Wednesday, October 05, 2005

You rotting piece of ....

A corpse is said to rot. When does this rotting begin? I guess its assumed to start with one's death. But an extremely old person is also said to waste away. So I guess our usage of these words is related to the visual stimuli. Wrinkles and other signs of ageing are related to a downward slope in the creation and destruction circle of life. I'd prefer to think that we are forever rotting - primarily because I cant pin point the time when the rotting is said to set in. So acc to my theory, we're all rotting - and this began with our births. Of course, babies are less rotten than us all. And hence the title of this post seems to be an apt way to address everyone in this world.

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Anonymous Anupadmaja said...

Good one!

Although i did realize that the more interesting part of the heading was missing. If i agree to what you say, i would not be offended if you called me "you rotting piece of human body"!

Dont even want to think about other fillers :)

October 05, 2005 11:34 PM  
Blogger DD said...

Disagree
We dont start rotting rt frm birth da...we grow a bit and then onyl do we rot...the true rot shud only begin sometime after we stop growin...whch wud be in late teens i guess, or early 20s

October 06, 2005 9:33 AM  
Blogger Sudheer Narayan said...

so DD, u claim that u started rotting recently?

October 07, 2005 9:49 AM  
Blogger Ravi said...

hi da,
How is work?
-Ravi (summer intern from IIMA )

October 10, 2005 2:49 AM  
Blogger Nirav said...

DD is still sweet 16

October 10, 2005 9:28 AM  
Blogger DhiOnlyOne said...

The applicability of the term "rotting" for the entire life process depends on how you view life as. If life is viewed as being in existence only to end itself, then probably rotting right from the beginning is correct. If life is viewed as a stepping stone to experience various facets of "life", so to speak, then probably rotting isn't really right. On a tangential note, if death is considered to be the most blissful state amongst all possible states, then the process of ageing would probably be the best thing to happen to anybody.

October 11, 2005 2:31 PM  
Blogger eV said...

Dhi and DD, you both seem to agree that rotting begins at some point of time. The assignment of this point strikes me as pretty arbitrary - based on visual stimuli usually. And hence I choose to set the point as the point of birth.

Dhi, As for death... I'm yet to figure out what life is. Death can wait. :)

October 11, 2005 4:24 PM  

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