Few months back, in this post, I had initiated a list of universal truths. Truths that transcend language and cultural barriers:
Thanks Meraj, Mathew and Anbu for your contributions.
My attempt in the following list is to present truths that are, lets say, on the second level of truths. The first level include the more fundamental truths such as maternal instinct, sexual desire, envy, desire for more etc...
Here's a list of truths which may not be covered in a ' basic human psychology course'.
1) Feeling pangs of guilt for being more privileged than the, I shall take this opportunity to use the most popular buzz word of the day - slumdogs. Whether we do something about it or manage to ignore.
2) An unexpected present at an unexpected time can win you a special slot in anybody's heart. Don't believe it? Try it and see! ALWAYS worked for me. (borrowed from the movie 'Finding Forester')
3) We all have wanted to prove some people wrong about what some people think of us
4) We all like to 'collect' things. The thing may vary but everybody collects something. (such as the collection of owls in the picture)
5) There is a child in every grown-up and a grown-up in every child. (the former brought out beautifully in the Fiat Linea ad and the latter in Slumdog millionaire)
6) Its difficult to stay calm in presence of a loved celebrity. No matter how dignified you are. (Shown masterfully in the new Vodafone ad. Can't find it on Youtube yet)
7) Anybody who meets/sees a BIG celebrity feels it important to later make character judgements - "very unassuming" or "big showoff" or "has bad skin" or "is very short" or "has a presence" or the favourite: "is very ordinary"
Hope each of them made you smile. I enjoyed putting them together..:)