Between my shadow and my soul

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This post will NOT begin with I. Ok that's over with :)

An issue that's been vibrating in many of you guys' minds has affected me too recently. Of peter parker and hidden identities and anonymity. It started with my colleagues saying that for someone in my profession blogging is not a great idea. And I look at other people's blogs and I admire their candid use of imagery and creating this persona that they use just here. It's beautiful how everything is linked and expressed. Unlike my idea for a blog- hey, let's use my name- flipping original innit? So I thought of taking someone's advice and omitting it. But that would mean I'd have to delete everything I've written because it's all related to Noorjehaan in some way and I would have nothing else to write. I'm a remix without a filter right now and I do believe that my honesty will hurt at some point and then thenooj will peace out.
I like Saaleha's header- "I wanna be a famous writer". Famous to me means you and at least one other person in the world thinks you made a difference. Everyone wants to be famous at something, don't you? I wanna be famous at facilitating. Just faciliating. On the floor , under a tree, in a classroom, in an office, at the beach. The thing I wanna facilitate is specific but I haven't named it yet. Also my header is childish but it is the only image I could create without cutting and pasting someone else's stuff so it's cool.
I painfully yet noisily supported Amakhosi on Saturday in patriotic vein. It makes more sense than supporting a team beased on players striving for higher pay. Like the fan thing on facebook, you support a product like Google which just wants to make money out of you. However, you support them based on quality and service, which I can identify with. Football players however choose a team based on pay and not the principles of the team. Football teams I guess strive for the best game plan and teamwork, but it's motivated simply by money- and so is Google. I think it's cool to support them but not to go crazy. Unlike a brand like Grass Rocks which I will put money and almost everything into. I am trying to avoid sentences that begin with "I" :P

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Dreamlife July 29, 2008 at 10:07 AM  

No, not all footballers are driven by money or fame. Don't let the Ronaldo story taint your idea of the club or the players, or anyone else - for that matter. And even that story has been kinda cloudy all along - he's never outright, explicitly said what he wants and why - it's all been insinuations, hasn't it?

Anyway, agents play a big role in pushing for these transfers - because they make a lot of money from them.

And THAT is a problem which is documented. Alex Ferguson has spoken against it, Ryan Giggs most recently, and probably a lot of other managers too.

The amount of money in the game nowadays has attracted those who are only in it for the money, and it has tainted the purity of the spirit of the game a lot. I think one of the reasons Eric Cantona quit so early was he didn't like the commercial exploitation that was rising back then (mid 90s).

So, money has been good in some respects, bad bad for the game in other respects.

But it's not fair to generalise and say "Football players choose a team based on pay and not the principles of the team."

Btw, you started 5 sentences with "I" (or "I'm") ;)

Zahera July 29, 2008 at 12:11 PM  

Im lost- what on earth do people mean you shouldnt have a blog because of the profession youre in? What a load of rubbish :-P

The Organ Harvester July 29, 2008 at 12:46 PM  

Oi I am an agent. And really it is about getting the best deal for your client who has limited shelf life. Not everyone becomes a commentator or studio analyst or coach. The money is based on their life expectancy as well the time they will have to fill after they retire. Sure agents take a cut, but their job is not easy.

As for money spoiling the spirit of the game, administrators did when they realised people watching sport was something to be cashed in.

And as for professional reasons if you dont mention your job or your company, then you're safe.

There was this airline steward who got fired for pictures she put up on her blog where she was half wearing her uniform and she was posing in the plane.

Still no reason not to have a blog.

Dew_drops July 29, 2008 at 7:07 PM  

This whole identity thing is a complex thing. Add that to an online realm and voila you have deep identity complexes. me I prefer anonmity but I dont mind people who are my friends knowing.

I can design a headre for you if you want but you gotta tell me excatly what you want.

Noorjehaan July 30, 2008 at 10:40 AM  

dreamlife- well argumented:) i still wanna be patriotic tho. ha ha that just disproves the psychobabble that awareness is the first step to change, choice is :)

zesty- yeah we have a few clinicals in the dept with their "opinionless psychodynamic mindreader" approach. i personally feel that my crap online doesn't affect the boundaries in the session.

OH- errm great advice :P

dd- sounds like a thriller lol. idea for next book- revenge of the psycho blogger? :P thanks, you awesome but even tho it's not artistic it's mine so i'm keeping it :)

Work in Progress July 30, 2008 at 5:13 PM  

Hey nooj, I give up on black and long is all!

Mohamed Karolia July 31, 2008 at 8:46 AM  

I to created an online persona for myself so that i may hide amongst the millions of anonymous thoughts (honestly a very corny one, i mean the k man is not the most imaginative of names). But i think i grew out of it when i realized that i dont care if people who know me read what i write, i became comfortable with it:)

Noorjehaan July 31, 2008 at 3:52 PM  

lol wip i didn't give many clues. well now you know it was a tribute to something that was lost before fascist bronzification :P

kman :P yeah i knew bloggers before i started so maybe the fact that people knew who i am already made it ok

M Irfaan July 31, 2008 at 8:28 PM  

the gist of what you're saying, in your disintuitive nature of giving up your identity reminds me of this forum thread.

the beauty of the internet allows everyone to have an opinion - because they can flap gum without having to have the integrity of self to back it up. they can simply be loud and louder without having a "self" attached to it.

its a vulnerable feeling exposing our souls to that; to actually have an opinion of our self. we can be judged, or caught out. so we're scared to give our name to a thought.

but not you. you're a gunner, you stick to what you feel - because you know what you feel. and you're at peace with your heart and its efforts to be fair, and just in its judgings.

whose to say what thats to mean?