x2 + 9x +20=0 was simple too where x could be -4 or -5.
But, man (this is not a feminist generalization, I mean human beings in general!!) has to complicate what is simple, so he comes up with scary formulae like
-b ± sqrt
(b2 - 4ac)
x = ------------------------------ to complicate matters!
And as we all know how greedy man is, he wasn't satisfied with screwing up Maths just with Quadratic Equations, so he had to invent Trigonometry, Calculus and the likes!! Making life miserable for Biology loving people!
My basic point of getting Maths on my blog (for the first time) is to drive home the point how we, humans love to complicate things and relations in our lives. We just aren't happy with simple things in life! There's a small adrenaline junkie in all of us, which makes us complicate things that can stay rather uncomplex.
And growing up adds fuel to the fire. Weren't our childhood relations better and far simpler than what we have now? No wonder, they say, that best friends from school are best friends for life. That's because we weren't afraid of saying 'Sorry'. Anybody and everybody who got a chocolate was our friend. And now when someone gives us a chocolate for no reason, just like how K-serials vamp speak aloud at 110 decibels in their brains, we talk inside ours, wondering what is the person's motive behind giving us a free ka chocolate. Is it because the person likes me or is it 'politics', is it buttering up for a favour or is it drugged so that one of our kidneys can be removed later on *roll eyes like a vamp* (yes, as a writer, I have absurd justifications for an activity...it just shows how imaginative I am!!). A chocolate is a chocolate yaar. It's the fucking consumerism more than the want of eating a chocolate that's making you buy it! (50 bucks for Silk and 80 for Bournville is definitely consumerism.....not an an impulse purchase!!)
There are many friends we make, many, we lose. Why can't we go and shake the lost friends, slap, if the need be to get them back in our lives? This is what even Shahrukh Khan said on Koffee With Karan about his issues with Farah Khan and Salman Khan! There's something that's definitely stopping us. And I'm sure that 'something's is nothing but our egos, you-are-wrong-too and the 'I-had-told-you-so' from the friend that we don't want to listen to. Sometimes, it becomes too late to get the person back, maybe the person has moved on, maybe there's a new 'love interest' in the person's life, making everything else seem redundant to that person or maybe that person is waiting for you to to make the first move.
I run the risk of being a hyprocrite when I say that I think 'friendship' is more pure relation than 'love', but this is what I've realised in the past one year because, one, you can't get over love easily and two, you just can't do it without friends! But the most important fact remains that you may eventually get over love....but there are certain (lost) friends you can't get over. I have one too! However hard you may try to repress those memories, they just don't get repressed! You may talk once in a while, laugh or even maybe cry, but then that spark is missing. The chemistry, along with Botany and Microbiology is dead! And probably you're just trying to avoid a confrontation by not saying that out loud!!
Earlier I blamed growing up for screwed up relations. What I forgot was the amount of responsibilities that come onto our shoulder, the changed priorities and the lack of time that we have that takes a toll on relationships too. But, having said that, you can still manage time once in a while for people who mattered and who mattered once! Life, methinks, is not about being busy and not having time, it's about wanting to make the time and taking the efforts to keep certain people in our lives. After all, it's very hard when you have to....and very easy when you want to! How much ever big feminist people may think I am (which I am not!), I think maintaining friendships with men is far simpler than the ones with women!! Come on Ladies, we all know that men are a little less complicated than us!!
P.S : This post is dedicated to that one person whose loss in my life is something I can never get over. Maybe she's over me, or maybe she's not, whatever is the case, for me, 10th August 2006 will always be a day I'd remember and 10th October 2009, a day I'd want to forget! (Women and dates..... you just can't help it!!)
P.P.S : Special thanks to Rucha Shukla for pushing to write something as I had not written for quite some time and to Rahul Mahant for helping me with the Quadratic Equation.... you need to have engineer friends to solve your Math-related queries!!!