Thursday, April 20, 2006

Who am I?

Adjectives surprise me.

Can a few alphabets summarize who we are? I don't think so.

So ticking those boxes in one of those personality tests/quizzes seems pointless. We want to know how to define ourself. Choose the precise words and yet.

Yet, we're all contradictions of ourselves at some point of time. And these adjectives are too small, too meagre to wrap our paradoxes within themselves. Adjectives are like black and white. Choose one. But we're grey, you and me.

Because none of us are any adjective in its absolute sense at all given times of our existence.







19 comments:

Nahuatl said...

I agree with you.

But do not confuse adjectives made by those who nag you down all the time with those who try to communicate with you about serious issues.

Just because you can get pissed off by something which has been overused, you can't judge them to be bad. Don't you think so?

Nobody can ever be something defined by others. We all change. There is no boundary which define us. So, enjoy the time without thinking so much :0

Surabhi said...
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Surabhi said...

damnnn gurl! =D
Some individuals indentify themselves through the eyes of the world. They are really hollow within themselves and do not recognize their talents,their power..
But true,a adjective can never truly define us,though it can encompass some of the few things we are/were/will be.

rainbeau_peep said...

Yes, but they make life so much more colourful, don't they? Attraction happens with the first compliment, heck, relationships end, wars begin at the drop of a bad adjective!

Deepali said...

girls and guy: Just pointing out the limitations of language- pliss to not flame me :)

confused said...

I usually write comments with a twinkle in my eyes, even my praise is mild criticizm...

But
This one was good...not the write up per se, but the point you brought forth....

Grey...mmmm, always been love with this color, perhaps the most apt reflection of my personality, perhaps ours? Where ''ours'' stand for all of us..

Good point..

Enough praise! N ext one will be mercilessly shredded to pieces :)

Deepali said...

Thank you Professor, I'll try to remember you're practicing to kill your future students

=P

*brings out her shield and armour*

confused said...

Jesus!

Armor!

And if possible, allow for non blogspot comments on your other piece.

Whats ullusthan without the biggest ullu of them all-that is me

Deepali said...

rohit: armoUr. tis the propah english =D

I don't have admin control over the other blog :( But I shall pass on this complaint to 'em

*nudges N* =D

Deepali said...

Rohit: Why can I not comment on your site? The comments refuse to open up :| Whatever is going on ?

confused said...

Hey, I just saw your comment there. You still cant?

Wordpress is suffering from some glitches, that might have been the reason for it.

Thanks for passing on my message.


Oh! Before I forget-
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=armor

American English you know.:)

Nahuatl said...

Point taken, Dee.
I need email address for invitation :)

Sriram said...

On the same note, how many of us know who we really are? we surprise ourselves a lot of times at crunch time (NO, NOT snack or lunch time!) and other situations involving pressure, deadlines etc. Don't we?

In other words, "Who am I?" is a question that might never be completely answered :) be it by yourself or someone else.

Wait.. did I say something that should have been from a genius or was it something from a genie-ass?

the wannabe indian punkster said...
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the wannabe indian punkster said...

grey is my favorite color.

just like adjectives, black and white are too passe' me thinks.

And yes that was american english for you(first sentence).

* scurries back into the radioactive shelter, before dee can catch up with her*

Demi Goddezz said...

we are what we are....
we are also what others think we are....

but all perceptions dont define what we truly are coz its different when we see in the mirrors of our soul and through the eyes of others:)
good one! dee

Deepali said...

Demi: you're the closest anyone got to knowing what this was about- cheers! =)

Sriram: depends on who is being called the genie-ass =P

Megha + rohit: yesyes I see you have your american-english entourage all ready and set. This is blasphemy I say! =P

Anu said...

you said it, and in a very neat way! we love to classify and put people,including ourselves in categories. We are different in different situations, under different circumstances, with different people....
"contradictions of ourselves"? Condradictions ARE ourselves! For example, for a long time I was trying to figure out whether I was an introvert or an extrovert. I now know that I can't say, and that is the way it is, and will be.

hoo elzz said...

directly reminds me of my favourite quote: only once have i been made mute. 'twas wen someone asked me,"who r u?"

kahlil gibraan.

and gud work!