I often wonder what the real purpose of our life is… why we live, go through the journey, what motivates us and so on…Though the answers were not easy to understand, I feel that it’s the journey alone during which by making mistakes and learning from them, by closely observing people, events and incidents in our lives and around us, man continuously evolves and adapts himself to understand the true meaning and goal of life.
I have always believed in the theory of Karma alone. And if we look closely at all religions, they are nothing but a guide to how one should live his/her life. The enlightened Buddha taught us the middle path to happiness. I have found my path it seems.
After not cracking CAT twice, I do occasionally feel if I made a mistake to follow my dream. But then I look around at people like Harsha Bhogle, Chetan Bhagat, Roman Atkinson (Mr. Bean) and many others who in spite of being highly qualified in their respective educative fields chose to be someone they thought they were meant to be. I too belong to a breed of such peace seekers.
Sitting on my study shelf, I decided to jot down what I would want my life to be like considering a human being has approximately 70 years to live of which 50 years are the good years before the signs of aging and diseases chain him down and of those 50 years, 26-29 are spent in education alone. This is what the blueprint of my life plan looks like:
1. Prayer, Spirituality and Philosophy.
2. Caring for family, their dreams and hopes.
3. A decent job paying money for a nice home, car and a yearly vacation.
4. Personal health: Jogging, exercise, gym and swimming.
5. Study: Life sciences, Management, Accounting and Medico legal subjects.
6. Music: Playing, listening and composing.
7. Blogging, Faking News: Doctor’s Lounge and Reading.
8. Sports: Tennis, TT, Billiards, Bowling, Football, Cricket, Chess and Darts.
9. Watch movies, Television shows and playing computer games.
10. Teach in schools, social work and LFS alumni work.
11. Art & Craft, Adventure, Traveling, Hiking and Photography.
12. Long Road trips: Biking or driving.
13. Calligraphy, Salsa, Numerology and Palmistry
14. Social life with friends, colleagues and kids.
15. No to smoking, drugs, alcohol.
16. Always stay innovative and creative.
17. As a clinician: Emergency or critical medical care only.
Time to wait and watch for what it turns out to be like….