Monday, January 09, 2006

Beginnings and Endings

Saw a lot of new year resolutions on blogs, and that sparked a little post in my head, and it was given a little more sense of direction by a couple of posts - by Aqua and Hyde...
It is customary to fix a few resolutions on New year, or so they say.. from going to the gym to stop being rude to others to control on number of parallel love lives, it could be anything, depending on subjective fancies..some of us keep it, and some of us just keep it...
On a larger canvas, by the time we reach the age when we can decide about ourselves, and have quite about decided on ourselves, there are some goals we set for ourselves - personally,professionally and a lot of things that are general, and having to do with the fact that we will be living a certain number of years on the planet... things that we must do (we feel),things that we aspire to do, and things we would love to do... (i wonder if the higher power interferes while we set these)
as we progress in life, and as our lives progress on us, a lot of these get changed, because of time, the people we interact with, and ironically also because of the sheer inertia that prevents us from changing our habits... (i would love to be at x kgs all my life, but i cant wake up at x am daily to exercise)..and suddenly one day, when we sit staring at the stars, we realise how much we have changed,and how different we are from the original age when we had set these goals... the arbit comments we make on ourselves like 'i had never thought i would do this' are only words and we are perhaps not aware of the statement's depth...
maybe the initial ideals were right, and maybe the current 'us' is right... there is no way to anlayse the paths that might have been... do we owe something to the first time we set our goals, and do we owe something to a higher power which might have set a goal for us...meanwhile, life happens, and perhaps we only happen to be in it....
until next time, whats happening??

20 comments:

Hyde said...

That cynicism thing? Not sure if I am doing a good job at it. :-))

When you were sitting under the stars, looking at a calendar of 2006, were you thinking of this post? :-)

anthony said...

Ah! I was going to rite the same thing that Hyde wrote.. About being rude. That is something I really need to learn. I can throw a punch and break one's nose or even break a head.. But ask me to be rude to someone, even one I HATESSSS and I can't. All I can do is give a royal ignore

Hyde said...

Err... I wrote about not being so sycnical. But hey, I am learning to be rude. :-D

Parna said...

thought provoking. wonder why you are not a shrink considering the subjects you pick up and the way you handle them.

aqua said...

thats strange. just this morning i was writing a longish email to a friend along the same lines. :)

Arunima said...

I guess, the time and the age make people decide certain things. New Year is just the opportunity to mark them.

pallavi said...

I would love to have some resolutions but it never works out.. so no resolutions for me.. just be positive is my mantra..

and yeah I am loath to get up in the mornings and go for my walks... SIGH.. I hate the waking up.. once I am up I am ok.. SIGH..

Would love to reduce the X kgs... myself..SIGH

Demi Goddezz said...

hmm resolutions eh? nice to have em..even better if u kept em...bestest if u actually stuck to em...hehhe cheers

Anonymous said...

"life happens, and you happen to be in it.."
bravo!
echoes of " men and women merely players; they have their exits .."
austere

the Monk said...

parallel love lives? man...
I think I'll start by getting a social life first...

manuscrypts said...

hyde: well, it isnt an overnight thing, you have to work on it...
and no, wasnt thinking of this, was thinking of how i should be doing it more often..:)

tony: while my official policy is 'do unto others..', rudeness is part of my defense :)

manuscrypts said...

hyde: like i said, its a good defense mechanism :)

parna: lol.. i usually get 'see a shrink' :)

manuscrypts said...

aqua: cosmic relationship, i say :)

arunima: hmm, i would tend to agree.. :)

manuscrypts said...

pallavi: its a big club :)

demi goddezz: yup yup and yup :)

manuscrypts said...

austere: hey, havent heard that before, neat one...

monk: there are some of us who are still antisocial , dont worry...

Hyde said...

Yeah, I have seen you execute your defence mechanism very well! :-D

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