Skip to main content

Drivers and Tangents

I imagine a not so small ball speeding towards a direction.

It keeps speeding till it meets another something which either diverts its direction, slows it or stops it!

It could also be hit by another 'Thingy' which could enforce its speed or direction or both.

Whichever way (if you were also to imagine) you would agree that the first 'not so small ball' has either been pushed or has some internal Driver mechanism!

I think we as humans are also a bit similar.

We usually start off in a direction with a certain speed. Now if you notice in our case this starting speed and direction is usually not really decided by us.( usually)

It is governed by the initial knowledge ( read perception) pumped in by the immediate surroundings and the push by our near and dear ones and (OR) people who we have trust on.

Then with time come the tangents!
These are new sources of information ( direction) and force or impacts or pushes. Our new modified drivers.

Without even going into directions of relatively negative drivers and inhibitors, I want ask something.

How, in this very fast changing world with a exponential tangents and drivers, should we decide our direction and speed.

After all, all the initial and subsequent drivers and tangents are relative in nature and there is no absolute correct or right of wrong. Or is it?


Reeta Skeeter said…
MF! Yo!
Comment...later :D
Cuckoo said…
Nice analogy you have come up with. Get a speedometer. ;)

Thanks for dropping by my blog. Keep visiting.
Bastet said…
Well, that's true, nothing is really right, nothing is really wrong. You follow your heart and instincts at a given time while taking the decision. At a later date, if in a similar situation, you might not take the same decision. It is like "Learning". You take some decisions - see how things turn out when you take decisions in favor of, say, career over family, then, based on how things turn out for you, you'd base your future decisions. Kind of - Once bitten, twice shy. Like the Tenali Raman cat :)
Bastet said…
The 23-32 project sounds intereting. What's the status update on that?
Jas Bhambra said…
Great post, Abhishek.

Well, life direction has to change according to the encounters and experiences. There can be no straight, unencumbered path.
I guess life has the right amount of speed for a particular journey. But often we as human tend to either override it or travel too slow in it. Thats the beauty of our imperfections. The strength about life is. It does not leave us like this. But it prunes us to get us to work towards the best or better speed towards the destination. My feel on the subject.


vishesh said…
well whatever happens we are all going to reach the same place....and the speed is proper to get us there when we should :)
@ RS:
OK ok as u wish
@ Cuckoo:

Gee tks
oh gawd!!
@ Bastet:
yes very well..

and oh the TR cat!!
gosh u hv a gr8 memory!
Project is facing what it faces usually!!

( delays)
@ Jas:
Yes, but the question here is that do u have a driver strong enough to make a new direction or not let a modifier change ur direction?

and ru right in doing so?
@ Sweetstickychewy :
Well ur take is also intresting!
@ VIshesh:
RU sure
is everything pre-destined
and there is no free will???
Jas Bhambra said…
Abhishek, thats where the "experience" comes in. You may have to modify your path, but it does not necessarily mean changing your life goals.
Am I making any sense?
Prats said…
Just go with the flow..
sudsurf said…
Interesting post. The minute I read this post, 2 things popped in my mind.

1. Lyrics of the song "One" by U2

Is it getting better
Or do you feel the same
Will it make it easier on you now
You got someone to blame
You say...

One love
One life
When it's one need
In the night
One love
We get to share it
Leaves you baby if you
Don't care for it

Did I disappoint you
Or leave a bad taste in your mouth
You act like you never had love
And you want me to go without
Well it's...

Too late
To drag the past out into the light
We're one, but we're not the same
We get to
Carry each other
Carry each other
Have you come here for forgiveness
Have you come to raise the dead
Have you come here to play Jesus
To the lepers in your head

Did I ask too much
More than a lot
You gave me nothing
Now it's all I got
We're one
But we're not the same
Well we
Hurt each other
Then we do it again
You say
Love is a temple
Love a higher law
Love is a temple
Love the higher law
You ask me to enter
But then you make me crawl
And I can't be holding on
To what you got
When all you got is hurt
One love
One blood
One life
You got to do what you should
One life
With each other
One life
But we're not the same
We get to
Carry each other
Carry each other


and 2. The book I read in Chandigarh at 51C/44A - "One" by Richard Bach.

Chk these links out

I only remember the analogy to your post that whichever path (in your case direction = driver + tangent = new direction) one takes and there can be infinite paths each instant, they all reach the same goal. Irrespective of the drivers / tangents / direction / speed. What say you??
~nm said…
How interestingly you intertwined two different yet not so different things - a rolling ball and the life of a human being! Very interesting!
Moi said…
phew!!! u come back to blogging after ages and delve straight into life's dilemmas..........:)
@ jas:
well you do make some sense...
BUt i feel u might have missed the flow of my though then.

what i mean is that ..there are so many times.. when u have to decide? but you really dunno

also there is no absoluteness in life ...
ty for the comments
Ok jee!!
Darkling said…
hmmmm....smthng to ponder on

Popular posts from this blog

Flags, boundaries, armies, Idiocracy

I am not sure if you have heard of the Movie Idiocracy 
But watching the Political news around me makes me wonder so many times... on how the equation of smart and dumb people in the world stands?

I am not a social scientist; but when I see people around me creating more and more divisions and boundaries, I feel we are heading the wrong way.

For example, I have had very deviant views for words like Patriotism. The love of your country is what is usually means. But people interpret it as protection of their country from other countries!

The only species to kill (not one) but many of its own.

What about recognizing ourselves as one species inhabiting one planet.

Do you think we can ever live as one? Why do we need someone above us? Why do we need rulers, presidents, prime ministers, etc.

We cannot live on our own without wanting to kill each other for resources?

What will bring our infighting down? Lower population, Aliens, appearance of GOD ?

It is Sad

Where am i

It has already been quite a while that i have been trying to answer a key question... Who am i and what am i doing here.   So i decided to change the approach. Let me try to answer... Where am I?   So i am in a driverless metro heading to what can be called east. Towards a metro station close to my apartment.   Digging deeper. East is word to describe a direction on an otherwise sphere (circular) earth. The Earth is a large sphere shaped mass consisting of many elements. It gives company to many such small and big masses which revolve around  a really one at the centre..called sun. This really large one is extremely hot and gives energy to most of these sphere shaped ones ... Revolving around it. So relative to where this sun is visible from where u are.. East or west is decided. Towards it is east. Explaining this i have gained clarity that this large locomotive which i called metro is going in the opposite direction referred as west. Lets focus away from definations of relative posi…