Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Choose Your Poison

Someone mentioned today, for the nth time, that sugar is poison. I had to respond. 

1. Life is poison - It's an engine that ignites every morning, no problems most of the time. Gradually it loses shine and sheen and one day, it just refuses to work. Some people prolong the life of the human vehicle by replacing batteries or getting a new ignition spark etc etc, but the quality of life is never the same again. And then, one day, no matter how hard you fight it, it just refuses to turn back on. No one argues this hypothesis so there is no open research on it. But it would do you well to keep this in mind. No matter how long you get to live - Life Is Short. QED.

2. Time is poison - Well, it is killing you slowly with every passing second, isn't it? QED.

3. The air we breathe is poison - I don't hear arguments here either. QED.

4. The food is poison - Pesticides, artificial drug pumped vegetables and animals. Damn, who can argue that. Plenty of research here. .

5. Lack of love is poison - Lack of love, makes the quality of life so bad that I would refuse to call it a life. It's at best a poor simulation of life. So lack of love is poison.

6. Love is poison - Talk to the incurable romantics, who have killed themselves in the name of love. There are others among us, who die every minute in the name of love. Either missing someone makes us miss a heart beat, or watching them come home after a long time makes us miss it. Sometimes it is both. Only those you love have the keys to your happiness. They make you laugh to the point of hysteria - which damages heart and other bodily functions and they make you cry into depression cutting life short by days and months as time goes by. Poison.

The list goes on. Everything kills you. What doesn't kill you is a little bit of happiness, from the small things. And even if they do kill you, they are worth indulging in, worth savoring. At the end of all things, nothing really matters, but your memories, made of small cups of tea (with sugar) that make you happy...

4 comments:

Grey Inks said...

Lols. Thanks for the silver lining (or is it lines) in the last para! Not all of life is poison!

And if I may add, the ink in the pen can also become poison. Your blogs talk about happiness and refresh the spirit. Very few people think like you in these times when materialsm scores over relationships....

vedmitra b sharma said...


This is for real. In the Medical College was a junior whom a lot of hostel-mates called a clown! I had a chance meeting with him at the dining-table. While every other there was rushing through his grub, this cool guy was going through the meal as if he had all the time in the world for his meal. And after each morsel he ate, he uttered the words," Aa Haa Haa!" And then came the next morsel and the same exclamation followed. He was enjoying this insipid hostel food no end. I put the first morsel in my mouth and it was a specimen of a "rotten" meal I ever had till then. I looked at him and asked him if the food was as good as he made it to be. He smiled. " My grand-father was my mentor and he taught me to enjoy every bit of life's moment.
The next day somebody from his village came to see him in the morning and he asked me where he could see this chap. He was not in his room, he was not in the mess and I thought he must be in the wash-room. I took him there and could not see him there as well. The gentleman was upset. Then I remembered his philosophy. We waited outside the row of the toilets. And lo! "Aa Haa Haa" words came out from one of the toilets! Yes, here was our friend. With each easing, the joy must get expressed!
Poison is everywhere. One must imbibe the spirit to enjoy even that where it does not exist. Let even the daily cup of sugared tea give you joy as if it is the nectar of Life!!!

Neeru Sharma said...

sahi kaha!!small small things can give so much joy..only if one is open to realize it! Mankind is madly running, hankering after goals targets and has forgotten the joy of small things!!

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