Dec 21, 2007

I want to...

The question of the week - btw every week meself think about nothing but questions. OK so the question is: Why do we loose the trait of getting happy over small things while growing up? The road is busy allowing cars reaching the destination, people crossing and buses honking. And at the traffic signal sight stops at about 4 year old happily playing with paper aeroplane.

Even in the dark one can see the shine of joy of flying paper. Whole day it's pouring and in the evening the sky echoes with the giggles of 6 year olds. They are intoxicated by the sheer joy of their paper boat outshining the others'.

And this all cultivates a thought in me - Do we forget to enjoy small things as we grow? And if yes, Is it a skill or habit that has to be cultivated? My take on this is that it's a habit and we've to conciously work on it. And we've to work till the time it comes out naturally. Don't they say that life is a sum of small moments?

I'm waiting to watch the movie - Taare Zameen Par (

So, as a ritual, pick your answer:
[A.] Enjoying that last drop of hot water while bathing, I also believe that finding happiness in little things is the way of life.
[B.] Happiness for me is achieving something big - owning an apartment, flying a personal jet.
[C.] Ha Ha Ha. Very funny. Who gets the time to think over these petty things. I've my bills to pay off!

PPS: The track on lappy (Somehow I love this song): The corrs: Breathless

The daylight's fading slowly
but time with you is standing still
I'm waiting for you only
The slightest touch and I'll feel weak

I cannot lie; From you I cannot hide
I'm losing the will to try
Can't hide it (can't hide it) Can't fight it (can't fight it)

Go on, go on, come on leave me breathless
Tempt me, tease me until I can't deny this
loving feeling, make me long for your kiss

Go on, go on
Yeah, come on...

Dec 13, 2007


I often wonder, is it me ONLY? With doubts and fears or does it happen with everyone? The cautious me wants to break free at times. I wannabe ruthless, blunt and sharp.

The big question these days - how not to expect and compare :-) The only two things that erode happiness from life to a major extent (Pareto's 80:20 principle). And the next question is - how to be carefree. Should there be persuit for happiness or it comes naturally. I want to be some of the Swamis of life:

Boss : What's the status of project?
Swami: Well on track Sir but I need a bit more time.

Boss : Where is the presentation I asked for?
Swami: Well on track Sir but I need a bit more time.

Boss : What happend to revenue figures?
Swami: Well on track Sir but I need a bit more time.

You see what I mean? Swamis are some tension free souls who luckily have found something more motivating than the challenging code. I want to be Calvin - Why be snooty when you can be Impossible!!!

So people tell me whether I should,
[A.] Be ruthless and blunt
[B.] Allow life take it's course
[C.] Dammit, I need the same answer!
PPS: Britney Spears - Everytime
Everytime I try to fly, I fall
Without my wings, I feel so small
I guess I need you, baby
And everytime I see you in my dreams
I see your face, it's haunting me
I guess I need you, baby