Capriciousness. I guess that's a nice word that sums up life for a lotta people. I started to read How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild and Got a Life - the book by Kaavya Viswanathan, however was not really attracted to the central theme, which is basically another Chick-lit, chick flick theme. I will rant about the book in another blog, but lemme come back to the theme of _this_ blog.
There are many times in life, where despite all prepare efforts, pinpoint planning, unprecedented attention to details, things still don't work out the way you want to. A perfect example, came from D, in the bus the other day. "...It happens so often that the person that who you finally end up with, is so much different from the one in your dreams..." Well, so is the case for even Kaavya I feel. A mega success story [$500,000 ain't cheap] came tumbling down after the book was hailed to contain plagiarised paragraphs!
Anyway, I also have to add in a quote made by none other than Gautam, who's been getting into a lotta blogs these days with his "philosophy" for wont of another word :-D! Hehehe! He himself had read it somewhere, but then hey, lemme quote him quoting something....
Everything is OK in the end. If it's not OK, it's not the end
I think it's a very nice, concise statement, which actually highly simplifies the life that you lead. Btw, Gautam leads one of the most simple lives out there. No worries, no problems, no tensions. :-D! IOW, things are indeed going his way. Any why wouldn't it, when <cite>Everything is OK in the end.</cite>!
Btw, just realised, the statement is a corollary of the adage
All's well that ends well....
This made me do a small introspection as well. How do I take life? Personally, I feel that my life cannot come under any complex category. It doesn't come under too simple a category either. I have my own views and I have my own aspirations. Most of it has been a complete success. The ones that I haven't been able to acheive however have actually helped me in carving my life a lot. Hmmm, pondering about it leads to some thoughts.
Today I am who I am, what I am thanks to some of my failures.
To elaborate, I will just try to do a small psychoanalysis on myself, IOW expand my introspection...
What do I consider one of my biggest failures? The answer is simple - Not getting into an IIT - the premier technical institute of India. What all have i lost and gained had I actually got through into IIT?
- I would have been a loner. After doing my 10th in Rocky Hill High School, I came back to Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in Trivandrum. The two years I spent there, albeit with some memories were 2 of the worst years in my 22 year life. :-D! I had turned out to be a geek, completely immersed into his studies, and computer. There was no "fun" in my life. Probably, because they were placed at that crack in life, when I was really concentrating as to how my life is going to be... Had to decide as to what I wanted to do in life as well :-D. Anyway, I was a loner, who completely shunned extra curricular activities, sports etc. Up until then, I was a champion of sorts in the Extra Curricular Activities, with a history of taking part in anything and everything. BVB threw me off from that track.
- I wouldn't have got 8 people - Siddharth, Gautam, Fart, Arjun, Harsh, Lax and Sonz as my best friends in life. These bum-chums were a crucial factor in turning my life around from the crazy loner geek to the guy with a lotta balance in his life.
- I wouldn't have been part of a band, which is one of the most satisfying times in my life. Riff Trip, Transmigration, P-code boys, Electric Underwear, the very many names my band mentally took, it was easily gratifying, the whole experience. From a keyboardist, singing the chorus in Pop renditions to becoming the lead singer of Transmigration, the experience is something I would never forget in my life. It's one of the things I miss the most in my life right now as well.
- Ramblings of an Eccentric Soul... wouldn't have been existent and I wouldn't exactly be making this blog post - Although it's obvious, I still think that this is one of the things I am proud of in my life.
So, was what gautam said true? I think it's important to consider that true to lead a satisfied life. If everything is ok, then hell yeah life is good!
Anyway, enough of the introspection. In between the first one and the last, I have attended a b'day party, finished my lunch and almost got wet, walking in the rain.
I seem to have digressed way off the central topic, but I think this is one of those posts that I am so used to making whilst in college - where Ramblings of an Eccentric Soul originated :-D!!
Meanwhile, How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild and Got a Life gave me an idea. If people can indeed find that interesting, I am sure my real-life experiences of the blunders that I have commited, ala trademark Pangu, would be a worthwhile read as well. Hmmm, I think I will write a book :-D!!