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Society’s sad truths

society's sad truths

Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals. Oscar Wilde

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What is Society ?

Cambridge dictionary defines it as

A large group of people who live together in an organised  way, making decisions about how to do things and sharing the work  that needs to be done. All the people  in a country, or in several similar countries,can be referred to as a society.

What are the constituents of present society?

I am not sure.You can help me understand better.

I am as confused as you are,

My guess is, you automatically become part of society,the day you are born. ( free membership )

Welcome to our society

Don’t we all strictly follow what society says ?

Then why you say you are not happy with the society or why society says you are not up to its set up standards ?

Where things going wrong ?

Can Society be the great manipulator?

“Society is funny. They ask you to be yourself and yet they judge you”   random

Every single person on the planet has a story.But society does not have time to listen to the story.

Society judges you based on  whether you are rich or poor,you are beautiful or ugly,how you dress,how you behave,your tastes,your likes.

Society does micro inspection of your so called imperfections, and by magnifying it, decides your worth

It is interested to know the company and the friends you have.

If you are an introvert you are made funny.If you are an extrovert,you are made to learn advantages of  of being quiet.

You can’t escape the society you created,whose presence you feel every second of your existence.

You think you are proud in naming somebody as ‘black sheep’?

But do you know what this  ‘black sheep’ is telling ? Read.

” I may be the black sheep of your society,but some of your white sheep’s aren’t as white as they appear!”     unknown.

And what about Karma’s statement ?

” Sometimes you have to suffer in life,not because you were bad but because you didn’t realize where to stop being good”.

And John Lennon’s statement….

“Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I’m liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That’s what’s insane about it.”

Do you know the power of influence of the society on you ?

Some examples

  • Even the prettiest girl feels ugly sometimes
  • The happiest girl cries at night
  • The most independent girl feels alone
  • Double standards & hypocrisy at every opportunity and accepted as norms
  • By introducing beauty products,cosmetic surgeries…you are made to look inferior to others
  • Turning blind eye to the events,and none can complain
  • Money is more important than Human values

source-Google

7 lies by which Society misguides you

We might all be living different lives,when it comes down to it,we are all fighting the same monsters. unknown

Society prepares the crime, the criminal commits it.      Henry Thomas Buckle

You are hated ,because the way you are loved by others.

Society says Everyone is beautiful,but still hates ugliness.

Society confuses you

  • Be you,they say
  • But then they tell me to change
  • Be unique they say
  • But they frown at my indifference
  • Don’t conform,they say
  • But then they mold me to their standards
  • Love yourself, they say
  • But then they say I am arrogant
  • Be kind, they say
  • But then they tell me I am a fake
  • Relax,they say
  • But then they call me lazy
  • Work hard,they say
  • But then they say I am uptight
  • Money can not buy happiness,they say
  • But then they laugh at me for being poor
  • Weight does not matter, they say
  • But then they say I am not skinny enough
  • Cherish your youth, they say
  • But then they tell me to grow up
  • Slow down ,they say
  • But then they rush my decisions
  • It’s OK to be sad,they say
  • But then they tell me other people have it worse
  • Do what you love,they say
  • But then they tell me i won’t be successful
  • You will be OK,they say
  • But then they leave me to rot
  • Be you, they say
  • But I no longer know what that is

source-google images.

Society has become so fake that ,the truth actually bothers people   unknown

Is perfect society possible ?

Again ,I don’t have an answer.

You can help me in guiding me what constitutes a perfect society.

How to be part of the society ?

Always remember that for every deed there is a good side and bad side of the story.

Ultimately you have decide yourself.

Whenever others disapprove of you, you must disregard them and be the only one to judge your own decisions and actions.
Amy Tan

Take home Message

(3 points to remember)

1.We always blame society for all our problems,but we are part of the society whether you like it or not.

2.So to make it a better place we must change ourselves first.

3.We as a society must stop being judgmental.

Please share your thoughts.

Thank you. Namaste🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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Lie & Life go together !

Half truth

I always tell the truth. Even when I lie. Al Pacino

Lies….lies….lies

Every body lies .Yes.This includes You & me. That is the truth.

