What if ‘ Kurumthotti ‘ (Sida Retusa) becomes rheumatic?There is a saying, as a question expressing irony, in Malayalam "Kurunthottikku vaathamo". It is a surprise of 'Kurumthotti becomes rheumatic". The case of doctor himself becoming patient.
Kurumthotti (Sida Retusa or Sida Cordifolia: Bala or Atibala in Sanskrit) is a herbal plant used in native and Ayurvedic medicines as cure for Rheumatic complaints . What if kurumthotti itself becomes rheumatic? Who or what can cure it?
Of late I feel such a situation is happening in ISC.
The worrying situation of, experienced members expressing anger and anguish very frequently by raising forum posts. New entrants (of any team, forum or organisation) see in and look up to experienced members, for guidance and support. Naturally experienced people do not show up the negative emotions much, do not de-motivate instead encourage and instil confidence in novices. It is like a patient looking up to a doctor for curing his problem.
But they become confused and wonderstruck when the experts and experienced start complaining on routine matters and repetitiously.
I was consciously keeping away from all such threads and discussions as I am not interested in fanning the flames in such emotional situations.
I do not stand in the way of experienced members getting their genuine grievances redressed. But why should there be washing dirty linen in public? Many are watching. I feel that experienced members can afford to be more accommodating, patient and graceful in their words and posts in such situations. That will only enhance their grace , elegance and acceptability. Please take up via PM if the matter concerns only about you and your post. Especially, when an explanation had been given in earlier occasion.
We do not stand to lose much even when a few posts are deleted or when cash credit or points given a bit less than our expectation. For most of us it is not a life and death problem. It is not even our career and income source. After all, we know who we are. One or two deleted posts cannot change that.
Let 'Kurumthotti ' remain as curer and not become a patient .