Wanderlust?! (Or…yet,another normal soul?)

At times, I really wonder whether there is an alternative version of me in some other parallel universe or maybe a some other simulation in which I would have done things differently. Better things.. in which I had never hurt the people I love, neither intentionally nor accidentally. No doubt, this thought might be due to one of my recent obsession with futuristic TV series. We all dream about the future. We all have a haphazard view of how the future (Our Future) is gonna be. Some of us sprint, a few others linger behind while racing towards the future. Yet a few, neither sprint nor stay behind, but let the time take its course. I would place my bet on the former for thinking ahead of time and letting their inner self, take a toll towards its future. But, sometimes however hard we try, things don’t happen the way we want it to. Mysterious things happen and by the time we begin to unravel its intricacies, time flies by. No use in crying over spilt milk, as they rightly said.

One among the other factors which prompted me to write this blog post other than my obsession with futuristic TV series is my own inner self – The confused soul. Of times late, I have been coming across articles giving a glimpse of the futuristic reality rather than existential reality. Self-driving Car, Self-balancing motor vehicle, VR Headsets, surreal laptops without a solid keyboard to type onto and a solid monitor to look at things (and of course, good old Donald becoming the President.) Whoa! It all seems like something straight out of a sci-fi movie. Artificial Intelligence is in the making or it’s already watching over us, maybe.

The future I am yet to live in is gonna be terrific and overwhelming that if I don’t pull up my socks, I will be left behind. Or maybe all these thoughts are from my highly intricate consciousness and it’s better left if I ignore it. Maybe, just maybe….I should let the time take its course and let it decide who I am gonna be. That’s one way of being at peace. But, putting my faith in ‘Time’ reminds me of a code chunk, a simple if-else condition.

                                                                if {

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                                                                else{

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                If things happen favorable to me, Wow! Else, if it goes the other way around, WTF!

So, rather than putting my fate on a simple condition with only 2 possible outcomes (It can be a nested if-else… But, let’s not go too technical…Shall we?), I would rather be a while loop who will keep trying every possible outcome until I achieve the desired result. But, the problem with this is that I might end up being stuck in an infinite loop in which no outcome is satiable. In this case, me thinking no Success as a Success, no Victory as a Victory! I will take my chances, though.

                So, are you a wanderlust who loves to unravel yourself in the futuristic reality or yet another soul in this existential reality?

The Ep(h)emeral Life

Life is ephemeral – Do you agree?

Do you remember all your childhood friends? How many are in touch with you and how many are you in touch with? Do you still relish and relive the happy moments you had, a year ago? Do you still ponder over the lugubrious day you had, a year back? Do you still feel qualmish thinking of the mistake you did? Do you still do your chores with an act of vengeance in your heart? Do you feel thankful to your friends who were there in times of need? Do you still take pride in the timely help you did to an unknown person, years back? Do you act with a sense of penance in everything you do?

If most of the answers to the questions are in the affirmative……….trust me, you are a not-so-great person from my point of view. You must be one among the many persons on planet Earth with super-human abilities and from an anachronistic era! And yeah, you don’t exist!

Life is ep(h)emeral – the things that matter today won’t matter, a year later. Take pride in the things you do every day but don’t regret the things you did the other day. The game of life is neither inveterate nor incorrigible. So, don’t be too rigid. Nah, don’t be rigid at all! Science provided the solution for rigidness to a rock and not you! You are invented to define something beautiful and not for something which is already defined by a rock.

We all have a past. But, it’s the shadow that will define us every sunny day. Undoubtedly, life in the form of ‘you’ will pull yourself down, many a time. Yet, you will always find a way to get back at your feet.

However hard you try and however rigid you are in your policies, you will still be guilty to your moral police – the conscience, at one point or the other. You can never be an omniscient do-gooder and you can neither be a prescient harbinger nor be a nescient fool! But, you can be someone great and noble – A person with a sense of ‘humour’ who takes things lightly, the way it is really meant to be taken.

So, add a bit of humorous touch in whatever you do – Be a Beer or be it your Career!

And if you are still wondering why the ‘h’ in ephemeral is within parenthesis, life is ep(h)emeral. Lead your ep(h)emeral life with a sense of (h)umour. Got the point?

Cheers!