'I was thinking.' Wife says.
'what is the source of our convictions.' W
'For example. This hindu -muslim fanaticism. Have you ever really thought about it. About how we form our opinions.'
'What about it.'
'I was chatting with a friend today. G -chatting. And she said that the riots in Gujarat taught the Muslims a lesson.'
'A lot of people think like that.'
'Yes, but what is the basis for this kind of thinking?'
'A lack of education, I think'.
'Oh come on. This friend of mine is quite educated.'
'I don't mean text-book education. I mean intelligently arriving at an opinion.'
'How do we form our opinions? How did you form your opinion?'
'By thinking about it.' he said.
'Really? No, really? Did you ever think that hindus and muslims are brothers and we shouldn't fight, blah blah....'
'Well, I didn't have to think, I just knew..'
'How did you know?'
'What are you driving at? Just tell me what I am supposed to say.' he says.
'Aren't all these ideas inherited? Secular parents breed secular children. And a secular spouse ...
'Ok, I acknowledge. All my thoughts, ideas, I acknowledge to you and to my parents. Now can I go back to my comp?'