Thursday, March 27, 2008

Barter System....

Every little thing we do, every person we talk to, every vow we make, every resolution we take, every little step we take... what is it but a transaction ... Berne named and built a theory to analyze this interaction but it is a simple law of give and take in the end... A favor for a smile, A smile for a compliment, A compliment for a favorable impression, A favorable impression for some moolah, Company for money, Relationships for company, Prestige for peace, Peace for togetherness, Togetherness for need... Its all a transaction... In the earlier times these barter exchanges were hidden behind the veil of bhaichara, danveerta etc etc... But even the most selfless of the charities done even then were either for peace of mind of a bribe for a better life after death... How ironic!!!
But at least there was this thin veil that tried to hide the frankness with which these things stare at us in the eye today... So much so that in the end we have to lower our gaze with shame... The veil hid this public shame... Today its all a fact and everyone knows it... and it had become an unknown qualification... sincerity and goodness are everyday dismissed by the profit oriented mindset...
This issue has been there since time eternal... since the very first fight of the good and the evil... this is the fight we have to take sides in... and the indecisive society of today which rests on coalition governments and product promotions rather than knowledge and information seems to be just drifting with the flow rather than sitting back and even trying to think....


P.S. Contrary to the popular belief by society I do not mean only the youth, they are a part but they do not form the whole society per say...

2 comments:

blaza said...

HI
I am blazabes and I Like the barter
barter

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