The Enigma

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Sunday, March 11, 2007


In the world of Management, as the course Fundamentals of Management Systems states, there exist paradoxes and these rule the world of Management. Change requires stability states one and enterprise is the individual signifies the other. All we need to tackle them all is Flexibility, says our professor who is obsessed with the F-word, of course F meaning Flexibility ;)

An MBA in Management Systems is all about connecting the learnings in the class to the world outside, the environment you are a part of, the world you see, the people you associate with. For once, I couldn't agree less for I feel our life is nothing but paradox. We are all living a life of paradoxes.

India shining, Inflation rising. Tourist sector booming, foreigners raped and killed. Peace with neighbors, Samjhauta Express is burnt. Not to offend anybody or any thing involved, but to shed light on the conditions we dwell in, and the environment we call life.

Paradox in life starts from everything. You go to class and sit, more interested in attendance than the teaching. You play the sports fest of the college, only to hoot and sledge than relish the real sporting spirit. You sweat a lot to do something meaningful out of your learning in a semester, and all you get in return is some lousy, crude humor from immature dudes who call themselves your friends. This could, in a part, be attributed to jealousy and immaturity. But what about cases where we hear of small kids being harassed? Society has been abound from domestic violence on kids to petty harassments to dreadful cases like the one in Nithari. Do we call this prosperity? Isn't all this a mega paradox that we call society?

You lose respect for courses, classes, sports, friends all because of the scum that is prevalent in the world in every thing that is present and dwelling. Should we let this scum have an adverse effect on us? Letting such small portion of people, things or events have an adverse impact on us... Isn't this paradoxical? What is straight in this world? We live in false hopes and dreams all through. Sometimes we promise people we got over something, we shall sure forget something but we know the bloody hell that we wouldn't forget it for anything in the world. It could be anything, a missed opportunity, a failed exam, a poor interview or a lost match. Half of what we say is different from what we mean.

Where is Utopia? To me, the biggest paradox seems to be Utopia. The funniest thing about Utopia is that when you ask somebody what Utopia to them is, and comes the reply... Utopia, to me, is a place where there is no this, no that, blah blah... Everybody wants to disassociate things, and thinks of only bad things when asked of the sanest place in the world. Why, in the first place, do we live then?! If that is the case, isn't life a paradox?

I know you don't know the answer, and still I pose the question. This, my friend, is the ultimate paradox.

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At March 11, 2007 10:19 AM, Blogger mphaxise said...

extremely true, when u actually start thinking of all the real problems and questions raised from them, all your education and classrooms start to become insignificant.

Anyways, heres an article which shows hopes for uthopia

At March 24, 2007 12:04 PM, Blogger Saraswathi said... is paradox...very true...

At March 24, 2007 11:34 PM, Blogger Saraswathi said...

its been two years since you posted on your anjuman blog, why so??

At April 05, 2007 8:56 AM, Blogger Deepak said...

Couldn't agree more with you dude! Its nice to read ur blog after long long time...

At April 28, 2007 11:49 AM, Blogger Ravi Atluri said...

well....i guess these paradoxes don't get left behind in engg..!! :'(


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