Monday, August 07, 2006

Truly Good-Hearted People

People lacking in confidence will usually be low-key by choice. The lack of confidence could be due to many reasons. Say, current bad times in education, career or personal life. Such people would therefore invariably appear harmless to others. Often this harmlessness could be mistaken as their being 'good-natured.'

Give them some good times. Boost up their confidence. Make them feel some buoyancy of spirits. Then make a check on their good-naturedness. How quickly does one's success get into one's head? How fast do the nails of conceit start growing with the rise in confidence? Does the person succeed in maintaining the same modesty that he had during his 'bad' times?

I have come across more than one instance of people betraying clear changes the moment things changed with them.

I am reminded of the saying that the true character of a person is seen when he faces bad conditions. I feel it is equally true if put the other way round.

Ah! Finally a simple blog! :D the eyes of the beholder!

(From my letter to Pramod Singh, who's an aspiring photographer, regarding what I would like be subjects of my drawings)

Regarding the 'being busy' predicament. I feel, one should not feel too bad about it. Not because of any philosophical blah. But because of the simple reason that there are plenty of beautiful surprises waiting for us at every corner even in our mundane quarters. Everything is beautiful. Right now, I have sitting alone in a 20 seater lab. The tubelight over my head is glowing, casting beautiful shadows of my cell and wallet kept on my desk. If I had been a photographer like you, I wouldn't have waited to capture this! :) Right from my childhood, everyday life beauties have always enchanted me more than scenic beauties. Perhaps, that's one reason why I got drawn towards cartooning. In fact, while I keep fiddling with landscapes drawings for honing my water colouring skills, my final goal is to be able to capture every day events -- people quibbling in the marketplace, grandpa sitting on his rocking chair in the verandah sipping his coffee and reading the newspaper, a algae covered red brick wall with a dilapidated stair-case! Would be nice to capture such beauties! :)

Chal. Have a good day!