Monday, April 7, 2008

On 'Doing Nothing'

I've noticed (in a serious tone) how I hardly have any conventionally profound thoughts on my blog of late, its all casual everyday yaa yaa yikkety yak. Hehe.. I 'll continue the trend. Gladly (takes a bow).

I read somewhere once, that we do not have enough time to do all the nothing that we want to do. When I passed my 12th, and opted for Journalism as a career over Engineering, you can well imagine the uproar in my family. My Dad being an engineer and all. So yeah, my college's a joke, to them. People who don't get selected in Engineering or Medicine, study Arts. I've come to realize how rooted this mentality is in our Social Outlooks. Isn't it innate in all of us that Musicians and Artists don't earn enough. Don't we all unanimously agree that Management, Medicine and Engineering are the most lucrative career choices and hence quite obvious. Well, I've been thinking, its quite sad.
Are there more people in the world who don't know what exactly they want to do? Ok, to put it better, are there more people like me who want to do a lot of everything in their lives?
I often think who would I be if I didn't HAVE to be what I have become. What would I do with my life if I didn't have any lists of to-do set apart by society to succumb to. What would I really
want to do if I wasn't answerable to anyone.
Lots of things.
Work in an NGO.
Learn Music.
Learn Painting.
Get a degree in English Literature.
Become a traveller guide.
Get formal training in World Dances.
Work as a Social Activist for Women Upliftment.
Work with the United Nations.
Raise Kids.
Study Sociology.
A little bit of all of these.
A little bit of nothing.
More or less, none of this would suffice to the rigidity of a great career. Hopefully, I'll get enough time to do a whole lot of nothing in my life soon. After all, one life.
P.S. The two pictures above are my late night artwork on Paintbrush. They're my two most favourite. I've made two so far, umm, both my favourite :)
P.P.S. Also, dont be judging drawing capabilities by these. I'm a 'little' better freehand :) Hehe..


Vinod Khare said...

Raising kids?!! Anyhow, the pics are good.

Unknown said...

Yaah! :)

I'm in no hurry though, I can wait for the right time :)

Arjun said...

Couple of years ago I saw a documentary on nat geo in which a person had made a list of a hundred odd things that he wanted to do, which included climbing on Mount Everest. And guess what? He was actually able to check all the items in his list! There's your inspiration.

P.S. I love journos. Beauties with brains, and weird painting abilities :P


Divi said...

Our country badly needs a paradigm shift.
Why cant people(read parents) just let go!!?!
I'm tired n bloody exhausted of playing it safe.

P.S. You didnt take d movie frm me! *sniff* *sniff*
P.P.S. You didnt wish me on my b'day!

Unknown said...

Divi! :)

I got the movie the same day morning! Toh tujhe kya kasht dun naa.. ;)

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shokhi said...

believe me i faced sum of the same situations when chose media over engineering.....but there are few great people like my dad who was always proud of me to have such a different stream of thoughts.....:)
and yes u do good on 3D....tere sofe pas fida ho gayi hu yaar me....m prooud of u nainy....u r my source of inspiration in many testing times....:)

Discus Head said...

thats funny, I was talking about the same thing with my husband the other day. so true.

Shailesh Mishra said...

'Bout me I'm not so much of a blogger myself but do quite of blog reading though skimming across mulitudes of pages in my free time, most of them useless. But your blog had made me for once stop and revisit it so many times. Till now, I've refriained from commenting trying to be a silent observer hearing on all the echoing thoughts around your blog. But today, I somehow felt the urge to try to make my presence felt.
Though I agree to quite an extent to what you've got to say but again I would not go with them all the way. For those commenting that India needs a paradigm shift (no offence to anyone here) have to stop for a moment and look around and then would see an alternate India rising up fast. Which includes people like you, yourself for blogging rationale and the others agreeing to it. Though one may say that it's not too much of a contibution to the 'paradigm shift' but it shows that a lot are ready for the shift whenever it happens and will ride the wave at it happens.