Monday, March 29, 2004

All's well that ends well?

According to an article in ToI, the 'wellness' industry is valued at 1 trillion dollars by the end of this decade.. all i can do is laugh.. to expand on the 'wellness' industry (i am using a lot of stuff verbatim) - herbal tea, personal gurus, yoga ( with personal yogis to show the way, if you are rich enough), scented oil massages , all to give us a sense of well being.. i am not laughing because i see a lot of usually sane guys 'falling' for the stuff (i want to, but i wont), i am laughing at the absurdity of it all.. we create a corporate life, with all its frills and thrills, we create social obligations by doing a whole lot of things, so that we remain part of the 'in' crowd, we build up stress on ourselves generally and then we complete the damn circle by opting for 'wellness' therapy..all i wanna say is that if we tried to stick to normalcy in the first place, would we need to go in search of wellness at all??
now for expanding on an interesting idea that one of my groups gave me - "i woke up on my Kurl On bed with an alarm that buzzed on my Sony-Ericsson handset, got up , brushed my teeth with an Oral-B toothbrush using Colgate gel toothpaste, listened to Radio City a bit, read the Times of India, sipping Tata tea all the while, shaved with Gillette, showered with Aramusk and Head and Shoulders, put on an Arrow shirt and a pair of Indigo Nation trousers, neat Bata shoes (poor man, adjust please), and a cool Parker pen in the pocket - and hey presto, ready to go to work, on my Kinetic Honda .. at office - use a Reliance mobile (officialy, we have got the world in our fist ;-) ), and a Samsung PC, grr, no more talk about work, on the way back home fill Speed petrol from the Club HP outlet, have dinner, maybe a pizza from Pizza hut, watch Star , Sony , AXN, check the time on my Timex watch and decide its time to sleep so that i wake up bright and shining for a Brand new day!!", meanwhile lets move on to
manuscrypts trivia
just a couple of good quotes
"We live in deeds, not years: In thoughts not breaths; In feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heartthrobs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best." ~ David Bailey
"The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy; I mean that if you are happy you will be good." ~ Bertrand Russell

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