Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Gossip world 2

In the first part of this, I ended with a note on the the media which spread gossips to certain amounts and exaggerate each and every bit of information they could broadcast! In the real world too cases are not different. If you look around you, you'll see people who exaggerate things to gigantic proportions and present it in front of others. One of their main aims is to gain popularity by means of these exaggerations.

        These exaggerations will always be far away from truth and all, but those people who can't see through the gas of hollow words will fall prey to such people and believe whatever they say blindly. Finally, their judgements become blinded by prejudices given by those who exaggerate things unnecessarily. Actually the phrase "fall prey" is incorrect. A person with a good character will never believe others no matter what news they feed him/her with, but only observe things and form his/her own judgement. Otherwise you can call that person an opportunist.
        An opportunist never pretends to take sides. Actually an opportunist never takes sides explicitly, but always takes sides which are beneficial for them. There is a saying "to catch fish in muddy water". All opportunists do that. They will indulge themselves in all activities where they can make a dime or a name. Then they will act like comforters of their gossiper friend who is actually acting out an emotional drama to turn all people's attention to himself/herself, by spreading false stories about an innocent person. Opportunists have nothing to lose. They will get into the "good books" of these "paripaavan" people, whom they can use to get their work done. Some kind of good symbiosis. HUh?

        But just imagine the false stories being spread about people? If you have some problem with a person's life, and you consider your  life not worthy of living, you start feeling jealous of the other one and start doing all sorts of sub standard things to demean that person! Instead of utilising their time to improve themselves so that they start feeling their lives worthy (by the way all lives as worthy of living; to all people who feel that they are useless) of living, they waste their time on gossiping about others, so that others will hate the ones whom these gossipers are jealous of! What the hell! Is this a way to live? On one hand you pretend to be extremely good. And on the other hand you do dirty things behind people's back, doing all things to demean them! That's not fair.

       In movies and all we have seen characters who are jealous from top to bottom and are nothing short of a villain. But we all think that they occur only in movies. But to speak the truth, if you open your eyes to the people around you, you'll see many many such people. Even inside your own circles. They may be jealous of you for some reason, but all they do is to go and craft stories about your jealousy towards them and make people loath you. Hmmmmm...And opportunists believe all of them.

       The fact that many people who appear to be good do all these is a sad thing. [Either be a good person to the core. Or be a bad person to the core. Being fully bad will be much better than acting good and being bad in reality.] You are in a society, and everybody wants it to advance [except for the exploiters who can't let go off their powers]. Then somebody wants to steal the show and provides all sorts of lame excuses to get the whole world's attention to them, because they can't do anything genuine, but put on an attire of "greatness" they have copied from here and there and cause emotional pollution in society by demeaning others. This actually retards the society.

       A lot of self advertisement goes into gossiping. Once and for once, instead of advertising about yourself to others by words, can't you do something nice which will speak for itself? Once and for all, can't you turn your antennae towards your own mind and listen to it rather than trying to copy someone or gossip about someone? It will do a lot of good to a lot of people including yourself, dear gossiper. Unless you try to improve your life, nobody else is going to help you and after a while you'll run out of stories and opportunist listeners [who will listen to you only for a short period, because they are opportunists, they have to find someone else to get their things done]. What will you do then? Isn't it better to lead a straightforward life based on good virtues rather than trying to attain some fame through short cuts? [Actually craving for fame or trying to be in everyone's good books is also a bad thing. When you crave for fame, all you try is to be popular, thus losing the depth of your character. The only good book you have to be in is your own good book. And that is called conscience.]



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