Web Of Wisdom?

“So, did you like it?” Grandpa asked, as they were exiting the theatre.

“Unnecessarily extravagant… excessively dramatic…” she was just getting into her usual grove.

“What did you expect?” Grandpa interrupted, “A documentary on nomadic tribes? You with your intricate web of sombre thoughts trap everything that comes your way and dissect it till you have chiseled away everything that’s worthwhile.”

“I have to find a deeper meaning…” she responded.

“Then find it! Do something about it! Don’t sit trapped in this sticky web of fruitless thoughts till they rot you!” Grandpa cut in impatiently, while she smiled self righteously.


100 words for Friday Fictioneers prompt this week.

I have written two stories this time, both on a similar theme.

I see this web as the web of over-analysis and over-thinking in which I have witnessed a lot of people and even myself get trapped many a times. My experiences reflect that while thinking is a must, over-thinking is detrimental to many a dreams and aspirations. And worst of all is generalized over thinking on matters that are not going to go anywhere by your mere thinking. Things like the environment, local or global politics, crime and the works. If something has caught your attention that you find deeply disturbing, then DO something about it – even if that something is starting a blog to build awareness, it’s enough, but don’t sit in one corner and brood sine die! I have met so many “great” thinkers in the little time I have spent in this world, that I think if they actually start doing something about the things they think about relentlessly… this world would be a better place…

So, those are my 158 words about the 100 word story I wrote. 😀

The other entry for the week can be found by clicking this link.

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15 thoughts on “Web Of Wisdom?

  1. I’ve had similar experiences to Grandpa’s, where someone I’m with has to analyze every last bit of fun out of something we just saw. I’m not saying that thinking is bad and that there can’t be extra layers of meanings. We all use that here. But you have to know when enough is enough and sometimes a bit of mindless fun is just fun (although I have to admit that I think a lot of “mindless” fun borders on or is not more than just dumb and pointless.) There’s some food for thought. 🙂

    I like the way your worked the web into your story and being trapped in a “sticky web of fruitless thoughts.”

  2. Good subtle use of the prompt. Personally, I’m with Grandpa, not everything has a deeper meaning. Some things are just meant to be enjoyed for what they are. (Take note movie critics!)

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