Snoopy

In his own inimitable way, Charlie Brown once said to Snoopy:
“When a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, does it still make a sound”

Now unlike Snoopy, I’m guessing most of us never really give it much thought, but when I equated this with problems in our own lives, I found myself in a bit of a sticky situation:

Is it still a bug in my program when no one knows there’s a bug in my program?

Do I still owe Bob the €15 if he doesn’t remember I owe him money?

Do I still have to be in office at 9 o clock when no one will see there at 9 o clock?
.
.
The list goes on.

And unfortunately, I’m not too sure we answer ‘yes’ all the time. I don’t wanna go into deeper philosophical or moral consequences of the answers, but I’d just like to say that sometimes, there’s more to it.

After all, that tree did make a crash, whether you heard it or not!

8 comments:

Alok said...

Nice post.

Well, the last line says what I wanted to say.

If I know something, I'm responsible for it, no matter if no one else does. :)

Arun Sundar said...

Aaahhh...pilasapy!

The Victorious.. said...

To sum it up, it just reminds me of the Day of Judgement. :) Where every little action of ours counts...

Rayees Ahamed said...

amazing :)

:) As victorious said , the question is , is it really that "No one knows ?" :) ...

Rayees Ahamed said...

as you are also in germany , i should point out that unlike other countries especially India , most of the germans follow traffic signals and rules properly let it be midnight or midday , let here be no traffic or a traffic jam ...

rahman said...

@alok
Yeah you maybe right, but after what happened to me yesterday, I wouldn't wanna think.
(The next post is gonna be on this)

@arun
Sorry mate, I couldn't help myself with this one :)

@the victorious
Can't agree more! We all forget, don't we?

@rayees
Yup, took the words right outta my mouth.
And hey, these Germans honestly drive me crazy sometimes....I mean who else waits at a red light at midnight when there's no one around for miles...

A wo(a)ndering mind said...

u have a spl talent to make mundane thoughts very very interesting.. amazed at ur writing skills yet again!
ya.. ideally the answer to the questions is a yes for sure.. practically sometimes yes, sometimes no i guess.. all of us subject ourselves to "subjective ehics" I guess.. right or wrong.. i dont know.. lets be subjective again..:P

rahman said...

@a wondering mind

Thx loads dudette!
You just made my day!
:)