Of eagles and men

Why does the eagle like being up in the sky all alone? How does he manage to cope with the loneliness? And how come humans don’t really embrace or even tolerate solitude?

I think the worst kind of loneliness that a person can feel is not having someone to ask you how your day went.
But wait for it.. it is a little more complicated than that. There may be people who will ask just for the sake of asking, and just when I stumble in front of them just by chance… They don’t count, as I really don’t wanna tell them how my day went, because I don’t care if they care.
You just cannot be friends with a person just because that person thinks highly of you.. the respect should be mutual. As Aristotle once said, “We should behave to friends as we would wish friends to behave to us.” Doesn’t always work; lemme tell you that!

The question is… do I deserve to suffer in this purdah, this state of forlorn desolation, because I am biased? I am selective in that there are only a handful of people who I consider my real friends, i.e. with whom I would share thoughts which I wouldn’t otherwise. And despite whatever they say… I keep wondering what they think of me. I mean I’m not sure if I’m expecting something from them which they cannot offer. As far as I can figure out, I demand only one thing from them.. talking to me. And they are not giving me the chance. This is not something I want in the friendship, but it is something I need.

They only thing I need to be considered worthy of.. is being worthy of talking to. I hope the people, whom this is meant for, understand what I’m trying to convey. Because they are not giving me a chance to convey this to them directly.

I hate being an eagle! I just want genuine people around me!

4 thoughts on “Of eagles and men

  1. “I keep wondering what they think of me” … I attending a talk by Prof Srikumar S Rao yesterday. This is what he had to say. A majority of us are living in a ‘me-centred world ‘ where everyone is busy watching the movie of their lives . Your’s might be a bit role in their movie. No one person is concerned with watching the movie of someone else’s life. i.e, Nobody is thinking about you and even if somebody does think about you it’ll be for a moment and then they’ll forgot all about it.

    1. The difference in this case is that you are kinda sure that your’s is not a bit role in the movie.. but a rather important character role.. but you’re not sure if you’re right in demanding more screen time.

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