Monday, August 10, 2009

Looking Up





I was a bright eyed kid... The world was one big wonderful place...
I wanted to be a cartoon character... but that was not to be...

I grew older... Sports interested me... I wanted to be a pilot, a soldier , go on adventures like those characters in fairy tales... i was just a kid... i would know better, they said...

I grew older... studies gained importance - more to them than me... The world was still bright... sure, we had to learn stupid things like coils, biology and other stuff... but then this was important i was told... i did not understand why... but they knew better...

I grew older... i was out from dawn to dusk... hopping from one class to the other... this was all for my best interest i was told... to make sure i would succeed... The world seemed a little less brighter... but then to gain something you had to make sacrifices i was told...

I grew older... they said it was a crucial juncture... i had to study hard or else i would end up being a failure... i knew what i wanted to be... atleast i thought so... I did my best... and got in a place which was supposed to be the best...

Only later would i know that this was my pound of flesh... the world seems so dark that i wish the sun would rise someday...somewhere along the way someone had forgotten to teach me something important... how to be happy... the only thing important is the future... in our hurry of making it better, we have forgotten to live in the present...

I wish life would be simpler...

17 comments:

Amey said...

Z/Z=1

Rishi said...

bravo

agree to the core

Ankit B. Rathod said...

True..... Life's complicated..... :P

pratap kaul said...

there is no utopian world my friend...but dreaming and aspiring to do something/be someone is very important, because if you dont you would never achieve it.atleat by dreaming you are giving yourself the chance..even if it is a cartoon character that you want to be :)
Anything is possibel

rahul m said...

20 years of experience tells you life is dark. oh shit NOW WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO!!!!..................come on ,ask your friends are you not a cartoon character,they will say yes you are...........the journey is the best part of life( finding happiness ).......what could you possibly do after you reach the destination (you would long for your journey ).

Sanket said...

Very well written.

We sometimes forget to enjoy the present in pursuit of a better tomorrow.

Rahul said rightly ‘Enjoy the journey’. Make the best of what comes your way. Don’t regret the decisions you made in your life. Cherish every moment.
Do write more often..

Goswami said...

hmm.....some thoughtful insight. but it will always be the case. there is no fixed destination in this journey of life. there's always something left to be achieved,something (seemingly)more important than previous achievement. in between, u need to find ways to do what makes you happy.

Brett said...

I liked this post. It said a lot. I have nothing to add but there's a lot to happen this year. Not just words this time. Lets just get this future shit out of the way fast.

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anand said...

for a moment was lost in the depth of the post ...beautifully put forth.
totally agree with what u have written .
just follow ur heart.do stuff that you thoroughly enjoy doing .. somewhere along the path u will definitely find happiness...

yugandhar said...

i ve been having this debate in side my head for some years now...can agree and relate to you...well as u said abt being in the present...life is a journey not a destination...so just do what u have to do...or want to do...and be happy while doing it...if u choose the wrong path just turn it around when u realise it...coluld comment a long one but dont want to!! not feeling philosophical at the moment! cheers

losin_my_soul said...

@All
This post was meant to be something else, it turned out to be quite different from what i had thought out to write... I guess i could say that the same thing about my life...

Its not that i regret taking up what i did... far from it...
Its just that you wonder if this is the way things were meant to be... All of us have a few dreams, which remain what they are - just dreams... We get so caught up in the hassles of life that we forget about it...
Lately i have realized that i have been so stifled by the "system" that life is seeming like a drag... Your level of intellect and capability is judged by how well you can rote learn,please the prof. and present your answers as though you stenciled them ... Is getting a stupid degree so important? but then i realize that it is... judged only on the basis of a few pieces of paper, we have no option but to work for it...

and yes, happiness is so ephemeral that to long for it is actually naive... but that is what life is!

there's so much to say... maybe more some other day...

Gaurav DobhaL said...

If there's one thing I've figured out in these 20+ years,..it's simply the fact that happiness is a carrot hanging in front of you.
Ever thought why the English dictionary gives us this incredible word 'HAPPIER'??
It's because there is always something that can make you feel happier than you already are. There is absolutely no end to it!..
Your post speaks for most of the people our age. Our desires run miles, and this has outgrown all possibilities of it being practical.
But having said that..dreaming is good. Running for them is even better. It keeps you alive and alive for a reason. Keep the fire burning.

randomabstractions said...

hey nice one...ya dreams remain dreams..there are few ppl who actually love wht they do n do wht they love...wish thr was more to career choices than the bucks u'd make at the end of a yr!

poisonivy said...

Sorry to comment so late, I don't know how I just missed the post!

Anyhow, what you said appeals to each and every one of us. We all have been in a position that makes us wonder why we are 'here' and not 'there'!

The grass is greener on the other side, because you're not really watering your garden while admiring the 'other side'.

If you like something, go for it. If you want to do something, do it.
You, of all people, have taught other people how to do that!

"Fuck everything else, do your thing" is what I have learnt from YOU!

Whatever will happen, will happen for good and like everyone said, the journey is more important.

Like Yugandhar said - if this is not your path, turn around. it's never too late.

P.S. - You ARE a cartoon :P

Jatin Gangani said...

Very well written. Sorry for commenting so late. Only 7 years. Alright.. Got to go.

Jatin Gangani said...

Very well written. Sorry for commenting so late. Only 7 years. Alright.. Got to go.