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Do we need reasons? (4)

Not always but may be often, in the guise of ‘ideals’ we tend to defend our otherwise irrational conduct; especially so when the general opinion and expectations of people around us is quite the opposite. We find comfort in ‘ideals’ while confused. We seek to be reassured by people close to us or by ideals dear to us.

Most of us would cease to see beyond our chosen ideals.

If not ideals, we at least have some notions and beliefs regarding general code of conduct while judging and forming opinions about ourselves and others. When questioned, we may end up at some accepted norm or ideal in a given place and time. Although, the norm and ideals keep on changing with time and place, these subtly affect our judgments and choices. Challenging the same may not be ‘safe’ and perhaps this is why we tend to ‘stop’ at the boundary of ‘acceptable’.

Reasoning and questioning can take us through these boundaries. It doesn’t mean violating the boundaries. Seeing beyond the border is fortunately not considered same as crossing the one! A ‘not so bound’ mind can easily wander and explore a little into the ‘prohibited’. The search when not bound by the expected outcome is indeed a search, isn’t it? (Otherwise it’s a re-search!)

Such a probe sometime can make one wonder as to what we are up to, after all? What exactly is we are looking for? A funeral if ‘attended’ can easily bring back the person to one’s basics and question many of the activities and routines that we keep on repeating every day. But somehow, we stop or postpone that reasoning cunningly every time it surfaces. Continuity nurtures sense of security.

If we really are concerned about having only ‘one life’, is it not a reason enough to reason out certain basics?

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