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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

The temptress called life

I have always been a person who believed that we are nothing but puppets whose invisible strings god yields and makes us run about to his whims and fancies. There are people who believe so much in fate that they actually dont do anything, they think that since fate will run its course anyway, it is completely useless for them to attempt to do something. It is indeed grim that we are but mere puppets, but sometimes it strikes me that ours is a very fragile existence. Sometimes, like today, Im rudely awakened to the possibility that any moment in our lives might be our last on the earth.

As I was getting ready for my usual evening wanderings today, I received news that one of my batchmates during engineering had passed away a couple of days ago. The news was put on the group email and just mentioned her death. Frantic phone calls to a couple of other friends confirmed that the person in question was killed in an accident. The girl who died was my age, had just embarked on a new job and was returning from a pleasure trip to a waterfall near Bangalore. I took the news on face value first and then realized how deeply it had affected me. I could not take part in any conversation around me for the rest of the evening and was completely distracted.

As is illustrated by this incident, life is fragile. This moment you might be alive and vibrant and happy and the next moment, life might be snuffed out of you. Live life while you still have the chance to live it. Do not let all the beautiful moments pass by, live every moment. Do not leave all the simple pleasures in life waiting for a bigger joy in life to come your way. That might never come along and you will end up not having had any happiness in life at all. Take a minute and smell the roses, as I love saying. Life is too precious a gift to be wasted upon trivial matters.

Never for a moment, think that you are unfortunate and rue your existence. As Dr. Christian Barnard would say, every living moment is for celebration. As he writes in his wonderful piece called 'In Celebration of Being Alive', live and experience every moment and do not be a bystander in your own life.

PS: The girl apparently died cause no hospital would take her in as it was a medico legal case. Two doctors I know said that they could not blame the hospitals as if any of these cases leads to a death, the hospital might lose its license. If so, then the law that does this is inhumane. If the law lets a person who has a shot at life die a dog's death, it is no law at all and it needs to be changed immediately...
PPS: RIP Sowjanya...

2 comments:

Venkat said...

Sorry Bro..! But i must that your post made me realize something that i have been wondering for a long time now.

Gokul said...

thats what life is all about buddy..minute things we start to pass by unnoticed could make a world of difference..like..

N number of times we pass by the govt.Hospitals daily did we ever made an attempt to peep inside to look at "is there anyone lying around with a last breath who is need of our blood"??

talking about the formalities in the hospitals for the patient's treatment if its a medico-legal case u need to have an FIR for the admission for a layman but if its a VIP's son/daughter or whoever dsnt need al the formalities just a fone call would do the world of everything..I have so many evidences for such cases personally..isn't the law same for all??? well its only for the books not in reality..

In the wheel of the rat race we happen to neglect our friends and fellow beings thinking that they cld be some where living happily and we cant pull of a sec in our so called mechanized lives to ask them are they really doing fine in life and do they need a shoulder to lean upon and say something..well not to blame anyone of us but now a days even the friends circle is growing so much that cant keep in constant touch with all...

well everyone says easily "the society and the system is corrupt!!" who is the society "we the people"...can ever the society change?? we r not the strings in the hands of God...we r all the strings in man made "money"...."jaha paisa hein wahi parmatma"

Ravi,i always pass across ur blogs monthly but never made an attempt to leave a comment but this time i made it a point to stop for a moment and write something bcoz minute things we start to pass by unnoticed could make a world of difference...

this comment cld be or not closer to ur blog but this is my agony...