Thursday, December 16, 2010

Everything is good

I recently witnessed a dance programme by the 9 year old daughter of a colleague.

When I returned my friends asked me “How was it?”
“Great“, I said “wonderful performance”.

And I stopped at that. In reality the show was horrible. The poor girl lost her balance, forgot her steps and stopped to stare at her teacher at the side of the stage a hundred times. So why did I say it was a great performance? It wasn’t in deference to my friend. It was in respect to that poor girl who had probably spent a couple of years and many hundred hours training and sweating for this one performance. Who am I to sit back and proclaim that it was bad especially since I am not a connoisseur of classical dance?

I have the same attitude to movies as well. A couple of friends have berated me for leading them to bad movies since when they asked my opinion of certain movies I answered “Great…wonderful movie.” And they found it bad. I myself had found it bad. But then who am I to pronounce judgments? The director, actors and others spent numerous hours and days to finish this ‘art’ product.

And what about the poor producer? He spends millions of rupees to entertain us. We spend a meager fifty rupees to watch a movie and then proclaim it “bad”! The injustice of it!

This is why I keep saying everything is good. Be a good sport and show your sunny side people!

Oh, and by the way, if anyone asks you about this article… don’t hesitate to say “Great…it’s wonderful!”


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