Tuesday, July 01, 2008


Most of us, when overcome by those unmistakable feelings of disconnectedness from our surroundings, experience a sense of inner agitation of a peculiar kind. When human affairs are pressed beyond the ordinary, such as when at war, these moments of disconnectedness steer us to identify things that are “right” or “wrong.” Soon these moments turn into beliefs. Then we become emphatic about these beliefs. Then we suddenly find it easy to relate our normal day-to-day occurrences to these beliefs.

But this disconnect, the inner agitation, doesn't go away. It seems to persist despite our emphatic beliefs of right and wrong. This feeling, instead of getting resolved, dissolved, disappear and reassure us in the staunch positions we take on the issues of political importance, seems to go right past our ordinary day-to-day beliefs and is still left dangling, in search of home.

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