Decency of Applause



TV: they’re showing a star-studded ‘musical’ event, featuring Justin Bieber.


All I can hear (not watching!) is a continuous scream, bordering now on hysteria, now on ecstasy.


Think to myself: ‘Very sad gathering! THAT sort of applause…’


Despair beyond words… and sense of uselessness.


On the cusp of ‘ripe’ age though, I’ve developed the instinct of disgust towards such sentiments – manna in adolescence.


So I start thinking: ‘Not much of a difference to ‘cultured’ events.


Same cannonades of spasmodic scream, only very ably disguised and dimmed by the contaminating phraseologies of the various cliques.’


Where is the decency of applause?