Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Oh Really?


It is as much a by product of arrogance as it is of ignorance. Both can be twins in most cases though not all. Anyhow, too much of knowledge in one section generally causes an isolation from the rest and hence ignorance. So in this specialized world, we all are indeed ignorant because holistic learning has now been left for those termed as "altenatives/off beat"

A recent acquaintance of mine enthused blindfolded faith in her age old school of thought and well also her age. Having had years of experience in her field, she was ruthless and unrelenting to anything but what she felt was right or perhaps what she has learnt to be right. I wanted to ask her what was her criteria of judgement, but decided to let go, I did not want her to further harass me with her probable hatred of organic evolutionary thought process.

And as luck would have it, I bumped into her, or rather we bumped into each other. She  in her crisp cotton Sari that spoke of the league she belongs to while I  in clothes that belong only to my self. She absolutely disregarded even a chance to let me speak because I am young, I am naive, I am inexperienced and to top it all I dropped out of "Only Gods Come Here" University.

She spoke of her hard work in her field, dedication, focus, and everything that would make it sound like some alienated process absolutely disconnected from life itself. I told her of my take on the same and she gave me the look, of one who has mastered that ugly, obnoxious, devilish sarcasm and said "Oh Really? I would want to see then whats your take on that."

I smiled and told her she definitely would, she cannot help it. But she could have certainly opened her eyes, ears, mind and heart a little more, for systems are created by us humans, they can also be evolved by us humans, and some rigid ones can also some day be proven as faulty and hollow by us humans.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Dear Fellow Dropout

In all the pressures and unwanted criticism, do not lose your authority and remember to say a NO to any unwanted request/help/time pass/ enjoyable fun task/ exciting opportunity and so on. They are indeed not what you need...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Dropout's encounter with the inquisitive neighbour

Neighbhour: Hello, heard you left your ...ahem...

Dropout: yes I did

Neighbour (feeling proud of having succeeded in initiating the conversation, it would earn her bonus points in the weekend kitty) : I also heard that you are leaving for "The Godforsaken Place" for work

Dropout: ...

Neighbour: So where are you these days?

Dropout: I am leaving in ten days

Neighbour: No, so where are you these days?

Dropout:  I leave in ten days

Neighbour: NO! I MEAN Where are you NOW??

Dropout: Right HERE!


Neighbour (attempts again, those bonus points are important!): So what's your plan for life?

Dropout: I am thinking...

Neighbour: No, so how will you do it, I mean what next?
Dropout: God came in my dreams and said that if I go to that " The Godforsaken Place", I will get my answer. Thats why I am going to work there, but don't tell anyone...

Neighbour (wide eyed! this information assures not  just bonus points but celebrity status!) : Really? Thats what I also thought, don't worry my lips are sealed

* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Voldemort

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Dropout Tip of the Day

In this world, everyone has something to say, an advice to give, keep them at bay.

Beware! there are some monsters who dish out one advice after another and make your head a clutter.

Symptoms to recognize advice monsters: This is the worst part, each monster is unique, the one who sympathises the most, is indeed the most dangerous.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Dropout Tip of the Day

This one is borrowed: Don't hunt for approvals, begin the work

Dropout Tips of the Day

1. Must Haves:
Ear Plugs. In case you lose them, stick in ear buds: They stop outside malice from entering and also clean the existing dirt. Utility to the core.

2. Pretence is blissful

When thinking of how to go about your own thing, pretend that you are in a meeting on skype. A little pretence assures tremendous amount of peace, so don't hesitate, anything for your own venture right!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Epic Return- Bubble Burst

Dropout in the bus

Co-Passenger-- What do you do?

Dropout (has just dropped out the day before, is returning home)-- umm... actually I ...I used to study

Co-Passenger (scratching face) -- So now you work?

Dropout-- Eh... I just finished my course...

Co-Passenger- When?

Dropout (Oh God!)- I mean I left my course now...I was at OGCH

Co-Passenger (suddenly very excited)- You mean...you mean ...you dropped out of the "Only Gods Come Here (OGCH)" University???

Dropout (Yes I am that verocious monster your mom warned you against!)- Well yes.

Co-Passenger- WHY???

Dropout- I ...I have reasons ...

Co-Passenger- tch tch...You shouldn't have... You should have completed you know!


Co-Passenger: You know "God 1" ? He studied there in 1980s

Dropout: I was not born then perhaps

Co-Passenger: You know "God 2" ? He is my brother's friend. Joined last to last to last to last year...

Dropout: I joined six months back

Co-Passenger: You don't interact much do you?