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!

The Start Of A New Journey

Hello All,

    This is my first post (Not my first blog though!). A hearty welcome to all my blog readers.

   This blog is the start of a new quest with the ultimate intention to redefine my efficacy as well as your efficacy (If I may) to lead a successful life. Initially, each one of us used to be ‘gung-ho’ in all that we do but time and again life has taught us lessons in ways unimaginable thereby making most of us wacky, byzantine and sometimes even supercilious. A few become enervated. Yet a few,leave this world permanently thinking that they are leaving for the better. While there is nothing we can do for the latter few, time and again it has been proved that ‘Achievements are revised versions of Failures‘.

    Now,Who am I? I am an IT Professional (Its appropriate to call me a Rookie rather than a Professional, as I have less than a year of experience) playing a small role in the kafkaesque IT bubble. Am an Indian and am extremely proud of it! One thing that no other person can deny about India is its diversity- India is a land rich in diversity and this IT bubble makes sure that you meet a lot many persons in life – Some make you happy, Some others make you happy by instigating you to punch them, Yet a few make you happy by instigating you to punch them straight in their face!  I spend most of my time wondering about the many different complexities surrounding this world. I used to be an extrovert. But, due to some recent developments in what used to be my normal life, I guess being an introvert is wise. (Or should I say it the other way around?)  Its up to you, my fellow readers to decide what’s right for you.

    Everyone has to start somewhere and here I stand, 21 years of age charged up more than ever due to various intricacies of the past. Life is a continuous learning process. There are a lot of lessons yet to be learned and am ready to embrace it all just like a little baby who cuddles his little Teddie.

    Be ready to embrace all things that is gonna happen in your long life.Yeah, life is not short. Life is long and we should be happy about it. If you want me to sound optimistic,’Everything happens for a reason‘ or if you want me to be pious, everything is ‘pre-written’. Else,If you want me to be sanctimonious, ‘ He who possess the Spear of Destiny holds the fate of the world in his hands‘. (Honestly,It gives me chills every time I utter this sentence. Additionally, It makes me wonder what if I happen to get hold of the Spear of Destiny! ** Evil Laughter ** ).

    Let happiness fill your life more than ever. If you happen to feel worried, just come back and look at this post again.

    Before I sign off,let me tell you something about Abraham Lincoln ( Not the Vampire Hunter whom we have seen in movies! Sarcasm intended.) – The 16th President of the United States of America.

1816: His family was forced out of their home. He had to work to support them.
1831: Failed in business.
1832: Ran for state legislature – lost.
1832: Also lost his job – wanted to go to law school but couldn’t get in.
1833: Borrowed some money from a friend to start a business and by the end of the year he was bankrupt. He spent the next 17 years of his life paying off this debt.
1835: Was engaged to be married, his sweetheart died.
1838: Sought to become speaker of the state legislature – defeated.
1840: Sought to become elector – defeated.
1843: Ran for Congress – lost.
1848: Ran for re-election to Congress – lost.
1849: Sought the job of land officer in his home state – rejected.
1854: Ran for the Senate of the United States – lost.
1856: Sought the Vice-Presidential nomination at his party’s national convention – got less than 100 votes.
1858: Ran for U.S. Senate again – lost.

    And then, he became The President of the United States of America. Additionally we all know that he was the son of a shoemaker. Everyone must be aware on how the society treated shoemakers in the 18th century. To him Defeat was a Detour. Not a Dead End.

    Be happy as happiness is one of the recipes for success. If you are not happy,make yourself happy. Party hard. Learn indefinitely. After all, ‘You Only Live Once’ and it lies in your efficacy to make the best out of it. Cheers 🙂