It’s almost December 21, 2012. The end of the Mayan calendar. The so called end of the world. And I can’t but help thinking that the world has come to an end for an unfortunate few, their friends and there families.
I have spent the past week believing that something has gone terribly wrong with our world, that something needs to be done, and just praying that there is some solution. That tragedies like this never happen again and just thanking god that it wasn’t me or someone I knew (It should not have happened to anyone, but there is a lot to be thankful for)
Our world is loosing its humanity. Things are getting pushed too far and there is no explanation or reason or justification what so ever. Whatever has happened this past week is simply unacceptable.
What we need is a Hero, a savior. And I believe we can find that hero in ourselves. We are the ones who need to save ourselves, we need to be our own champions..! We need to bring our humanity back.
I don’t know what to do or how to act right now. I can write, I can show support, I can let my thoughts be known but is that really enough? I am unsure, but I do promise myself one thing. When I do know how to act and when it is time to act, I will. I refuse to be a bystander. I will be a hero to this world and I want my world to be a hero to me.
I want to be what I love and I want to give what I love.
There are things that bother us sometimes. Things we can’t do anything about. We have faith in our own beliefs and we believe in others ignorance. It bothers us to not say what is on our mind. But I can’t help wondering at those moments that maybe, that other person feels that very same thing.
I have this belief. I probably have not completely understood its meaning but I am on the way I suppose. Whatever be the case, I do try to live by it. So here it goes. Nature seeks harmony. And to do so, It must set everything “right”. There can always be a number or wrongs but there is just one right. That is where the needle of the scale stops oscillating to and fro. Another thought comes to my mind when I write this. So God has had many definitions. One very common definition is that God is omniscient. Means God knows everything. Means God knows what is right. If God knows everything that is right, then God must be that point of ultimate balance. Nature seeks that balance. Hence nature seeks God. Everything that exists and does not exist tends to seek God, to be one with God, to be God. Its pretty simple. To be with someone, you have to be like him. To be a part of something, you must have its characteristics. (That should be some part of the cycle I think.)
So, the way life unfolds is pretty simple. Everything that is wrong has to be set right. With time, if you believe that something is wrong (internally or externally), it would set itself right.
Does this mean that you sit and so nothing? Of course not. Make your thoughts known. Let them be out there in the universe/multiverse (I am still struggling with the concept of a multiverse). If your thought is sustainable, it will prevail. It will be accepted when time comes. No one can push it. When people are ready to understand and to accept, they will embrace it.
When you are ready to understand and to accept, you will embrace it 🙂
In the meantime, keep on questioning yourself. Seek the truth. The right thoughts will come in time.
One of the Facebook discussion threads got a little interesting recently (Yes, thats THE FORUM these days.) So I wanted to document it.
So I found this quotation in a data warehousing book which goes as follows:People who forget the past are condemned to relive it
This is the discussion that followed..
Pushkar Shanker Well said. One should never forget his or her past.
The past which made his or her present.
Tapsi Chhabra but one shud be selective as to what to rembr from one’s past.
Kriti Khurana You talk to convenience and I have never been a big fan of the idea…Many people believe that a convenient decision is the right one
Tapsi Chhabra all things shudnt be remeberd yar…the things that just hinder your present.
rembr all only if u can deal with it. Most people can’t. So then, being selective is good.
Kriti Khurana and convenient of course 🙂
Suvra Nayyar y dont u believe in convenience??
Tapsi Chhabra convenient yes. better than going mad or getting stuck with it..:)
Jaideep Singh i agree woth Tapsi…!! but u have missed out on the second part of Kriti’s status, about being condemned to relive it….!
Remembering as per convenience is gong to keep u in good humor… but there are some things u have got to keep embedded to void reliving them…
Normally, if u forget a piece of the past, u’d most likely have to relive it…!!
Kriti Khurana Haven’t you people heard about the good ol facing ur life and actions way of living?
Your walking down a beach, bare footed. There is a thorn that you step on. Your so hurt that you decide to bury it deep deep inside the sand. Trust me its going to resurface (waves come and recede :))and hurt you again…If not you, someone else following your path. Why not just put the thorn in your pocket and let it remind you of other thorns on your way as well?
