Apologies for having stayed away for so long but I guess what matters is that I am back. As this is my first blog for the year, I guess I will make it the distilled extract of my learnings in 2008.
It does not last, nothing does.
I had a wonderful time last year and went through really tough times too. As it happened almost every year, neither did the good times last nor did the bad times!! Even after realizing that, I admit that the good times exhilarate me and the bad times scare me to death. But I guess my reactions are moderating and that is a good sign. The message for my students then would be: Focus on the present, take life as it comes, everybody goes through what you are going through, no big deal!!! OK???
Take it this way, you have been allocated a limited time that you call “life”. The only surety in life is that it is terminal. That would automatically mean that all of us irrespective of our socio economic status, our gender, our religion………. In fact whoever the hell we may be, we have a very limited time to live. Only a complete moron would spend even a single minute wallowing in regret, fear and self pity. On the other hand, if we claim to be intelligent and educated, we should be enjoying ourselves as much as we can……….
I don’t know about you guys, but I have made up my mind. I am going to have some fun……. Fun working, listening to music, reading, travelling…… Hell I am gonna have fun whatever I do! For I have realised that if I cannot be happy with myself, no one else ever will be!!