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Let’s make it simple!

because simple is beautiful.

and beautiful is simple.

One of my language professors in higher secondary once quoted “It is always difficult to predict the way human brain works” and it is till today in almost all instances of life I feel I could apply this statement. We at times take pride and are grateful for being a part of that 10% population of our country which contributes to form the second largest English-speaking country of the world. But, at the same time why do we ignore about our methodology of introspection?

In these divergent times we have stopped being truthful. In spite being the successors of the ancient Indian culture which firmly believes and promotes the concept of Karma we tend to confine ourselves to our short term goals and choose to travel the explicated road. We wander in search for happiness, forgetting that happiness is nothing but our state of mind. In the decade that passed, everything from our body cells to the currency notes has changed including our definition of happiness and the easiest way to acknowledge such change is to believe that change is the only constant.

It often occurs that we find ourselves tangled in threads of emotions in an enigmatic manner. We start questioning the decision that of the rational mind in an irrational state, and vow to never repeat it again. Friends, family, colleague and the society start to seem selfish. We begin searching for that old friend in the same friend by neglecting the fact that he too is equally oxidized by time, just like all of us. Adulthood makes us more complex and worrisome. We refrain from the reality. Acknowledge the circumstances as destiny and accept the status quo of our personal development. Blaming and cursing becomes the game when we are ruled by dishonest policies in our job and work. Life then resembles to that social media account which accepts all the random friend requests instead of hitting the “Add as friend” icon to the one we very well know.

What hinders us from the travelling the road less travelled? Or to be specific what hinders us from not being able to do what we really wish and owe to do? The answer to this diversified varying question is nothing else but our Judgment and Fear. In the fear to lose a secured future we distract our judgment of the present day ruining our inner self most of the times. Our judgment, of people’s judgment of our choices, psychologically demolishes the dreams that we yearn for ourselves. Our judgment of utilizing most of our time for a healthy bank account can never be compensated with anything no matter how hard we try.

In simple words, this life, this moment and this
very second is all that matters. Work is extremely essential for life, so let
us stop complaining about our hectic work schedules and be thankful about the
fact that we have work. In radical times let us find suitable time out of our
work for family and friends. It is for our family and friends that we sweat and
work so hard hence it is equally important to schedule time for them despite any
odds. Promise yourself a short trip twice a year, because this world is a small
place to cry and a gigantic ocean to explore. Work out on your hobbies and
never give up on them. Cook, Sing, Dance, Exercise, Write or Read. Do what you
must and make efforts to achieve what you are actually yearning for instead of
just pay cheques. In total all you have is those 84,600 seconds and believe me
each second matters for once it is gone it shall never return again. Learn
about the market volatility and mutual funds, because rains can never be
predicted, it is better to purchase an umbrella in winters as it is cheap and
also easily manageable. Problems are bound to appear and make life turbulent.
Your family demands conversation about what you are up to, make sure you never
deny them of it. Earning is an important aspect of living and love is an
important aspect for life therefore it is mandatory to clearly define the
difference between living and life. Nothing but change is permanent hence everything
along with time will pass away. Smiling in the toughest times makes us humans
and making a difference for someone else no matter however small, makes our
life worth. Take a step towards being simple by eradicating the enigmatic
complexities that no one else but only we have surrounded ourselves with –
speak out and you will end up finding solutions. Our actions and interpretation
of any situation defines the state of our mind. Anything can be achieved in a
moment and everything can be lost the next moment. So this is the only moment
that is promised, let’s live it and the next moment shall find its path.

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