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Can't You See? A Collection Of Essays
A collection:

Can't You See?
- An insightful view into our own handicaps.

Seems Like Anything Goes
- An opinion on life and the individual who experience it.
[593 words]
Vineetha Menon
I am a 16 year old student who loves reading and writing for two simple reasions - relaxation and pleasure.
[August 2001]
Can't You See? A Collection Of Essays
Vineetha Menon

Can't You See?

  My only view of the world is one of darkness. I believe that there is nothing worth seeing, that can be experienced. Experience is not only advantageous but also indispensable.

  I go about my daily tasks with ease, using my experience to guide me around any prospective obstacles. I admit that I take my loved and dear ones for granted, because they have become as part of my routine as my daily cup of coffee.

 They've even arranged a sort of visiting schedule for me, they think that I can then adjust them into my life. They have difficulty in understanding my concept of adjusting my life to accommodate them, so I approve eagerly of whatever they find pleasure in doing for me.

  I may be blind, but I can still "see". I see how people treat me, with a subtle hint of sympathy, because of my so-called "handicap". How little they know! I hear them hurrying about their chaotic lives, feel their stress and tension and notice their weariness of life. They allow themselves to believe that they are living in happiness, and that they are satisfied. They loudly oppose the idea that they are not enjoying life, while it obvious, even to me.

  Sometimes I wonder who is really "blind"...

Seems Like Anything Goes

  There is so much in this world to look forward to. To draw inspiration from. To accept and appreciate.

  Just one gentle breeze can affect a person so much that he becomes captivated by it and changes his outlook on life, while that same gentle breeze can sing sweetly into another persons ear and not even be noticed. One memorable song, a smile, a touch or even a kind word can affect someone drastically or not all. That's the beauty of life and the people who experience it.

  We all have our own lives, our own thoughts and ideas, our own inspirations and loved ones; and the way we accept things is a unique and individual response. There is a lot of beauty in that, though maybe I'm one of the few who see it.

 Isn't it amazing the way we each have our own views on everything? In a society where anything goes, what's wrong and right is now a matter of personal perception. We no longer wait for approval or criticism; we do what we like when we like. In a world where there seems to be no limits to what harm can be done, we each make our own decisions for our own sakes. To each his own.

 Is that good? Maybe we are now able to express our own views and choices, but are we abusing our own freedom, and how much is too much? We have never had as much freedom before, and some people are still figuring out what to do with it.
  A life without boundaries and restriction is pretty much what we can expect in the years to come. Laws will change and will become more flexible as we make more and more excuses for our mistakes. There wont be any more role models, just showpieces that say what needs to be said and do what's needed to be done. We each become our own masters, answerable only to ourselves. It may seem like a dream world to some, a nightmare to others.

   We need to wake up and realize that we are already on that road and it won't be long till we reach that destination, for better or for worse...



"lovely.." -- Ramkumar Menon, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
"very touching...inspirational! " -- Mulan, Dubai, U.A.E..
"great idea. nicely written. but should write a lot to make the ideas clearer and convincing enough. keep writing." -- vineeth, delhi.


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