February 14, 2010 by Preeks
After a super-busy week at work, I have realised the importance of some things in life which I never thought about before. Call me childish, but in my defence, this was my first real world, professional experience! Optimism I have realized is the key to survival. The ship may be sinking, the deal may be on the verge of collapse, the project may look like a leaking cauldron all of a sudden, the team may be losing steam but we can carry through, as long as we have that one weapon – “Optimism”. This new lesson in life has embedded so deep in my head that I have reinvented all the perspectives I have towards daily trivial issues. I am jotting this down, for reference. In case I lose sight of life someday, I can come back here and rejuvenate!
So here goes, my revised thoughts on:
• Work: Work is Good. The more I work, the more I learn. The more I learn, the faster I progress. The faster I progress, the sooner I will be promoted. The sooner I am promoted, the faster I can welcome juniors. The faster I welcome juniors, the sooner I can start ordering them around and start piling up my work on them! Ha. Oh, sorry..I lost track somewhere. Bottomline: Work is
• Media: Media is informative. Media keeps me updated. I want to know more about the “Chudail in Changul”. I want to know whether the incident in the Mandir was a “Chamatkar” or a “Ghirona Saajish”. I aspire to be as forthright and principled as “Inspector Arjun”. I like news@whatever it takes, I like
drama facts. I have a fetish for hype, and when prominent journalists start bubbling up and down on their seats at Prime Time, I have tears in my eyes. I wish I was as dedicated as them. Sniff. Nevermind! Indian Media Rocks.
• Etiquettes: People making the effort to open the car door, stooping forward and doing acrobatics to spit paan is good. They love their houses, their cars and their kids’ hygiene. So they can’t spit at home, and hence, prefer doing it on the road. Any problem? Not in my eyes, anymore. And if “Rahul Loves Meenu” and wishes to scribble that on Safdurjung’s Tomb, why do you object? It’s a sign of his love, just like the Taj Mahal. Infact, we should all be paying money to see it. Oh I forgot, we are already doing that! My bad.
• Social Networking: Social Networking is good. Many people lie on their profiles, but I realize now, that they are just being optimistic. Someday they will be all that they promised they are now. I know they will. My heart tells me they are all my good “Fraands” and wish me only the “Bast of luck”. Fraands Rock. I love you guys and social networking too! Muaaaah..;)
• The Television: Oh, I rediscovered the idiot box by looking at it in a new panorama. The serials showcase the reality, the heroines – my screen idols, the heroes – my knights in shining armours, the villains – devils of my imagination, the music – background score of my life. So what if the heroine is a jaunty 11 year old with baby fat and Mother-in-law troubles, so what if the Hero’s voice has just begun cracking and so what if his biggest problem is facing trouble for bunking school, so what if the villain is a harmless 90 year old widow with barely any teeth! They represent today, and I love them for that! Cheers to our
Idiotic Television industry! Love you guys!
Hmm..My new look towards life is going to take me places. I think so. I know so. Can you excuse me for a second?
Sorry about that. That was me, venting my frustration. But, I am back. I am slightly new to this optimism thing, will get used to it soon. I am practising hard, believe me! 😉
The New Optimistic, Positive, Never Complaining Preeti