Monday, November 23, 2009

LIFE MEIN LOAD NAHI LENEKA, CHILL MARNEKA....

Life was on a move, yet again.......
Surprises come all your life and from all the possible people, opportunities, places, and probably every other living and non-living facet of your life. Times had changed for RS, as they fondly called him in his office. An overseas opportunity coupled with some amazing senior corporate position had made his way and early apprehensions about the new country were dying as RS was slowly getting adjusted with the new city, new local customs and more importantly new broadcasting news agency and newspapers. In this world of super powerful information highways and amazing world of infotainment it did not take time for RS to know who rules the Page 3 or what were the favorites for night animals to hang out. However, the pinch of living 3 year old Raghav and his ever supportive life mate, Anagha a few thousand miles away meant aeons of moments in life that would go counting seconds for an upcoming short vacation or slideshow of snaps playing on his laptop -Raghav's birthday had just lapsed and Papa still c0uld not make it though he wanted to fly for the weekend and make his presence felt. However a mark on the career was on a upward sloping curve and RS did not wish to miss this bus. He had taken a call, Life had to move ......
Building office pressures and ever increasing load of work slowly started to grip his life. He did not have any choice but to settle with this new responsibility. Well he was not a new kid on the block, RS had amassed a decade old work experience in an investment banking profile. He was not only good at wearing a tie but also had extraordinary skills in soliciting better clientele and controlling people. As expected he was scaling newer heights in his organisation but back of his mind he was very tentative with the demanding workstyle that his profile demanded. Lenghty meetings, routine late sittings in his office, disturbed eating habits and low morale employees had all taken a toll on his psyche. We all are aware and matured enough to take the modern day corporate pressures but the big point was RS had completely forgotten to "live". All of a sudden RS was understanding that his whole existence was slowly getting reduced to a workstation who just depends on the server for its existence. Irritative employees and boring seniors would eat his head for the breakfast and ruin his day. And it was not very long when RS realised that his mamoth efforts to change their behavior would do no good to the organisation, to him and all the more important to them. A meeting by the HoD would make him nervous, there were finger pointing by others in the organisation and his subordinates were just chilling out to exhaust their sick leaves. All of this was affecting him - and yes it did affect big time. Life had to move ....

The winter season was almost returning to the island city and just when he was having "chai" at his daily hangout Indian restaurant he did meet 3 idiots. Trust me an idiot is not a dumb ass but he is a person who lives in this world but sets his rules that are sometimes way too beyond someone's imagination.

It did not take him much time to get introduced to the younger lot who would not think too far ahead but at the same time won't worry or crib much on things that were happening in and around. RS did have a very good impression and soon became a gang to the crowd. He would hang with them late night, go to a disco, grab a pizza and live life larger. There was a turning point to his life. All his life he had been working hard with merits hanging on his shoulder like the army general's achievement but not was the time when he started to work smartly. He would not get annoyed with disgusting human behviour but instead incorporate them. "Jyaada Life mein Load nahi leneka, chill marneka" was the line each of the idiots would remind one another whenever they found themselves in some tricky or panicky situation. And RS was learning this lesson very fast. We cannot change someone but for ourselves. Our thoughts and action are our responsibilities but we do not have the utmost control when it comes to other human being. Instead we should change the way we live and the way we think. Unnecessary arguements, misguided perceptions and continuous constant pondering on some dying issue would add nothing to our life but for misery, anxiety and tension. No wonder the grey cells need to unload and chillax some times. Play a musical instrument, sing a song, crack a joke, watch a film, go play rugby, beat the Foodie records, eat junk food sometimes, dance in the rain, live the moment, LIVE LIFE.....

Most of us would have been party to such situation where we find a "RS" in us. All we need is to be the fourth idiot - If Life had to move, yet again.....






1 comment:

ode writer said...

you have got the trend and the notion of hard working, achieving professionals bang on, in this post!

Good job :)