Friday, April 1, 2011

What Seems May Not Be What You Saw

My sister Sanjana and me were travelling in a rickshaw one evening and we tried to be not fed up with the traffic around. We started a game .All we had to was choose a color and identify the number of objects you can see in that color. She first chose yellow and we looked around on either sides of the rickshaw and found many things like the other rickshaws,clothes, boards, helmets, bikes, etc...after a while I said red...and we started to identify red things around us. It included the signals , the cars, clothes ,the interiors of our rickshaw and so on...we then took the game forward beyond colors to  find men with a beard...and women in burkhas ..



After a while a weird thing struck me and I asked her  when u were identifying red things did u even look at the yellow objects? and she said "haila no" , "When you were spotting men with a beard did u care what the other men looked like? " and she said " not at all". I was in as much amazement as she was .We both tried to look at both yellow and red together and we could ,but this time we missed all the other colors..





There are so many important people and things we have in life that we ignore just because WE don't think they are important to us.May be we are missing out on wonderful opportunities of receiving something very colorful.We stay so much in our own definitions of the world that we choose to look at everything that is happening through our custom made Mental Spectacles...Whom you consider a good person may not be and whom you think is bad may be otherwise.

We scream and fight with our parents and our loved ones just because they don't fit in the definition that you coined for them...just because at times your love doesn't seem red to you , we argue and fight to make the picture seem red..not realizing what color love actually is..
Like they say changing  the mirror wont make you look good , for once put you definitions down of good and bad and talk to someone without prior notions...the feeling is beautiful.Some one whom I considered dumb and stupid was just an introvert.Most Beautiful people are unhappy because their definition of beauty is something else..the mental spectacles they wear about beautiful is some other colour.


Colourblind vision

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight... the truly wise person is colorblind.
Albert Schweitzer






Try to look at your friends and neighbors as if you saw them for the first time...try to look at your loved one as if you just met them ...try to look at your parents as if they are your friends' parents ..and you'd realize so many new things about them. For once try to look at your own house as it was some one else's ...try to wear your clothes as if you don't own them .Believe me its a wonderful experience.
"This world is a rosy garden , only if you are wearing red spectacles "
-Ram Santosh



Keep smiling and keep following and coming back to Ram's Realizations .Have a colour blind day! Bless all .







37 comments:

  1. one of the bestest post till now!!!...loved..the lastlines

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  2. quptes by mr albert was wonderful but quotes by ram was stupendous !Well written post bro..atleast for once I will consider this and stop fighting with my hubby :))

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  3. @thank you so much sanjana and raji..

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  4. very insightful post..!! really liked the way you have composed and presented this. keep it up.. :)

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  5. wow! Amazing Ram!
    I Realized
    I need to be Wise person and be colorblid!
    Thank u :)

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  6. Could'nt agree more. We ought to reboot our paradigms and format our perceptions once in a while for all the reasons that you have mentioned here but also more than anything else, just because we can..

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  7. @nachiket...damn everytime u comment on my stuf i get more from your words...u are one data encapsulator! ;)

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  8. I learned something from this post today. Thank you for being my teacher.

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  9. This is awesome! and you know something that i liked the most, are the pictures and your quote in the end!! :)
    keep writing!! :D

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  10. Hey.. I dont knw kya hua tha..bt i thoroughly remember i was the 1st to comment :P, nyways wapas likh deta hu!

    Great post dude...grt observation and nicely written!! I loved it!
    this my personal fav!!

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  11. @thank you anna, thank you rits.and thank you chetan warrier!

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  12. Wow i loved it!!
    its actually true... nice observation!
    Its a best write up till date! :)

    Wht i liked the most is the pictures and the oneliners! :)

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  13. @aarthi balan thank you so much!

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  14. what v perceive might b deceptive,what v dont might not be or it cn be d other way round!d hallucinations of lyf r encircled around us,beneath us!sumtyms v consciously wnts it 2 happen,sumtyms v r unaware of its happening nd sumtyms v turn a nelson's eye 2wrds it!

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  15. Good one mate..Fits the thought I exchanged with u in FB...

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  16. OOps..Thats me Kaushik..

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  17. Quite remarkable Ram!
    Perspective that all that life needs at times!!
    Love the work!

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  18. again u hav a gud say here...d best part of it was d pic of d red glasses ....it defines our inner eye so well....gud work...

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  19. thank you so much pearl ,shweta and kaushik!

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  20. good post brother,sometimes we chose to stay in oblivion and deny ourselves a panaromic vision of the world and its dogmatic activities! On a lighter note, your post takes me back to this song by Darius - Colourblind. Shit im youtubing it right now :P

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  21. every day things that happen rite under are nose n we are jus too ignorant to look at them... nicely put... =)

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  22. well said ram ...i really liked it !!! :)
    and the best part that u said is try to look at your parents as if they are your friends' parents!!! yes you are rite i tried it n it was a good experienced ....:) keep it up :)

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  23. Wowww... it is lovely and beautifully written!!!
    Well done!!

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  24. thank you so much aj! yea colourblind was playin in the background even as i wrote this!

    @devesh...thank you so much!

    @ramesh sir...romba romba nandri sir!

    @minie ..thank you lady!im honoured!

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  25. @pradyna thank you for liking that perception!

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  26. Hey Ram...Very nice thought,nice way to put it,Thought provoking...Hope to c more of these ....Really liked them...Keep up the spirit of writing...touchwood...All the best..Aruna

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  27. loved it ram....
    naman

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  28. awesome quote by Ram Santosh...
    "This world is a rosy garden , only if you are wearing red spectacles ".

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  29. @swapnil...thank you so much for coming back!

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  30. amazing, wonderful inspiring got that.

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  31. very nice thoughts! we need to view everyone without having any preconceived notions:-)

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  32. ram this is indeed correctly said by sanjana dat its the best... bt u never noe... the best is yet to come my frnd... evry wrd writen here i can relate to it... evry bit of it.. jus need to broaden up the spaces n put ourselves in others shoes too.. to realise wat dey ve been thru.. see the world wid all the beautiful colors it has n nt just the ones we want.... A M A ZINGGGGGGG!!!

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  33. @hiren bhai thank you

    @sanjeev thank you so much sir!

    @saniya thang u! :))

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