Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wisdom from Books-1

The opposite of love is not hate. Hate is just love gone bad. The actual opposite of love is apathy.

- The Secret of the Nagas, Amish Tripathi

When I came across the above quote while reading the book,I stopped,re-read the line,tried to understand it in the context of the story and was left highly impressed.But then I moved ahead and forgot about it.

But lately,following some incidents and situations,"apathy" and the above quote seems pretty justified.

In terms of emotions, hate is considered to be the best antonym of love. But apathy- lack of any emotions or concern whatsoever- feels more appropriate as an opposite to love- a lot of emotional attachment and concern. Hate continues to have the emotional attachment component, though in a negative way.

I know,its not easy to acquire an indifferent attitude,but its surely worth a try...specially if too much love or too much hate is causing headache:-)

On a lighter note, I-don’t-care mode saves a lot of energy compared to i-hate-blah-thing-and-will-keep-fretting-about-it mode.
The latter might be a good technique for losing weight though;);)


  1. U r so right baby,out of sight is not necessarily,out of mind!!!Basic Idea is to control ur mind,which in turn controls ur emotions,it's not easy,but once u master that technique,**i dnt give a damn technique**,u will feel light inside..........;-)
    P.S:just saw inception recently......beware of ur mind,it can fool u anytime**heart is playing no role what-so-ever!! :p **

  2. Totally agree wid d point doubt it is really required to keep "i dont care" attitude for many situations in real life ;D