Monday, December 28, 2009

the joy of being alive!

It is such absolute fun to be alive. So two movies today. Well, technically speaking, I saw the same movie twice, today. 3 idiots.
And I left the movie theater early on both occasions: The first time (5 minutes before the movie ended) to prove a point (that I never watch a movie till the end). the second time, just because I love singing, and there are few places as silent (and conducive to the act of breaking out into an impromptu rendition of "Bheegi Hont Tere") as the parking lot of a movie theater half-an-hour before the last screening of the day ends.The parking-lot attendant looked at me as if I was mad. He probably doesn't know how close he was to the truth. I'm not mad. I'm just high! High on a four-letter word called "life".
I pity the Chatur Ramalingam's of this world (and I know a few of them) who are so immersed in "making it BIG" that they have neither the awareness to recognize the value of here-and-now nor an understanding of the value of being able to follow one's dream.

I'm retired and proudly so! Not at 60 like my mum; not at 50 like my brother hopes to one day; not at 45 like Citibank promises its customers; But at 32.
I did not succeed monetarily in life. I dont have my own car, or my own house. I don't have a regular job. But I have a piece of knowledge that I'd love to share with you guys.
To succeed, you don't need money; you need desire. The desire to wake up each day thinking "Let's have some fun. Let's learn something new!" The desire to sing at the top of your voice. The desire to be in love with yourself irrespective of what the world thinks of you.
Once you have that desire, it is only a matter of time before that desire nags you to drop every mundane thing you are doing, and to embrace life.


Blogger Icarus said...


10:31 pm  
Blogger Icarus said...

For someone who is finicky about propah grammar, I find your continued abuse of the apostrophe very disconcerting ... :P

10:39 pm  
Blogger Sriharsha Salagrama said...

tough luck bro. I care enough about apostrophes to remember to put them in while I'm typing. I don't love them enough to read my piece again to check if I've missed any.

9:51 am  
Blogger abc said...

This is just to ask you. Just want to see what you have to say. How would you define death? Who is a genius? What happens after death, I mean does science talk about a soul and a supreme master called GOD? What exactly is science? And more importantly how do I know that I actually exist to believe in science? I don't really understand Cogito Ergo Sum.

Hope you can help.

8:17 pm  
Blogger Sriharsha Salagrama said...

Lets see if i can talk about this in another post..

Btw... "abc"? wtf?

10:57 pm  
Blogger abc said...

Hmmm...what do you mean? Why the hell do you want to know?

Anyways I like your style of writing and the varied topics you cover. Atleast its not as monotonous as others put it.

12:57 pm  
Blogger Sriharsha Salagrama said...

abc asks "Why the hell do you want to know?"

Because (and I cannot emphasize this enough) THIS is MY blog! And I get to decide who and what get published here.
I want to see a name, an email-id, and a url. Else, your next comment chills out in the moderation zone (until it dies of suffocation).


4:42 am  

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