Sunday, August 30, 2015

Complaining isn't rare being thankful is..

      It's been a long I've seen someone content in his/her life. Someone who says that whatever is there, is sufficient, is everything that person wished for.. We've been in a virtual race from the time we're born till the time we face our death. 

      Lets just contemplate what we've expressed gratitude for. Considering my story, I just moved out of home; away from my family, friends and loved ones.. Not that there is any loved one 😛😂. I now cook my own food, do my own chores but I understand now that I have not appreciated whatever I had until I lost it all recently. That maa k haath ka khana; value of that is understood when you eat the burnt food that you made, the screw ups in all the dishes that you cooked. The time when mom scolded to make your bed every single day for decades and when you do the same for a week you get shit tired. That feeling of your mother's hands on your head when you need it the most, when you wished to be with them the most.. And suddenly I realised I've never ever thanked her for all this.. I was a fool to think that all this is her duty and she's compelled to do this because of that. I was so naive to understand the mere fact that it's her love that made her do this relentlessly for years.. 

Dad and kid      You realise all the problems your dad must have faced to setup a home for you.. A room that you can call your own and still complain that my room is small; my room doesn't have this; my room doesn't have that. The loans that he took so that all your wishes, all your demands can be met. The time when you had to pay the fees for your new year in school, in college. That excitement, who can forget right? Similarly our parents will also not forget that time because this was the time they had to either shell out a huge sum for your future and not even feel sad. The humongous tension that our parents must have had to arrange that amount, to be in a position to pay that, we never knew about it.. Did we? It wasn't that we were small to understand it. It was just that they didn't want to overshadow your feeling of happiness. The same parents will think a thousand time before buying a 10k phone, but for you they'll easily shell out a huge sum just to see that smile on your face. I never thanked my dad for all of this, for all the pains he took for all the problems he faced. Today I say I'm educated but never forget to mention that I'm educated because of my parents. I never hugged him enough to tell how thankful I am, what a great dad he is. So here it is finally, Thanks pa.

      You remember that time when you were getting beat up in school or in your society compound, getting bullied at college and you had your brother or sister to stand by your side, to be your aide in all the stuff, to be your strength, to beat up the one who laid a finger on you. I do remember my brother standing up for me but I don't remember me thanking him enough for all he did. Whatever screw ups you do whatever demands you had, he was the partner in crime. But I forgot to think that before complaining about him to my mom when we grew up. I forgot that he's my big brother, the support my backbone at times you need the most. I never thanked him enough. Thanks bhai.

helping friend      We all have that friend that's hated by your mother, the one who's with you in all the shit stuff you do. The one who knows about exes and the one who knows about your crushes.. The one who will shell out his salary just to help you out in hard times, the one who will not study in exams just because you aren't studying. The one who will roam on the street with you when you were crying over your ex or were bitching  about someone at work. I've never thanked that friend but he's the one who should be thanked to give me the strength to move ahead, to stop looking back, to shred the fear of unknown. Yes complaining that he'll not be the there whole time when you need that friend is okay but what's most important is that the feeling of thankfulness shouldn't fade away in all the bullshit. Thanks a lot buddy for being there.  

      It takes nothing to complain about all the bullshit that you face but it's not so difficult to thank for the bullshit you didn't face because you had someone to take care of you. Be it your mom, dad, brother, sister, BFF, or even just a colleague. So just thank them after reading this. And if they permit 😉 give them a hug too and tell them how important they are and what they have done for you is commendable. 


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Life is not eternal... Knowledge is.. Preserve it..

      What an irony it is... It's been a billion years of evolution and still we have not understood what really matters in life! What actually makes us human! What gives us the real existence.. Today I'm not gonna give you a lecture or another article that miniscule man's existence but the reality to what really matters and what really comprises of life.. Is it really the money that makes the human unforgettable, the stature that gives respect, the Grand heritage that makes someone memorable.

      I'm gonna cite few examples and let's see what actually makes us human.. Steve Jobs was worth in billions when he passed away.. May God rest his soul in peace. But do we actually remember that? Do we actually know his net worth? Do we have him as the money man imprinted on our minds? No the one thing that comes to your mind, the foremost thing is the revolution that he brought to the computing industry, to the mobile industry, the legacy of systems, machines that changed the way humans live.. That's what you know him of, remember him of. And that's what the future generations are gonna know of him. When some years later, a chapter of him is included in the textbooks that students will learn, will actually have the title as "Steve Jobs - The pioneer" not Steve Jobs the billionaire..

      Coming to my next example, do you actually remember the most respectable person in a country? The president! How many presidents do you actually remember that we have had in past 50 years.

      Try recollecting and I'm sure if you actually remember just five, you'll understand what I mean. But if I ask you that who is Bhagat Singh? I may get a very apt and a prompt response from you all because he did something which is memorable. The very fact that someone so young can actually be so passionate about his own country that he'll actually smile and hang to death is commendable.. Isn't it. The very fact that an entire nation stood up for someone who wasn't a known name because of his stature, because of his parent's legacy. It was because of the courage, the astounding perseverance that this man had, that makes him what he is today and will remain for generations to come..

      When we actually think of what we are, we just think of what we've achieved? How much have I earned? How much bank balance we have? Which car do I have? How big is the flat I live in. We never think of what we'll be remembered by.. You know if it wasn't for the knowledge that newton had, we wouldn't have had the most important laws for long time.. It's the knowledge the know how that actually matters, which actually make us who we are, and what we become. If a mother doesn't pass on the knowledge to cook to behave to her children, who else will..
The basic need and the plinth of civilization lies in the pure fact that knowledge needs to be passed on, needs to be conveyed to the forthcoming generations so that the values can be imparted the civilization can flourish. We utilize almost 2% of our brains and we call ourselves the most intelligent of all species. Dolphins use more % of brains than us. The only fact is they have knowledge may be more than us but that can be passed on only to their species not to us.. Well it can be done but only when someone! Someone reading this article has the courage to actually go out of bounds and think of a way to communicate with Dolphins to understand what knowledge can they deliver to us. So yes, it's the knowledge that matters, that actually make us believe that we've evolved.

Post By:- Rahul Talreja