June 02, 2008

Inner workings

So lately I've been going through a really hard time with my "love" life..(lets not go there)..but what has actually been a hard and painful thing has become an eye-opener for me. I am somewhat more aware of the world i'm actually living in. It all started with a bad argument..which got me thinking about everthing in my life right now. What have I done in the past one year or the past 1 month for that matter, which I can look back on and be happy about?

For the past 3 years my life has been about someone else. I stopped worrying about my health, my looks, the world around me, it has been about one person and all that I felt when I was with that person. Its scary how easily I let myself be so involved in something and that I didn't see the "realities" of anything else in my life.

Lately, I've started to read the world news more often (I dont have acess to a newspaper but I manage to update myself on news online). Its really mundane actually, its just news, but for me, its a breakthrough. I've actually "looked" beyond my own crap! So in the spirit of looking beyond...I was watching this documentary on tv today, called "Supersize Me".

Its all about the fast food diets that the people today live on. This film is really an eye opener for me. Although I'm not obese, I've struggled with wieght issues since I was 10. Like most Indian households, I am always compared to other cousins who are thinner. I admit it hurts, but the more it happened, the more I learned to be thickskinned about it. But today its dawned on me. Its not about thin. Its about being healthy really. I've lived 21 years on this planet, and hope to live atleast 60 years more. Thats 60 x 365 = 21,900 days atleast!! I've realised its just not enough, what I've been doing lately.

I've been obsessing over some parts of my life and let them get so big that I've forgotten what I can do as a person. I dont want to go through life wearing a blinder of mundane stuff like work/money/family. Yeah all that's important, but its not ALL we exist on this planet for right? I mean..there are issues like global warming, natural disasters, wars, obesity..there's so much happening, but all we focus on is our own idiosyncrasies. Shouldn't we all be more than mere robots, doing the same stuff we do always? I know its hard to do different things all the time, but as a designer I find things stifling me really easily. So to get out of my boring routine, I've decided to do a few things differently in my daily life atleast. It may be insignificant to the world, but atleast to me, its "something".
1)Caring a lot more about my health and well being :)
2)Switching off all the light/socket switches everyday before i leave for work (don't know if it will solve global warming, but it will certainly not help speed it up.)
3) Read more (why did I ever stop?!!!)
4) Keep my eyes open. (Look, and not just see things)

I know may sound over enthusiastic right now, but hey, life's too short. Gotta keep doing something new. Why get stuck in a rut right?

1 comment:

tumunathan said...

so whatcha been readin?