Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Past Comes to the Future?

I was having a lunch meeting in a 'very happening' mall when a young thing walked in. She wore clothes which...well she had some clothes! She did get a dekko from me, but nothing more than that!

I was wondering whether something was wrong with me. I looked around and I found I was normal, even others gave her a glance (a long one at that) and went back to what they were doing. This kind of body show had become commonplace, atleast to all of us sitting at Palladium!

Which got me thinking, the are going back to those days when people wore less clothes! Or are we actually adopting lifestyles/ habits which our forefathers practiced?

Our forefathers believed in promiscuity and there were no inhibitions around it. In the present context, the numbers of the promiscuity audience are increasing. Sex outside of marriage has become accepted. All forms of  sexual behavior  -Hetorosexuality/ Bisexuality/ Homosexuality are being increasingly accepted.   Just like the good old days! Adam and Eve - I think I know what you were upto.!

Organic food has become a fashion and a necessity. Long long ago, there were no artificial fertilizers, no booster shots, no chemical products....every thing was grown the natural way. More a necessity than a choice though! We seem to make big brouhaha about organic food and actually charge a premium for it. If only our forefathers knew!

At the rate people seem to be killing each other, I do wonder if anarchy has set in, just like our ancestors did, Killing was commonplace and with the increasing murder rate is an indicator of our 'back to the past' days.

There are other examples However I do believe that these are primarily in the social  & interpersonal space.

These maybe some indicators of the changing social barometer.  While we look to the future we seem to increasingly look back and go back too. This can also mean that we are going to a society bereft of many social values - good or bad I don't know!


Girija said...

Great to see your blog. congrats. Enjoyed the earlier posts too...
This one is after my heart and yes, especially with regard to the old Kerala culture this is so relevant ...
There was so much of natural freedom and not so many complications with an overdose of choices that we face today ..
It is as they say, completing a full circle !!
Good going ..shall await more interesting pieces from you. How do i get to know when you post ?

S Vejay Anand said...

Thanks Girija.

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