Category Archives: Random Thoughts

Moments of life bring success

Worldwide, the average life expectancy is 71 years. I believe, that is enough for someone who wishes to make waves on this planet. If this is the case, why don’t we have more Einsteins, Faradays, Mother Teresa etc. I am yet to make waves, but I am someone who have always believed that I have been sent here for a purpose. I often gets into a zone where I begin to feel about the purpose of my existence and what I have done to fulfill the purpose. I have been lucky in my life, or maybe I perceive so. I do have bad times, but then happens something which suggests that the bad was preparing myself for this amazing present. When you think that you are stuck in your present, then you start expecting someone to fire you from your current job and create a panic situation to bring out the best in you. But, panic can also break people badly. Philosophy is such a charming thing when we are 23 years of age, isn’t it?

I guess I have stirred-up some minds. If yes comes to your mind, you would continue reading in search of more enlightenment. Others have already given five minutes to this post and their instincts says that something wiser is on it’s way. I¬†have mentioned the number 71 in the beginning and I wish to revolve around it. I have decided to break it down into very small pieces. If years matter, so do months, days, hours, minutes, seconds, and even microseconds of your life.¬†I am going to dig out my philosophy from years to seconds. Whatever¬†year of life you are in, just assume that you have to do everything in the coming one year. That gives you 12 months i.e. 365 days. One year gives us 1314000000000 microseconds. I know that you are too lazy to count the digit of this huge numerical figure. Here is my take on it, each microsecond can give you one idea. A lot of¬†these ideas have have the potential to change your life for good. Out of these 1314000000000 ¬†ideas, you require just one of these to transform your life. Let me present a fact here,¬†JK Rowling came up with the idea for the Harry Potter during a delayed four-hour train-ride. Any situation you are facing at this point of life, just sustain the belief that it’s just a matter of one microsecond. I got this mathematical idea in one such microsecond, I hope it inspires some of readers towards greatness. If this happens, lend me one moment for an autograph. I will stop here, let your mind take this idea further.

“Life is all about moments, anything can happen anytime”

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The mysterious equations

I am sitting casually in the auditorium of my college, scanning through my cellphone. My mind is roaming around and it is filled with some thoughts which are irrelevant at this moment. From the back door, appeared a personality with an aura which I have never seen. I have never seen Mahatma Gandhi, Martti Ahtisari or Al Gore in person and thus I have no idea regarding their presence in a social gathering. As soon as this six feet gentleman is walking¬†across me, my heart gets pumped-up for no visible reason. It is telling me that this moment is going to ignite something within me and it will prove to be a great learning curve. The simplicity of Mr Kailash Satyarthi seems magical to my eyes; his white traditional outfit and that shawl on his shoulders signifies his down-to-earth personality. Life is simple and it can bring about a change in a matter of microseconds. All those irrelevant thoughts of my mind begin to make sense now. He waves his hands and this leads to a chain of claps all around the hall. As he proceeds towards the stage and as he makes himself comfortable, I am still lost in the magic. He begins with his marriage and how he met his wife. This moment reminded me of the closing scene of ‘A beautiful Mind’.

This is one of those movie-scenes which has succeeded in moving even a stone-heart like me. “It’s only in the mysterious equation of love that any logic or reasons can be found. I’m only here tonight because of you. You are the only reason I am… you are all my reasons. ” I am sure that these lines will echo in your ears for some time.

The world is looking at Mr Kailash Satyarthi¬†as a Nobel Laureate, but my mind is stuck on a personality which has often been on the sidelines. Mrs. Satyarthi is a lady of great character and she often gets addressed because the world sees a Nobel Laureate. My mind tries to slot every lady I have known in the shoes of Mrs Satyarthi, and I failed to find someone with the same potential. When you do not have money to look after your one year old kid and your husband is going to places to support his campaign of eliminating¬†child labor from this world, how many ladies can stay during such a period? Mind will frequently suggest you that this is not working out but your heart denies, and this battle between your heart and mind kills you from inside. her husband was getting life threats in those times when mobile phones were a distant dreams. There was no way she could have communicated with his husband. In such a situation, a lady cannot even express her fears because she has to look after the kid as well. A lot of my good female-friends may say that they could have gone through such a phase successfully, but they know that it’s easier said than done. This unwavering commitment is not seen often and that makes her equal to any Nobel laureate of this world.

When I leave this hall, I am going out with a lot of learning about life. She has taught me what supports mean, he has taught me how to live for others. On a lighter note, this has also taught me that one has to be very careful while choosing a life partner. Now I know that marital ties go beyond honeymoons and marriage anniversaries. That scene from ‘A Beautiful Mind’ has never looked more meaningful to me. If Mr Satyarthi is the vehicle of change, then his wife is the fuel.

This moment has enhanced my respect for every woman of this world. She is the one who stays at home when his husband is posted on the tense borders, she is the one who devotes her desires to nurture someone else’s future. You are the one who makes Nobel laureates and never take credit for it. I salute Mr Satyarthi for his work and I touch the feet of Mrs Satyarthi for her devotion to life.

P.S.: Dear Women! We men, can never match your achievements.

@4yearoldadult

Running with the crowd

I have been following a healthy routine since quite some time and I experienced something which has induced me to write about it. The gym usually closes at 9:00 AM on Mondays and I reached there at 8:00 AM. To my surprise, I saw a long queue of people who were taking back their membership card and leaving gym one-by-one. When I am following a plan, such unexpected things irritate me. I asked one girl about it and she told me that it is closing a bit early today. I held back my disappointment and just sneaked through the corridor, the treadmill’s switch was on. Nobody was sitting at the entry counter. The fitness freak within me decided to just hit the machine and wait till someone asks me to leave. I put my card at the designated place and occupied my locker. I was not breaking any rule because I was following the regular schedule of the gym. Two girls came at the door,they observed the empty gym and left. Then came few more guys, they derived confidence from the noise of my shoes hitting the treadmills’ floor moving at 20 km per hour. Then few more poured in and the deserted gym came alive.¬†My workout was bound to get skipped if I would have followed the herd, but I followed my instincts.

Life gives us numerous such situations where we should just follow our gut. When you are right, just back yourself and you will feel the magic of confidence. I have taken my lesson, this small incident has improved me as a person.

©4yearoldadult