Vanita Thakkar is an Entrepreneur - an Engineer-Researcher-Consultant and an Artist - Singer-Composer-Poetess-Writer from Vadodara, Gujarat.
How much have you suffered
Because of your notions of my ego ?
You degraded and maligned yours !
You got justifications to trouble me.
You are successful indeed !
Your hostility does harm me,
But, it will bear bitter fruits for you.
I am glad to give you happiness
From my miseries.
Do I not owe Thanks to you
For being better than worse ?
- Vanita Thakkar (20.03.2009)
It is important to understand the difference between ego and self-respect in life.
What is self-respect for one person may appear as ego to another person.
Struggles for self-respect raise questions on sensitive matters concerning individual and social well-being, including :
- identity .... and so on ....
Whether between / among individuals or small groups or large groups / communities, such mind games, in the name of perceptions, often involve use of various labels that usually carry importance on matters of collective interests, such as loyalty towards (many times, so-called)
- accepted practices (that may be urgently requiring changes for good),
- social concerns,
- belief systems and so on ....
The use of "by hook or crook" ideology keeps delaying justice / possible reconciliations.
Sometimes I wonder, why do people say there are clashes in ideologies, when actually in most cases, there are clashes between self-respect and greed or between greed on both sides, that causes much harm to whatever is being fought for.
Self-respect and Greed
Ego, Trust and Love ....
© 2021 Vanita Thakkar