Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Life is Beautiful.......

I’ve always talked and thought about this tag “Life is Beautiful….”…. without argument everyone [who reads this are well connected to net and stuff :P] agrees yes life is beautiful, but there are some more but’s to it before we conclude :D. Here the protagonist mainly see’s the entire thing from his point [i.e me], but also leaves an option open for the readers to look from their perspective, if the readers mindset tune in with the protagonist’s [i.e mine], then my life is easy [to make you understand].

We all started to go to school from the age of 3 years and odd months, from where we’ve been exploring world outside a few individuals whom we’ve come across. Till that time the few individuals must have treated us so sweetly and taken care of us with all the love and affection from the world as we might have meant the world to us. [O.k, I should shift and narrate the story from my view point :D]. Now I start to go to school, come across various set of other me’s [I mean like me of the same age and not the other categories :P], and we all started to sense a feel of loneliness among a crowd. Also not to forget the teachers here, who take intense care of the children of that age with the perseverance got from the entire world. Life seemed to be very difficult on the first few odd days to school, but after a couple of days when I forget to bring my pencil, some one lends me one to show care [if not the level my parent’s would’ve but enough to save me from the teacher at that point of time by lending the pencil]. A sweet little smile exchanged and I get a person who feels for me and whom I can feel for, the first stage of Friendship….. ran the days non stop from there till we bid off farewell some day. Life has been beautiful with them. The world has become bigger.

Same is the case when we moved to college or even to a new work place. I’ve always celebrated every moment of my life. I mean I really have celebrated. For me life has been so difficult right from the beginning. I’ll be putting down some of really critical phases of me a few months down here, but those difficulties have made “SELVA”. I’m what my life taught me. I’m what my life is. I have had excess of emotions like happiness, depression, anger, sentiment, binding, care, commitment from my early age. Above all Frustration is the feel which I love to. I’ve enjoyed my frustrations to the most. Only a very few [mostly my mom] have seen my frustration, but after every frustration I find a determination. Its usually with everyone I suppose, but frustration is beautiful.

At some stage most of the people start to live life with frustration….so obviously life becomes beautiful. [atleast for some period of life]. O.k…O.k… hold on… now me seeing life of mine from my point of view and describing it, some where I feel it illogic to say that “Life is Beautiful…..” as a general statement……someone said me once please add “my” to that tag….. I thought, felt and explored it…. Let’s take an example of a very poor girl’s life.

Amri… a girl who begs [she proudly says after earning some bugs, that I earned this much :D] at dilli haat hardly earns around Rs.50 per day [not the exact average], and out of that almost 98% goes to her household expense. I’ve been interacting with her for quite some time and she is so sweet and smart girl. One day I was enquiring with her why she is not attending the classes which we conduct for the children at dilli haat.

“Amri tum class kyun nahi aati?” [Amri, why are you not coming to classes?]

“mein nahi aaoongi bhaiya” [I’ll not come brother]

“kyun nahi aaoogi?” [Why you’ll not come?]

“mujhe padhna accha nahi lagta hai” [I don’t like to study]

“phir kya karma pasand hai tumhe?” [ then what do you like to do?]

“isa hi khelna hai” [I just want to play like this]

“agar abhi nahi padhogi tho kya hoga pata hai?” [Do you know what will happen if you don’t study now]

“nahi, lekhin padhne ke baad aap jaise hi banoongi na?” [No, but I’ll also become like you only after I study na?]

That’s it, everything packed in one answer. Can I enjoy what she does with all the education and stuff I’ve got?, probably I may do it like playing on the road but I’m not sure all my fellow beings would be doing it. Got a point clearly stacked [which I knew earlier too…but now to make it clear to you], money and education are not the solutions to the cheer in life. Amri could laugh and dance where Selva can’t do it. Amri can do whatever she wants which none of us can do it even though we want to do. Aren’t we all thinking on something like throwing off all the stuffs and just chilling out [On Amri’s language “Khelna hai”], but we are not able to do…… we’ve frustrations and we live with that and Amri doesn’t have frustrations and she lives with that. Probably Amri might not have known about the other so called comfort limits we people have, to justify herself that education is not important, but till the time she doesn’t compare things, her Life is Beautiful…..Once she starts to compare she’ll come into the frustration domain and frustration makes life beautiful……

So friends stop comparing, “Life is Beautiful…..” Live it we all have got only one :D


[Forced to cut short the article keeping readers patience in mind :D, will come up with a few more examples latter with some other name :P]

9 comments:

Aashiq said...

waiting........... :)

selva ganapathy said...

Thanks Abhinav.. the article is up :D

anuradha said...

well said sir....all the problem arises when we start comparing ourself with others....
but sir when salman khan will marry obviously he will compare me with katrina..but i know i m far much better than that chipkali..
isliye woh mjhe milega.. [:p]

Gouri said...

hmmm....life is definitely beautiful. n v hv 2 c wat dat concept of beauty includes. 4 a child nethng can b beautiful,fascinating, interesting, unless dat child has gone thru an extremely traumatic childhood. But, wth time, d reality sets in, d child sees wat he/she has been deprived of and so on. but, a beautiful life can mean different thngs to different ppl.n ur rite dat v tend 2 thnk dat r conception of a beautiful life is d ideal one ('good'education, comforts n stuff), n v also tend 2 impose it on those kids working on d streets. cos v have a 'better' understanding of how a life shud be led since v r educated n cum frm a better cultural vantage point (a lesson 4 all ngos n volunteers). dat way im glad Selva u brought this issue up.

selva ganapathy said...

Anuradha... thanks and yaar Salman Khan tumhe milega tho your life will be beautifulll but bichaara Salman ka haal socho :D....

Thanks Gouri... precisely told...we should think for the children's perspective too....apart from that the fact applies to other adults too... when we start to compare things we loose temperament and tend to do things on a different note which we could have done better...that leads to problem.. but ultimately everyone's life is beautifull :D

In Serch of ...... said...

Down the line the deeper i am getting to KNOW about SELVA I am finding one corner of my heart is simmilar like yours :D ,
Selva the experince of
"Do Not Compare yourself,your relations and anything... " came to my life when I was in class 4th and it became my strength from then ...
NICE to read simillar thoughts from you ...
darshan

selva ganapathy said...

haan Darshan tumne sahi kaha... never compare or relate with anyone..... also I would like to add... never expect anything from anyone... to this... would write more on this later though i haven't incorporated it here...if we can do it then yes Life is Beautiful :D

Dhasan said...

As a whole...U R what U think.... So I too in same track but little bit wide, that we should have comparison with some aspects.

selva ganapathy said...

thanks dhasan may I know your name please.