Isn’t it ironic??

Life can be ironic sometimes. Here’s something I thought about when I heard people move about in the room above me.

I hear them above me, like restless birds in a nest. The shifting of beds and screeching of chairs on tiles, seep through the walls and reach me. I’m lying there awake. My body shifts in my bed as I try to find a cozy spot to fall asleep.

I hear them again. The shuffling of their feet echoes in my room. Their faint voices seem to fade into the corners of my room. Still I don’t see them.

If I could go through walls, I would have stood up on my bed and reached out into their world. But I can’t. So I will have to wait and maybe, live with not knowing them at all.

It’s a strange world out there. Where I walk past people I know nothing about. Where I brush past strangers and forget their faces forever.

It’s an irony and could very well be a tragedy. But its how humans are. We categorise and prioritise. We go deeper into detail and embrace precision to empower development.We prioritise knowledge and seek what we need to find. Without that, what we see around would never exist.

This is our ossified version of life.

But isn’t it all ironic???

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17 Replies to “Isn’t it ironic??”

  1. Love your words. People do not realise the impact they have on others. We all tend to do as and when we like. Many who live in apartments are unaware of the noise they create for their neighbours, they have no sense of time of when people are asleep. I often feel as you have written we see people who live on this planet but have nothing to do with them. We do not know how they feel or think. It feels strange when I view the world like this. We are connected and yet I do not know you and do I really want to. Bless you Stefan

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  2. Sometimes life compares to a video game. The surroundings are always blurred out while our focus constantly lies on our own mission.

    Often, this gives me the impression that the world arround me, including the people in it, is almost invisible. And maybe, I am to them, too.

    The great thing about living life like a video game is that it’s always up to you to change the story! Interact with people. A small “How are you?” or chit-chat with the cashier at the local supermarket turns the world into a less strange place. Maybe this way, us and the people in this game, have a chance to get to know each other more. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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