Gautam's comments on my latest post - Growing Old? I thought I should share it with you all. So here it is.
When we were young and when our life was revolving around parents and
school, books and media were our only gateway to the endless
possibilities that existed in this world, na? I am sure each one of us
would have constantly yearned, in our own cozy dreams, to try out so
many things in this world. Things which were based on our imagination.
Things based on what we were exposed to till that point of time. Some
dreams are intimidating but doable, some which remain to be dreams. My
case, I would imagine, applies to most people. When I did not have an
opportunity to do things that really captivated my imagination, I would
be extremely enthusiastic. Some kind of ardent fervor I should say. I
think it is perfectly normal to get bored out of your tree while you do
something that you really enjoyed a while back.
Sitting at my
office cube, I look around me and think, "How did I end up here?" I
refresh my memory saying that I put myself in my current situation, so
that I could establish a platform which enables me to pursue my
interests. Of course priorities change. That does not mean that life is
gettin boring nor should I think that I am getting old. Come on Gautam
be positive. I have "already" enjoyed something that I wanted to enjoy. I
wanted to see how it feels when I did what I liked. I saw it for
myself. I mean, how many get a chance to do what they want all the time?
Always remembering how lucky I am to get an opportunity to try
something that I liked, I think, "Ah! Now is the time to enjoy something
else." Soon, I realise how much I yearn to do that something
again. This time, there are lot less variables (a little boring), but
still I enjoy. I convince myself that it's perfectly alright to be bored
to do something that I have already done.
Chalo! Let the cycle
begin, dream - yearn - rack your brains for not having the opportunity
to do something you want. Very soon you will get an opportunity to do
it, and when you do, you might get bored doing it all the time and yearn
to do something else. :-p I feel this applies to both work and play.
Some people yearn to do certain things pertaining to their career more
than things that are considered "time-pass". Some are the other way
around. :-p But, hey! We all, with varying degrees of seriousness,
understand the importance of having a strong foundation, which is why, I
am where I am.
I think that as long as we constantly have that
enthusiasm to do something new, the child in us will always be alive. I
would say to myself that instead of feeling bad that I am growing old, I
should look out for different things I want to do and do them.
Maintaing the spark is the main key, na? Hmmm... easier said than done?
Darn it! Billions of blue blistering barnacles!
By the way, it was Gautam's birthday on Feb 11th. I totally forgot about it until today morning. A sign of growing old? :-)
Each year I dedicate a post to him on his birthday. I so was busy with
numerous stuffs personally and at work that I never even realized.
Check this post for sure. A visual treat :) A birthday wish, few pictures with stories
Gautam, Belated birthday wishes. I am so sorry; I kept reminding myself about your birthday but forgot on that very day.