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Agree to Disagree?

1:01 AM

It's been quite sometime that I haven't told you what I have been thinking ... So here's what I have been thinking [duh!]

We'll start with a small religious history lesson ... [Why? Just 'coz I want to! Duh! again!]

Lord Ganesha is the one whom we pray to whenever we begin something new. Prayers to him are offered in hope of luck and prosperity. However, back in the mythological times one day Lord Ganesha and his younger brother Kumara were arguing over who is greater in knowledge. That's when their parents Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati were called upon to settle the argument. Their parents set them on the task to go around the 'Brahman' [The universe and beyond] and whoever comes back first is the greatest. While Kumara ran away immediately to win the 'contest', Ganesha simple took a rotation around his parents and touched their feet as in Hinduism the world [universe] is in the feet of your parents! Hence, Ganesha won the title of being the greatest and is prayed first before any other God in all prayer ceremonies. 

Now here's why I narrated this story! It might not make any sense to you but thats how my brain works! What to do? ... 

If you were to ask any of my friends before this blog, they would not have know a lot about my likes and dislikes and interest and ambitions [unless we had a specific discussion about the topic!]. I do not go around telling what I like and dislike, simply because it always end up in an 'unnecessary discussion'. 

I am someone who takes a lot of time and passion before deciding what I like, whom I like ...etc. etc. I do not need to discuss or defend it. If the topic arises and someone cares for my opinion I will share it, else I prefer to keep my mouth shut. Personally I do not not mind if people have different opinions from mine, but I do mind when they disagree with me and won't give up till I agree with them! 

Why is it so hard for people to exist knowing that someone thinks differently from them? Why do we all have to convince the other person we are right? Why the judgement?

The only people I feel deserve any reasoning or justification are my parents. They gave birth to me [hey! literally made me!] so they have the right to know why I made the decisions I made. Everyone else, I can choose to share with them, but I do not have to

An ideal world would be... 
when we all can amicably agree to disagree
Wouldn't you agree?

Anyhoooo 
This is how I dressed on Friday to go to Austin for some work with my husband!
Tank - Target [10']; Skinnies - J. Brand [10']
Shrug - Gift [Brother 10']; Shoes - Shelly's [London, 07']
Heart Pendant - Macy's [08']; Ring - ASOS [10']
Clearly, I thought it would be a good idea to do some squats while I was posing!
Two birds ... One arrow? 

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50 comments

  1. I very, very, very, VERY much agree. I have really strong opinions about almost everything, but MOST of the time, I don't make them known because I just don't like to argue about it. I know that people have different opinions, and I am okay with that. Why can't they, too, be okay with the fact that I think differently?

    Leia

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  2. Love the colour combination. You're looking sooooooooooo thin here, very hot!

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  3. I wish it were easy to agree to disagree, but it never ends up that way, usually just an argument where either party feels they are in the right! oh well.

    Cute outfit too, the yellow makes it really pop!

    http://pagesixxx.blogspot.com

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  4. Lol at the squats!

    I love the accents of yellow in your outfit, they really pop:)

    xx

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  5. Love all the colour element here! Looking good! That lemon and grey top is yum!
    x.o.x.o

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  6. i luv ur shoes!!! And the shrug is really nice!

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  7. I shall be the first to comment here! I love how the yellow spices up the entire outfit. I need to learn how to match colours like that. Loves!

    xoxo

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  8. BUT I agree with you on this completely..:D
    I would justify my moves to anybody other than my parents and now my hubby dearest..:))
    You look HOT in this cooloutfit too..
    Well put together..So laid back and yet so chic..I like the yellow and grey combi...
    MY ratings- 10 on 10
    Mwahs n hugs

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  9. BUT I agree with you on this completely..:D
    I would justify my moves to anybody other than my parents and now my hubby dearest..:))
    You look HOT in this cooloutfit too..
    Well put together..So laid back and yet so chic..I like the yellow and grey combi...
    MY ratings- 10 on 10
    Mwahs n hugs

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  10. BUT I agree with you on this completely..:D
    I would justify my moves to anybody other than my parents and now my hubby dearest..:))
    You look HOT in this cooloutfit too..
    Well put together..So laid back and yet so chic..I like the yellow and grey combi...
    MY ratings- 10 on 10
    Mwahs n hugs

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  11. We can agree with disagree. But I like your posts when you have a write up besides pictures....

    That means I liked this one. :) I am not religious but once in a while like reading about it.

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  12. In fact Lord Ganesh story is not really religious in my opinion....it is kind of common sense for a lot of people.

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  13. Girl, you are a beautiful stylish girl with a pure heart and smart brain, truly an inspiration!!!! Much Much LOVE sweetie, J, xoxo

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  14. I completely agree with this outfit!

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  15. Can I just say BEAUTIFUL! I love it all and I want that vest! Now back to the discussion I don't judge you. I'm happy I made the list since you choose your friends wisely. I'm friends with anyone and everyone and that's bad sometimes. I want you to do what ever makes you happy and I will continue to pray for you as I pray for all my friends. Hope you have a great weekend Tanvi(fly girl). Keep on keeping it real! Never change cause that's why you are you;).

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  16. These are the posts that keep me coming back for more, Tanvi. you remind me of a younger me. :)

    XO, sweetie!

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  17. PS: I just awarded you a sunshine award sweetie, congrats, you are more than deserve it, xoxo

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  18. Love the tee!

