Love, Life and a Tag!

Tagged again! 🙂 This time by Pavan, and as per the rules, I cannot refuse. 🙂 The rules are:

RULE #1 : People who have been tagged must write their answers on their blogs and replace any question that they dislike with a new question formulated by themselves.
RULE #2 : Tag 6 people to do this quiz and they cannot refuse. These people must state who they were tagged by and cannot tag the person whom they were tagged by. Continue this game by sending it to other people.

Also, I’m sorry if my answers sound much like Pavan’s. Its almost exactly how I feel too. 🙂 Here goes:

1. If your lover betrayed you, what will your reaction be?
“First of all I would be VERY depressed. Secondly, I would let her go on with her life. It’s her choice to make.”
I have nothing to change here! I’d do the same.

2. If you can have a dream to come true, what would it be?
I’d like to live one day (only one) with no limit on the money I spend. 🙂

3. What is the one thing most hated by you? (Original question: Whose butt would you like to kick?)
“Back-stabbing. Whatever it is, let me know on the face.”
Same here as well. Also, I hate gossiping!

4. What would you do with a billion dollars?
Donate some to charity and start a school with the rest. 🙂

5. Will you fall in love with your best friend?

“Of course. I feel love starts with friendship.”
Yep. True!

6. Which is more blessed, loving someone or being loved by someone?
Being loved is a blessing that is placed on you. Loving is a blessing that you place on someone. 🙂

7. How long do you intend to wait for someone you really love?
FOREVER! No strings attached! 🙂

8. If the person you secretly like is already attached, what would you do?
I’d firstly be heartbroken. And once I come to terms with it, I’d still love her, and make sure she’s always safe and happy.

9. If you like to act with someone, who will it be? Your gf/bf or an actress/actor?
Someone who is a friend, and can understand you. Because, on stage, you’ll perform with better confidence with a friend.

10. What do you expect of your loved one? (Original question: What takes you down the fastest?)
“To be herself. Nothing more, nothing less.”
Yep! Nothing else. 🙂

11. How would you see yourself in ten years time?
I really don’t know. I don’t think that far. Ask me how I see myself tomorrow I’d say: I’ll be playing cricket for half the day (Sunday) and then be sleeping the rest. 😛

12. What’s your fear?
I fear fear. 🙂

13. What kind of person do you think the person who tagged you is?
I haven’t met him. He is a good friend of my good friend. As of now, I know him as a good person at heart, witty and straight-forward.

14. Would you rather be single and rich or married but poor?
Hmm.. Wealth has nothing to do with your marital status. I’d say, whether I’m single or married, rich or poor, I only hope I’m contented and happy.

15. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
Look at the time. (I always wake up late!)

16. Would you give all in a relationship?

Yep! Everything!

17. If you fall in love with two people simultaneously, who would you pick?
God forbid such a situation for me. But I guess I’d choose the one who loves me more than I love her.

18. Would you forgive and forget no matter how horrible a thing that special someone has done?
Yes. Completely.

19. What are your three most important expectations in love ( Original Question: Will you marry me?)
You do not expect anything in love.

20. List people to tag:
I’d love Pele, Mary and Ravencasper to do this. (I’m breaking the rule here, but these are the only people I can think of right now)

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Hungry Scruples

One of the most discussed (or should I say – disagreed upon) topic is that of vegetarianism. This has always been, and I’m afraid, will be a green discussion topic. Anways, this post comes as a reply to Pavan‘s post – A what-tarian?, which happens to be a reply to another post by Vimal. (I kinda like these linked posts! 🙂 )

Pavan mentions two sides to the argument, one the vegetarians’ where he mentions Sentience Quotient and the fact that many vegetarians literally hate non-vegetarians. And the non-vegetarian’s argument that man was originally a non-vegetarian. I’ll address both these issues below.

