Surviving Truth

“Sach ye hai bekaar humein gham hota hai… Jo chaha tha, duniya mein kam hota hai.” are the words of a popular Ghazal sung by Jagjit Singh.

That probably echoes the reality today. What we think, it hardly happens. It is not that the truth exists or that the truth is troublesome… it is our inability to take it in ‘as is’ form and live with it. After all, truth is not so good every time. How many of you can actually digest the fact that the person you loved unfortunately got married to some one else and is getting laid every night by a person you would love to hate till eternity? Do you actually say ‘how nice’ where (s)he says his/her spouse is very romantic? No! You just smile and say WTF to yourself. You wish you had better luck. But you didn’t and thats the god damn truth. What you do is probably just move on.

Its not just about this example (I probably quoted the one that will hit one of the the hardest). Truth is always difficult to accept and then to survive after you have accepted. A lie, for that matter, is very easily digested. Ask yourself how many times you have spoken the truth when you could have lied and easily got away. Most of you might answer audaciously say you spoke truth every or rather most of the times. I’d say this is one of the times when you didn’t. Fooling one self, in my opinion, is very easy. In the entire life we keep walking on the brink of the thin line between the true world and the false world. And it is very difficult to tell when we have crossed the line. Take for an example, we dont know what we are. Meaning, we are not aware of our own true potential. So we might be under confident and think we are no good. Or we might think the opposite. So most of the times we are portraying a false image of ourselves in front of the world. Afterall haven’t you seen a shabbily dressed voluptuous woman thinking she is one great xxx bomb around? The problem lies within us. We are oblivious to what we are and what the world around us is. Being a normal human being, we are bound to do it. But what if we all start accepting the truth as is? Will we lead a good life?

I’m happy with my life and that is indeed a truth. But if you ask me, my truth is a life I wanted to live on my own terms. So that I never have to speak a lie or accept a lie. But I know it is a, well… may be another truth. Can life give me one day to chug all my bound and live like a free bird? just one day!

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Sach ka Saamna

A new television show has come up on Star Plus recently, yet another copied platform from another American idea, the moment of truth. I think Star TV has a copy right… of copying television serials. 🙂

Anyway, its not about why star has copied the serial. This post is about how on earth can some one think of starting such a serial in first place? I dont understand what the makers of the serial thinking when they came up with this idea. If you haven’t watched couple of its episodes or haven’t read about it some where, let me tell you what it is all about. We have our host Rajeev Khandelwal who invites contestants to come up and take the challenge to face the truth about themselves. Prior to the show, they are asked scores of questions under the influence of a polygraph (a device that can catch you if you are lying. My suggestion: Install one in the Parliament :mrgreen:  ). 21 out of those questions are then asked to you (the contestant) in front of the show audience, some of your invited relatives and the television audience. Your answers are normally Boolean, yes or no. If you speak truth, you go up the level and earn money (starting from 100,000 for the first level). If you give an answer which does not match with your polygraph, you are out.

Looks simple? If you watch it you will say looks weird. For example a guy who is also a popular actor, was asked if he has a foster child, and then if he ever had sex with any of his relative… I mean what the hell you have got to do with it? The kind of answers he gave makes you feel he was such an a**h*** of a guy! He takes a beating from his relatives, friends, his fans and almost every one he knows. A moment of truth ruins the rest of his life.

In my opinion, little bit of lying around is good for a peaceful neighborhood. 🙂    What say?