On my travel to office, one of my backup options (other than reading/practicing kannada or reading books) is to listen to FM. There is this show which targets women audience which is aired in the evening (offcourse it is sponsored by a cosmetics company that, among other products, sells the “make you a pale”! cream also). One fine day, the host was asking a question that goes like this. “Do you believe that Indian women are the most beautiful in the world?”. There were enough women calling in and saying something along the lines that “yes we are beautiful”. But I was thinking of the same question, put in a different manner.
The question rephrased would be: “Do you believe all other women in the world are less beautiful compared to us Indian women”. Any takers? If someone agreed to the above question, wouldn’t they become less beautiful since they disapprove there gender worldwide. And moving further, since you have been proven to be less beautiful for looking down upon your own gender, saying yes is a false statement. This argument moves further and further to “yes” being a false answer!
Questions are covered up so well, that probably, our human brain does not detect the anomaly! Too much of black swan book I guess :).
Off-course, all this is naught if for women, looking down upon other women is considered to not affect their beauty. So the next question is what is beauty? Reminds me of the word quality and “zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance”. Probably all this is just my perception of beauty! Heh? .. Enough!
As a side note, I am adding the word forget to my blog heading.. Among other things that I do, I also forget frequently. So now the heading looks like:
Observe Think Analyse Tweak Travel Forget… Kill Time!