Tuesday, January 24, 2012

71. Are you serious?

It is no secret that women of all hue love to hear 'I Love You'. But try saying it to a stranger on the street and you would know how 'serious' it could turn out to be! That you were 'serious' in saying so holds little relevance, it is considered non-serious by the 'serious' recipient. And, imagine the plight of the guy who would have rehearsed for days to be 'serious' but instead ended-up being taken 'seriously'! Don't get me wrong but I love to narrate awesome but less researched things in our lives and being 'serious' is one among them.

Are you serious about climate change? Are you serious about inflation? Are you serious about your job? What if someone were to respond: 'I'm seriously non-serious about all these and much more'. Will the heavens fall apart? Seriousness has been elusive in every age, and every age has its particular perception to being 'serious'. Our growing culture of surging silliness demands 'seriousness', that can be explored from the height of intellectual endeavor to the depths of political frivolity because being `non-serious' reflects facetious.

Curiously, however, only 'serious' persons are interested in frivolity. And, being frivolous may not necessarily mean that one is not being 'serious'. While 'seriousness' helps you hide the truth, frivolity helps one get away with truth. During one such self-introduction process in a meeting the honest disposition by a participant that he's a 'burglar' was taken lightly. Many had humorously questioned his seriousness: are you serious?

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Benedicto Quito said...
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Benedicto Q. Sánchez said...

What I know is that I should lighten up some more. The world has too much serious problems that people like us often forget that there are also the lighter, non-serious side to things to help maintain our joie de vivre.