Friday, 15 January 2016

Eastern Culture vs Western Culture


These two terms are much talked about within India and out side India. I just woke up and started contemplating on this topic and here I'm penning down my reflections. Hunger and thirst have no Eastern Culture and Western Culture. Every living being has to attend their biological needs. Sleep? Yes, but the difference would be in the size of the bed. The more richer, the bigger & thicker the bed. Anyway, hard surface is healthier to sleep on. Water? Yes, the bigger the possession of the money, the expensive water people choose. When everyone on earth can breath the same air and still survive in spite of pollution & sickness causing germs. Then why can't we simply drink the water from the tap? In fact, the more the water is filtered the lesser good it is. May be this is the reason why health is more expensive to the rich people irrespective of culture.

It is said that 95% of the human energy is consumed for sex and money.
I think it is the height of ignorance to believe that the sexual act is an independent function, necessary like sleeping or eating. - Mahatma Gandhi.
That time, there was no concept of contraceptives. However, the man kind has started taking advantage of the various methods of contraceptives. After all human is a human irrespective of caste, creed and nationality. There is so much mind is involved in the act of procreation. Anyway, majority of them are for simply to quench the thirst of biological need. I noticed one thing very common in movies from East and West. Young man and woman like each other and they start with mouth kiss followed by a romantic shower or bed room scene in Hollywood movies. As far as Indian cinema is concerned young man and woman like each other and start holding hands followed by a song and dance. But, the big similarity, I would like to pick here is once they are together in either of the movies they are together respecting each other having good time together being honest to each other.

Now, let me come to more critical and confusing topic. In Western Culture if a man and woman like each other, then having a physical relationship is normal without the concept of marriage. Anyway, people around the world have started adopting these practices. But, what if somebody is in a marriage and likes someone else? The great example is the website www.ashleymadison.com where people can find physical partners and their slogan is "Life is short have an affair." Still, it is normal for some people and it is a sexual misconduct for some other. Anyway, when if you can't take, you shouldn't be giving to your partner no matter which world you belong to. Otherwise, life would be full of guilt and misery. And such couple create miserable families.

Why so much of thinking is put into this topic? Should I really be bothered/worried when I see people with more than half a dozen kids having extra marital affairs?
After all, what is the deciding factor?
Treat others as you would like to be treated.