*kick*…bike starts
*1st gear*
*2nd gear*…

I wonder whether we should be having choices or not.
Is having a choice a good thing?
Doesn’t having a choice actually binds us to something? and the very notion we attach with choices i.e. of moving on our will and doing what we like gets defaulted.
Because if we know what we like and what we need to do then there’s no option of another thing, hence no choice.

Now you may say that at times we have choices we never wish of. And also sometimes we have two options that look almost equal or are very close. So how come No Options fits in.

But these choices arise because we don’t have our priorities defined or don’t understand ourselves correctly or we are confused though never realise .

Going back to first few lines, saying like this has a basic premise that there are many things possible for a human being or a situation but talking particularly about one situation, if we are able to precisely define it, we can find out that one immediate path out of the few one’s possible.

*3rd gear*

Its kinda funny now I have a choice of either going along the way I have been saying but also there’s my dialectic self that’s urging me to pull the ears of the thought from the other side.
But I know I will turn the 2nd way because it’s a particularity of my way. The way things or thoughts go with me.

So what’s happening now is that my one particularity i.e. choice is actually presiding over the other. But will it always go like that. And actually before that the question is whose presiding over whom. My 2nd choice reinforcing my first one or is it 2nd option paving way for the first one.

*5th gear*

Now both choices are doing the same thing. Yeah doing the same thing but by complimenting each other, paving way for each other, like a cycle of day-night-day and neither can exist without each other.

So just as I move a node higher i.e. from where I saw the first two options and as I wait to see 3-4 steps down I see both of them as one and both together are actually the parent choice from which they originated.
So actually choices don’t exist they are basically manifestation of the parent one. And this cycle can go on and on.

On and on till when?…well that’s another question…and right now am contemplating on my choice to change my gear again… and another choice I made apart from going to 4th gear was not minding to make any sense or rather going by the flow instead of going with the obvious…. but now am again changing my gear again cos the bike seems to be getting oftrack.

*4th gear* and V enters the scene

V was working very fast just as the problem arrived at his desk. At first it looked to be familiar and simple. He was quickly through first six steps but now he was stuck. He was not sure what next to try. He thought of few things but nothing looked logical or made him confident enough to proceed. In between he tried few options unsuccessfully. And suddenly it clicked and he was through the next 2 steps and soon he wrapped up the problem.

V didn’t get any problem till the sixth step. Every thing up till that point was logical and sound as per his knowledge. But just as he got stuck several choices sprung up (or may be he conjured them up) in his mind. He chooses and tried few of them and eventually he succeeded.

The point here to note is that till the time he knew perfectly he didn’t had any choice (neither he desired to think of any) but just as he got stuck several choices sprung up (or may be he conjured them up) in his mind. A choice is actually an alternative to something and an alternative means that you are not sure how the thing in first place will turn up. So existence of an alternative i.e. a choice is actually the inadequacy of our knowledge or the byproduct of our confusions.

Lemme put up another example just imagine going from place x to y. If you had been following some route from x to y you will never have to think before taking a turn but just remember the 2nd time you followed that route. You had to think zillion of times before making a turn i.e. u had choice (good, bad whatever) on that 2nd day but not on 200th day. So only difference b/w those two days is knowledge (u may say experience but its again knowledge) and confidence.
So the raison d’être for choice is our own inadequacy of knowledge, our own ill defined priorities, our confusions et al.

Clutch wire breaks and bike slowely comes to a halt….


5 Responses to “Choice!!”

  1. 1 divya

    Ur name perfectly suits u…..u r topsy-turvy !!

    But wat r we suppose to do when their r two ways to reach a destination , for eg if u want to reach place X and u have a bike and a car….is this choice the result of some knowledge inadequacy ??

  2. if you clearly define the situation i.e hows the weather, or if the person is a bike fanatic or not etc etc…
    i mean few things like that and you know the answer simple….

    and actually those two ways are two possiblities not choices..
    though possiblities actually graduate to choices…but not all possiblities can be choices…

  3. 3 shally


  4. Hey maan i thnk u havent understood this complex,precarious web of life correctly.There is nthing such as good choice that u can determine.How can u weigh an undeterministic and non ideal situation without having a prevision.I dnt think anyone can adjudicate in such type of matters correctly.After all wt is definition of correct???Even this definition is relative to time and isa time bound.Some choice which seems to be trite attempt may prove to be a prepostoreous attempt as time passes on.So i think u beeter leave this toipic else ur gears too may fade out of time due!!!!!!!

  5. @ashwin: am not sayin that u can u can determine any choice or not…what am talkin and is how they come into existance…
    and a choice is not undeterministic, non ideal situation and related to prevision either..its the inevitable we force on ourselves cos we never see the present and past correctly…

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