Monday, November 5, 2007


‘Cause it's a bitter sweet symphony this life...

Trying to make ends meet, you're a slave to the money then you die.
I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down...
You know the one that takes you to the places where all the veins meet, yeah.

No change, I can't change, I can't change, I can't change,
But I'm here in my mold, I am here in my mold.
But I'm a million different people from one day to the next...
I can't change my mold, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.
- The Verve

Love that song... Though I don’t quite agree with the lyrics.

Change... Is that a variable or a constant? (My math lecturer asked us this question in class, and ‘me’ answered right! :P :D )

The artist sings out that he “can’t change”. Though he might portray himself as different people everyday, his ‘mold’ ie., his style, cast, form or whatever you call it, remains the same.
My good friend calls it ‘nature’ :P :D. He’d agree with the song, I guess. Agree that you can’t change a person... a person’s nature, to be precise.

What ‘bout you though? Hmm?

I disagree. Change is a constant. Invariable. Inevitable in some cases, depending upon the situations. Change is NOT to be confused with ‘adapt’ . The two are different. You adapt to the surroundings, the people, etc. But you change yourself, your ways, for YOUR betterment.

Your imperfections are constantly being pointed out by others... forever. That is when you find the need to change. Sometimes, you recognise the flaws yourself, though this happens rarely. Think about it. You are constantly changing your ways, your views. It’s either just too easy, or too difficult to change. J It always is like that.

You tend to change the way you put forth your thoughts, the way you carry yourself, the way you speak , wait, make that ‘you tend to speak more politely’, you change the way you depict yourself in front of others... Sometimes, the change isn’t triggered by anything in particular... or anyone for that matter. It just happens. Only when someone points out that change in you do you realise it’ presence.

Anyway, my point is that you keep changing... no matter what. Your ‘mold’ aint a ‘default setting’, buddy. :D

PS – As to the first two lines of the song, I am liable to agree. :D :P


veedhi said...

Nice one!
I always keep saying- the only thing constant in life is change. :D
And yeah,I agree, change isn't adaptation... I wish everyone would understand that.

purplestorm said...

Well, very few people get that... "You cant change.. you cant change" they say... duds..!

Anoop said...

You dont change in the same proportion everyday. Today little, maybe tomorrow more than today? Its really a variable :P

Jokes apart, I think its not that people dont know they change. But they are reluctant to accept that fact. They are afraid to reveal that they have changed. They worry what people might think about it. Thats the real culprit if you as me. Thats why they hide behind the lie that they cant change at all...