One of my friends wrote in his blog ‘Coffee Complicates’ but I beg to differ. We complicate, i.e., the people who make up life complicate. Coffee, to say, just becomes a medium.
Why do we deliberately complicate our lives &, for that matter, of those around us? What do we gain out of it? & most importantly, how do we complicate? We complicate things when we speak before thinking, when we talk without considering the implications of our spoken words, when we have wrong priorities, when we attribute importance to those who deserve it the least, when we shed tears for reasons which are worthless – all this & much more complicates our lives.
Why do we do it? Simple, because we are unclear & unsure about ourselves. We believe we know best but fail to see the interpretation of this knowledge in the minds of others. What may seem harmless to you may actually appear a well – woven web of deceit for someone else. This may be unintentional.
But, at times, we do deliberately mess things up for ourselves. This happens when we do something that we know is wrong but we still do it. Why? Because we cannot control ourselves – we stop our minds from falling in the trap but cannot bind our hearts. This becomes the lethal step… towards our own annihilation.
Because we are bound to other people, our state affects them. Our problems burden them too. We end up complicating their lives. At times, this makes me feel it would have been better had we all been alone.
Lastly, what do we gain out of it? In uncharitable opinions, it is to gain sympathy. Maybe it is true. Who does not need sympathy? Even the strongest of people feel weak in the face of the harshest of adversaries. If not sympathy, they do need support however much they are strong within…
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