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Independence

The other day my hubby jokingly defined independence as "in dependence" :P ...

How would you define it? How important is being independent in life? Where is the thin line between getting help and being dependent? How important is financial independence? Would you trust someone enough to be economically dependent on them?

So many questions...and no easy answers !

Tomorrow I am implementing a decision taken with my head...Usually my head and heart work in sync and on the rare occasions that they don't, I have always allowed my heart to rule and never regretted the decisions...This time around, I am giving my head a chance to prove its worth ! Signing off today, hoping my head doesn't disappoint me...

When Fear Rules...

I was invited for a child's birthday party today. However, on learning that I had a mild cold, the enthusiasm from the invitation vanished. It was social niceities that prevented the host from openly telling me "please don't come". Reason ofcourse, being that they were afraid I might pass my cold virus to the child...I sensed their discomfort and politely excused myself...and felt terrible that I was missing the birthday celebration of someone very very dear to me... When fear rules, reason vanishes...Today is World AIDS Day...There are numerous campaigns trying to educate people about this and about the need for including them in mainstream society...On the other hand, you also read about children being denied admission to schools, people being told not to draw water from wells etc because they carry the virus...In more "sophisticated" societies, this ostracising is more subtle...They will smile outside, cringe inside and then hurry off from the company of …