Friday, October 12, 2007

LIFE GOT SIMPLE ...


Life is getting simpler by the minute. Ease is the guiding mantra for all the emerging technological inventions and the golden principle of all research labs around the world. We wish to learn new things, we wish to explore and we wish to expand our grasp but we do not want to fail, we do not want to burn out the night lamp, we do not want to perspire. My friend had a dream of joining the army, and fight the enemies of the nation but he was not quite prepared to take the challenge of getting up before the sun, working hard all through the day and crash down heavy on the bed. He joined an engineering college and started his Counter Strike career. He kills a lot of terrorists all day, the only thing that burns now is the pack of cigarettes that he shares with his ‘clan’ mates after the cyber game session is over.
When I was small I was excited about my first bicycle just like any other kid of my age. My father and my older sister took the charge of giving me balancing lessons. They would make me trust their firm grip on my bicycle, with their support I was all set to tame this monster I was riding. I fell. I stood up. I fell again. My father helped me get up again. And I fell again. The few bruises that I got were tended to by my mother while father told her how brave I was and how fast I learnt riding.
My niece is a brave girl too. She’s about six years old and she always manages to beat me in whatever games we play! So, she’s brave and fearless but her mother is not. She’s ready to fight out the odds but her mother is always busy trying to make things simpler for her. She demanded a bicycle and like all ‘good’ mothers my sister got her a ‘safe’ bike, the ones which have little wheels fixed along the rear wheel to give support. The bike is safe. It won’t let her fall even if she didn’t balance properly. It won’t let her get bruised. It won’t ask for her father to stand by her while she explores the joy of learning. It won’t be required to clean any wounds, give words of encouragement.

8 comments:

Kiran said...

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Ron'th said...

if this is fb i wouldve 'like' kiran's comment. lol

anyway. life is nothing but a brief candle. shakespeare remember ? we ought to make use the best of it. live life to the fullest. no regret. no turning back.

ah... human. sometimes i forgot they have this thing called brain. and i forgot how deceitful this thing can be sometimes. some can dreamt of many things. serve his country. won a nobel prize. bla bla bla. how mesmerizing. but neither they realized nor aware that there are no easy path in achieving what we called success in life. often we seek help from others or received one bluntly even for a small things/problem in life. in a way we are trained to be helpless rather independent. and thats y whenever problem struck and we have no one to turn to one's can be so stupid and didnt know what to do at that very moment.

p/s and safe bicycle u mean tricycle ? lol i had that one when i was little. ;) curse you*

Prasoon Joshi said...

Dear Ron'th (that's a funny name ... lol ... what does it mean),
I didn't mean tricycle (every kid has it .. duh!) I meant one of those that are shown in the pic, with fall safe extra wheels.
All I'd say is that life is a tough pitch and that's how it is supposed to be. Even those who have all the luxuries of the world spend lots of money, time and energy on places like gyms to sweat! Remember Matrix (Morphius telling Neo why the first implementation of the matrix failed?) ... we as human being need challenges in life else our brain will not function well. The power of the brain is directly proportional to the connections between the nerves - synapses (am I right?) and they get formed when we use our brain, that's how the memory expands right?
So, in short, keep fighting and keep living ... life is about facing the challenges ... the more the merrier!
Yes, having a supportive family and a loving partner does add glory to your everyday challenges and people are lucky when they have someone like that (yay!)

Ron'th said...

well in my place they called that thing tricycle. (and stop arguing with me on this lol) and whats with the matrix and all ? dude... thats movie. this is real life. and one more its not nerve that connects the brain (i mean they do but not as the way u portray them). they just transmit the signal sent from the brain. and the junction is called synapse. its the neuron that held responsible for wtv things ure saying up there. ;) and trust me every human had face a challenge in their life. but some refuse to fight them and choose to be ignorant. so it is just a matter of acceptance or denial. it is rather a conflict of interest between individual. and trust me i hold no grudge against u by opposing every motion u brought up up there. ;)) and indeed ure lucky. take good care of wtv things that make u lucky. (yay !)

Prasoon Joshi said...

(that's the reason why I didn't take biology - these docs always complicate simple thing!)
Tricycle? Lol ... that's not a tricycle, its a bicycle with a support system :P
And dude (!), Matrix is a legend !!! Matrix is life beyond life, it is the ultimate truth (other than of course inception) :P
Any yeah, the sad thing about life is that I'm sitting in office right now when I really should have been somewhere else taking care of the things that make me lucky :(

Ron'th said...

yeah i supposed it is. but im pretty sure 'the thing that makes u lucky' understands that. or maybe that thing wants u to work ur ass off so that u can provide better and maybe bring those thing to see places around the world so that certain things can be defined. no ? ;)

Prasoon Joshi said...

hmmm ... you're very inspiring Ron'th!
I'm sure your kids are gonna be very proud of you :P

Ron'th said...

;) indeed !