Saturday, August 22, 2009

Public Displays of Affection

Public Displays of Affection

We all shy away from indulging in it. Not like its taboo. Then why the apprehension?  Why are we afraid to be public. Why do we think so hard what others will say about it. 

Be it in person, on the net, or otherwise, something holds us back. Something prevents us from being open about our feelings, appreciating things, right from admiring somebody's new look to congratulating somebody on his/her success.

Confused, eh? Well the post is not really about what you think it is. Its about the basic trait of humans which allows them to be affectionate, be appreciative, give others a pat on their back. 

When we develop a feeling in our minds, why do we restrain ourselves from letting it out . Are we afraid of what will others think about us? As the great Dale Carnegie refers to in his books "Be hearty in your approbation and lavish in your praise". Why don't we take the first step, and start appreciating, publically. Life they say is a vicious circle, it all comes back to you. Your act may bring a smile to somebody and then possibly come back to you :) . So do it for yourself if nobody else.  


Ismeet said...

I completely agree with you on this.

Prateek Shah said...

I am glad to know that :)

Dil Chahta hai ki ... jane bhi do yaro said...

i have known people who show their enthusiasm while appreciating someone in public. trust me you really feel like going out of the way to help them, however people like these are few. wish to get more of people who like to appreciate someone in spite of at the cost of losing their precious time.

Prateek Shah said...

@ Jasleen - Yes it would be great to have more such people around.Ones who would do it without thinking about their own time. Thanks for sharing your views :)

Anonymous said...

Don't know whether I agree with the thoughts cited or not!! But, I liked reading the post... :)

and well!! I wish I had the same fascination with biscuits as you have ;) (ref: other blog ;))

Keep blogging, Raja!

Priyanka Jain