Did it ever occur to you that the daily, trivial conversations you hear or get involved in, may actually have a deep-rooted meaning to it?
That if you think diligently, you are more involved in the SYSTEM of 'Conversationalists' and turn a blind eye to the SURROUNDINGS of 'Interpretors' ?
The previous day I happen to eavesdrop on a conversation between some Conversationalists - A Mother and her ignorant son - and some Interpretors - a poor, sensitive girl.
Son: What brand should I choose to get my suit made for the interview?
Mom (calling out to a poor girl outside to come up and collect some food) : Buy whatever suits you, dont bug me right now.
Mom to poor girl: Chandni beti, had your lunch already?
Poor Girl: Nai, Maa is not back from work yet. The construction site manager is very strict about work hours.
Son: How about Blackberry or Van Huesen, although they are a touch expensive.
Mom (semi-attentive): Huh? Your money. Spend it on whatever you like. Just don't crib about anything later, like you always do.
Mom (to poor girl): Do you like Biscuits ??
Poor girl nods and says "Cream waale biscuits"
Son: How about Raymonds. They just want 7000 for making you a 'complete man' (he intended pun!).
As soon as the amount 7000 sprung up, the poor girl's face turned wary and shy. He would have surely hoped on becoming a 'Complete Man' in that amount, but for once had he been careful of boasting his wealth in front of the poor girl, he would not surely have missed some figures :
- According to a 2007 report by the state-run National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganized Sector (NCEUS), 65% or 750 million Indians live on less than Rs. 7200 per annum.
- Leave aside suits, over 40% of the people living in remote areas don't have proper clothing and shelter to save them from the weather gods.These things do not immediately hit us because we are not on the receiving end. We are just SO self involved sometimes. All we think of is US, turning a blind eye to THEM. But, basically US and THEM are the branches of the same plant, deep-rooted into the soils of Humanity. The US branch grew a bit longer than the THEM branch. All they were short of was some Xylem/Phloem(Nourishment) and some Sunlight(Exposure).
Only if, the SEEDER was considerate enough to water the plant on a daily basis.