Monday, June 23, 2008

for youth


long after my childhood joys have punctured as mere detergent bubbles in a tub full of bedsheets being soaked for cleaning, i wonder at the concept of sin and guilt and piety and joy.
isn't this all a product of my mind? even mind itself being the product of (other) minds? what is childhood but innocence getting ready to sin, and old age but knowledge being prepared for purgation? and if they are but two sides of the same coin then what is me, the youth doing in between?
am i just the genitor who produces more generations while i myself give way to age? or am i, a kind of living, breathing bio-philosophy, who just by giving birth is shaping an other generation of philosophers of mind?
long i've been neglected in favour of the other two, isn't it me, who has the key to both these states? isn't it only me who has the power to go beyond the cycles of birth and death?

8 comments:

How do we know said...

In that, is the assumption that there are 3 distinct stages.

oceanic mirages said...

:-) reality is what u believe in...

Jac said...

I am not so young so I don't want to comment about the young at the moment.

But I agree on one of your points that children and old people are almost sides of the same coin.

Ash said...

Profound post.

Ash said...

As to your question as to why the Mini cooper shot is cool, I suppose you could interpret it any way your wish. Me, I found it cool because of its colors and symmetry and the overall mood!

adi said...

Howdy: yes. ?

OM: :) yes, it is. and it is not.

Jac: he-he, neither am i, Sir!

Ash: thanks. yes, that was my reaction too. it was not the car that was cool, it was the moment and the surroundings that made the shot cool :)

human being said...

deeeeeeeep thoughts
yes Adee, me think it is you...
each one of us are a unique mind... creating a new world... going beyond what others have created...
there is just one Adee in this cosmos... no other being thinks and creates like him....
your child will be someone new, too... s/he may get many things from you and your wife, but you'll be surprised to see how uniquely and freshly s/he's thinking and seeing the world...

adi said...

human: as of now, i myself am a child. but then, i feel a young man and an old poet too residing within, sometimes :) thanks for the words.

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