By the way, the foot always heals…unless you keep on probing scar and checking it over and over again
@tapsi, J: I guess you guys don’t trust yourself to deal with certain situations then. Why do you think that people who remember there past always get stuck up with it? Its a choice(Remember the thorns and not the scars). Face it, learn from it. There is no need to carry a burden and fall under its weight. Don’t live your lives in parts
@Suvu: A life lived by convenience is way down my list. Life is wonderful as long as you play by the rules. I know many people who do live by convenience. Well most of them do. Every success is an unanticipated surprise for them. Every blow has something to do with destiny and not there own actions. They will find a 100 things to blame rather than there own selves. You can never trust such people. They are your friends as long as its convenient for them. In my books Everything is wrong with convenience
ur right KK. ideally we should deal with our past, face it and learn from it. But i’m just saying generally, it’s difficult for most people. they can’t but carry the burden unless deliberately make efforts to clean their slate. And just this one thing requires massive effort. Takes a lotta time.
But ur status statement is true. especially for mistakes. seen this in real life. U make a mistake-u forget it-life presents u with a tougher situation the next time, nudging you to learn a lesson-in case u still ignore it-a bigger and still more difficult situation till u finally learn the lesson-whatever it is.
SO yes, we shd learn from our mistakes the first time..v’ll be much bettr off…:)
Kriti Khurana :) Its usually difficult for everyone, me included. But give yourself some credit people..Everything is possible
As long as your willing to pay the price of course 😀
Tapsi Chhabra aah…pay the price….yes..that’s wt we usually forget..everythng comes with a price tag:P
bt thnx fr the encouragemtnt….meaningful, this one…u gave me sthng to think abt…
Jaideep Singh regarding he main topic.. Kriti, i think u nailed the bullseye with this “remember the thorn, not the scar” ….!! that basically underlines the discussion..!!
**some irrelevant details have been filtered for the sanity of my readers 🙂
I don’t have a good enough start for this post. But this thought just hit me and I need to put it to words.
I have grown up in an environment where I have been taught to be passionate about things around me. Well that is what I decided to take from it. I am almost 22 years old now and I have noticed a change in the way I act. Things that moved me some 10 years back still move me right now. This includes things that happen around me, the environment, the state of my country, the state of this world my home, politics and basically everything. And when this happens, I decide to ACT. It takes a little more conscious effort these days. Back then it seemed to be the obvious thing to do.
As I grew up, I have seen the “adults” around me having different reactions to my “speeches” or my “actions”. Many laughed (some with understanding, others with ignorance) thinking she will grow up. She will know how things work when life happens. There were a few who even thought this is what I used to be like, when I was young. I DO NOT want to belong to these categories. I don’t want to console myself some 10 years down the line, thinking that this is what I would have done, if there were more time, more resources, more support!
It always takes an effort to keep your passions alive. It is never obvious for anyone. Please don’t focus on the words here. I don’t intend this post to be a topic of discussion. Keep it as simple as possible. Just ACT. You build the world as the world builds you
As a side note, let me just say that the people who are afraid of trash, can never be clean -they can never really clean anything up. They are just too afraid. Don’t be afraid of things-learn to face them.
Oscar Wilde said “To Live is the Rarest Thing in the World, Most People Just Exist, That’s all “. Strive to join this rare breed.
And you will be laughed at, you will be misunderstood. You will try explaining your actions to people and you will always, no matter what, be asked WHY? I have a very simple reply (for others and for you)
Because I CAN!
Every time life teaches me something new, I make it a point to write about it. It is basically for my own benefit.
1. Writing straightens and simplifies my line of thought and helps me gaining a clearer perspective. Its easier to string thoughts together this ways
2. I can go back to it any time I want. It reminds me of what I felt and thought at some time in my past. It very easy to recognize patterns and again get a more holistic, independent view of things.
3. It satisfies my urge to over analyze 😉
4. I get to hear many more opinions and thoughts this way. It is really interesting to see how things-apparently so unrelated and different, fit in so perfectly. Reading your comment and opinions, my dear readers is very enlightening! Thank You and please keep on commenting 🙂
So here is another age-old question and my opinion on it…
Over the course of time, I have taught myself to not question the things that happen in life or more precisely the way things happen in life. It is sometimes difficult to believe that everything happens for good purpose. Getting a glimpse of the larger picture is not very easy. We need answers. We need to know why!
Since I am a big fan of whites and blacks, I think in life, things are either right or wrong. The things that are right are true and things that are false are untrue. Anything untrue can’t be permanent. Anything not permanent, will sooner or later cease to exist.
