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Saturday, November 7, 2009

If I Were A Baby Again

This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 4; the fourth edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton.
“If I were baby again”, I can’t say whether I would be happier or not...But I know one thing that I would not be as happy as I conceive about it today. Somehow I feel retrospection makes things brighter and colourful. And might be my imagination due to retrospection would just virtually increase the intensity of happiness...


 
The word “baby” stands for two meanings to me...
First...One who is innocent; new to the world; without any judgement of right or wrong; unbiased; spontaneous; original; jovial; playful; unknown to trickeries of the world...
Second...  One who needs help; who is dependent; who needs care; who is incapable to do many things he wishes; one who is not fit to survive in this practical world...
Amazingly, in the journey of life, for being independent; for being fit to survive one has to lose one’s innocence and has to learn trickeries of world...
I feel when you are new to the world...when you have so many things to explore...when you see the things without any prejudices...You start seeing things beautiful...that exactly happens to a baby...For him everything is new. The leaf of trees, the round marbles and the greenery of grass appear so tempting and enchanting to him...He even doesn’t know how the society has prioritized and valued the things, for him everything holds equal value, either it is diamond or a small marble...
Whenever we see a baby, it reminds us our lost innocence, freshness and newness...the love and care of our parents and siblings; the new zest and excitement of life; uncrushed curiosity...and this remembrance makes the baby more loving and beautiful...For me, seeing a baby and playing with him is more enjoying than being a baby...  
I think that a baby also feel helplessness when he saw his elder brother cycling, playing games which he cannot; doing things he is incapable for...And in this way might be he can feel a tinge of slavery due to his current situation and starts dreaming to be young soon....
Can we not develop same innocence, same curiosity; same newness, same playfulness, same freshness, more precisely a baby like nature? I feel we can...There are so many new things; unexplored things; beautiful things;...and if we start learning new things; start searching unexplored things; start feeling the beauty in integrity, in wholeness ...We can taste the same freshness, same breeziness and same innocence, we used to feel when we were a baby...
So for me it is hard to choose if I am given a choice between being a baby again and remain in the same age...And if anyhow God makes me baby again, I would try to preserve the innocence, the spontaneity, the freshness and the curiosity which I today feel, has been dried out to get the things which are thought to be fit for survival in this practical world....




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54 comments:

Shankar said...

nice post amith.. its true that we have to leave our innocence in order to survive.... its true... and really nicely written and neatly presented..

Shilpa said...

Hi Amit, it really was a good read. Why did you say its dry? well, i don't think its dry.

:)

shilpa

Talking Skull said...

Well written. It's so true that we have to kill the 'baby' in us to live the life...

Daisy Blue said...

"I would try to preserve the innocence, the spontaneity, the freshness and the curiosity which I today feel, has been dried out to get the things which are thought to be fit for survival in this practical world...."
Very well said.

Madhu | INDImag.com said...

" .. to me playing with a baby is more enjoyable than being one.."

Wonder why I like that ! :-) . My thoughts(post) are the same too ..

Singh Amit said...

@Thanks a lot shankar...
Glad that u liked it... :)
Cheers!!

Singh Amit said...

@Shilpa..
Thanks a lot.. :)
So glad u liked it :)
I was really scared as I was not able to get points..
feeling happy that u didn't find dry.. :)
Cheers!!

Singh Amit said...

@Talking Skull
Thanks a lot... :)
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Singh Amit said...

@Daisy Blue..
Thanks a lot... :)
Glad that u liked it
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Singh Amit said...

@Madhu
Thanks a lot...
This is one of those things you can enjoy, if you are not a baby...
Cheers!!

Mahesh Kalaal said...

for being fit to survive one has to lose one’s innocence and has to learn trickeries of world...
For me, seeing a baby and playing with him is more enjoying than being a baby...

i loved these lines for their rationality and practical fragrance....
Balanced post with much clarity of thought :)

Bharathi said...

I am happy that you also looked not being a baby. good. very nice natural post.

Singh Amit said...

@Mahesh
Thanks a lot buddy
Glad that u liked it :)
Cheers!!

Singh Amit said...

@Bharathi..
Thanks a lot pal..
So gald u liked it...:)
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RSV said...

a scientific approach to being/not being a baby again..
I liked this post very because it was innocent, aS EXPECTED from a baby..

Govind said...

nice post..
for being fit to survive one has to lose one’s innocence and has to learn trickeries of world...
i liked thes lines particularly..

For What it s worth said...

Very well written post.
There are many sides to going back to being a baby and they were brought out really well.
I am sure I too want just the innocence, the unprejudiced outlook to things in life.
But , as you too rightly said, I can't imagine going back to being a baby by letting go for all the good things I have today.
Nice post, amit

ηανєєη said...

there is this book that says kids are by nature violent .. its the worldly things that get them on the track .... dont know how true it is though

Saimanohar said...

Good post,

Singh Amit said...

@RSV
Thanks a lot :)
Glad that u liked it.. :)
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Singh Amit said...

