Saturday, July 5, 2008

Half Truths.........

As we grow older and wiser we begin to see things as a whole rather than as in our younger days. When we are younger we focus on partial truths..

For example, we focused on the few successful people who had been school dropouts and contrasted them with the failures who had completed school. Why did we not contrast successful people who had completed school with failures who dropped out of school?

Another example is…
…we felt Rabindranath Tagore was an advocate of action against prayer and chanting when he said, “Leave this prayer and chanting….” It will be far from the truth if we say that Tagore was not a man of prayer and contemplation.

His words are rightly addressed to those who do only prayer and chanting in a ritual fashion and are not concerned about the hardworking and the poor. His lines are written not as a support to people who shun prayer and escape contemplation.

15 comments:

Saranya said...

Ye that's true :)
you have hands full of examples!

Nithin Jayan said...

k...im sad...nothin 2 contradict...dis ain't fair..he he...n this is awful!! :-)

true absolutely true...

Time is de healer...tutor...adviser...evrythin...

"As we grow older and wiser"...he he...i'll catch u on dat point ;-)

shobhna said...

Thanx saranya
for the comment

shobhna said...

Nithin: thanx is it necessary that you catch me on some or the other point. Just joking.

Nithin Jayan said...

oh not really...!!!yeah yeah...absolutely unnecessary... if dats wat u prefer...!!!

;-) 'just kiddin' k...mommmmmieeeeeee

keep writin 'evil buster'...

shobhna said...

@ nithin
even I was kidding

Aneesh said...

Yah, rightly said. But history is always the story of people who win.

shobhna said...

@ aneesh
thanks I just wanted to bring about the point about how illegitimate comparisons we make.

mirror image said...

I disagree on only thing n that is 'half truths' You cannot love and hate a person at a same time neither you can tell truth and lie. they are just opposite. Becuase if truth can be half then the other half has to be a 'lie' and by nature it is not possible. Truth is like a sun and lie is night. Where there is sun, the darkness has to fade. Where there is truth, it is truth no half measures. I think you would agree on that.

joiedevivre said...

completly agreed!!

shobhna said...

Thanks Neha keep coming

Hemanth Potluri said...

totally into it...all of the points play a critical role in our life...

shobhna said...

@ mirror image
I consider ur point but I would like to say that You can win the argument by playing with words but when it comes to reality then truth matters.
when you say a half truth it is a lie indeed becoz half truth means something is hidden and the hidden part may cause misunderstandings so its nothing but lie. My 2 examples show that.
Don't get me wrong.

shobhna said...

@ hemanth

Thanks again keep coming

mirror image said...

@shobna:)- I did not mean to prove you wrong. You hit right on target by saying "playing with words" and "truth matters". I did not intend to offend you. Instead I appreciate all your posts since you only write what is truth and what is happening as far as in India these days. Cu soon