Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Why We Should Be Different?

It is a question I asked myself in so many different phases, as I go with the flow of life. I do not believe in look alikes. Diversity brings in more life and amazement to ones existence; which, in turn, gives away more room to grow and multiply in ones self growth. If I do what do you do and how you behave in general then where is the fun to live and for chit chat. Just because you are happened to be in a place where every one behave and present themselves as if they are cash crops, if you follow their course of presentation of yourself how else you are providing a chance to project your individuality to spring up.

If you do the same, in wildlife we have a term for it which is "opportunist," what they do natuarally as a survival strategy they tend to mimic what its environment forcing it to do. In that scenario, it has two options; a) go with the requirement or b) stand off. Going with the requirement does not require as much creativity as in the case of being in your way and get the job done. Standing off from the crowd sounds a hard work, yet it is not so in my view, since you are doing what you are naturally accustomed to do. You are there without even paying attention to what you are doing just being yourself. Yet the productivity is there but in fullness with a touch of your own.

What I am trying to make a point out here is so many overseers immigrating constantly from place to place. That is indispensable and happening from the origin of mankind. Even if we look at closely the very origin of different species itself behold a message of being different what good it bringforth. If there is no diversity at all, the very survival of our existence itself is in question. Why, if we do not prefer to have different niches, I mean, occupy different climatic zone with different food preferences what happens in due course we will be competing for the same food or for the same climatic zone to live in.

It goes with everything I believe, if you are immigrating to a new place try to adjust to that environment as to without losing ones natural identity, rather than trying to become someone you yourself are not comfortable with later on. America appreciates multi-culturalism that means you need not to be changed at your core level. Express who you are and that is you, an american. When you get a second look think, this is what makes you special.

Then, why buy others idea rather than you experiment your own ideal of living and shifting your perception based on what is seemed to be right or wrong to you. So the point is here, if you are good back home as a human being so you are good to go anywhere on this planet, believe in yourself. Good luck guys.

I know there are lots of hilarious Janes, Susan, Jackie, John and Joe on the phone from India mimicking and trying it even away from the survival(work) zone too :-) these days.

13 comments:

Sivabalan said...

// if you are good back home as a human being so you are good to go anywhere on this planet, believe in yourself. //

Very good lines..

Good Post.

Orani said...

Mr. Sivabalan,

Actually I posted this essay shortly after I saw your feedback to a guy at Tamilmanam writing 'one Syril Alex,' pointing out how we should behave with american etc.,

And having read that article and your feedback, whatever came in my mind I inked in here.

Thanks again!

Orani.

Sivabalan said...

Orani

It is really interesting to know.

Thanks

Orani said...

You are welcome, Siva!

delphinevictoria said...

Haven't you heard this saying 'Be a Roman when you are at home'. Anyway I prefer to be of my own ... Thank you. Good writing.

Orani said...

Thank you Delphine!

Thank you for coming this way and leaving your comment for the first time. I am very happy to see you here.

//'Be a Roman when you are at home'//

I have not heard of that before. Thanks for that too.

Orani.

Orani said...

Thank you Delphine!

Thank you for coming this way and leaving your comment for the first time. I am very happy to see you here.

//'Be a Roman when you are at home'//

I have not heard of that before. Thanks for that too.

Orani

Sivabalan said...

//I have not heard of that before//

Ha .. Ha .. Ha ..

Dharumi said...

Fools think alike / great minds think alike - i dont know under which category we two come !!
'Coz what you have written is there as the third of my ten (9?) commandments.

Dare to be different: one should not be and need not be different just for being different; but he has to be bold to be different and stand out from the crowd, if he feels so. That's the explanation i used to give for my third commandment.

delphine said...

Oh! I am surprised that you have not heard of this new proverb. Keep guessing as to what it could be.

Sivabalan said...

Dr. Delphine victoria,

I am also not able to understand the proverb.

Correct me if I am wrong

is it //'Be a Roman when you are at home'//

or

//'Be a Roman when you are at ROME'//

Kindly clarify me on this.

I hope I did not hurt anybody in my previous comment.

If so, please ignore my previous comment.

Orani said...

Siva,

I believe in either way it sounds just right. Home in the sense we can take it as ones' Country too in the broader sense.

Talking of roman and be who you are where you are - at home or rome (Rome gives straight meaning to the association of homeland).

Anyway, not a big deal. We got the essence out of it.

Thanks to Delphine and Siva for giving me a chance to go indepth into it.

Orani.

Orani said...

Dharumi,

//Fools think alike / great minds think alike - i dont know under which category we two come !!//

I don't know either as to what catergory we fall in!! Perhaps the latter one ;-))

In fact, I journeyed on your link and bathed in your pool, oh wow, that was an amazing piece. I feel there is so much I have to learn from and dig in out of you.

Hope one of these days, I get to see you. Very nice! Thanks for letting me know.

Dare to be different, if it is half-heartedly done, what happens - i explored it on "Playing God" post.

Orani.