Friday, December 28, 2007

Impressions of a mind

Hi ! I am the mind of an eight year old ..maybe ten ..but I think I have not evolved beyond that . Many decades have swept past, but I am still young . No, I am not childish or immature ..Ive learnt to think ,understand, accept and express..but some of my impressions have not changed..they are what they are when they were eight years old. These impressions are about people , places and events that are recorded ..the adult mind tried to supress me sometimes or merge the perspectives..but I think my impressions are clear.They are recorded in black and white and I am going to tell you what I think.

My first impressions were about good vs bad people. Goodness was associated with kind, affectionate and loving people who gave us gifts, spoke nice words and made us laugh. Bad was associated with people who were rude, jealous, get angry often , selfish who refused to help when in need and were often indifferent. We didnt know what arrogance, cunning and cheating was then . These were just the parameters to judge good or bad.

I was told that I was good when I was silent, smiled , studied well and listened to elders and bad when I got angry and screamed, behaved badly (never knew what that really meant), didnt get 10/10 and refused to listen .Then there were good manners and bad manners. I didnt know if I was a good or a bad child, but always felt that there was always someone better than me . So, I gave up competing (Or did I ? Or is the adult mind in me talking ?)

This post is dedicated to Kamalee , one of my close friends who has been after me to write ..and my mind is now racing..So I dont know if its a good thing or a bad thing

(To be continued ..)


Anonymous said...

tks dear lakshmi...............
now i can claim a cut in your millions that you wud b raking wishes for more impression and views...we will be eight till we view is mostly reasoning prejudice and guilt

I am said...

fine tuned ..clear Impressions are a function of adult mind...

a child is born with a blank new blackboard or paper on which life and the adult shapes up...

look forward to the follow-up..

GMG said...

I was wondering whether there were no updates on your blogs, but then I found it... Interesting post!
Wish you a very happy, healthy and successful 2008!

backpakker said...

kamalee- ha ha ..Im sure we are aqll children at heart, but believe me, kids grow up with prejudices as well

I am - Yes..I agree

GMG- Thanks for your wishes and wish you the same as well..monologues is another facet to me and Im planning to keep it active regularly ..havent travelled much , but will be posting today in backpakker

Apun Ka Desh said...

Interesting.. will wait for the 'To Be Continued..'.

Happy New Year.

Anjuli said...

Hey u posted something finally.....:-)

Good and Bad still remain the same for me too, so effectively my mind too is 8 yrs. old.

Keep posting!

Happy New Year!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

Hi,A first timer here
//and my mind is now racing..So I dont know if its a good thing or a bad thing //
You will never be able to stop it,good will feel it in time to come
Wish you a happy new year

RustyNeurons said...

Hey, Happy New Year!!
Please continue posting in 2008 and the coming years :) (i meant regularly!)

backpakker said...

Apun Ka Desh - Thanks . wish you the same..The impression series are going to be in bits and pieces ..if I recollect them

Anjuli - Thanks..wish you the same. I have been focussing on backpakker -so have not been in the monologue mood ..I think for most of us impressions created in childhood remain the same

Compassion Unlimited - Welcome to my blog and thanks for your wishes.wish you the same as well . I do hope so ..

Rusty -Thanks..wish you the same..Its one of my new year resolutions :) actually I dont have any other