In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Million-Dollar Question.”
Update: corrections about The Mount, and my apologies for the erroneous assumption
When I started my blog, I thought it would be worthwhile to have a mission statement- why do I blog- so I wrote my first post Why here and why now to let my prospective readers know why I decided to start a blog and why I decided to do it now. Since the day I wrote that first post, up until this day, my reasons have been constantly evolving. My 10-post look-back jibber jabber… is one example of this organic transformation.
Disclaimer: some of the links to my older posts may not work at this time. As I have previously alluded to a certain problem I am currently facing, I thought it would be prudent to take down some material preemptively. I have expressed nothing but facts, and my opinions on certain matters here, and I don’t want to invite any trouble 🙂 Hopefully, I’d be able to restore the content soon.
To be honest, I have stopped keeping count of how many posts I have written since then. So I don’t know the number, but since post number 11 to now, I’ve undergone another transformation. Now I write because I have built a feeling of camaraderie with my fellow-bloggers. It feels like writing post cards to long distance friends, or letters to pen-pals- do kids now even know what pen-pals are, or do they have ‘keyboard’-pals now?! 🤓 I think they’ve expanded the definition of a pen-pal to include emails and online chats now, oh well! There’s that supernatural world again that I wrote about earlier…
I have come to follow some of my fellow-bloggers as I draw strength and inspiration from them. I’ve already said how some of them are now my friends, but I want to dedicate this post to The Mount. You can follow
his her blog here. Now, I was raised in a mixed religion household with a Hindu mom and Jain dad (Jainism is akin to Buddhism), and I went to a Catholic school. So I don’t associate with any one particular religion. It is always my sincere attempt to imbibe the best from every religion and every culture that I come in contact with and stay true to the basic scruples of goodness, kindness and honesty. So I don’t follow his her blog because of my religious outlook but because his her words help me draw strength and courage in times of need. Logic is a good thing, hand-on-heart I’d love to be a Vulcan 🖖 but in this life at least we’re humans, and as humans we also need faith. We may choose to call it by different names, often times God, but all said and done, it is what makes us strong when the line between black and white is blurred and when logic seems futile.
Being a blogger is not only helping me express myself but it is also helping me broaden my outlook. I never considered myself parochial but I am learning so much more each day. I am amazed at how similar we are as human beings even if we seem outwardly different! I hope that one day we can become a society that is wise enough to look beyond the superficial man-made barriers that we have created over centuries, and learn to appreciate each other and seek the best in each other. Too philosophical?! Deal with it, I do have a solemn side, you know 😛
There’s nothing solemn about sitting against Universal Studio backdrop, but that’s the only picture I could find where I don’t have a grin pasted on my face, only a small smile 😉