02 August, 2009

HEY TELL ME! (part I)

Two thoughts were bugging me past 4 days.Before that let me say something;i kept receiving non stop messages yesterday that was supposed to be the friendship day.i was really overwhelmed to know that i have managed to get so many friends.
Needless to say that i do cherish the friendship and my friends are my pillars of support ,are the ones i respect, admire and also want to be for them any time.But, i never had the heart to send a reply to any one of them yesterday because i had my own apprehensions about celebrating this friends day.
Like mothers day and fathers day this day is celebrated to commemorate a sacrifice done by an American friend ,tell me don't we have excellent examples of friendship in Karna of Mahabharatha,and many others in our country and why should we join hands with something that appears purely commercial.
I know i value my friends and i want to prove my friendship in their time of crisis when they really need me. I in my own opinion think i need not keep telling them i am blessed to have them in my life.
Though the concept is good, the little thing that nags me is aping the westerners.I may be wrong, but this is what i feel strongly.
AND MY FRIENDS I AM HAPPY YOU ARE THERE FOR ME AS I WOULD BE FOR U TOO.
In the end now it looks as if am writing a friendship message. hehe.

14 comments:

masterclass-Learning beyond class room said...

What thine had written is nothing but the truth...for in this barath mahan we have examples of supreme scrifice...mad by frineds for friends...some which have shaped the history...

So perhaps every Indian should keep their head high and clebrate the "Maha Snehita day" ...yes..padma you had opend my eyes too..like a friend..you made me see logic...Thanks

So lets put toghter a list that would qualify for this supreme title...

Warmest,
magician

இசக்கிமுத்து said...

உண்மை தான் பத்மா,
நட்பின் ஆழம் மனதில் இருந்தால் போதும். நல்ல நட்பு எதையும் எதிர்பார்காதது.
இந்த சமயத்தில் என் பத்தாம் வகுப்பு ஆச‌ிரியர் ஞாபகத்துக்கு வருகிறார். பொதுவாக ஆச‌ிரியர் வகுப்பில் நுழைந்தாலோ அல்லது எங்கேனும் பார்த்தாலோ நாம் வணக்கம் சொல்வோம். ஆனால் அவர் அதை விரும்பமாட்டார் அதற்கு அவர் சொன்ன பதில் "மதிப்பு என்பது மனதில் இருந்தால் போதும் அதை வெளிப்படுத்தும் சமயம் வரும்போது மட்டுமே வெளிப்படுத்தவேண்டும், சும்மா பார்க்கும் போதெல்லாம் வணக்கம் சொல்ல தேவையில்லை". அனுபவமான வார்த்தைகளாக எனக்கு தோன்றியது.

Shanmugavel said...

We all live in illusions, I never greet anyone on birthdays. I find it so plastic celebrations. Lovers day, all foolish days. We acknowledge western things so easily and that even writing in tamil or speaking in tamil is now a days considered great. I dont know whats great and super in talking in our mother tongue. Padhu these things we can just talk in tea time or chat about or blog about, we cant change. Let them be plastic.

Cherry said...

It's very true that prominence to the friendship day, father's day and mother's day is catching up these days....our friends don't have to be told on this particular day that they are truly our friends...that's true...but one could always pick out a day based on our own epics and do something socially significant ...much beyond sending messages and greetings...

Infinite said...

Very True, Padma.
I have a different Tske on these.
I strongly belive that these are excuses to push merchandise such as Greeting cards, gifts ( friendship band ....). They are merely a ploy to sell goods and services. we copy them

தக்குடுபாண்டி said...

யெச்சூஸ்மீ, தெரியாம இங்க வந்துட்டேன். everybody is talking englishyaa!!...:) LOL

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infopediaonlinehere said...

true padma...you should be lucky enough to find true friends

பிரசன்னா said...

Freely flowing words.. Like a stream :)

Abhi said...

Not just friends day, almost all these days including valentines day are commercial. But, dont u think, beyond the commerce, somewhere deep within, we get an opportunity to stop for a second and think about what some cherished relationships in our mechanical world! So just go with it Padma ! and enjoy the days!

VJR said...

"wav", good one.

இனியவன் said...

உங்களுக்கும் உங்கள் குடும்பத்தினருக்கும் என் இனிய புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துக்கள்

Kalidoss said...

Simply eloquent..

priyamudan said...

Karnan - Itharkku Munbu Vadakkirundhu uyir neetha - antha natpu intha idalthil sariyaaga varum....
...American friend - nalla sol...