Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Solitude!!.....


The word sure does have enough connotations and people seem to be coming up with even more… nevertheless ...I still would say I enjoy solitude!
Often associated with terminologies like “loner”, “recluse”, “seclusion”, I feel AT TIMES that the brighter side to the word is ignored! The at times in bold is just to ensure that anyone reading this does not take it to be a generalization!
To me it simply is the love for retirement…..a tool that enables introspection……a great way to distinguish between right and wrong….. A state to train the mind to escape the clutches of materialism
Not intending to preach, but then I definitely assert that Solitude is probably one of the most effective way towards self realization and maybe Self Actualization as well. “I Love Tranquil Solitude”
People like being alone…….but not too many people like people, who like being alone. Seventy out of hundred times it is misinterpreted…….A few say that solitude and depression are something which may go hand in hand……well I think the word that ought to be there instead of solitude would be loneliness……I think solitude is very much an optimistic concept and it cannot be labeled as something that can cause depression. Loneliness could be one of the reasons without doubt.
When they are alone they want to be with others, and when they are with others they want to be alone. After all, human beings are like that…
This is one of my favourite quotes………true ehh?? Or am I giving the impression of being contradictory!!!
Do solitude and music go hand in hand?...Well I think they do…..I have noticed this many people who enjoy solitude tend to enjoy and appreciate music a little more than others. Well…..it is just another observation and not a loose statement!
Well I think I have preached enough for the day! But just a final thought ….in today’s world of immense competition which is characterized by a rat race to conquer materialistic pleasures, solitude is definitely something that would help a person to look at the things/ people the way they are and not the way they appear to be. It would definitely make living more worthwhile and enjoyable! What say?????.........

7 comments:

Shreenath said...

Splendid take on solitude., and yes , I too like it, with a pinch of music to go by. Nothing better to sort out yourself than this!! :)

kbharathkumar82 said...

Me enjoying solitude :|

vijay said...

can a person enjoy both company and solitude?? :S cuz i dunno in which category am in :P

gayatri said...

hmm....goin by the way i look at solitude -- why not!!

babul said...

it is very essential and beautiful term for life but... yes cant be persisted with for too long (depends individual to individual)..surely i cant:( ....
..whole day spents doing our routine work n disspointly ends with thinking for the next day..thnk off:(... we tend to forget ourslves..we need solitude to the extent to understand our senses.........
........ lovely quote

Aakarsh said...
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Aakarsh said...

It is only in solitude that you reflect upon yourselves, in the mirror of silence.

Good piece.