Can you keep your Right hand on your heart and say you never lie ?

We lie even to ourselves !! Our world is full of liars!!

Art of lying starts right from when you are 5 yrs old.Parents to their children,children to their parents,Friend to another friend,Husband to wife vice versa,Lovers to each other,superior to subordinate and subordinate to superior.People lie to doctors,to lawyers,to relatives,you name it,at every stage one is lying to others depending on the circumstances.

The day is incomplete if you don’t lie !

And what about Surveys ,the Researchers undertake to know the pulse of the people?

Are they getting the truthful response ?

How about our dependence on Google for A to Z queries ? Are you getting the accurate reply?

Then why on the Earth you expect others to be Honest ??

Is this not the best example of ‘Double Standard’ ?

Nicholas Sparks says lie is a part of living.

“Because everybody lies, It’s part of living in society.

Don’t get me wrong-I think it’s necessary.

The last thing anyone wants is to live in a society where total honesty prevails.

Can you imagine the conversations?

You’re short and fat, one person might say, and the other might answer, I know.

But you smell bad, It just wouldn’t work. So people lie by omission all the time.

People will tell you most of the story…and I’ve learned that the part they neglect to tell you is often the most important part.

People hide the truth because they’re afraid.” -Jo Nicholas Sparks

Even the ‘sex’ is not spared !!

Everybody lies about sex. People lie during sex. If it weren’t for lies, there ’d be no sex. Jerry Seinfeld

Why everybody lies ?

Lying is not only a defense mechanism; it’s also a coping mechanism and a survival technique. Monica Raymund
Another reason given is..
“The truth is always a disappointment,which is why everybody lies”. Frederick Beigbeder

Lying vs Deception

Lying is a form of Deception…
Deception however does not always involve lying.
This is for another day’s discussion.
Please share your thoughts on this subject.
Thank you
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Can you answer this ? (Question series No-30 )

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“Many believe that they will get others’ respect by giving respect.
The truth is that people don’t respect people, people respect strength and people respect power. In giving respect, if you come across as weak, then you don’t get anyone’s respect”.   unknown

Is this true ?

Thank you.

Philosophy Through Photography

Why we all lie ?

Why we all lie ?

“There is no one who ruined himself by speaking the truth.There is no one who lived well by speaking lies “

Everybody lies and you and I know this.

Lie & Life go together

We lie because we belong to human trait having a ‘Lie gene’,starts from the school days,where the innocence of the child is lost, one way parents also responsible.

We lie because we know it is easier,simpler,convenient,as compared to reality.

All of us are dishonest yet think that we are perfect !

We even claim that none is hurt by the lies…. described as a white lie,where in we lie to please the deceived.This type of lie we all indulge commonly so that the other person is not hurt.Here the idea is to minimize the harm or embarrassment.

Where as ‘Black lie’, is an anti social behavior,where in the lair gains personal benefits at the cost of the deceived.

My discussion is limited to white lies.

In spite of knowing that we are lying many times a day,strangely we feel great that we are truthful.

Why do we lie ?

Simple.We lie Because we can !

Some of the reasons that come to my mind are

  1. Temporary advantage.
  2. To save a relationship.
  3. Fear of Judgement.
  4. To please.
  5. Boastfulness
  6. Influencing.
  7. To avoid punishment.
  8. Just don’t care.
  9. To avoid hurt feeling
  10. To manipulate.
  11. Comforting lies.
  12. Certain things we can’t share.

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Honestly speaking……

Thank you.

Please share your thoughts.
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Well informed or misinformed ?

Well informed or Miinformed ?

If you don’t read the news paper,you’re uninformed.If you read the news paper you’re misinformed Mark Twain

It’s amazing that the amount of News that happens in the world everyday..always just exactly fits the Newspaper. ‘Jerry Seinfeld’

I became a journalist because I did not want to relay on news papers for information Christopher Hitchens

How to know whether it is a true news or fake news ?

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Total helplessness, in these days of instant news on the internet !!

Coming the Street Photography, many a time I wonder what makes the street photographer invariably get tempted to take a photo of a unknown person busy reading a Newspaper!!

I am not sure myself…

Thank you

Philosophy Through Photography

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