July 06, 2006

Statement of Audience

(As recommended here, though with the language cleaned up to a degree. Needless to say, I fully agree with this. Thank you Pete for letting me know about it).

I realize that nothing I say matters to anyone else on the entire planet. My opinions are useless and unfocused. I am an expert in nothing. I know nothing. I am confused about almost everything. I cannot, as an individual, ever possibly know everything, or even enough to make editorial commentary on the vast vast majority of things that exist in my world. This is a stupid document; it is meaningless drivel that I do not expect any of the several billion people on my planet to actually read. People who do read my rambling, incoherent concertos are probably just as confused as I am, if not more so, as they are looking to me for an opinion when they should be outside playing Frisbee with their dog or serenading their life partner or getting a dog or getting a life partner. Anyone who actually takes the time to read my sonatas probably deserves to ingest my messed up and obviously mistaken opinions on whatever it is that I have written about.

Signed: Dilip D'Souza


Abi said...

Wow, Dilip! Your candor is so confusing and, er, so moving!

A blubbertarian in tears.

Anonymous said...

I can think of only one word for this...."whatever".

milieu said...

Well, as long as we dont know the purpose of why we are here. We just have to believe that what we are doing at the present moment is the most important thing in the world.

Its a cliche but it sometimes helps ;-)

Anonymous said...


You taking my USP away...

Anonymous said...

Ihave been reading your potings for some time and I really like the way you put them out there.I may or may not agree with what you write, but I appreciate your take on life.
I have read some of Tenzon's short stories and poems. One would not have to know all about Tibet and China to make a judgement. Reading Tenzin's writings and knowing about his grit is suffice.Similarly he had unfurled the flag in Banglore as well.
I do not know if Tenzin shall ever live in Tibet or we shall be one with Pakistan, but I salute his spirit and compassion for the people of Tibet.

madhukar said...

Another confused guy ;) had once written: "Whatever we do will become insignificant, but it is very important to do it."

Anonymous said...

Dilip: Perhaps no one on the planet cares.. but somewhere.. out there.. in the Universe.. WE CARE! Please also remember that the main cause of death is birth (check the correlations), that without confusion no understanding can dawn, without losers there would be no winners, no leaders without the followers. No blogs without comments either :-). Cheers from sunny MN.

flygirl said...

the appropriate comment for that is

"Hahaha good one..." Hilarious stuff!

thanks for bringing this to our attention. i am properly deflated and humbled. i shall cease at once to write drivel that the world does not care about. i shall cease and desist from reading other people's drivel no matter how well written or informative. it doesn't matter. nothing matters. really.

and now with that catharsis, back to your regularly scheduled blogrolling, comment ping-pong and general procrastination. :-D