“How much does our Life weighs ?

Imagine for a second that you are carrying a backpack , I want you to feel the straps on your shoulders , feel them . I want you to  pack it , with all the stuff in your life , start with the little things , like things on the shelves , drawers , table , collectables , nick knacks .. Feel the weight that adds up . Now start adding larger stuff – cloths , table top appliances , lamps, your T V , PC (backpack should be getting a bit heavy now ) ,    Go Bigger , add your bed , kitchen tables  , stuff it all . Now , your car , your bikes, get them in there  , your home – whether its a studio apartment or 2 bed room house , I want you to stuff it all into that backpack . Now try to walk …

Its kind of hard isn’t it ?

This is what we do to ourselves on a daily basis  , we weigh ourselves down until we cant even move and make no mistake, moving is living .

Now I gonna , set that backpack on the fire , what are you goining take out from that ? photos , photos of the people who you cant remember , let the photos burn . In fact , let everything burn and imagine waking up tomorrow ,  with nothing . Its kind of exhilarating , isnt it ?”

—- Taken from Up in the Air

Now why have I written this , you may have guessed , its full of thoughts and can be discussed on the way back to home from the college , or sitting anywhere with your friends. I see the dependencies of myself and people around on certain things which they count over anything else , its a bit confusing to me , that a thing which I desired way back , is with me and I dont care now if its with me anymore , because I have used it over years and in some meaning, it has lost the importance . So what do I do now , throw it away , or keep it , saying it belonged to me and once I loved it .

Again , what about moment of change , the fundamentals of our livings are  based around getting the things which we want to desire and than throw them away , or any thing else. Its kind of a strange experiment , in which I don’t know what my goal state is , or what I actually want  , and I think some people (not more)  would feel alike. So what now , I recently read some article by Pranav Mistry , named ” Leonardo of the 21st century ” and then onward a thought inside me began questioning the assumptions that people knew “how to think about the physical world“. In a way we know now how to create medicines , planes , space crafts and what not , but still we are not able to stave of famine , epidemics and poverty .

My point here is not to underestimate our way of living and stuffs but to redefine the concept of thinking. Why do we remember , Leonardo , Enstein etc may be because they thought about the technology not as tools but as  grasslands of inventions which dealt with how man “works” and finding things around it.

Again , the question is not if but how ? May be I am insufficient to answer, what the answer  really is , or what I really want or how to get to the things which which are really important than those which i desire .

In some ways, possibly ,  we should start thinking like the way we thought when we were kids , I see a lot of kids solving problems around them with such a beautiful delight that I guess they dont see a problem like a problem , instead they see it like a way of getting better. Today , we are living in a world full of intelligent people, which was not  like the case with our ancestors , we have a chance to really “make it” , technology is growing too , just we have to make a little bend  and help towards a cumulative growth which takes everyone with itself and leaves only darkness and sufferings  behind.

I was in a lot doubt till i wrote this post and still i am , but as they say ” you can go into a pitch black room full of evil, darkness and light a little candle – instantly that darkness flees  but you can’t do the opposite. ”

Hoping to write a bit better next time , full of thoughts .

Music : Sun goes out, you’ll be standing .You’ll be standing all alone .. Don’t know where, where they’re going . Don’t know where, where they’ve been ..


Exams over , but some are left , I am back to slow blogging with this .

Directing to the topic, my recent school of thoughts argued about the art of walking. Walking as wiki says is one of the main gaits of locomotion, but thats not what we deal with this post. I feel walking is one of those things which has hidden flavors to it, its like seeing new things , experiments Yes thats the whole idea , walking is a sought of experiment which starts from the childhood and never ends . If you walk more, you see more and if you see more , you get more and the circle expands. Getting into the core , say if one stops walking , imagine what all things can happen  , the answer can be varied , but if you stop walking , you cannot play , you cannot see places …

There are certain things which you only get while walking , as getting the current news while walking on the railway stations , some of the hot discussions are made while walking , I think talking while walking ( as they say it on the TV ) provides a healthier way to exchange thoughts , we all do this ( or may be I do it often ) , but the concept dissolves in the talk and the interest shifts to some other things. Ahh , walking as an art of balancing one self on two legs , which is a very complicated maneuver, some robots can also do it but it requires a lot of mechanics and coding to simulate it . A walk can also have emotions related to it like the very first walk which one child takes , its marked very deep in his parents heart. A walk ( tentative long walks) between lovers 🙂 (everybody knows what happens there) , a walk between a father and son , and the final walk on somebodies shoulders . Lots of emotions , walking can also become the most famous dance move of the world, no donuts for guessing , M.J’s Moon Walk (RIP, you’ll be the superstar of superstars Jackson) , it seems to interest me about the kind of walk one remembers , i remember my long walks with my sister and uncle, and also with my friends in my hostels days , where we just walked for our selfs and enjoyed Chaach ( a milk product ) mean while, a walk to remember (oh )  . Coming back to Walking The ART , walks on a whole describes the life and the moments which one lives , walking is getting to a target , finding ways to reach ones goals , the joy in the walking to a destination is more than the joy of reaching there. And as they say , ” Walks.The body advances, while the mind flutters around it like a bird.”

Keep On Walking

Music: Chala jaata hoon , kisi ki dhun mein , dhadakte dil ke taraane liye ..