Day One: Free Flow

Prompt: To get started, let’s loosen up. Let’s unlock the mind. Today, take twenty minutes to free write. And don’t think about what you’ll write. Just write.

Twist: And for your first twist? Publish this stream-of-consciousness post on your blog.


 

At the outlook, this task looks really foolish. For all I know, this is going to end up being a rant-made-in-20-minutes-or-less. I’ve so many thoughts running around, I’d gladly get hold of The Pensieve from Dumbledore.

One simply siphons the excess thoughts from one’s mind, pours them into the basin, and examines them at one’s leisure.

— Albus Dumbledore to Harry Potter, GoF

Moving back from being a Potterhead to real life, at times, it does strike me that, after a point of time, enough is enough.

I’m a bookworm/ nerd/ geek/ call-me-what-you-want-I-don’t-care. If that’s not enough, I’m socially awkward more often than not. I end up feeling inferior in terms of a social circle, and at other times, I feel awesome when I accomplish something like when I write a poem and end up thinking that I am better at something.

So that’s that. Obviously, I do end up being walked on and used – but that’s not what worries me. What does worry me is the fact that, every time I am asked for help, I do help. Thinking back about that (millions of thanks for such an open ended theme, WordPress) I come to a certain conclusion:

I don’t help out people for the reason that they require my help; I realise that helping others is a good habit to follow and hence I do help them out.

To put it in perspective for you all,

I don’t smoke because smoking is bad for health; I don’t smoke because, not smoking is something that is a good habit to keep, and hence I do keep it.

That does sound really pretentious, but then to me, it doesn’t. I kinda feel that such an attitude stands for looking at an action as an action itself, without looking at its consequences or pre-requisites. It’s more of like, living in the present.

So, what do you think?

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