Thursday, January 17, 2008

Parking Space

There are many ways in which your day at work can go wrong.. but I am sure that one of the most common thing that irks one is when you reach your office and find someone else’s vehicle in your parking space.. that’s such a sure shot way of irritating you and laying the stone for a bad day ahead… for the record…. It doesn’t irritate me.. at least not now… this set me thinking on the whole concept of one’s space… we become so possessive about the things that we own.. we like to be in the security of taking things for granted.. And we like sticking to the routine of a familiar life… like a regular restaurant and the same regular menu …

WHY?? How much difference does it really make….? how does it matter if someone else was sleeping on my bed. as long as its empty when I want to sleep… what difference does it make on where I eat and how I eat..? table manners and etiquette be damned…


When we talk about our space…. what is it does we really become possessive about…? its not just your room. Its the toilet.. its the shared system we use at work… its the public transport.. its the reason why companies which “ customize “ your systems sell more.. it’s the reason why holiday packages are customized ( jain food in Europe…!! ) and the regular comforts of a life that you are used to…

why is it difficult for people to let go of these creature comforts… are they really as important as they are portrayed to be… ?

space is abstract and endless. its the mindset of the people that is limited…

and me.. am glad I have this space… and this is all I need.

2 comments:

bhamini said...

Well..I can see that your "writing efficient" while I am "writing deficient".. :P
jokes apart.. the routine that people fall into are their "comfort zones".. and people dont like it when it is disturbed.. just like a fav pillow on your bed or veg cooked "just right" or same brand of choc powder for milk..
and so making these obvervations and blogging it and making me read it and comment on it..is leaving my comfort zone.. *yawn*
besides it is 1am. and i know u wanted me to be nice.
karela with choc sauce..

Sam said...

Interesting.
Is Space really about materialistic possessions or actually about giving them up?

In my opinion - 'Nothing Should Mattter'.