Of late , i`ve been dreaming and wishing for the medieval times to be back. Yes, u heard me right – the times of war, dictatorship and the slash and burn. Of late i`ve been so disillusioned with all the hypocrity, the ego , the backstabbing and just plain meanness of this world that i think it wud be paradise living in the old times. The single greatest thing i love about those times is that they called a spade a spade. Here, we have so many versions of hypocrisy that it becomes diff to follow! Worse still is the fact that people believe that they are being actually clever in being a hypocrite! I asked a friend of mine, he said that noboby does thing the straight way these days and that i`m also not expected to!!
I hate these snide hints that people give each other. In the olden times, people knew their borders – if they were close to a guy , they asked him outright for favors, and if they were`nt , they didnt. But today.. people ask u stuff as if its a huge boon for u to help them! What is wrong here?
What was bravery in those times is foolishness today. Honesty and frankness is out of style. The two things i loved best about those times was Honesty and Chivalry. One of my friends again suprised me one day “Don`t u know chivalry is dead?”. Is it?
One more thing i loved about those times was that everybody had a purpose – everyone had their assgined jobs, and they did this to best of their ability. Today? Doing their best is the last thing on anybody`s minds.. i dont mean that one shud be the best in what one did.. but at least one shud have a passion for what one does..
One thing i lack is the ability to sense when people mean one thing when they mean another. I`ve been trying to get this skill for some time now, but no matter what, i always end thinking something while the other person “means” another! I totally dont understand the concept of “leading upto stuff”, “hinting stuff”,”since i said this, i meant this”!! Why cant people just talk straight for some time!! 🙂
On reading this again, i find that i started with one topic.. but ending with quite another. Hope i make sense.
And thanks to Smrithi for this really novel way of a postscript!