too long that we soon forget who we truly are.
Being bewildered by our dualities -- wearing one face to ourselves and another to the multitude --, we may, one day, even fail to recognise which one of the two is the real one!
To keep the mask on is like deceiving not just others but also ourselves.
We forget that we all are so disparate; we forget that each one of us is unique.
Each one of us has some flaw or imperfection and it's no shame to accept being oneself and no one else.
Everyone fits in somewhere. It is a possibility that we mayn’t fit in with some people ... but then, in the words of Andre Gide ~
“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not...”

Why can't we just be ourselves? Doing our own thing and not worrying about others judging us? Why can't we just dance like no one is watching, or sing like no one is listening?
If we could just be ourselves and not follow the crowd..., bringing forth our true selves, not trying to assimilate ourselves into the crowd... instead, just being ourselves...; accepting no one's definition of our lives, rather defining ourselves! That would indeed make life worth living :).
After all there is only one unique "I/Me" in this world!

"You were born an original. Don't die a copy" ~ John Mason


  1. hmmm quite a profound article, Amit
    Keep writing (:-)
    & tu bhi kabhi badalna mat,
    jaisa hai, waisa hi rehna hamesha - sweet, affable, badmash (:-P but alwaz so loving and caring (:-)

  2. Thank U Pranav :)
    Thank U Varsha n don't worry, college ke time mein jaisa badmash tha abhi bhi waisa hi hoon :D
    doston ke liye main kabhi nahin badlunga :)
    bt yes, d only thing dat I hv changed abt myself is dat now I give my access key only to my real dear ones :)

  3. (:-D yeah sab yaad he mujhe college ke time tere sari badmashian.
    pata he jab Ankit ko tere kisey sunati hun to woh yakin nahi karte ki tu kabhi badmashi karta hoga
    but I must say that yu are the cutest shaitan I would have ever seen (:-D (:-)
    Bas hamesha waise hi rehna.
    Those who really care and love yu will alwaz continue loving yu (:-)

  4. Superb thoughts and ur writing is as always awesome....keep writing and keep

  5. Thank U Mugdha :)
    infact chotto ti belu, tathabi dekha mo mana re tike hele garba naahin :P
    emti modest pila aaji kali aau kouthi miluchanti dunia re kahuna :D

  6. very very true! its always nice to be oneself rather than pretending to be something else..

    thanks for visiting my blog & nice to meet you on blogsville.. :)


  7. My pleasure Swetha :)
    Actually a week back perhaps I had accidentally come across ur blog and liked some of ur posts, so since then have been following ur blogposts.
    & I could relate to your post of yesterday regarding room-shifting, as I have very recently changed places.

  8. Oh, Nice to hear that you liked few of my posts!
    and thanks for following..

    will surely keep visiting your blogs.
    keep writing :)

    *nice song on the background. from the 'good old songs'*



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