Firstly, I’m a vegetarian too; but I wish to elaborate. I’m a vegetarian not by force, not by the bounds of my religion nor by any fear. I’m vegetarian simply by choice. A choice that I’m happy about. And also, I’m not a person to judge people based on their food habits and start hating them instantly, which sounds n00bish anyway!

I totally agree with the Sentience Quotient, and second the idea that no animal should be killed for food! Also, if you did that, what difference would there be between a man and a wild animal? Especially when the man is gifted with the power of reasoning and he refuses to use it! However, I condemn the act of vegetarians hating the non-vegetarians; I wouldn’t hate them. I’d be sorry for the animal which sacrificed itself to satifsy someone’s pleasure of taste. Secondly, I know people who are very uncomfortable with eating with non-vegetarians – which is completely understandable and I find nothing wrong in they expressing their uneasiness. Though the way they do it matters: they could try and ask the non-vegetarian to move elsewhere (which can be pretty offensive to the latter), instead they themselves could stay away from the non-vegetarian until his meal is complete. Also, if its a friend, they can try and make him understand that he is killing an animal when there are better ways to satisfy his hunger; I doubt if that will work anyways. At the most, it may result in another argument and finally as a post in another blog elsewhere. 😛

Coming to the point that man was a non-vegetarian from the beginning: Man was a nudist, hairy, and a smelly barbarian too. Why change everything else and retain the eating habits? Only because of the momentary pleasure that the taste brings? It is also accepted that any nutrient that is obtained from animals can be obtained ‘vegetatively’; one exception being animal fat – which man doesn’t need by the way. Also, man then was scientifically illiterate and ignorant. How can such a comparison be even speculated? With all due respect to whoever supports this theory: Does it mean that they are still so?

Its sad though, when non-vegetarians use milk and silk (LOL! They rhyme as well! 😛 ) as points against vegetarians. Firstly, there is no killing for milk. Secondly, I’ve heard people say using milk is stealing a calf’s food. To this, I can give you an image of what really happens since I’ve lived close to a cow-shelter for almost all my life. When the cow gives birth to the calf, for the first 30-45 days, it secretes very thick milk much higher in nutrition. This milk is not used by people. The calf is fed only this apart from a few supplements, until a stipulated period of time, probably until the calf can walk on its own. After this thick milk, the cow gradually starts producing normal milk. This is when the milk is used by people. And by which time, the calf is ready to eat the same food as the cow. (This information is not a citing – its from what I have seen to be in practice)

Then, the silk which is obtained from an insect – silkworm. I have to say that all people share the same mindset towards insects (apart from a few queer ones who eat them!). I may sound a little blunt but, don’t you kill a mosquito or a swat a cockroach when you find one lurking in your house? If I found a way to make money from them and bought it from you and if I killed it, would it make any difference – at least, to the dead insect? And silkworm rearing has been in practice for over 3500 years now and there have been no great impact on the bio-diversity of nature because of it.

On a concluding note, just like Pavan said, I only hope that someday people would understand and change. 🙂 I’m sure I’ll be disagreed on a lot of points. I welcome all your opinions – just keep them vegetarian! 😀

P.S:
Scruples (n) : An uneasy feeling arising from conscience or principle that tends to hinder action.

Belief & Trust

Beliefs make you weaker.

I’ve always quoted this example when anyone asked me the truth of the above statement: Imagine you believe in ghosts. You tend to be afraid of them. And fear is weakness.

I’m somebody who strongly believes in the above statement. I do not know how this belief of mine is weakening me. Probably that’s something I’ll never come to know. One direct effect of this in my life has been that, it takes a lot of time for me to believe in something or someone. Not that I tend to become suspicious or become over cautious, yet I’m not totally at comfort with something I don’t believe completely.

One good thing about this in my life has been that I do not believe anything that I hear. Yes, everything that you hear, is third-party information. (This does not include a person’s views about himself/herself; ’cause no one else knows them better.) It becomes especially hard for me to take it when someone is telling me about someone else. Somehow, I’ve never been okay about discussing people. Well, that’s just me. 🙂