Wednesday, 3 March 2010

My name is Divya and I'm straight... are you?

Staring at the blank page... An hour later, I'm still staring at the blank page. Okay, I think it is high time I start moving my fingers on the keyboard. What do I write about? Well, I think this is a good topic, no, no wait I think that is better. Hmmm, but the other thing would be interesting. Oh God! Help!

It's a strange feeling of too many thoughts running through my head and at the same time, I'm completely blank. It's like sitting for an examination staring at a question, the answer to which you know but can't remember. Ok, hold on... let's do this slowly for I hope to keep you vying for more for just a little longer. So firstly, welcome to my word space and my honest confessions and general musings! Here's where I can share my thoughts and opinions and may even give you reason to think... Well, atleast I hope to. I'm quite excited, pretty obvious, isn't it? (Even though I can hear my conscience saying "Control Divya, Control", you have to make an impression as it's the first day). Ok Ok... so let me start by being absolutely straightforward!

Being straightforward is a term that's fascinated me. There are times when I find it strange, there are times when I find it honest, but there are still other times when I find it absolutely blunt, mean, a pretext to being rude, or a nice way of simply insulting a person. If you're thinking that I got carried away with the latter part of the sentence, honest to God I didn't.

Straightforward--is it used or abused, is a question I've always asked myself and continue to do so even today. Most dictionaries published across the world may define straightforward as being honest, frank, not ambiguous or obscure and I'm sure we all know that but how many of us know it's real usage in our world? How often do we see two people being downright rude to each other and justify the insolence as being straightforward? We'll also find people who insult, yet ever so politely but still manage to etch the pain in your heart justifying it under the guise of being "straight-forward".

It's not like I don't believe in being frank and straight forward... of course, I do. I believe we need to be vocal about our feelings, because there lies the charm and the beauty of being truthful and nothing and no one can be more beautiful than an honest person. However, I also believe that one could hold back from being straightforward at an inappropriate and trying time. Discretion is critical in deciding the timing--as to when to be straight forward, as you need to know when to hold back and when to be completely upfront.

Decide if being forthright would help bring the best out in someone or result in making the recipient treasure your words for life or if it served as a ray of hope in life's most trying times and not be a reason to kick someone into the dumps when they're already down and out. So, let's put it to the test--why don't you be straightforward with me on reflectionsofpassions@gmail.com and let's together unearth possibly some more interesting facets and some additional "honest" interpretations?

3 comments:

Destiny's child... said...

I must say the title of this post was sort of misleading! ;)
Even I believe that being bluntly rude is inappropriate. My policy is, if you can't say anything good, say nothing. Why hurt someone unnecessarily?
And btw, you often take over this blog, don't you? ;)

A New Beginning said...

Hi Divya!Welcome back!that was a nice post and I agree with Veena, the title is quite misleading!Keep up and happy blogging!

Divya said...

@ Veena: I understand that the title is misleading but I intentionally retained the title. That does not imply that I was trying to mislead my readers. Yes, I do take over the blog frequently and I'll be writing on a weekly basis from here on.

@ Sana: Thank you so for the warm welcome. Thanks for all the warm feedback. Looking forward for more.