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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

If A Tree Falls In A Forest...


There has been an ongoing everlasting debate on the philosophical thought that “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it still make a sound ?”. The internet is full of all sorts of theories regarding this question. I truly believe that yes it does make a sound, it’s just that there is no one there to hear or react to it.

Sometimes I feel as though I am like that tree. I make the noise, but no one is there to hear it.

22 comments:

  1. Philosophically speaking, if I am not there even if there is noise for me it is nonexistent. Even if I am there I may not be tuned in to listen. Most of the time the same happens to us in our lives. People may not be tuned in to listen what we say.

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  2. I agree with you on this Abhijit..most times people are just not tuned in to hear or understand what the other may be saying or expressing..:)

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  3. I go with Abhijit above. Without a perceiver, existence has no meaning.

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  4. Thank heavens I don't make noise as there's no one there to hear!
    Lovely post:)

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    1. Aww..just as all you friends heard me make noise on my blog..I'm here to hear you all too Amit Ji :)

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  5. कल 12/जून/2014 को आपकी पोस्ट का लिंक होगा http://nayi-purani-halchal.blogspot.in पर
    धन्यवाद !

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  6. Well as in case of humans, I feel they do hear you but at the wrong times...just when you don't want them to hear you!

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  7. Well , on one hand ,our existence , happiness and sorrow depend largely on people around us...but on the other hand ,why not enjoy life for life's sake only ? Why giving so much importance to others ? make noise to relieve the pressure you've on your mind and be happy... :-)

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  8. at times...u have to shout..try that..:-P

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    1. I certainly feel like doing that at times :P

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  9. A very philosophical thought...What difference does it make to a fallen tree whether one hears its sound or not.

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  10. insight :).. too many philosophical thoughts always eats my mind away :D

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    1. Thats what philosophy is all about Ankur..eating/frying minds :D

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  11. a philosophical thought!
    For me, the sight of a fallen tree is one of the most painful ones for i just love nature and trees :)

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    1. Yes seeing destruction of nature is painful.. :)

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  12. a meaningful thought provoking post :)

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