Monday, July 19, 2010

The glass is always half empty in India

Indians, in my opinion, embrace negativity. They like to belittle, utter condescending remarks, insult, question, hypothesize, predict (failure usually), play down, bummer, criticize,doubt and distrust your decision. I am not saying that out of anger from a recent situation, but it just came to my mind before I was planning on telling my parents, and people back home in general, about my next year academic plans. I just had this feeling that maybe not from my parents, but for sure from other family members, or friends or random people in general, I will get a speech about the mistake I had committed, or my punctuality in attaining goals. Anyways, I have seem hundreds of people in hundreds of situations where it would usually call for a celebration or a toast or two here in the States; but in India somehow someway someone will come up with a reason that your decision was not the wisest one, some little pessimistic remark, sometimes pretty hilarious actually. I'm not approving of the sometimes excessive enthusiasm and optimism people in US have, but once you are exposed to the positive, its very hard to take constant,random,groundless criticism; It can be a little confusing, usually once a year for me, but I think it actually makes me appreciate the optimism a bit more. May Evolution bless America.


  1. Hey Sam it's Teresa! Man, I had NO idea u were leaving 2day...Lol. I thought u were leaving next week! Wow...anyway, ur blog is super cool and very informative. So much so that I decided to follow it...Take care & have a safe trip :-)

  2. Hey Ms Green B, ye i was gonna say goodbye and all to you but i assumed you were sleeping so i left without; i checked out your blog too, and i had no idea you were just as intellectually curious as me in life's everyday issues!! it is very nice to meet someone like that after a WHILE; anyhoo i was wondering if u have a facebook account to keep in touch? i was joking with jeanette that with u as a physician, me as a P.A. and her as a nurse we could have our own clinic!! also very very ironically, just as my aforementioned blog talks about negativity etc., i had just an argument JUST NOW about how she thinks im wasting parents money/time etc. when i told her about my mississippi plans!! thats EXACTLY what i was dreading, but o well thats the way it is...take care, bye for now

  3. Lol! I wasn't asleep, I was up...Hahaha, too bad... Well, we will be able 2 keep in touch I guess; here is my facebook account: Take care sir! By the way, I haven't updated my blog in ages...Lol