Even writing the title of this post made me feel a little old. Coming 13th , I will be 26 and that means I will have spent 9490 days on earth. It is always disheartening to think about the time ,you have spent some X years on earth ; living , eating, breathing , walking ,every single day on earth and yet have achieved nothing something substantial. Yes, it may sound naive or some may call it stupid that I am neglecting the small joys of life because there are few people who didn’t have that also. They are important but as per Maslow’s triangle , psychological needs are the starting steps and my psychological need since childhood was to create a worth-while and long lasting legacy – something that will survive me for generations to come. There is a complete post on this by me. Have a look on it.
Maslows’ hierarchy of need :
Last year’s birthday was fun. ( See Dengue-fied! ) .
This year I don’t know. I will be in middle of my examinations . This is my legacy since childhood , on my birthday either I was giving exams or collecting my results. On the lines of it, I will be in my exams this year too.I don’t know what I am going to do in the exam but something shall be done and will be done. Okay, I got drifted away from what made me write this post in the first place. It is about lessons, learned both hard way and soft way. I am not going to distinguish among them . Lessons are lessons.
Lesson 1: Thank you(s) should be loud and Fuck you(s) should be silent.
Lesson 2: The world doesn’t owe you anything.
Lesson 3: It is always better to let things develop themselves and not to disturb their growth/progress as most of the time, you can end up making them worse.
Lesson 4: Don’t make plans. Just keep on improvising things as they come up.
Lesson 5: It is always a good thing to have values as people surrounding you can be a bit ass and have different values and most of the times , others’ lenses won’t work on you.
Lesson 6: Be humble 95% of the time . For rest 5%, be an arrogant prick if you have to be because if you let down your ideas for once, then your ideas will start tumbling down after that one by one. I may be wrong if I say that your ideas are always right, your ideas are your theories and it is completely upto you to test it in the world. It is upto you on how you will set up the experiment.
Lesson 7: You need to learn to stand tall and alone. Just learn it.
Lesson 8: It is okay to fail but to just failing for the sake of failing is not good. Ever.
Lesson 9: Don’t turn small quarrels into big fights. Differences in ideas are allowed . Everyone sees the world differently.
Lesson 10: Don’t end anything and if it is the only thing required , try to end it at a good note. You don’t know when you had to open that book again.
Lesson 11: Smile. Try to smile. People takes your thinking face into frowning and everything goes into drain from that.
Lesson 12: Don’t overthink. What is bound to happen will happen and what has happened , has happened for the good.
Lesson 13: There is always a next time.
Lesson 14: Forgive that bitch. It’s been 3 years.
Lesson 15: Lose it. You are better without it .
Lesson 16: Don’t give up on your ideals. They will be there when you would need them.
Lesson 17: Get involved in the community. Enough of being a loner.
Lesson 18: If you have something to do with Creative industry, you will do it. Just focus on the engineering and maths stuff for now. And don’t you ever stop writing.
Lesson 19: Continuation of last mentioned lesson. Change the objective of your writing and just write on what you believe in.
Lesson 20: It’s harder to be kind than be clever.
Lesson 21: Don’t take things at face value.
Lesson 22: Dogs bark at what they don’t understand.
Lesson 23: Cherish Scars. They had made you what you are today.
Anyway Happy Birthday to me(in advance ofcourse). Hope I get to write for long as I can.