>Most of us try hard to remain ordinary throughout our lives.
Every facet of our lives is plagued by ordinariness. We often fear that we might become different during the course of life. We try everything to prevent it from happening.
We make sure that we wear the leading brand of Jeans (If we can afford it).
We listen to the top 20 songs in the music channel. And believe that they are the best songs and try hard to ‘like’ them.
We eat Rasam Rice with a spoon in the office cafeteria so that others do n’t think that we are not modern enough. Others too eat it with spoon and they too are thinking the same !
We yearn to buy that cool car the moment we know we might be able to afford it. What if somebody asks us : “Hey, you are a software professional for so many years. No car yet ?” So we buy the car partly to kill that question.
We read business magazines to make sure we don’t lag behind our colleagues and friends.
We go to Adyar Anand Bhavan because everybody else goes there. How can we miss something that everyone else thinks to be good ? Long waiting time at the counter, no place to sit. So what ?
We go to Shabari Mala because everybody else thinks it is a good way to earn Positive Karma in 41 days. We too think so because we are afraid to think differently.
A certain amount of uniformity in our thoughts is required to keep the society from collapsing, but sometimes we go overboard – like a set of computer game characters with programmed lives.