The internet is filled with blogs and websites which give you a new perspective of a problem you might be facing and also sometimes a solution for it. I go to this internet as well. Daily. Every hour. Hoping for a new perspective. And I get it too! I get the solution, maybe. And I just choose to ignore it. This mind is pretty messed up. But I have none to compare it to. So maybe it might not be messed up. Let’s just ignore this for now.
I don’t understand this world. Contradictions everywhere. I don’t want to anymore. But for years gone by I have ignored it while trying to understand it. And for the past four years, maybe my stomach got full of all the things I had ignored and they are coming back to hit me now. I can’t ignore the world now even if I try. Or even as much as I want to. Say, I make a final decision about the world and how I need to live it through it could be contradicted by me, myself. No help needed on that.
The average time taken by a thing to enter my mind is 0.1 second. Getting out? Well, to go in detail, a 1 square meter of the plastic sheet could get decomposed naturally (if possible, not good with science) 1000 times! That would be infinity if we talk in a human life span. Also, I can ignore things for the same period of time. Till the tanks full, which is now full. But as I can’t stop ignoring them, and I have no space for more. Continue reading “Ignoring Everything I Know”
I have always thought of having a Recycle Bin in the brain. From the first time I used Windows XP, I have thought of my brain partly working on Windows XP. Organising stuff into folders. Trying to delete things by dragging them to Recycle Bin is one feature that has never been successful. Like it requires Administrative Powers for the user. And even after it being my own brain, I don’t have those Administrative Powers. That is why I started my blog. As a trash can. Everything I want to trash out. But I stop always. Because I can’t write names. How can I even disturb someone’s peace trying to find my own? I wish there was a way. I wish I could find a new recycle bin.
I have been following aviation for the past 4 years and learned about overbooked flights back then. Overbooking happens all the time. Why? Because empty seats cost airlines money! It is all about the money. It is all about the profits. No reasons why I hate the corporate world. I still love airlines even though they cheat with us every time like nearly all the governments in the world do with their citizens. The situation is pretty much similar. Wait. Let us just talk about overbooking right now. So a few days back on a United Airlines flight a man was (bloodied and) dragged from his seat as his flight was overbooked.
Airlines usually offer money and another flight to the passengers being bumped off. And looks for volunteer passengers who would take the offer. In this case, too an offer up to $800, stay at a hotel and a flight in the afternoon was offered. But only 3 people volunteered. United needed another seat as they were trying to accomodte four of their staff and bumping the passengers who had actually paid. The man who refused to be ejected was a doctor and he had appointments to keep the following day. He tried to call his lawyer but the manager said that security was on its way. Three security men came and talked and then the man was yanked from his seat onto the floor and dragged off, blood visible on his face.
Though airlines are actually allowed to deboard passengers due to one or the other reason. But this turned out to be one of the rare cases. Airlines usually don’t drag a passenger out of the aircraft after he has boarded. Also airlines usually don’t bump passengers to accomodate their staff.
Chances of you getting bumped involuntarily by American, Delta or United is less than 0.008%! The number has declined over the years as people now voluntarily get off the flight if given an option. Airlines offer good compensations and board you on the next available flight.
People who get involuntarily bumped more often than not, do not make a scene out of it. But I saw a livestream by some not so huge Indian celebrity being buped off and how she made a scene out of it and linked it all with religion. People need to start understanding the reason behind something than creating more problems.
Airline son the other hand need to make a better system of procedures to be followed when a passenger is bumped and for sure not drag him out.
I wish I knew what is that one thing for me. That ultimate goal for life, I wanted to chase. But, I am not the only one. We are so many. Enough to make a country of our own or a continent. A group of insane people doing everything for everyone but not looking for our own one thing. I sometimes think life would be easy if I were controlled by someone. If I had the element of freedom missing. But this has been the best. I am glad I am not controlled. Because I did not choose it.
We never get this choice. But we can make it for us, anytime anywhere. The world too big to find a single thing, find our one thing. Why not instead try it all, have something? Something that makes us happy. And others too. I often ask myself should we live for ourselves or people who love us or people we don’t even know. The only thing that strikes me is that we are inter-connected. Our actions make it better for one, worse for other. I would love to make it better and I guess you too. But do we get to choose that?
By the way,
life is not useless or meaningless when you don’t have that one thing to chase. It is more exciting. But we miss those small little moments that could form our one thing. Capture it all with your eyes wide open, hear as carefully as you can, smell it all, taste it all, and feel it all!