Sunday, November 6, 2011


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Today is the usual, but a little momentous. It’s my twenty fifth birthday. Of late I have started thinking that these kinds of days are just an another milestone on the way, an obvious thought which is a part of growing up. It does feel special, more so the right time to sit back and surmise why, how and where I am heading towards. I wish I knew it all.

I was speaking of goals with a dear friend of mine last evening until he decided that I am irritated, and we had to end the conversation. A goal is a critical thing. Especially if one wants to live, not just survive. My suggestion if you are on similar boats, keep your goal(s) permanently interesting. Something which pushes you to do better , makes you feel that you are a step closer to it each day. Take your time. Remember all goals are not measurable or explainable, at the end of the day it is only you.

On the contrary, there are these easy moments when I feel what is the point if I know what my goal is or anything else, let me not bother about it and move with the flow. This does come with consequences, good or bad or maybe even neutral. But is it so very criminal not to know or regard something so very important and be on the other side of life? The ideal thing we all know is to keep a balance, all of us are striving in this direction in one way or the other right? Uncertainty is what which drives us, though we have two options, we fail or we succeed.To see what we want to see, to do what we want to do and to be what we want to be is what life is all about.

I am not going to hop on either side of the fence today. No quarter life crisis, no quarter life hoopla. This birthday of mine has no resolution, no regret, no pondering, no whining, no need, no want, no thank you note and no wish list. It is about me being where I am, how I am and what I am. As simple as that.

Woody Allen has a very interesting take on life, many of you would agree like I do. Read what he has to say:

“In my next life I want to live my life backwards. You start out dead and get that out of the way. Then you wake up in an old people's home feeling better every day. You get kicked out for being too healthy, go collect your pension, and then when you start work, you get a gold watch and a party on your first day. You work for 40 years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement. You party, drink alcohol, and are generally promiscuous, then you are ready for high school. You then go to primary school, you become a kid, you play. You have no responsibilities, you become a baby until you are born. And then you spend your last 9 months floating in luxurious spa-like conditions with central heating and room service on tap, larger quarters every day and then Voila! You finish off as an orgasm!” 
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PS: Another milestone on this blog, this is my 200th post here. For reasons many, the feeling is very out of the world:-)


Kunal said...

I read somewhere...that there are no successes and failures. Only Results.

How we take the result, that matters more. :)

A very happy birthday and Congratulations!

Best Regards.

Raghu said...

Happy Bday doc..!!! I luved reading this..:D

Anil said...

Happy B'day doc! And...Happy writing too!!

Rajesh said...

Happy Birthday Raksha. Now that Q-1 is successfully over, Wish you a very happy Q-II and Q-III :)

Kumar Bibek said...

Happy birthday and Congrats. Keep writing.

111 posts in 2011. That's like one post in every 3 days. Amazing :)

Sudhagee said...

Happy birthday, Raksha and may this be your most creative year yet :-)

And congratulations on your double century :-D

sajeevkmenon said...

Happy birthday Raksha:) Many happy returns of the day!

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Bikramjit said...

Many many happy returns fo the day .. Happy birthday :)

Long time its been since i have come here and you too :) will visit regulalry


Harish said...

A nice, chilled out kind of blog..:) I suspect you got inspired by the D day!...
Well, since we cant have your age running backwards, lets enjoy our hearts becoming younger and younger each day as we try to reach our goals! Belated wishes, Happy Birthday!

Sam said...

Hi Raksha,

Reached your blog thorough some Blogadda links.. liked the format and your way of writing. Congrats on your 200th post and hope you had a lovely bday!

Raksha Bhat said...

@Everyone who stopped here and shared a thought or two and blessed me with wishes:): THANK YOU. Your appreciation, and most importantly your time, means a lot:)