Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Where Have i Displaced my key ??

Nobody seems to be in a good mood – Be it Lehman or me ! ;). These days, my mornings start with the daunting newspaper and “(heart) BREAKING” news on the television.
Today was no different, after a “messy” mess breakfast – my soul was craving some “bad” news- Cant blame it , you see its now habituated ! So there I was in the TV room of my hostel…
“Bloodbath at the sensex, job cuts across global cos, political drama over the new “softer” POTA , and so on…”
The turbulence in market has a direct impact on our futures.As the placements season starts - the anxiety here on campus is both visible and natural. The brighter ones can’t stop talk about the correct “strategies” and RCAs of the global crisis (SHOW OFF) , while the not so “bright” ones like me wait in apprehension , keeping our fingers crossed.
As I was watching the news this morning, something else caught my eye. Through the vertical blinds of the French window next to the TV , I could see skinny , mud-spattered children ( of the construction workers) – playing in a mini puddle of greenish stagnant water .

My first reaction was off course – how filthy! But a second look and I saw something we all here on campus were missing – Happiness and contentment. Unaware of the world, and immersed in ignorance , they seemed to be carefree birds .Tanned skin , torn shirts , uncombed hair ..but all with a priceless smile , they made me a little envious .

I am on the verge of becoming an “MBA” and can make some dazzling presentations, talk in a party with finesse and do know all the right etiquettes with fork and knives .BUT….
As I came back to my room , I wondered why do we have to go through all the complexities in life to gain contentment , which could have been achieved otherwise, simply , in that puddle .

12 comments:

ARPITA said...

I still havent found my key as well.....this piece has certainly made me realise dat m not the only one... ;-)

isha said...

happiness is not a key which you ca displace...its just that we concentrate more on the other things in our life and in the meanwhile we forget that the ultimate of getting those things is the happiness..i think you got it what i meant here ;)

pooja said...

i always get u babes :P

Tanmay said...

very very nicely written..blog on..

Sarang said...

There was a time when the puddle did find me the key...but as time progressed, there entered other things that could find me the key. It's kind of inherent in a human being...he gets bored of the things that could find him the key, with time, and looks for new happiness avenues.
I moved on...

Ranjeet Kr. Vimal said...

:( my placement is going to start .. and these shits happened :(
visit my blog.. u ill get to know..how to publicize your blog :)

Varun said...

happiness is always inside us.It is our default attribute (gad,my nerd talk is back again) anywho,the street children are totally carefree and happy.But they are also almost free of any responsibilities.
The key is there,stashed in your keyring.You just need to unlok yourself :)

Raman said...

Very nicely written. But why worry ? You can always join those kids. There will always be puddles due to potholes. :-)

Anonymous said...

I ask that question to myself and never get a perfect answer too..
Just end up consoling that a lot of times that, we don’t live our own lives. It’s always like, my mother wanted me to become a swimmer and my trainer got me involved in the game, later the prizes I won got me motivated, and I soon started identifying myself as a swimmer… I don’t think that tanned colored skin and playing in puddles would make you feel good about yourself, but your struggle right now is not bringing you the ‘priceless’ content smile on your face, and that’s what is causing the envious negativity.

Mukul said...

life is all about making trade offs... and the sad truth is that we sometimes lose simple joys of life while chasing seemingly more important things

DestinyFavChild said...

Reminds me off a - " Its very simple to be happy, but its very difficult to be simple"...sometimes the best things in life can be had for free...if only we cud realise that...gud one !

PS: ATB for ur placements ! :)

Anonymous said...

Maybe if you read "The 4 Hour Work Week" it would help you in finding more time for yourself and doing things you like...(key to happiness)
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