hmmm society

Recently I heard lots of people speaking much about the society. As a collective representation of human kind, I have concern and interest over it, but certainly am not thinking it as God or awestruck with it for many reasons that I am going to explain here.

Successful people are fewer in number in comparison with failed people. This society hails the successful ones to a greater extent possible while snubbing the failed ones.  If ten persons participate in a race, there is room for only one to win. Then why snub those nine?. Aren’t they human? Don’t they have right to lead a peaceful life here? Why can’t this society accept them? Snubbing and ill-treating them shows only animal instinct.

Besides ignoring majority of failed individuals, it wants me to fall in a tasteless routine. It wants me to get a good job or business or a post with lots of power, get married, give birth to children and die in old age with lots of emptiness in my mind. 

This society believes that a person is happy only when he follows the above. Do you think the people who have lots of power and money is happy? I don’t think so. I have been privileged to watch people with power and money from close quarters. 

In my opinion they can only make others believe that they are happy. But in reality, their life too is a mixture of happiness and sorrows just like every other being in this world. The only difference is, they have luxury. Again that luxury brings in lots of diseases. It’s all well balanced. Besides, they are the ones who have the biggest fear of ''falling from great heights''.

And so, I am wondering if this society sets us up with false objective in life which have a nice chance of deceiving us all with its results. We need to be careful.


Lakshmi Rajan said...
April 7, 2010 at 11:01 AM

Hmmm... First of nice to see you woken from blog-slumber :)

Now coming back to the post. I would differ slightly with you. Yes, society lauds successful people. But I don't think it brackets the rest as a failed ones. Definitely, a common man does not view his friends or relatives as failed product just cos he is not an Ambani, Tata or SRK or Hrithik. Do we? I don't think so. The lauding of the successful is more out of psychological aspect that there are some who have power, fame and money that they can only dream of. But in reality, I don't think we view our normal unsung neighbours and society people as failed but just as one like us. Yes, people may call someone as failed if he wastes his time, energy and life but not every normal man navigating life in his own way...

Sat_hi_sh said...
April 7, 2010 at 12:45 PM

lONG TIME no see ??????

Society lauds the successfull all the time bot looking at those succesfull we can clearly find most of them dont fall in the category of job-marriage-children-retirement & define happiness in their own ways...

good to see you blogging
keep em comin
cheers !!!

Indian Pundit said...
April 7, 2010 at 12:59 PM

Good post buddy.

The society that u talk about is the typical "capitalist" society!

It rewards only the winners....and make others who failed look bad.

Very sad indeed.

Bharathi said...
April 7, 2010 at 2:03 PM

@ LR: Iam absolutely fine with you differing on my views. But I believe you would agree there is a difference in the way people see successful and failed persons.

Even if we leave that alone, what do you think about the second point that I wrote on this society.

Yeah I am back now for a short post. hope I continue blogging frequently. :-).

@ Sathish: Is it so. I thought those who dont fall for it are very few brave souls. nevertheless thanks a lot for commenting.

@ IP: u are absolutely right. I speak about the capitalist society. But the irony is, the majority are like this. nyways. thanks for commenting.

BK Chowla, said...
April 7, 2010 at 6:24 PM

It is very normal to applaud and follow a successful person

Siddhesh 'Ravan' Kabe said...
April 7, 2010 at 9:02 PM

I agree with yoou was never a social animal...societies were formed to raise the poor to standards but we never succeed.

Yes if u wanna rise above the society..u have the play by the rules...

Don't hate the player, hate the game- The Godfather.

Vishnu said...
April 7, 2010 at 10:42 PM

i kinda agree with ur philosophy.. but the example u gave to clarify it seems out of place.. human beings are also species in this world.. and they too follow the "survival of the fittest" theory..

Bharathi said...
April 9, 2010 at 10:13 AM

@ Chowla: True. I insist on recognisng and accepting the failed ones. secondly I would also like to stress on the last part of my post.

@ Sid: exactly. thanks for understanding.

@ Vishnu: That is exactly I am saying. we follow the survival of the fittest, but we vehemently disagree that.

akd said...
April 10, 2010 at 12:21 AM

yes buddy....u r right.

society creates loser and winner and draws a fat line between them.

Bharathi said...
April 10, 2010 at 10:02 AM

@ AKD: thanks buddy for droping in and a nice comment. keep visiting.

Dhiman said...
April 14, 2010 at 2:08 PM

well for the first point I would say if majority are failures then they would not like to see another failure hence snub them as they can see there own failures in others and laud the success because that what they 'dream'....
as far second point is concerned its a safest way .... age old tradition of following the known path rather than venturing into unknown ....
and yes most successful people too have their own share of sorrows but 'society' doesn't want to see it....

Bharathi said...
April 14, 2010 at 6:32 PM

@ Dhiman: I can agree. thanks for commenting

Kamal said...
April 14, 2010 at 10:44 PM

I agree. This world gauge success as a comparative term in terms of money, power rather than seeing how happily he is leading the life. But the sad truth indeed is that both the wealthy and poor, healthy and diseased are living with a perfect blend of sorrows and happiness. So, I believe that this comparison is meaningless in a self point of view. And this is what people want to understand to get a happy going IN THIS SOCIETY.

Bharathi said...
April 15, 2010 at 9:36 AM

@ Kamal: good. very good. you got it exactly right.

Sandy said...
April 18, 2010 at 2:56 PM

Nice to see u after long time..

I think...success is all depends upon individual's efforts. I really don't care what is society saying if someone fails. I really don't know and unable to understand why the people concerns so much about society, will have to give sincere efforts to achieve our objectives without so much concerning about the result and SOCIETY.

Bharathi said...
April 21, 2010 at 2:59 PM

@ Sandy: It is nice not to care about this society but unfortunately we depend on this soceity so badly.

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