    And I couldnt agree more with this post. Of all the ppl I hate, judgemental ppl are the ones who top the list.

    There are pathological needy yawns, who think its either their way or the highway and I donot understand what gives them this audacity?

    The world would be surely better if ppl learn to agree to disagree.

    I like this post. :)

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  19. This combination of Yellow & Grey is an all-time favourite of mine.......n also just ADORE the shrug!!! :)

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  20. Nice...nice...nice...very nice dress...pose...and...show stealer sandals....and....array of lamps in d background !

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  21. i love the yellow, love the nair colour too, looks fab with the yellow shoes...
    About disagreements, I think a lot of people sound you off saying they're okay with you not agreeing with what they're saying, but few people actually mean it...it's a hard thing to find peace with...personally i dislike justifying anything about what I like/ dislike...to anyone

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  22. I'm all for tolerance and happy disagreeing - and Ganesha is definitely a favourite of mine!

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  23. I'm on your side! one hundred percent agreeing with agreeing to disagree. I love the yellow! yellow and gray are perfect :) xx

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  24. Agree agree definitely agree and that tank, shrug, sandal combo is the latest favourite colour combo of mine,

    Love from Toronto, Canada

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  25. we also agree/ disagree and agree to disagree on a lot of issues! one of us is actually doing a comparative religious study... and it is tedious! but thanks for the refreshing outfit! it is va-va-voom! we agree... all the way!

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  26. You know, your discussion on having to defend your opinions really struck a chord with me. I guess I had never really thought about it, but sometimes I try to convince people of my own opinions. I never do it intentionally and it never comes from a place of lack of respect. But I do it nonetheless. I guess I never really thought about the other side of the coin, and it's definitely something I'm going to try to be more cognizant of.

    and as a little ps, I love that shrug!! Your brother certainly has some good taste!

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  27. i agree with u on some level! its not great to pass judgement on others but we are all guilty of doing this on some level too. i can't say i never do it! it would be just hypocritical!
    xoxo
    mina

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  28. Ganesh rocks! You're looking fabulously bright and colourful today, Tanvi.
    xxx

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  29. I really like this outfit :DD i love yellow details :DD

    i like the name of the blog LOL

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  30. I really like this outfit :DD i love yellow details :DD

    i like the name of the blog LOL

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  31. Lovely shades...in that sleeveless top you look so damn attractive

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  32. I agree agree and agree,there are people like that and even if you tell them very politely that ok you may be right but I don't think like you, they would still keep on talking and trying to convince you. I have no patience for this kind especially when they start questioning the reasons for my belief in something. And you look great I love the shrug

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  33. Very-very--very gorgious girl.

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  34. Lovee the outfit! The yellow shoes are pretty freaking awesome.

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  35. I can't stand judgmental people. It is hard for me to not understand why people are so set on their opinions sometimes.

    I gave you an award. :) It's on my blog.

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  36. I agree with you all the way. The only people who's opinions really matter to me are my parents and they are the only ones I feel like i have to justify anything to.

    Great outfit xxoo

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  37. holy hotness! the shrug is divine. and of course, i totally agree with you! as always! you read my mind!

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  38. Honey, give me a tummy as flat as yours! Love the yellow pops!

    Yes, it's safe if we all agree to disagree and leave it at that. I do that too :)

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  39. Have to tell you Tanvi, I completely agree. Nothing drives me crazier then when someone can't respect my opinion.

    Love your grey-yellow color combo, it's very eye catching. Hope you had a good weekend!!

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  40. Good post. I completely agree with you. I too have had some so called 'friends' who would argue with me endlessly whenever I disagreed with their point of view. After a while, I started keeping my mouth shut! And I recently stopped hanging out with them. It was a hard decision, but the daily 'interrogations' were too much. Why can't people just accept that not everyone feels just like they do. And that's ok.

    Anyway, I really liked your outfit. The yellow 'pops' against the grey and blue.

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  41. Won't the world be a better place to live in? I totally agreeee..and i knew if i wuld disagree u wud let it be :-p haha! sometimes aren't we the only sane ones :-p

    Loving the yelloow!

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  42. wow, thats an eye-catching combo!! the shrug is really cute..

    I agree with you completely:-) Only one exception to the rule --- when it comes to my hubby, I am always trying to convince him to my view point - hahahaha!!

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  43. Ooh, the bright yellow is awesome! Totally pops!

    ♥ V
    http://www.gritandglamour.com
    twitter: @gritandglamour

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  44. Hmm funny I haven't really had anybody try to persuade me to their point lately! well except for my husband and he doesn't count! haha ;) I think it's acceptance that people want, validation that we consider their point. Like why can't the lady at the makeup counter realize I'm not going to buy that ugly shade of lipstick because she swears it's the best. um ya no. lol ;) hugs

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  45. Tanvi just thought that I would ask you to do a post on how to take care of jewellery!I mean not silver or gold but the artificial one =)
    Love the shrug!

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  46. hey!:) Just randomly came across your post 'wont go to heaven'.
    Im sure that lady freaked you out and in fact a chance encounter with another blogger who said something similar to me 5 years ago freaked me out too! And you might choose not to believe me but it changed my life in a beautiful way.

    If you know something that could save a dear friend from messing up his/her life, wouldn't you share that something with that friend to save him? I guess that's what the lady you met was trying to do :)



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