Wednesday, September 20, 2006

selling the drama

"How to sell yourself" - the title of the book said proudly and I nearly laughed at the person training to sell himself. Curiosity took its toll and a quick search on the net revealed there are million books on the same topic and are meant for those who intend to make it big in the corporate world! Wow! Plus there were multiple articles explaining how important it is for a person to sell himself so that he succeeds in his life. Wow! So are these some perfect guides to become a successful whore?

So I always pondered, why are the whores rated characterless? Is it just because they sell their skin? Well, in that sense, there are people worse than them; there are people who sell their brains, sell their integrity, sell their souls and they are still the respectable class, how and why? Take a look at you, are you a sell-out? I rate a person to be a sell-out when he does something that he doesn't really enjoy doing but merely does it for money. How different is he from a prostitute? She sells her flesh for money, he sells his brains for money and none of them are enjoying their "work" really! But still prostitution is filthy whereas brain and knowledge sale is high class! Justified?

I believe there are just two ways of making a living:
1) Do what you do and people appreciating your work pay you for the same
2) Sell yourself and do what others want you to do

There, I believe, is a very thin line between being a bent-over and being yourself. It is necessary to realize this. This life we get is meant to be for us, why should we waste it living for others? Is it just because you get good money? Please help me figure out how different it is then from that of a prostitute? She satisfies her customer for money and so do you. The means may be different but the end is the same. All the education and all the knowledge that was acquired over so many years was done so just to be sold? Was it so cheaply attained? Was it so easy? Why waste something over which so much effort was spent? Why not utilize it for the betterment of our own selves than to price it for some materialistic pleasure? I fail to comprehend the art of selling oneself to the world as a morally correct act, but then who’s to judge the right and wrong of it?

Disclaimer: I myself haven't read any books on the above mentioned topic and I am totally ignorant on the matter they contain. The book was mentioned only for its amusing title!

8 comments:

sneha said...

Labour with Love... yes, after all a bread baked without love is a bitter bread fills half a man..(learnt all this from my goddess! sheesh suk, the new books are fantabulous!) one must love what he/she does.. true true.. i completely agree with all of tht..n about the prostitute wallah analogy- ROFL! heheh.. but true..

sun4none said...

wow woman! u've become a total devotee of ths astro femme or wat? :D.. hehe.. u r rightly labelled "astro chick" by me n raghu then :D

Anonymous said...

BLAH BLAH BLAH...wake up... if its bout selling what we are talking bout here, then yes everybody is a whore...whats the difference if someone appreciates and pays u...the same as u appreciate a whore and pay her... so my dear man...dont be under the illussion that doing something you love makes u any more respectable.

sun4none said...

@anon: hahahahaha... burn mofo.. burn! haha.. u sell urself whn u fuckin bend for someone..
whn u do wat u do.. u do it 4 urself.. u dont havta sell urself sucker! and am fuckin sure u'll still disagree.. but who cares! :P so keep burning! hahaha! :D

raghu said...

lolz.. anony noes u yaar.. dats y he is anony..lolz.. he knew ud scrw his case by cursin him!
read memoirs of a geisha

sun4none said...

raghu.. i kno who anony is

no.. not read memoirs of geisha

Kartik Menon said...

first show me a person who decides what is respectable and i will show you a person who just cannot mind their own business...life would be so much easier if we stopped classifying people...totally agree with u on the seeling point???

wanderer said...

Personally I find nuttin wrong in prostitution...akhir paapi pet ka sawaal hai...If the law allows you to kill someone in order to save your sorry ass, then why criminalize prostitution? They too are doing it to earn money to buy themselves a loaf of bread...
At the end of the day, it all boils down to whether u are doing what you really want to do?
@ anon
Dude, doesn't it make you respectable in your *own* eyes wen you do something which is out of the ordinary....something that *you* choose to do on your own??? You do it because you want to, and not because your family or friends want you to...

Oh this is mandork btw...gonna delete my old blog in a few days....