Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I think, therefore I am. They don't think, therefore they are too...so what was the use of it all?

Perhaps this is an age of over-reflection. Reflection that morphs from introspection to lethargy to sloth to fearful paralysis in a while. A comfortable slide down. Maybe, this is why non-thinkers seem to be taking over the world.

Read this quote somewhere today. Made sense: ‘Get action. Do things; be sane; don’t fritter away your time…take a place wherever you are and be somebody; get action.

By Theodore Roosevelt

8 comments:

Karthik Sivaramakrishnan said...

There is nothing inherently superior about action. Action after much rational thought could be useful. Otherwise it is destructive or unproductive at best.

Aries said...

People of action seem to hardly think, and then there are people who think and think and think more but don't act - our late Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao was a champion of anaysis till paralysis.

On reflection, some of my days are so busy "doing" that I just dont think.

DewdropDream said...

As with all things, there ought to be a balance between the two. It can't work any other way. Unless you're a sheep.

The Idle Devil said...

Action is what is missing today.

Mukta said...

I think its better to act, albeit foolishly, than to wait until rationalty strikes. By which time, it could be too late.

Karthik Sivaramakrishnan said...

@Mukta:
:O You just justified all the harm that's being done to the world :(

Mukta said...

no karthik, i have not. if anything, i have explainec why the wrong-doings have not been acted on as strongly as required.

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

I fully agree about us living in an era of "over-reflection" "over-thinking" over-analysing. We are becoming increasingly self-absorbed as people.