Saturday, March 26, 2005

Compromises

Man is not logical and his intellectual history is a record of mental reserves and compromises. He hangs on to what he can in his old beliefs even when he is compelled to surrender their logical basis. - John Dewey

While I don't know the context behind Dewey's quote, I certainly am trying to justify some of the compromises that I have had to make in the last few months. However these compromises seem insignificant compared to those that I might have to make in the next couple of months.

But, should I even consider making those compromises? Are they worth it? And how am I going to justify them when I have been known to take a public stand against them in the past? Or should I even bother justifying them? The answer to all these questions, is one that I know clearly - I DON'T KNOW!

I wish that times were better. I wish that things were different. I wish that I do not have to make any more compromises. I wish for a better future. I wish I was right. And I wish for an Easy Button to solve all my problems!

10 comments:

capriciously_me said...

and this too shall pass :)

Anonymous said...

What was this post intended for?
Have something in mind,which needs to be portrayed as cryptic as possible to the blog readers,making them understand nothing and finally comment a completely unrelated pacifying sentence?

hmm..

anantha said...
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anantha said...

anon: "I dont know who you are". that my friend is another entry into my "I dont know" list....
this blog is just an avenue to lose some steam. The crptic feel is intentional, but am not looking for any feedback. Logically thats not possible....

Nilu said...

as always, in a few years youwill look back and think how trivial the anxiety was.

Life is funny for sure ...ain't it?

Megha said...

In the words of Nietzsche — What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger.

Experiences in life can sometimes make you question your beliefs, but what's a belief if it cannot withstand some questioning from time to time?

Am sure one day, you'll look back to these times and smile.

dev2r said...

Even if you "fall down", put it behind you and look forward to doing the right thing next time.
When you're sure you're not hurting anyone else except your own convictions by these compromises, the ends do justify the means.

bigplans said...

Megha- I agree totally.

Anti- Keep the chin up matey.Btw, wassup in life..a coupla offline msgs won't hurt at all

Sandhya Ramachandran said...

Hi!
I think life needs alot of compromises, but not in exchange for your ideals. Stick to what you believe in life. I feel that until we live our life the way we want it to be, what we live isn't life at all. SO compromise, but not when it does not leave you happy!
God...Am I being too preachy?

anantha said...

@ CM: Thanx...hope to see u back soon.

@ Nilu: Yup, it is certainly very very funny, sometimes. And the joke's on us.

@ Megha: True, I certainly hope to get something positive later, out of what has been a "not so positive" period of my life. That hope and the presence of my friends is what has kept me from throwing in the towel.

@ Dev: Hmmmm... point to ponder...

@ Jayendra: Will do da... And mebbe u cld do the same too ;)

@ Sandhya: Some of these compromises are in the fond hope that they might make me happier in the future..It's just that i have been on a guilt trip this past couple of weeks...Nah.. I appreciate the comments...

@ All: This post was just intended to let some steam off. Yeah, it might seem attention grabbing, but I hope to be in a position to clarify everything soon enf to help others who are/would be in the same position as me...