Fun-filled, traumatic, joyous, troublesome, boring, cruel, pleasing, satisfying, challenging, tempting, misleading - yes Life is full of 'em - that is why life is so very SPECIAL - and yet the thrill is in "living" life! And all the accompanying ordeals are the frills attached with the thrills.

Monday, December 26, 2005

Life as an equation?

I only laugh at those numerous "character tests" found generously scattered everywhere - in books, magazines, internet. And with time, the popularity of such tests only seem to be on a rise. Ofcourse, with no disregard to others' feelings, I would only want to wonder why is that people seem thrilled when such tests 'claim' to reveal what they are - infact people would know better about themselves - won't they? and therefore, do they need a test for that?

What I deem to be funny is the way things are interpreted.
You like to go by the sea for holiday? then you are a sober and dull person.
You like to go to the hills? you are full of energy and enthusiasm.
And some poor little souls, would even find all ways, totally disjoint from their taste and mood, to alter their likes and dislikes just to fit into that 'seemingly perfect category'.

As I keep saying, life is such a wonderful thing and I just can't accept it as an equation. If x=y, then z=?. Mathematics and Science, according to me, will just not work on life's boundless horizon.

I like black and like black because I like black not because I am boring or dull or negative.

Isn't it high time to stop analysing people by such tests based on their likes and dislikes? And if you notice the analysis generally has two shades - a positive one and a negative one and generally the positive one carries the person off his feet and then the negative one brings him back making him remark "yeah! how true....".

And there are many such illogical attributions :
black for negativism, white for purity or goodness, height for success, depth for down fall...
Well, its okay as far as you attribute goodness to something but why attribute negativism?

11 comments:

sthupit girl said...

well written, i must say. and makes a lot of sense.

I do them for fun, jst to see what the COMPUTER thinks of me... lol..

happy new year!!

Ravi said...

Hey Preetika, thanks for your wishes and Happy New Year - 2006 to you too!! Well frankly, I didn't feel too good about this post - felt the content was not aptly worded. Am glad that I got some good words about it ;-)

வேதா said...

hi ravi,
how u doing? actually i was thinking of posting kind of something which predicts our nature thro numbers. after reading this post i am giving a second thought. character tests are genuine to a certain extent when the psycho analysis is done by verified methods.but now each and every magazine carries something like this "ungal kadalar ungalai nijamave nesikirara?", "ungal kadal vetri peruma"?, "neengal nallavara?". kudumbathula kalagamoota idhu podatha!!. the results of these so called tests consists of both positive and negative traits. people jus accept the pos ones, but not the neg ones.they dont jus understand every human being consists of both pos and neg traits,only the percentage differs.we are like what kamal says "kadavul paadhi ,mirugam paadhi kalanthu seitha kalavai naan". sorry romba aruthuten.solratha narukkunnu solra kalai enakku innum varla.

Ravi said...

Veda, arukka ellam illa. Romba correct-a sonneenga. If you able to laugh it off at certain comments, then its fine but if you are going to take it too seriously, that's when the trouble starts. As you very rightly said, everyone has a grey side with varying magnitudes!

Viewer said...

Yeah they sure are meaningless stuff but somehow its one way of tryingto see oneself in a certain way ...

I luv to take such tests just for the sheer kick to know its response...timepass;)

Happy new year :)

Balaji S Rajan said...

Good article. Wish you a happy new year.

Ravi said...

Thanks Viewer & Balaji. A very Happy New Year 2006 to you too!

Filtered Sambhar said...

dude u still in bangalore? lets catch up if so...me leavin in 2 weeks time.

the Monk said...

it makes for good timepass...and some of the questions can be funny...

sthupit girl said...

ur stuck again mister

Ravi said...

Thanks 'the monk' for dropping by.
Preetika, yes! am stuck again - "somebody... pull me out pleaaase...". Thanks for the reminder Preetika, I set off to write a post but am not done with it yet. Expect it pretty soon.