Sunday, January 13, 2008

Dreams Inc.

I guess by now you are aware of the fact that I wish to remain a child forever (or at least as long as I am alive, whichever comes first) and I never wish to lose to lose my zest for life. There are so many around me who get stressed enough to try smoking and drinking to relieve themselves of that stress and give them at least a momentary high but for me, living life in every situation is what gives me a high. I could be happy or sad or simply indifferent but I wouldn’t be able to enjoy every living breath if I gave up on any one of those feelings. The importance of each and everyone is so intense that I wouldn’t know joy from sorrow without the presence of either. But then again, this is clichéd. I am sure you too have heard all this talk before.
So here comes the main objective of putting up this little post here which I consider most important. I wish to lay before you, my most elaborate plans for life…and I post them here so that I never back away from them at least for the fear of being a hypocrite. Here goes:

1. In a couple of years (add or subtract a few here and there) after I have gotten a “steady” job, I shall head out for a road trip through Europe with a couple of my friends.
2. Upon my subsequent return, I shall work for the next 5 years, (again, give or take a few years) buy my first BMW, (7 series ofc) and head out on a road trip through the backyards of my beloved and beautiful country, India…company or no company.
3. By the time I am 45, I aim at being able to quit work altogether and instead become a teacher (and no, I don’t give a crap about teaching hollow MBA students, I would much rather be in the company of honest and sweet kids in school, preferably at my alma matter.)
4. By the time I am 55, I shall quit the teaching profession too (cause I am sure I would be too old to impart anything useful to the kids after that) and then dip myself into my first love, writing.

I am not very rigid about the time frame and I am definitely subject to changing a few of my views (especially the one about the “fancy” resort) but as far as possible, I want to live upto these here dreams of mine. Of course, dreams do come at a price and I am sure it would be difficult to find a wife who might approve of such a lifestyle cause it would mean giving up a very lucrative job for one that pays alms instead as a teacher (and then dying poorer cause I guess writers aren’t paid too much in their lifetimes, unless you happen to have a surname that says Rowling) so I guess I have to compromise on that front and live a singular life but I am optimistic I might bump into a very smart and suave (or maybe, like me, just plain naïve and stupid) young lady someday who might approve of me. But scouts honour (and I was a scout for about 3 whole weeks, but nonetheless) I shall not compromise on this, period. (Just be there to pinch me and remind me of these in case I ever falter in my steps or get bitten by the money bug!)
Ummm, there is another glitch of course, I might not be able to afford these dreams (I mean financial viability) but I am hoping that 2 years doing an MBA specializing in Capital Markets will have its pay-offs. (Hoping…with both my fingers crossed et al!)

4 comments:

rahul said...

there you go my man..thats what i was talking about.I simply love reading your texts!

somewhere in the middle, what 'resort' are u talking about again? I think u forgot to put that part up in the preceding writing.

about the europe trip....been here done some of it...we should reconsider hiking through our own country i think...we talk over this when we meet!

about the BMW7, get over it! I thought I had changed your mind with the Hydrogen series! ''wir stoppen Emissionen, nicht Emotionen''! what can be more beautiful than that! I would buy the Hydrogen going just by that caption of theirs...if i could afford it offcourse...

bluebutterfly said...

so three articles ... without any poem .... first off i just wanted to say i appreciate your comment on my blog .... it was nice of you , two i think you did leave out the resort part ....

other than i pretty much like the plan with the europe trip and teh road trips and becoming a teacher ... hmm .... sweet .... atleast you have a plan ... to get those dreams .... thats the best part ... and about teh BMW ... thats awesomely sweet .... and when you are 55 and do become a writer .... guess what ... even though your last name isnt rowling ...people will love reading your work .... coz well you have a good writing sense ... and i know i have said that like a hundred times ... but you must know there is taht something extra which i cant define in your writing ....
so amyways i am blabbering now ....
bye ....

rahul said...

and go easy on the number of writings u put up at a time man....my exams coming up...put one up at a time hehehe....i could not resist reading all of them at once yesterday and commenting...hehehehe

Mulling Over My Thoughts said...

Rahul:> Dude, the hydrogen series will take some time to come to India man! but if it does, its a promise i will buy it, even if i have to go bankrupt doing that!
and the eurotrip stands man, we do India in the BMW!!!
and dont go back on me on the eurotrip, you are derailing my plans!
i insist on doing india later cause we will need a lotta cash with us cause the trip will not just be all pleasure man, we will (and i mean will) do a lotta other stuff too... but lets discuss that when you get here!
and hey, these are here cause i was home with nothing to do, you aint here so no one to go to the movies with or even sit vela at e-square!


Bluebutterfly:> ahh, yes the resort part was edited out cause i dunno if i want it. very undecided on that, wanted to put up a resort in goa when i quit at 45 to have an alternative source of income as well as a place to head off to with friends for vacations...after 55, ill find a nice place to sit and write too!
but that is too elaborate...lets see...
and about my writing, i thank you for encouraging me. yet i do know whatever i write will not find appreciation in my time but maybe after i die.
the plan has been laid... but i hope i dont jock it up, after all, we all know what happens to "the best laid plans!"