Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Since morning today, two discussions have happened. I came to know a few things which I will remember for my life. More than that, I got to think of thoughts I wouldn't have bothered about otherwise.

I am not much into hyperboles when I am talking about something I feel passionate about. But I just want you to know how passionate I feel about discussions. Discussions about anything. As long as they are sincere, come from your heart, and are constituted of sentences and passages that have gone through some degree of refinement.

I am not going to write a long essay here. People who know me, and have met me for anytime, know well about my love for discussions. Sometimes, it's a matter of fun to my dear ones. But all in all, I am sure they all understand well that it's not my way of killing time, socialising, or pampering my laziness; it's one of my life's greatest passions.

Discussions turn into speaches, lectures, discourse, essays and books. But above all, a well conducted discussion shapes thoughts, cleans the mind of clutter. It often touches lives.

Probably, I will write a lot more about discussions in future, in disparate pieces maybe.


BWG said...

Listening and seeing the other point of view are also important parts of discussion. I have known some people to just argue for the sake of it.

And sometimes, I can understand the other point of view so well that I won't have anything to say. Do you know any remedy for that?

Sujit Kumar Chakrabarti said...

Very true. Discussions are less about telling one's own point than about understanding others'.

Well, I feel, understanding the other point of view is a rare event. So, every time it happens, there's a reason to rejoice. So, I would say, if you agree so well with the other person that you don't feel the need to add anything, then you should tell at least that. :)