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Saturday, June 25, 2005

What r u living for ??

It is a simple question yet has a difficult answer, it is your life. Why are you doing what you're doing? Is it because you love it? Is it because it pays the bills? Is it because society has told you it is the next thing to do? The simple decisions we make ultimately become our life. Wouldn't it be a good idea to stop every once in a while and try to figure out why you are doing what you're doing.I know so many college students that if you ask them why they are going to school they say they don't know. They're just going because it was the next thing on the checklist. The checklist of life, go to school, go to college, get a good job, get married, have kids, survive, retire and then die. There is nothing wrong with the checklist, but the checklist is not life. Just because you made it from step 2 to step 3 doesn't mean you are living. I feel so bad for the college students that commit there life to making it through school and working and sacrificing and when they get out they think they are going to have life. Life is now...

Not when you get out of school, not when you get married. The choices you make now determine the life you will live. If you don't determine to live in the moment, if there is not purpose and life in what you are doing now, what makes you think there will be later?Vision, it is so hard to find now days. Someone that has vision for their life. Someone that wants to serve a purpose bigger then themselves. Someone that is not content with the checklist. I know that I'm being idealistic but who wants to be the statues quo? To live a life of vision is to live the great adventure. To take risks, the risk of real relationships and friendships, the risk of doing your own thing rather then follow the footsteps of your family, the risk of committing your life to something greater then yourself. These risks are necessary, they don't always work out, that is why they are called risks. Sometimes your friends will hurt you, sometimes you die when you fight for something greater then yourself, but those that do are always remembered as heroes, people who truly lived, people who truly believed in what they were doing. What are you living for?


Anonymous Avinash said...

Hmm...Risk..As the saying goes , "The greatest risk in life is not to take one". Well, I think it can be attributed to people not ready for 'change'. Change in almost anything..For if you want to begin something new, you have to go against the tide..
Beautiful blog..came here thru a link in a chain mail..keep it up!

June 28, 2005 10:23 AM  
Blogger Metal said...

Touching blog Kiran. Shows how thoughtful you are as a person.

" The Purpose of Life is to Live a Life of Purpose. "

If you have not already, suggest you to read "The monk who sold his Ferrari" - Robin Sharma.

June 30, 2005 3:23 AM  
Blogger Maverick said...

Hmmmm musings on purpose of life eh, well, I'd recommend the first step towards recognizing and waking upto the real you, the whole idea of our cynical hold up drams shud be shed off

more on my space....


July 02, 2005 11:21 AM  
Blogger master Gaurav said...

Great writing! And a fundoo photo to support. Is that Rajdhani? :)

Check this up:

New blog on news! The filtered news. Mostly the "Good India". Can be bad also. ;-)

July 06, 2005 3:37 AM  
Blogger master Gaurav said...

Kiran... my point was precisely the same. The extra bit that I wished to add was: if it's not safe, one should raise objections.

btw, what's up at this hour?

July 06, 2005 2:32 PM  
Blogger Pradeep said...

I was reminded over the debate in school: 'should we eat to live' or 'live to eat'. Of course, we were young for an insightful discussion.

A very thoughtful piece, Kiran. I guess, we need to be of some use to someone in life. Not the number of people, but the quality of association. That makes life purposeful. Aim for happiness, which needs to be discovered within each one of us. All the good flows out of that happiness.

July 09, 2005 11:57 AM  

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