Monday, June 20, 2005

A Silent Message

Sometimes you see things in a manner so different to somone else. You think you see things the way they are, you think you know exactly where the other person is screwing up and most of all, you think you know what should be done to set it right. Ask someone else and it's highly likely you'd be told your views are right and should be explained and dinned into the other person's head......

Pause for thought though and it strikes me that noone is senseless really. For all the seemingly inane things you hear, there's always some kind of logic in the decisions that people make, there's always something behind their words, or they wouldn't behave in the manner that they do. After all, noone wants to be senseless. Even a "mad person" has his own logic; we may call it perverted or crazy, but to whatever brain he possesses, his actions are perfectly logical!

Sometimes I see things and wonder just what logic the other person is working on. Sometimes I wonder if I should stop the other person and try to explain what I think......but then I wonder. We judge things from our own limited perspectives and viewpoints. The person facing the situation sees all that we do and more. This person makes decisions based on what and how the facts appear to be......so, why question the wisdom behind the judgment?

Why then, do so many people seem to be in the process of committing harakiri every single day? Why is it then that sometimes we see the disastrous results that await well before these people do? And why then do I still hold back?

11 comments:

Deepa said...

Hi there ,
Thanks for dropping by, have not got a chance togo through ur blog today but will surely do so in theoming days ...Keep visiting often :)

Naveen said...

ok...is this an attempt to justify those weird questions u so eloquently described in teh previous post...is it that u tried too hard to fathom the hidden logic (if any) behind those ques and have finally succeeded??
u hold back coz if u were in their place u wouldnt want neone to interfere...u perhaps wont like people telling u what to do..
but again thats the prob...what may be offending to me maybe advice to someone else...so i feel its better to tell that person wat u feel be4 its too late...but that doesnt always work out...trust me...

BaTiStA said...

thanks for droping by... n nice write ups u have...wil come more..

Darth Midnightmare said...

Hi Deepa and Batista....

Naveen: No, this is in no way connected to the previous posts.....was just thinking about the ways in which we behave and how and why several of us choose to remain silent even when we see smoeone doing something we think of as suicidal......

At the same time, I hate people giving me unsolicited advice.....paradoxical? Perhaps not...

Sandy said...

Hey mike...
This post actually got me thinkin about all the damn case studies we do. Making recommendations about business problems that most of us here would sh*t in our undies if faced with them in real life. This was probably not what the post meant to tickle in the brain...but after an hour of CP, thats all that struck me!!

Darth Midnightmare said...

Yeah....an apt analogy actually.....case studies infuriate me for that reason....the know-it-all attitudes of profs who "know" all the "answers".....all in hindsight of course....

And yeah, that is not actually what the post is about......

Darth Midnightmare said...

Having said that though, I must add here, that if all profs were like Anadi Pande and Rocky, doing 4-5 case studies a day would be an unrilvalled joy.....

Anonymous said...

this reminded me of hypothetical world...we keep on analysing and the reality is a nightmare as u right call this blog...red

Zarine said...

It's called 'Analysis Paralysis'. You keep thinking why someone is doing what they're doing.But I've come to realise one thing - Each to it's own.Let them do what they want to,as long as I get to do what I want.Live and let live.

Darth Midnightmare said...

Red...bang on! That was in fact, the reasoning...when thoughts turned from a Utopian world to reality....the truth was revealed.

Zarine: Ummm....bingo...and that's why I said, that howver many times I may be proved right, I still would not tell someone what I htought they were doing.....

betiel said...

I`ve come to realize that sometimes, if not all the times, the real thing is both parts are right. I mean much of the times I`ve seen discussions, I came to realize both parts were talking of the same, but they just didn´t hear what the other one said. It`s just a communication problem. I really never tried to exchange opinions with people of a very different culture from mine, but at least, all conversations I`ve heard here always were produced by un-undersnanding of things.