Thursday, October 14, 2010

The beauty in humility

If there is one thing that can completely take me in, its humility. 
 
There is something so charming about being humble, about acknowledging that there is a world outside of us, that there are people exceedingly better than us, that everyone has conquered some frontiers - which may not always be external. Maybe the very fact that it has become so rare to find truly humble people is what makes them stand out. Senseless stupid sentences, loud nonstop conversations, boastful sounds from people who are so full of themselves has become such a disgustingly common place thing to me these days. I thought college was bad with stupid immature people unable to accept that there can be anything outside of themselves, better than themselves. Turns out the "corporate" world is worse.

I struggle to find people who can manage to keep their big mouths shut unless they can contribute something useful or pleasurable to everyone who can hear them. I struggle to find people who have discovered the magic of modesty - the haven from where all virtues shoot. Most times, I honestly struggle to understand exactly what a person really wants to say even after he has spoken for almost 2 hours.

The respect I might have once had comes crashing down the minute the person gets vocal about senseless things. If somebody has done something good, the world will figure it out sooner or later. Maybe we can do them a favor and give them a chance to discover it themselves. I have tired myself out asking what drives a person, (who can otherwise be exceedingly excellent) to such idiocy.. I have tried answers like " the proverbial rat race ", "plain insecurity", "serious mental disorders". How most people can be so blind and live in denial about some of the the most fundamental truths will always be a big question in my head.

Gargi

6 comments:

Aravind said...

Is that why you are so quiet? :)

gargi said...

Aravind, I am quiet??!! :P :)

Anonymous said...

I think you are the only person I know who has the right to write this. :) Splendid and true.
Your writing is as always lyrical, poetic and an absolute pleasure to read. With every piece you write, the truth in your writings comes glaring out.

Aravind said...

yes

Aswin said...

Oh, you should be here.
It's all about who can croak better.

Anonymous said...

So very true...