Tuesday, May 16, 2006

The Grass is Green

Such is the life of an employed that one cannot construe to derive any pleasures out of it, but yet goes through with it day in and day out in another one of those shoulder-needed-to-lean-on rigmaroles of life which a human has to endure nevertheless, not just for the sake of going through with it, but for a dual purpose of walking on the streets with head held high and chin up, as if challenging the rising of the Sun every day, and for the second more important reason of satisfying the tantrums of the once-in-three-hours scheduled rumbling tummy. It is at times like this that one wishes to go back to the aeons of the innocent schoolhood when all one has to do is study when its nearing exams, eat when mom forces and sleep an angel's sleep without a feather of a worry.

But then again comes the numbing memories of nerve racking experiences faced during schoolhood with sleepless nights and month long exams and incomprehensible Geometrical problems added with memorising mindless Economical Five year plans and unretentive Biological terms and what not. It is at times like those, when waiting for the school bus, there was a dream of that day of Graduation when atlast farewell is bid to education, followed by a nice pay-packet job, enabling to whiz away with one's own bike, and Vitamin M to flutter, leading to think that there will be no more tensions and no more nightouts and no more formulae to memorise.


But then again, as the wise men have said, the grass is always greener on the other side. Is there an "other side"?!!


Praveen Mayakar said...

The mirage of life is that it lets you travel all the greens but you always feel that the other side is green. Its the perspective, the positiveness and the virtue of not expecting anything that makes you the one who enjoys life the most. If you do that then you attain mukti. This is simple philosophy from Gita, hard and hardly implemented.

What we normals can only do is try to get a paradigm shift every time your are on a new grass and be as positive and good as you can be...

Praveen said...

hehehe.. when I see the grass is greener on the other side, I more often than not, conclude that its artificial :P

SAL said...

Agree with u :)

The grass always looks greener on the other side :-P
"Take care to get what you like or you'll be forced to like what you get." - George Bernard Shaw

Guru said...

um.....nice thought. We, the humans have nomadic life style, and ever increasing needs (or say greed). So you are in greener land and then see a much greener land than u r now and then move on to it. We can only stop doing this if we get to terms with the present green land as the greenest of all!!

[Well thats a bit too many greens in there! :)