Monday, May 17, 2010

In Pursuit of Craziness

Do you ever get this urge to stand up from your cubicle, may be on top of the desk, and start singing on top of your voice, start dancing and run out of the office? I get these kind of feelings quite often. The majority of the blame has to be taken up by Rahman & Co. The idea first came to my mind when I was sitting in my cubicle at the Kochi office and I heard this song called Dhan te naan. Now, you really cannot blame me for feeling so? Can you?

If you can, then you belong to the mango people type (courtesy: Imtiaz). You know? The {do engineering – get a job – get married – buy a house – have a kid – get him/her into school – finish the loans – retire – rue about life – wait for the eventuality} types. Well sadly, I am also being a part of this group. At least I am quarter way through.

Life has become so Badmash Company' ly monotonous that I feel just like Hrithik did at the end of the 'main aisa kyun hun' song. I know, I know .. it is the introspection time in life. And what do I figure out? I figure out that my life is contained to a set of 6 websites

1. The FB & O
2. The Chat windows – The same people, the same conversations(mostly)
3. The matrimony websites
4. The naukri websites
5. The Property websites
6. The carwala websites

But it's not only me. I see people around me and everyone (In bold, Italics & Capital letters) are doing the same. It is like one of those computer games with different levels. The moment you conquer one of these levels, you ought to start giving tips to the others on how to finish the task. For eg: The moment you are engaged/married you start giving advise to the singletons asking them how one should start compromising; how a delay might harm your chances of finding 'someone' ever; how you should get tied soon etc, very subtly saying that I have finished the level, and you are kind of lagging behind.

I ask for an explanation to someone why I should buy a property now, why I should get married at a pre-defined age, I get the trademark answer – 'That is life'. It is life I agree. But are you living it? I am kind of bored of asking myself this question. I have had enough of reading "Oh it is Monday again" status messages; and with 'what am I doing in this job' statements; and the whole lot of jokes revolving around peanuts (salaries, duh); and last but never the least, the 'I am bored' statements.

So what can we do about this situation of mass depression amongst the late twenties people?

Pata nahi.. Pata chalte aapko hi pehle bataunga

But we can take a start, can't we? I am not going to say quit your job and do what you are passionate about. I am not a hypocrite. Neither a hippopotamus (Just checking if I knew the spelling there).
Go ahead and do things that you want. Even if you don't get to do the job you like, it will pay you enough to do things that you like. Take a road trip (courtesy: Elizabeth Town). Just abscond for a couple of weeks, live under a different name in some island. Learn at least one musical instrument. Explore at least 2 states in the country per year. And keep one of them an unplanned trip. Start cycling. Go swim. And do adventure sports once in every 3 months. Play the games you like. Make a maximum number of movies watching record every month. And try and beat it every next month. Add to this list!

Ps: I think I am having schizophrenia. Can anyone confirm?

Song for the Occasion: OO aee eee yaa O ae ee yooo