Love in the Time of Cholera!
Bloggers Note: If the title does not even sound vaguely familiar to you, I’m afraid your quizzing funda is not upto the mark. Go Google it, or wiki it or (preferably) scroll down to the bottom of this long, long post to find out what its about.
“Love is in the air”, the purist inside exclaims as the cynic (who has always had his way) snubs it saying, “Yeah, so what! Its always been in the *ahem air from the childhood to the blah, blah…”, you know all the crap! But yet being ’18’ adds a whole new dimension to the above phrase; you actually get to observe it.
Things a IIT aspirant gets to observe can hardly be classified as relevant to the common man. When I closed my house gate, i realized that i should apply my force as far away from the hinge as possible, simply because Torque=Force x r. When the bus braked, Newton’s inertia filled my mind. And ofcourse, when adding sugar to tea, I was reminded of anomers and epimers.
But now that I’m an “IIT’ian”, I really get to see Love (mind you not feel it :P). When one sees people around him going out with each other, he often wonders about the true meaning of this concept called Love. One friend conveniently referred to it as an extended-friendship but I still find it hard to realize the difference between ‘best-friendship’ and the so-called ‘extended-friendship’. Is it all about whispering sweet nothings, private meetings rather than gang meetings? Maybe only (*ahem) experience will tell.
Many a time there is a very thin boundary separating good friendship and love; and our pour souls often do not recognize this (non-existent) boundary as and when they cross it. Speaking of friendship, how can one love a person that he/she is not a good friend of? ‘Love @ First sight’ is more of a misnomer than a cliche. It should rightly be called “Infatuation/Desier/Fetish (I refuse to use stronger words) at first sight”. Only when you get to know a person as a friend, can you ever like them? The reverse can never work. Looks do matter, but a ‘hot-bitch’ is not really the ideal person for a relationship. Like my Thermodynamics book says, “The concept of an idea process is as flawed as that of an ideal partner”. Nice eh?
But imagine the plight of an average Joe (The Plumber?) who after getting to know a girl finds himself crossing that faint boundary, so he dutifully goes and proposes only to be snubbed, “Oh! I never thought of our relationship that way. I’m so sorry”; whatever the “that way” refers to. And he moves a long distance away from her, drinks, and grows a nice beard. 🙂 Speaking of which, I really don’t believe in Long-Distance relationships either. There’s a great possibility of you being two-timed and your partner might have changed a lot when you next met him/her. Moreover, STD/ISD calls aren’t exactly cheap, emails/chats dont match. As a friend summed up, “Expression is everything!!”.
Behaviour Science has given me a lot of belief in Case studies. <>
Apart from these, there are n other problems which if I start mentioning might make this post too long. There’s always the question of intellectual wavelength matching. I for one, would prefer a geeky girlfriend. I am too dumb to whisper sweet nothings. So Bessel Equations of the first kind, quantum chemistry and Graph Theory rock anyday… after all its just an extended friendship right?
So from the above discussions you might have concluded that
1. I’m a cynic of the highest order
2. I’m not in love. Sorry for the misleading title.
But then again, I’m a product of my society as all the personality devp theories go, mine too is developed as I reflect on my surroundings. The society, is after all a mirror right? But no, love is not really bad?? A disputable question, I guess. But since I’m being so cynical, i invite one of you to make a guest post countering me, you could name it “Love in the time of errrrrrrrr………Love”. 😀 I know this post seems pretty random to most of you, but just like love, Randomness is always in the air!!
Bloggers Note: The title is the name of a 2007 movie, in which 2 songs were recorded by Shakira. Shakira was also invited to play as an actress in the film, but Shakira rejected this offer as she did not wish to appear in the nude. So thats all for today…. your comments are most definitely welcome but don’t expect me to change. After all, constancy is the only thing constant in the world.
P.S: Quizzing fever has caught me again. I atlast found that Roorkee does have a good quizzing culture. So three cheers to Litta! I might post a quiz sometime soon. 🙂