20 January 2007

So much to do, So little time

Many a times have I heard the term "confused youth", but was never sure what it meant exactly. Now finally, I am realising what it is. The term very well suits for a couple of friends of mine, of-course for me too.

Actually, being confused is not that bad also. A confused mind only can find out solutions to problems.

Fine, what are the confusions we have? Basically, we want to grow a lot, achieve something too great, accomplish something uncommon. We want to do each and everything in life. From browsing - to - owning a company, reading - to - removing the evils from the society. The list is too big. We dream big and are in pursuit of our success.

Then, where is the confusion? Yes, we just know we want to do so many things. We ourselves don't even know which all things. A long list of things. And we don't have enough time. Is it the real problem? No, we have lot of time. But we don't know how to make the best use of it.

Every night, before going to bed, we feel that we wasted a lot of time during the day. We might have done a couple of useful/productive stuff during the day. But the satisfaction is not there. The list of desires is too big and catching up with the list is practically a very hard problem.

What all degrees you want to take before you stand on your own? What all challenges will really be enough to satisfy the ego? How can the time managed well? Which all things could/should be postponed for the time being? What all are to be concentrated at, at the moment? - all these are the sample questions. While in the pursuit of success, where will you plug-in a marriage? That is another million dollar question.

And I think, there are mainly the following three which are required to get us out of this situation

1. Knowing exactly what we want. Knowing the boundaries of our dreams.
2. Knowing the priorities of each item in the list of dreams
3. Managing the *precious* time efficiently and judiciously according to the priorities.

As they say "Rome was not built in a single day", we won't come to that confusion-less state very soon. Nor will we reach to our goals in a short time. It's gonna take time, years. It definitely is going to take some time. But we WILL reach. The confusions will vanish. We will know what, when and how to do.

There is another side of the same coin. As it says above, we are in pursuit of success. Even the definition of success is not available. Is it the best thing to go for success? I read somewhere - "Success comes to those who are too busy to look for success". Doesn't that make sense?

Yes, that makes sense. But not enough sense to keep us away from the pursuit of success. There are two things about which we don't have any doubts or confusions - "There is not shortcut to success" and "There is no substitute for hard work". [Doesn't mean that we(I) work hard :)]

There is this person who thinks - why to follow the normal/conventional path of challenges+accomplishments+growth path of life? Why not a smoother path with less challenges and more relaxed life? Yeah, good question. But we don't seem to appreciate that question well.

This subject would be an endless one as of now. I wind up here. There are lot of internal details and complications. I am believing that things would get calm slowly. It's just a matter of time. For the first time in my blog, I wrote something representing a collective group of people. I do believe that they share my feelings and thoughts. If you don't think so, replace all "WE" with "I".

Time to sleep... it's too late for a Saturday night.

Song of the moment:
Mama thozhiyayi vaa priyamayeee.....

Signing off, Sands.

PS: Am I posting something against the blog protocols? Am I supposed to post something which is too personal?
PS2: Title courtesy - the movie "Batman". The villain says this twice.


Joy-of-nothing said...

fuck blog protocols..
blog when u want to, what u want to :)

Sandeep Sadanandan said...

for such a huge post, the comment is only for the post-script. shame on you... :)


Joy-of-nothing said...

that was the only comment i had to say..
the other things i agree and i thought u knew that i m in sync with ur thoughts...:)