June 1, 2008

Gloomy May

May has finally ended. It was a bad month bringing bad news with amazing regularity that at one point I was expecting bad news when the cycle said it was due.
Two tragic accidents and passing away of young people my age ... A middle aged heart attack case ... A little girl losing her mother ... News of a friend with a disease that is in advanced stages ... A celeb classmate who drowned during a picnic ... An old lady who is related in a longish sort of way ... And a freak accident on my way to work when four unfortunate people fell in between bogies while boarding the 8:08 am Malad local ... (Thankfully they were saved in time)

It's a gloomy feeling to know that the same could happen to you. The kind of lives we lead these days - stressing our bodies in the name of competition, eating junk and when we eat healthy food we eat at wrong times; liberally using chemicals and intaking toxins in pesticide 'cleaned' food, pollution and wot not - I won't be surprised if my generation burns out when they reach forty, maybe thirty five.

On a philosophical note, I got a quote which was made by George Costanza of Sienfeld. It goes like this -
"The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean life is tough , it takes up a lot of your time and what do you get at the end of it ? A death. What's that, A Bonus?!? I think the life cycle is all back wards. You should die first , get it out of the way. Then you go live in an old age home and get kicked out for being too healthy.Go collect your pension, then, when you start work. You get a gold watch on your first day. You work for forty years before you are young enough to enjoy your retirement..You drink alcohol , you party, and get ready for high school. You go to primary school ,you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities. You become a little baby, go back ,spend your last 9 months floating with luxuries like central heating, spa, room service on tap, then you finish off as an orgasm!! Amen"

RIP dear friends. I may have not known you very well but I'm sure you enriched the lives of everyone around you. Shine on you crazy diamonds

22nd June 2008:

PS: Systematic Confusion has more time and energy now that his exams are over. He has a much better take on the same subject here

1 comment:

Venkatraman "Venkat" Radhakrishnan said...

It is scary d00d! I have heard it from a lot of people. The intense drive to succeed no matter what, is affecting many lives in a negative way. I have not had the opportunity to work back home. I do not know if that is good or bad. But, since I might come home in few years, it scares me. Anyways, just take care !