@Govinda
Thanks a lot :)
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Singh Amit said...

@For What it S Worth
Thanks a lot.. :)
Feeling happy that you are agree with my thoughts.. :)
Keep visiting :)
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Singh Amit said...

@Navin..
Thanks a lot for the comment..
But I could not understand ur comment buddy :)
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@Saimanohar..
Thanks a lot..
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Sat_hi_sh said...

Very well conceived Amit :)
U have brought about both the positives & negatives here...

" Retrospection makes things brighter & colourful "

I concur :)


keep blogging
cheers!!!

Roshmi Sinha said...

A balanced post and great clarity of thought. I feel we should retain our curiosity, energy level and zest for life... always. Age is just a number... as they say: "Child is the father of man".

P.S. Keen to know your views on my latest post...

Singh Amit said...

@Sathish
Thanks a lot buddy..:)
Glad that u concurred with my thoughts.. :)
Cheers!!

Singh Amit said...

@Roshmi
Thanks a lot ... :)
Well said "Child is the father of man"
Cheers!!

narendra said...

yes yes i want to play with a baby..giggle with her..and talk to her about smallest of stuffs..like why does a bird fly!try and answer these unending questions...and you will realise how small you are in this large world..and yet children(babies..whatever you call them) are so ahead us that they dare to ask!!

i love your post because again it has innocence and honesty...

PS:i always say being childish and childlike are two different things ....this is definitely the latter :)

all the best..

evanescentthoughts said...

"For me, seeing a baby and playing with him is more enjoying than being a baby... " same here :) I love playing with them.. good post!

Chetan said...

gr8 post buddy, and you really write very wll
i am following you rom now on

Dhiman said...

Like Madhu I too say that my thoughts are in same lines .... Also You have rightfully identified the 'dependency' factor of a baby ....

Prashant Mehta said...

So, take the best of both the worlds! Innocence from baby and independence from adults.

Singh Amit said...

@Narendra.. :)
Thank you very much for your lovely comment.. :)
felt innocence in your comment too buddy :)
Welcome to my blog.. :)
Cheers!!

Singh Amit said...

@evanescentthoughts
thanks a lot pal.. :)
Glad that u liked it..
Cheers!!

Singh Amit said...

@Chetan
Thanks a lot.. :)
So glad u liked it..:)
Thanks for following me buddy :)
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Singh Amit said...

@Dhiman
Thanks a lot..
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Singh Amit said...

@Prashant
Thanks a lot :)
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Shruti said...

Can we comment on your writing?! Casual take on the topic! We leave innocence and gain maturity to survive! That's the funda's of life! What say!?

aativas said...

'Somehow I feel retrospection makes things brighter and colourful.' - true and well said Amit!

neeraj said...

I agree with you Amit! We are so pragmatic but helplessly continue with it!
BTW I love your blog for it's neatness! Keep up the good work you are already into!

Singh Amit said...

@Shruti..
"Can we comment?"
Why not ???
Thanks Shruti...
Yeah...we leave innocence and gain mask of maturity to survive...

Cheers!!

Singh Amit said...

@aativas..
Thank you so much..:)
And thanks for following me..
Keep visiting..
Cheers:)

Singh Amit said...

@Neeraj
Thanks pal.. :)
Glad that u liked my blog.. :)
Cheers!!

pra said...

Wondreful post.Like the defination of a baby and the way you explained how we have to loose innocence to be more independant.The end is perfect!

Vipul Grover said...

A very interesting take Amit!
Thr was a nice flow 2 the post putting ur views in a very eloquent manner.. Innocence is indeed the hallmark of babydom :)

Butterfly Thoughts said...

A simple and innocent post.. In life as we move ahead we tend to lose all the things that we posess when were small. the events situations and people all make and mould us a person.A person is lucky if he can retain his innocence and liveliness as he grows up.

Roshmi Sinha said...

No new posts... ?????

AJai said...

well... to me the best thing abt being a baby would be getting all the chicks to drool over u. i'm surprised u havne't mentioned that. ;)

varuna raina said...

hey amit..
a very nice blog!!!
treat to eyes and soul as well..
kp blogging
bliss to you..

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Gyanban said...

element of honesty in the post...nice.

In the second line after the baby photograph - I guess it should read as innocent or did you actually mean innocence?

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Madhu said...

Its been sometime since i blogged and since i visited your blog (work and technical issues) and it is delight to read you again.

Well, I am not 100% sure if you will be able to preserve the innocence part when you reach adolescence even if you were given a chance to become a baby again, now. the reason i doubt if this would happen is that, once you are a baby again, more than likely your mind isn't developed and you run into every chance of being what you are right now.

If i do not take word-for-word meaning of your analysis, I find that it is indeed possible to be a baby (perhaps your intention was not to take the literal meaning?). We just need to make a constant effort to keep ourselves in the 'preset' mode. Only then we will be able to notice the small things which can bring so much delight.

Hope things are great with you.

Vikram Karve said...

Enjoyed reading this