Monday, January 30, 2012

26 things i learnt in 26 years (25 years and 6 months rather)

Being happy certainly prompts you to write more article like stuff and being down in the dumps, more poems. Naturally. Also, being forced to write a Research proposal paper, prompts you to do everything but that. Even staring blankly at my water bottle appears more enlightening and appealing at this point. Someone, anyone at all, please remind me, why i though pursuing MSc was fun?! Blegh! And to make matters worse, Masters by Research?! Anyhoooo, coming back to the 26thing i think I've learnt.

1. Love is always fun. Life is too. Dont let anyone, absolutely anybody tell you otherwise. Suffering is never part of life's requirement. If you're down in the dumps, all you need is a smile and the attitude to pull yourself together, and be happy.

2. A day spent without laughter is a day wasted. That being said, laughing at a funeral house is wrong, do so on your own risk. Author can NOT be held responsible for any repercussions thereafter.

3. You have friends, and then you have friends who are family. You're lucky if you manage to find those who are family.

4. I love photographs, i love photographers. I love being in photographs, i love being clicked, but if there's one thing i absolutely cannot stand, is someone clicking away inanimate objects to glory while ignoring other people (esp on a tour/holiday) around them. Plain inconsiderate (especially if it goes on for hours)

5.Love thy parents. They're the best you have, will have and ever have. No replacements. Although there are some retards out there, undeserving to be parents and/or children.

6. Respect is something one commands, not demands. Respect everyone even if they dont deserve it.  Never disrespect anyone below your social status and more importantly, dont kiss ass.

7. Never intimidate or be intimidated. If there is something you can/should earn, is a persons respect and never their fear. We arent really living in some action movie/ violent video games

8. Never let anyone tell you you're not worth it. You are everything you can ever have, be happy, be glad. but more importantly, never let anyone, absolutely anyone dictate how you live. What works for one, may not work for the other, my 26, probably is you 26 not's ;-)

9. Dont get stuck in a rut. You will get bored, eventually. Dont let yourself think the rut means stability, you'l regret wasting your life there.

10. Opposites dont attract. Find someone who's like you, mad, crazy, funny or even as dead boring as you are, because even if opposites do attract (for a while) it fizzles out before you can say fizzzzz

11. Pat yourself if you're among the lucky people who's got the chance to attend college. Its probably the only place you will experience heaven on earth (you realize that later though). If you're still in college, have all the fun you can, remember to study a few days prior to the exams, but dont make that the entire agenda ;-) You'll have all your remaining donkey years to learn.

12. Never sign up for Masters by research if you hate reading journals and writing citations. Blergh!

13. Spend. Save. Money. Do not hesitate to spend money if it will make memories. Do not spend unnecessarily if it make nightmares :-p. You'll always spend when you shouldn't. there will be phases in life you'll overspend, and during moments like that, remind yourself, NEVER to have credit card :-p

14. Love your pets. Adopt if possible. Dont buy. Dont promote breeding. Dogs, in my case, as ive learnt, are probably the only creature which loves and depends on you more than you do, yourself. Reminds me of a quote i read sometime ago, it went somewhat like this, " Be the person your dog thinks you are" - Honestly, your pet thinks youre the best :-)

15.Go out, Spend time outdoors. Realise how small you are in the course of action and realise you're part of a bigger scheme of things. A small speck.

16. fall down, Bruise yourself. Have scars, they'll remind you of the good times youve had, better than photographs.

17. Never try evaluating another person, let alone judging. Also, dont bother trying to completely understand another person. Its futile, one cannot understand oneself even after all the years spent together ;-)

18. Pray. To god, a higher power, nature, mankind. To anyone. Doesn't  quite matter.As long as one is thankful and recognizes the good, the god in another. That will reduce alot of hatred, and bring you calm and peace.

19.  Pani Puri is the best street food/ snack ever created by human. Fullstop.

20.Secrets exist for a reason. You can never be (and shouldn't' too) completely transparent with another person. Some secrets are meant to stay the way they are. Forgotten over time or grained onto the heart carrying it. Dont bother making them public, no one will probably understand, neither do they need to.

21. Have all kind of friends. The quiet one, the mad one, the party animal, the stupid one. the evil one. the showoff, the holier than thou one, the happy one, the depressed one, all of them. Entertainment ;-)

22. Be positive. Surround yourself with positiveness and dont let the negative energy bog you down too long. Find yourself a little mr/miss sunshine, oozing with positivity and latch yourself onto him/her, and never let go ;-)

23. Drink. Be merry. In moderation. Drink, Get drunk, Pass out.  Drink, Fall asleep. Drink, discuss politics, talk, share ideas. The conversations you'll have while drunk, has no match and you'll never have the frank carefree, honest dialogues sans alcohol. Drink, but know when to stop. Drink, dont kill your liver.

24. The joy of laughing while sitting on a tree with your best friend/ love/ anyone, doesn't change with your age bracket. Probably increase but never will decrease. Never stop climbing tree's and sitting on the branches. Its fun and life has a different perspective from that view.

25. I'll forever have a book in hand. Wherever i go. I cannot give away my storybooks, Even if i will probably not read it ever, anymore. They take you to a whole new world,without you having to move even an inch. They save you from conversation you wish to avoid ;-), awkward social pleasantries, boredom and sometimes even brings you closer to people :-)

26. Eat, gobble, speak about food, cook, eat, plan what to eat, where to eat, make food plans, food holiday. eat. eat some more and be happy. Try new food (although im a creature of habit and always tend to stick to the safer bet- doesnt quite matter since happy child loves eating and i can always sample some from him). Lose your way trying to look for food, find new food places in the process. Eat and be thankful.

These probably are the few things im passionate about (considering how i wrote these down instead of the others, and although there are many other things ive learnt, they well, remain secret ;-) )

Its 4 freaking am and i havent completed my proposal yet! Why shanky why?! FTW..


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