Saturday 23 June 2007

A story

Doped monk, for all u unaware with my handle, this is Sandy.

Once there was a Scorpion and a Frog. The scropion asked frog to carry him across the river on his back. Frog "No dude, if I carry u, u will sting me." Scorpion says "If I do that we both will drown." Frog says "uh-huh k." As they are in the middle of river the dumb scorpion stings the frog. While they both were drowning flabbergasted frog asked him "why?????" Scorpion replied "its in my nature."

The incredible thing in these four years is that no one changed. Now, that I see in retrospect you could pretty much guess what will the first-year-you turn into as a fourth-year-you. Achal Bhaiyya never drank or doped despite his constant company of shady creatures like me. I became this get-ready-to-do-whatever idiot which I always knew I would become. Ranjit still works hard, Mohit still keeps reminding people of their utter inability to achieve greatness (not in words but by raising the bar, he is right now eating in Bill Gates' house, that SOB). Geeks remained geeks, Dorks remained dorks, Bakchods remained so. So, AOE might have been replaced by CS, Comics replaced by science fiction, Spielberg replaced by Linklater or Lucky Ali by Porcupine Tree. But these are all just accesories of our lives. They do not define us, they are just something from outer world touching our inner fears, eccentricities and dreams. And this is what indentifies us, sets us apart. Our identities, most precious possesions from our vast array of "things".

Bottom line is we are just the same as we were four years back, the college just showed new horizons and possibilities. What we chose to persue from that huge collection of possibilities is result of our core values not our surroundings. So you should be satisfied with what you are into because YOU chose it.

One corollary can be, dont compare yourself with your peers and what they have achieved or other way round because of the desicions they took. Because you might seem to working in parallel lines but trust me you are actually in a completely different universes.

5 comments:

DarK said...

>One corollary can be, dont compare yourself with your peers and what they have achieved or other way round because of the desicions they took. Because you might seem to working in parallel lines but trust me you are actually in a completely different universes.
About this part.. i think comparing can be a measure of your success.. at least compared to them, and achievements do give a level of satisfaction, which might be short lived but it is still there.

Doped Monk said...

Well, that gets us into a completely new territory of defining success, which we definitely cant. But whatever keeps you happy.

aiq said...

There was a line in a newspaper article once that said something like, "Don't waste you time on jealously, because the race is long, and in the end it is only with yourself."

I'd rather not compare...it only results in either depression or complacency.

Fiery_Shadow said...
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Fiery_Shadow said...

We might not have changed our "identity" as to who we are, what our values are but we still did develop a lot over our set of 'core values', and the extent to which we developed in certain aspects was directly affected by the people around us.