Friday, May 29, 2009

“privation” and “Privilege”

While searching in Oxford dictionary, I strangely begin to analyse the order of two contradictory words “privation” and “Privilege”. The two words appear nearly one next to the other in the dictionary though there is a big difference in reality. The two words are separated only by two other words I find significant for my strange analysis. The alphabetic order of “privation” and “Privilege” necessitates that “privatize” and “privet” comes between them orderly one after the other. And I see that privatization is sweeping all the necessities of creating the word privilege and offer him more strength and, in turn, helps in the appearance of privation and deepens his degree. Privatization is expanding the distance between privation and its synonym misery and privilege and his synonym wealth. And it leads also to more individualism, which is one of the aspects of the savage capitalism whose mission is to destroy the world. The distance between these two words today could be measured sometimes by light years.

The relation between privation and Privilege is controversial and to have some big aspects of the gorgeous word Privilege as we’re noticing nowadays, the word privation should be cracked. And, I think, the word solidarity would have to appear between them but unfortunately his alphabetic order does not permit it. And may be, we’ll have to think in changing its form or creating another word that may help in narrowing a little bit their distance.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Solitude is not always negative

Solitude, in the view of a lot of people is always seen as a negative experience that should be avoided. Yes, it’s true that, to some extent, is presumably bad but solitude is needed and we’ve better experience it from to time as it may have some positive aspects.

Though we need to socialize with people around us and discuss with them, sometimes, it’s better to give ourselves a chance to be alone because when we do so, we could plunge into a profound meditation far from others’ comments and effects they may cause on decisions we take in our lives. While alone, we can deeply understand our inner thoughts and profoundly travel into our imagination to answer some questions we already have in mind or to form new ones that may affect our next steps we want to make. Besides, when we’re alone, we become more ready to organize our ideas and make general evaluation to our situation and to the problems we face.

So if we have this chance of being alone regularly, I think, we may avoid many inconvenient and rush decisions and the way we deal with our problems would be more wise and cool. I’m not saying that I’m perfect and I do the process myself but I try as much as possible to make things take the right direction and we’ll never be perfect.