Infidelity or the One Trick Pony

Random messages that make you more alive to the moment.

Strangers that make you burst into a smile.

Sundry notes that make you breeze through a terribly blue day.

How many of us allow these instances to be a part of our mundane living? More often than not, it is blasphemous to even consider responding/accepting/encouraging these tokens that transforms humdrum boring life into a spark.

Perhaps we are past that age of innocence where everything was fascinating, where life in all its colors was worth an exploration, where you took time to appreciate your environs.

Guilt seems to the predominant motif we thrive in..guilt for not achieving as much as X,Y,Z; guilt for not earning enough money; guilt for not doing enough, choose your poison – corporate life or life per se, your folks, your friends, your pets and the list is endless.

This fascinating experiment by the Washington Post demonstrates this. Though the article is rather lengthy it is a telling read about our self-absorption, our narcissism and self-involvement. Don’t we have time anymore?

Are we all a one-trick pony?


3 thoughts on “Infidelity or the One Trick Pony

  1. … and that’s why we have people scouring each other’s FB and G+ pages… trying to get a laugh… trying to see what the other achieved…
    Having two opposable thumbs only made us think that we are true multi-taskers! You are right… we indeed have forgotten to stop and enjoy life’s simple mysteries!

  2. one trick pony!

    doesn’t it so effectively sum up all our social media endevours! that one scintillating profile pic, that one wittiest of all post or tweet! that one amazing trip to a lost land!! sigh! what has become of us!

  3. The WP article was a good read. It seems, having free time is looked down these days. It is almost like one has committed a crime. I have come across people who pretend as if they don’t have any free time. Why this guilt? Looks like it is one of those “figure it yourself” kind of a question.

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