Sure, you turned out pretty good, but is there anything you wish were different about your childhood? If you have kids, is there anything you wish were different for them?
Yes I wished my father was alive when we were growing up, we didn’t have to move away from our favorite city. I’d graduate from the same school and maintain my friendship with the kids who were in my class. It would be so awesome.
For my kids I wished they didn’t have to deal with kids who were mean, because their background was different, i.e., we the parents were from Bangladesh. You wouldn’t think kids at that age would know the difference.But the words echo in my mind,”Children learn what they live.”
The internet has been swept up by the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Is there a cause–social,political,cultural, or other– you passionately believe in? Tell us how you got involved or why you don’t get involved.
I’m sure social, cultural, political or any other noise was always there, it was not felt as much as they do now, the internet, TV videos are helping people to get carried away these days.
Maybe we have too many mediums to make ourselves heard,to take advantage of it. At the end of the day when all who are involved take an account of what they have accomplished might find out their involvement did not make that much difference.
I always disliked politics, the politicians never tell the truth, they will visit you before the election, once elected they fail to recognize you. I always stay away from politics.
As far as being social, I’ve tried to be one, but quickly found out you have to act and react a certain way to be welcomed by the group, I’ve therefore realized I must stay aloof.
I have yet to find out the meaning of cultural, it is defined differently by whoever according to their convenience. I refuse to join with the snobs, it therefore leaves me with nothing and I am okay with it.
Do you need to agree with an artist’s lifestyle or politics to appreciate their Art? To spend money on it?
If I appreciated an artist’s work based on his/her lifestyle or politics it will not say much about my appreciation. If we did that with anyone,the world would be a very difficult place to live in.
Art appreciation should be based on the talent or the gift of the artist,it should have nothing to with his political affiliation, think about all the well-known artist,do we say oh let’s find out what kind of a lifestyle he had then we’ll decide whether his work is worthy to be bought.
I will spend money on an art work I like, the life style or politics will make no difference.
Morality Play is a subject dealt by people in their own special way. I grew up in a fairly conservative family. The difference between right and wrong was clearly defined by my mother. At a very young age it is hard to fathom,what our elders say. When I was old enough to distinguish between the two,I could distinctly see the pitfall of either one.
Under the protection of my mother,I knew what was acceptable and what was not. I tried to follow my mother’s advice.Then there is my faith and the environment helped me immensely. I developed a conscience in a very young age which cautioned me every step of the way. Morality to me is something one deals with consciously and unconsciously.
There are a lot of people who don’t share,what I believe in. It is not appropriate to brainwash them,they have to learn themselves if they dislike hearing from others i.e relatives and friends.
If they derive from sources other than their well-wishers,which is sometimes the case.I will give them my blessing and let them make their choice. I certainly refuse to fan the fire of rebellion.