Everyone lives there life by a belief system or a code. We base our decisions, our choices on this system. And the course of our life will be decided by this system as well. Of course this system is subject to change. And it does change very often. What greater can be the purpose of a life than to learn and to live, to grow! Whenever we believe or base things on something untrue or wrong, life decides to teach us a lesson. My only suggestion to everyone reading is to learn it soon. 🙂 . The sooner you will, the easier will the transition be. Everything that happens in the course of your life, has something to teach you. Open your arms and greet it with the understanding that it deserves.
So if something is going wrong, be happy. Know that life is going in the right direction. It is giving you another chance!!
I want to share something I learnt from a very good story. I think most of you would have seen this movie called “Rang de Basanti”. To me this movie was not about patriotism. It was about a bunch of normal, everyday people. They had, like us, grown up with stories of valor, of courage, of achieving excellence, of attaining heights that make us celebrate glory of human nature. They thought that all this requires something extra. Something normal people like them don’t have. But when it came to doing something, they did. They didn’t even give it a second thought!
There are so many times when we say things like this is impossible for me or I can’t possibly do such a thing. But the funny thing is that we do those very things and most of the times, we do not even give it a second thought. Jab karne ki bari ati hai, Insaan kya kuch ni kar guzarta. That is how, I believe life figures out. It pushes us towards that something extra. It pushes us to become something extra ordinary. Life makes man reach the pinnacle of his potential! And there lies the glory of Human Nature.
On an ending note, I would again like to emphasize on the importance of choices in life. Everything is a choice. Our future is also a choice. As much as a choice as our present is. Live Life. Love Life. It will love you back!
I am sure everyone knows who guddu is, but just incase, his full name is Gursevak Singh Mayal. I used to call him Gursevak, but since hardly anyone calls him that in college, Guddu just kind of rubs off.
I remember this thing about him. I am not sure when, but it so happened, that i was just standing in front of the PG block and there he was walking, just smiling to himself. I asked him what’s the joke. And there he was, surprised. He had no clue that he was smiling. His face is that ways. And you know, its a very welcoming, happy sort of a smile. Its not that I would call him the epitome of smiling face without any reason…:)
Both of us were in the same group, in the same advisory, since our 1st year. So most of our classes were together. And the bond that forms, between people who are always faced with the same question, “To Attend a Class or to Cut it!”, is pretty much unbreakable…:P
He usually tries to get himself involved in many little projects, but I think they hardly ever reached a conclusion. Well i really hope that it doesn’t stay that ways..:). He is likely to be hooked to his phone, most of the times you see him. People have a lot to tell him. And they ask him for advice too. I have been wondering the reason for that too. I think i know that now. He just listens to you, very calmly and without being judgemental. I guess, he will be someone who misses the college, most of us all. Although he must be more busy than any of us, being a businessman and all these days…:P. I reckon he will be married before any of us too…lol
Well, just to end it all, dude, remember that bet for $50, and you still very much owe me a birthday party and I ain’t gonna forget that. Take Care boy and wish you loadsa luck for your future. Have fun and just keep on smiling…
I have known anoop right from the beginning of college, but in very different ways. So initially he was “anoop ji”. That was in the 1st semester. I got to hear too many stories about him, with a very different perspective. Following the “anoop ji” phase was the “bhaiya” phase which also had some elements of “anoop ji” in it. The “anoop ji” phase didn’t end until some other occupation was found by its propagator. All this was followed by the “bournville” phase which was quite hilarious. And it was only towards the end of four long years in college, that I can say, the “friend” phase began.
So to sum all of this up, I would probably remember him as our very own Er. Anoopinder Singh Chahal ***** wale. I am not sure if he has a fetish for *****s. I mean how can one person manage to find so many *****s. That too when its so un common and then finding it is alright, but …… lol. Okay many full stops here. I guess I will have to keep on wondering. Its not a fixed pattern actually. He has shown interest in variations of ***** as well.
Alright, moving ahead, anoop loves telling stories. He loves listening to them too(In very graphic terms…:D). In many of the stories he himself stars as the hero(Hey, anoop, remember the one avleen, ash, and me made about you and a certain somebody..;)). He enjoys normal healthy flirting. He enjoys going out for movies as well. And then following this he does every normal thing one could expect from a guy his age. He has a religious side too.
His expectations from life are very straightforward and simple. He simply wants to live it and love it. May god bless you in your life. Make something out of it. Take care and Have fun, always 🙂