Few days back during one of our late-night brother talks, I was talking to him about the different ways of looking at things in life. The way I look might be different from the way my brother looks. And the talk took an interesting turn when I announced “No love in this world is pure or divine. Everything is need based. Everything is like a simple business transaction”
And I went on to say “Even mother’s love is not pure”
In the dark room with little light from the bed lamp, I could see the ugly frown on his face. He was disappointed to hear it from me. He has this whole box of orthodox values and disliked discussions on controversial topics like the one I just spoke out.
There was an awkward silence for the next two minutes. I wanted to share my views and have a healthy discussion on this topic. But I am equally frightened with where this discussion might lead to.
My brother broke the silence and said “I am disappointed. I never expected to hear things like this from you. But let me understand why you said this. Go on. Share your thoughts”
And I started to explain it to him. Continue reading