~Spero ergo sum~™

April 21, 2007

Of foresight and foolishness

Filed under: Sobriety — Teal @ 2:54 pm

Plan plan and plan. All that a normal homo sapien does throughout his life [apart from eating and sleeping.] is planning. Everyone has this magic clarity of what to do next with their lives. The next step. A sure and steady modus operandi. Last weekend, me and my gang of friends crashed a friend’s place. Her parents were still home. And so the typical conversation between middle-aged and overanxious parents and overconfident and “reckless” 20 somethings ensued.
The game was simple. Each one, tell one , 2 , 3 or as many plans they had for their short term plans ahead. Not so surprising. Most my buddies, infact all of them had plans of a PG. Then came my turn.

“S, ena plans maa unaku?”


This is not the first time I was asked this question. Wonder why people push you to move onto something else when you’re just done with a degree and are just a few months old in the real world. So the gang hushed in pin-drop silence and look at me. In cartoon like fashion, rather like in all those sports movies wherein ppl watch the underdog do a slam-dunk in slow-motion or the underdog punching the daylights of the opponent, who was on the winning side.

I was in neither state, and nor was I sitting unsettledly. So I spoke of my one-point-plan. And we got back to work. Thankfully marriage didnt pop into this conversation, which gives me hope of a mindset change and an unbiased perspective for our parents and our elders. Heck, I am just 21, not a middle aged management oldie.

Anyhoo, comparisons apart, my friend was teasing me a lot for my great plans [not to mention non existant plans]. At this point , I might not have an MS or an MBA in mind. Because I dont have to~

  • Reduce dowry amounts. [not planning to give any]
  • Go the legally brunette approach of pursuing the love of my life.
  • Increase my non existant G.Q [Geek Quotient].
  • No pressure from my folks.

Anyways I honestly wonder how and most importantly why, I am even typing all of this.
Wonder when I will stop jumping up and down for seeing some arbid guy on TV for a flash who doesnt even know I exist … Hmmmm …..
Coming back to the title, sometimes people end up making foolish decisions, or hang on to foolish and idiotic things, refusing to let go. But isnt the past the best prophet for the future?
[Yeah yeah, I am a regular orkutter]

Sometimes I wished it was as crystal clear. Sometimes I wished it wasnt so obfuscated or amoebean. Wonder when I will ever sing “Clarity” actually meaning every word of it , and not just screech from the privy.



  1. where r my comments!!!!!! :O

    gud 2 c ur old posts…

    Comment by Vivek — April 23, 2007 @ 9:12 am | Reply

  2. had a similar exp @ a frnz house…all i cud muster was a lame “no idea wats gonna happen today..let alone tomo..”(n i guess curt too..but din care..)wanted to recite a kabir’s couplet but forgot the lines..

    Comment by vivek — April 24, 2007 @ 3:40 am | Reply

  3. Huh ! ur juss 21, N ur a Rebel without a cause and a conscientious 1 at tht. bt knw wt ; u’ve gt dhis enviable writing skills / so……..

    keep RocKiN’ .. cheeRsZ!
    Aroon .t.

    Comment by Aroon — April 24, 2007 @ 3:44 am | Reply

  4. “Wonder when I will stop jumping up and down for seeing some arbid guy on TV for a flash who doesnt even know I exist “

    hehehehawhawhawhaw 😛

    AND.. noone went silent, noone was watching u.. u make it snd dramatic.. it mustve been time freeze for u due to lack of an answer lady

    and.. no sweat wid the PG !! the world can do without another of the not so uncommon BE-MS/MBA graduates

    Comment by hazel — April 24, 2007 @ 3:48 am | Reply

  5. hey teal, you seemed to be greatly relaxed after realising that there are things that lack clarity in life. besides, you are young (so am i 😉 ) and we can for the moment finance our own fancies. so what is the rush to plan ahead. anyways i am sure the “Relatives” already have their plans for us in mind, by plannin now, we are just turning on the heat earlier

    Comment by J — April 24, 2007 @ 3:50 am | Reply

  6. so u actually copied n pasted all of our comments…

    Comment by Vivek — April 24, 2007 @ 12:43 pm | Reply

  7. Its fun to let destiny take its own course.. 😀

    Does this comment sound out of place? 😕

    Comment by The optimist from utopia — April 29, 2007 @ 5:13 am | Reply

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