14 August, 2008

Who wants this life full of care.....

(Ok... the title "might" be borrowed from another of my friend's blog, but this post is in no way related to that one.... the title just suits best!.. and I love the poem !)

Ever since I left college, I always thought I am going to miss college because I am never going there back again. Never meeting the same people and all that bullshit. But, I never missed school or Junior college that sorely.

Now I see why. Although I am working for a semiconductor giant, on Linux (which I have come to love) and a job description that many people will envy, everything is different. You have to act responsibly. You have to follow a "time-table". Because now you are a "grown up". Basically, you are sucked into the treacherous whirlpool of survival. Do hell with it. (Might be a self-made illusion, but anyway it is atleast partly true, isn't it?)

I don't hate my workplace, infact, it is quite the contrary. I just hate what we have made ourselves into. We work ourselves out to "survive". And what do we do when we manage to survive? We WORK!... Its so hilarious. When I am idle, just laying on my bed talking philosophy with myself, I literally laugh out loud. Whats the point?

If I were God, or one of those people on planet Magrathea, I would have called this "total failure" (something like Windows?). But, anyway thats the way we are. We make gigabit neworks, not because that'll reduce our workload and make us less miserable, but because that'll enable us to do more work and make us more miserable!.. and how excited we are at the prospect of a gigabit network! damn!

We have made travel faster, not because we want to make the world a smaller place and ourselves less miserable, but so that we can make 10 business trips a week and make us more miserable! damn!

We have invented mobile phones not because that can help us in emergencies and make us less miserable, but so that it will make us ubiquitously reachable and more miserable. damn!

And yet, we marvell at these inventions, because we as people are miserable!

Inspite of what I am saying, I still want gigabit networks, I have a mobile phone and I take the fastest travel method available! And people say I don't adjust?.. Well, I have accepted all the things that make me miserable! What more do you want!

So, lets come together and stay in a jungle. Sounds great, ain't it? damn!
Go survive yourself! (nice expletive, isn't it?)

8 comments:

Prajwalit said...

I am actually addicted to that kinda life :) even if its miserable as you are saying...
Normally ppl make their Today "miserable" for better Tomorrow... but I... right now... live my 'miserable' life just because I enjoy such lifestyle...

Vedang said...

lol! "one of those people on planet Magrathea"... GIVE ME BACK MY BOOK! lol!

@$%deja vu$% said...

@praj ... no wonder you love it!
the gigabit network keeps u employed, with the phone u can talk to us (Specifically me :P) and the fast travel ofcourse is imp for u!

and btw, even i enjoy my life, but it is different from making it miserable!.. miserable here doesn't mean sad/depressed, miserable=not worth living!:)

~~ @ks|-|@y@ ~~ said...

i love vedangs comment!!!! :P

bhaari lihilay re... good good...

theres still some good left in the world.. so keep writin :P

ketaki said...

this topic is Exactly the same!!
except the words are different and may be its dealt more nicely.. i mean on a more general level...
i loved it...
Come lets all live in a jungle!!!
I was rofling at that point!

Kedar S said...

not worth living...
well, depends on how you answer the basic question. How do you define:
1. life (that is worth living)
2. work
3. and life with no work

@$%deja vu$% said...

yes:)
it is kind of a generic post reflecting our general mind-set. Not about a specific person or a group. So, think of it as a "trend" :)

as in, the general trend of people "living to earn" and doing what they hate the most only because of mercenary reasons.

Vedang said...

"doing what they hate the most"...
:) Kedar must be REALLY working you over at Marvel! :D