Monday, July 28, 2008

Ripples

That day, I was throwing pebbles in the water. My mind was wandering.
First thought:
Why I am throwing pebbles in the water. What I want to achieve from it.
# I don’t like pebbles and so let’s throw them all in water.
# I read and likes the story in which crow was able to drink the water from the pitcher by dropping pebbles and I want to experiment it first hand.

Neither.
I have just felt like doing it, without any motive, without any purpose but I certainly wanted to do it.

Second thought:
Is it Newton’s third law or first law? Some water splashes but then certainly upon action of a force, motion has started into the water. I guess momentum is also conserved. Confusing.. leave it.

All this thinking drew my mind from throwing pebbles and I started observing the pattern of ripples.

Pebbles touch the water surface at one point but it affects the whole pond. Ripples starts from one point and move outwards, growing bigger and creates vibrations to it whole vastness. Sometimes two opposite waves cancel each other and sometimes they add to conjure a bigger wave.

Third thought
I don’t know how and when it started but I started making an analogy between this silent pond and our society.
Our society is like a big silent pond and our actions are like pebbles. Repercussions do not end there, even if that action is limited to two people. Stronger tries to subdue the weaker. He assumes that weak ones cannot harm him. What he forgets, is that, he cannot remain strong for ever. No one can win all the time. Even the best of the best are defeated. They fall. And if they are making fun of someone, they will get it back, in return and may be with interest. May be they are strong, they are the best but the people they love may not be. If he ridicules someone in his ‘superbia’(call it angry stone), it will be like throwing a stone in the pond (society) and ripples are going to affect him back or will affect his loved ones. Like wise if he helps, consoles, thanks someone (call it happy stone), he will be again creating a ripple in the pond but this a good one. It will touch others they will feel happy and happy people do good things.

This world has a lot of problems. Sadness prevails everywhere. We do not feel safe anymore… anywhere.
May be we can change it. When people talk about changing the world they talk about big problems with bigger measure to curb the problems. I differ. I think on line of principles of ‘soft computing’. I think about small things. Do small things. Do not insult someone because he is not as good as you are. Respect others. Accept them as they are. Throw happy stones and not angry stones. It will make others happy and happy people do good things. And remember ripples do not die easily. They will touch you back in some form.

And like throwing stones in the water, I wanted to share this with you all, without any motives .. without any purpose. I just threw a stone in the water.


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25 comments:

Phoenix said...

:)
And hence you make throwing stones in water worthwhile :) Well said sure, this world can take some good, some "pay it forward" work.

Mahesh Bissa said...

"Throw happy stones and not angry stones. It will make others happy and happy people do good things."
WORTH noting and implementing...

saurabh said...

nahi fenkega agar koi stone to bhi to calm hi rahega..

so one soln would be not to do anything.. but in society its almost impossilbe..

but how does the pond differentiate (as far as effects are concerned) between the happy stones and angry stones -
it differentiates only in impulsive - and non impulsive stones.

so i beg to differ from you here - as there is no concept of good and bad - all is created by the society. some deed might be considered good in one society and same could be considered bad in other societies -

but very nice analogy and very nicely written - worth reading atleast 10 times

suru

saurabh said...

on a personal note.. I liked more the technical aspect of it.. Newton's law (which one??) and conservation of momentum - thank god you didnt get into quantum theories and even bigger --einsteen theory :)

suru again

Atulaniya said...

hmm!!

good one..

needs something like this to her...

thanks!!

Atulaniya said...

hear*

spring sunshine said...

Well, atleast you are making everyone think too... and really people do need some time out nowadays to stop and think... and then hopefully make it a better place. good work!

Megha said...

its truely a matter of concern..
leaves me thinking !
gud one ! a shaker...:)

>>>>"Throw happy stones and not angry stones. It will make others happy and happy people do good things."


Pretending a deaf ear or escaping from situation to be a solution then something is wrong there; in our values ; morals and thought process.Contribution to make this world a better place from angry stone is far much better choice thn waiting for someone near dear one getting affected by this would be the BIG prize paid to understand the seriousness.

Happy ppl spread more happiness:)

anukampa said...

Read it twice..its awesome...liked the whole thought and intension beneath it..I guess we need more happy people to make this world a safer place to live in....:)

Prakhar said...

Well...sometimes u need angry stones..otherwise the ripples inside u wl kill u...coz there is no one to throw soft stones...
confusin?

Winnie the poohi said...

ah someone is contemplating bigtime :)

U myt be our next Newton... i think abt it.. everyone said newton found theory of gravity while lying in the garden.. but then if he didnt lie down there wud he have ever found it?

So well I think u will find some new theory :D

Anonymous said...

Nice thoughts....yes what we r doing we will get back the same thing...so we need to put our action like that...
yes often we forget that a mosquito bite can cause Malaria....
good work Bhavesh...

Deepshikha said...

I make one theory, you ruin it again... I thought u write well after 7 month break, but I guess its just the no. 7....

Amazing thoughts... Its such a simple way to show te effects of our actions...
You acted like that pebble for my silent thoughts...
Wonderful thing which u could read again and again, and never tire of...
When u teaching me how to write?? ;)

Anurag said...

Bhau..you started on a good note ...but you stretched a little bit on theory of ripples...but your ending was awesome...specially as you can see others also enjoyed your phrase of :"happy stones" like me.Thats your strength...metaphors..use them wisely and your blog will be super hit
Take care see you soon
Rags

shahid said...

I didn't like ur last post ..
but I just loved reading this post.
You talk about positive things and that would strike a chord (a Happy cord so to say) with many.
It takes real courage to think this way and even greater effort to actually make ur actions suit ur words.
You say this and try to follow the same, I would really commend you for this.
I guess u coined a new term "Happy Stone".. I am glad you didn't extend technical things too long.. but then there wasn't much left to write either :P.
Specifically I liked your philosophical interpretation. That is one way of looking at those stones being thrown in the pond and the subsequent ripples that create.
There can be many deductions good or bad from that activity (all equally reasonable) but I would say that the attitude makes the all the diffrence as to how you perceive it.

Keep thinking that way and better still put them into writing whenever you think like that.

Avinash singh said...

attempt 1

Avinash singh said...

bhau.. bahut mast likha hai...

nd i m sure this ripple will go a long way...

btw i read it before so forgot a few intricate things..
yet i do remember nd acknowledge... that its our ripples which some back either in good or bad way...

....R.A.J.A.... said...

Good, at least some people still think :-)

kosha said...

Awesome thought! and yeah...very nicely written...so dreamer has now become a thinker :D

But when i was thinking, I had a question. What about the punishments, specially capital punishment?

AMIT said...

Nice thoughts.

Lingerie Alley

haritha said...

really a gr8 work....
harry
n im followin ur blog n ur post now.....
harry
:)

Voice said...

Thanks all for dropping by

ritika said...

one can never be constant........always good or always bad....it is the circumstances that matter..nd how can we distiguish between stronger nd weaker.....its like making the weaker feel more weak.....i think everyone should knw and exercise their rights....thus avoiding weaker going weak and stronger going strong....

navanita said...

In my opinion your other posts are better,but it liked the portion where you say "I think about small things. Do small things."
it was really good.

Pear said...

While the story is nicely packed in good deeds and karma, and soft ripples et al, is it the cynic in me that smells a tinge of 'revenge' here? May be, may be not. We can never be sure.