Tuesday, May 11, 2010

It's Complicated...

Or so i say... But then what is not complicated... Complication has become a part and parcel of our life. The other day someone i know had called up to invite me for his marriage. After the initial exchange of niceties, he sadly informed me that the person he is marrying is his close friend and not the love of his life. I was surprised and quite naturally asked the reason for this. He answered " Its complicated".

My collegue's 12years old daughter had written a paragraph in her exam in answer to a one word answer question which was " How is H2O popularly known as?" When she asked the kid why she had explained so much, the kid answered "Its complicated" definitely than it seems. Surely n0 one would ask such simple questions in exams.

So is Complicated the new word enveloping our life? Is it actually so difficult to keep it simple? I sometime wonder what does it take to be and remain simple... And in course of that self introspection, i realised that its not complicated. We just don't like it simple anymore. Simple is boring, monotonous, shallow and without excitement. Complicated on the other hand is fun. The very idea of something complex gives some of us a kick, the excitement of the unresolved. Somewhat like a mystery and we are ready to live our life being complicated. The more complex it is, the more fun.

So be it. The next time you dont want to answer or try to avoid explanation, you know whats the phrase to fall back on. Till then "It's complicated"

1 comment:

  1. I must say.. being simple is the hardest thing..

    "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" Leonardo da vinci