2010-06-23

Life is suffering

Thousands of people on the road. Some in cars; some on bikes; some on bi-cycle; some in a bus; some walking; some pushing a cart; and some standing across a cart selling fruits.

Let us look at a few lives.
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= I get up at 7 am, get ready by 8 am, have idli for breakfast; say bye to family; walk up to the bus-stop; get into an already full bus; reach office by 9.30; start working; struggle through work, politics and pressure; finally take off at 6.30 pm; reach bus-stop about 10 minutes away from office-walking; this time bus is relatively empty; gets a chance to sit after 20 minutes; think of work, wife, kids, limited means; bus reaches stop; get down and walk home; 8 pm; have dinner; ready to crash.....Everyday.

=I get up at 7 pm; it is already dark; where am I; wait, okay, okay, I work at a BPO in night-shift; pick up cab comes at 8 pm; small graces - pick-up and drop facility; at work by 9 pm; what I talk gets taped; good god there are girls/boys at office; i get to flirt, at least; it is 5 am; drop off at home by 6 am; who is that - looks like milk-man and paper-wallah; why does the world get up in the morning; okay let me go to sleep; have to get up, have lunch and then go back to sleep. Fuck My Life.

=4 am; market place; i have to choose vegetables carefully so that i can sell off everything by evening; don't get good quality stuff these days; anyways, hope i can sell off all of these vegetables; 7.30 am out with the cart; why do people bargain; they look rich, why can't they pay what i want; today looks like a good day; by 12 noon all sold off; good; have to prepare for my fruit cart by 5 pm. how much cash - INR 300; after paying interest to the money lender, looks like today, the family can have meals; hopefully, the money from fruits will take care of education of kids; hopefully.

= I go in a chauffer driven car; i am the boss; good bank balance; foreign trips; my story is a little different; Better I think, as people in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World are programmed to think.
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Parents of these people, including mine, would not have put much thought before getting us into the world. That is how it has been, is, and perhaps, will be. People beget people.

Life, for most of us, is too much of physical work. There is loads of mental pressure as well. Life almost borders on suffering.

The Buddha said this many aeons ago.

2 comments:

Vinod said...

Good to see you back.

Would like to see posts on your Education and Education system in general.

itheabsolute said...

Vinod

Had captured my experiences at ISB between 2005 and 2006. Honestly, I don't think I can improve what I had written then.

Will try writing about education in general some time.

Thanks for your regular visits

2010-06-23

Life is suffering

Thousands of people on the road. Some in cars; some on bikes; some on bi-cycle; some in a bus; some walking; some pushing a cart; and some standing across a cart selling fruits.

Let us look at a few lives.
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
= I get up at 7 am, get ready by 8 am, have idli for breakfast; say bye to family; walk up to the bus-stop; get into an already full bus; reach office by 9.30; start working; struggle through work, politics and pressure; finally take off at 6.30 pm; reach bus-stop about 10 minutes away from office-walking; this time bus is relatively empty; gets a chance to sit after 20 minutes; think of work, wife, kids, limited means; bus reaches stop; get down and walk home; 8 pm; have dinner; ready to crash.....Everyday.

=I get up at 7 pm; it is already dark; where am I; wait, okay, okay, I work at a BPO in night-shift; pick up cab comes at 8 pm; small graces - pick-up and drop facility; at work by 9 pm; what I talk gets taped; good god there are girls/boys at office; i get to flirt, at least; it is 5 am; drop off at home by 6 am; who is that - looks like milk-man and paper-wallah; why does the world get up in the morning; okay let me go to sleep; have to get up, have lunch and then go back to sleep. Fuck My Life.

=4 am; market place; i have to choose vegetables carefully so that i can sell off everything by evening; don't get good quality stuff these days; anyways, hope i can sell off all of these vegetables; 7.30 am out with the cart; why do people bargain; they look rich, why can't they pay what i want; today looks like a good day; by 12 noon all sold off; good; have to prepare for my fruit cart by 5 pm. how much cash - INR 300; after paying interest to the money lender, looks like today, the family can have meals; hopefully, the money from fruits will take care of education of kids; hopefully.

= I go in a chauffer driven car; i am the boss; good bank balance; foreign trips; my story is a little different; Better I think, as people in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World are programmed to think.
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Parents of these people, including mine, would not have put much thought before getting us into the world. That is how it has been, is, and perhaps, will be. People beget people.

Life, for most of us, is too much of physical work. There is loads of mental pressure as well. Life almost borders on suffering.

The Buddha said this many aeons ago.

2 comments:

Vinod said...

Good to see you back.

Would like to see posts on your Education and Education system in general.

itheabsolute said...

Vinod

Had captured my experiences at ISB between 2005 and 2006. Honestly, I don't think I can improve what I had written then.

Will try writing about education in general some time.

Thanks for your regular visits