Dec 29, 2010

Price, Value, Perfection

So... You have an image in your mind. That perfectly clear image. That one perfect piece of art.

Wherever you go, you subconsciously compare every artifact with that image. Mostly, nothing comes near it. You smirk. You sigh. You carry on.

Then, behind a showcase of an odd shop... you see something that resembles that image. You can only see it from few angles. But it looks like a match. You feel curious. Even excited. You enter the shop.

You ask for the price. Of course it’s going to cost you more than you’re willing to pay! After all, it was the only artifact so far that looked promising. What do you do? Do you buy it? You say, ‘let me have a closer look...’ When you do take a closer look, seriously consider buying it, you start seeing the mismatched shades, unexpected curves. You realize that the so called clear image you had in your mind was not clear enough. You overlooked small details while imagining it which are quite surprising in reality. Did you want that particular color to be there? Or is it spoiling the way you’d like it?

Do you buy it? Do you not? It depends on both, the price and the value of the artifact. Are you afraid of the high price? Or is the perfect image so valuable to you that nothing less is acceptable?


  1. I wish I could put things in writing the way you do. That is all.

  2. Oh wow!!! This is applicable to every aspect of life.....
    Great post :)

  3. @kruttikan, @shweta Geesh! thanks :D

    @shweta yes. I found myself thinking about 3 different current situations while writing the post.

  4. You have been able to abstract out ( thanks to your current job I think) many different scenarios and have presented the base class here! Impressive :)

    On a different note, I think it totally depends on the situation as to what you would end up picking :-) If it ain't something that important and if its a simple article that is affordable , I would pick it and maybe even pick the original when I see it but if its something that would alter your life in a bigger way, then obviously you gotta think more and then take a decision :)


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