• "I see what you don’t. Write about things least spoken of. Speak less, listen more. Watch less, observe more. Know more by learning more. Attach less, detach more. Be seen less, remembered more. And believe that less is, in fact, more."
  • "Today, organs can get replaced but no one has found a replacement for lost trust, abandoned hearts, shattered souls and tears that flowed. Imagine that!"
  • "Life is not a straight line. It is a circle. See you a-round!"
  • If you do not wish to cross the bridge when you get to it go ahead, take a boat... either way, cross over, you will have to."

Jul 24 2015

Friendship: A Cynical Thought

Friendship

Friendship…
A new-school cynical thought on an old-school trusting relationship.

Friendship… 

An illusion created by our minds,
Wishful-thinking bonds intensely desired by our hearts…
This innate need to connect…to be accepted…
Cleverly packaged by social media platforms like Facebook
When they call it… the ‘friend list’!

Like a LOT of dying concepts, ‘friendship’ is turning into an old-fashioned thought.

What is emerging is a ‘trend’ called ‘friendship’…

- A trend that shouts out “what’s in it for me if I call you my friend and add you to my ‘friend-list’?”
- A trend that reduces friendship to ‘pokes’, ‘likes’ and ‘lists’ thanks to Facebook.
- A trend steering towards financial gain.
- A trend of being seen with the who’s-who instead of ‘you’ who is a sensitive human being.
- A trend where the ‘friend’ who has a higher designation/ advantageous position will take full advantage of your less fortunate position and will not bat an eyelid before misusing his/her seniority.
- A trend where you are expected to give without questioning and expecting nothing in return.
- A trend that can decide if you will achieve success by kissing arse or sit in a quiet corner of the world writing a cynical thought… just like this one…

It is all business my ‘friend’! Friendship today… is a business!
Its got very little to do with the old-school concept of emotions.

So hold on to the ‘real’ friends you believe you have.
Hug them. Stand by them. Don’t take them for granted.
If you are, like me, labeled “old school” “out dated” “old” “intense” “serious” “weird” etc. I’d say consider these as compliments.

 

©Maulshri Rajdhan

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