God Save the People!!!!

Starting my first ever blog about the state of our minds in today’s world is probably not a good idea. But this is something that I have been thinking about in these past couple of days and it bothers me. Bothers probably is too small an expression for the way I feel about it. Saddens or scares would be more like it. We live in a world of abundance. Abundant knowledge, abundant education, lots of money, no dearth of something to entertain us. We are constantly “Connected to the world”, through social networking websites and phones that we carry around in our pockets. And still we’re empty. Probably far emptier than our previous generations. And I cant help but wonder why that is..

My parents for example are happy people. They have been working at the same place for more than 25 years and still it never occurs to them that maybe they should look for something else, something better, something fun. And all my friends, whether they’re working or studying or doing nothing ย feel that their lives are empty, that they need to find that thing that is missing. And so do I. I have been working for just about 9 months and I wanna do something better already. What, that I do not have an answer for. I have been trying to find it but I doubt anyone ever does. I think the art of living is in finding a way around this emptiness, living life always believing that this is the best thing that could happen to you.

More important, I think, than finding the aim of one’s life is finding one’s way around people. It’s probably all in the mind. All in the way you think. And I’ve been trying to alter that. I think all our problems, at least the ones that arise due to “relationships” or human contact, could be solved if we could just talk it out. I have a lot of friends out there who were, once upon a time, some of the most important people in my lives. And today they don’t matter. And i don’t matter to them. That’s just how life goes, I know, but its heartbreaking. If only I had the guts to talk it out with them and sort the things out, we would probably be happy being friends again. But that’s just not how we humans are made. We’re egotistical, we’re snobs, we’re moody, we’re under the illusion that we’re happy by ourselves but we’re not, we’re too proud to accept the fact that we love certain people. We’re not happy without those people around us who love us and who we love. So all we need to do is keep that tiny voice inside us that tells us not to do certain things aside and extend a hand. To the people we love, for the people we love. And most importantly, for ourselves. For being happy. For being contented on one aspect of life at least. And I know that’s possible. More than know, I wanna believe that. And I want you to believe the same. Let’s make this world ย a better place, not for the sake of nature or earth or even for humanity. But for us. Because all we want to do in this world is be happy, isn’t it???

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14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Avanti
    May 05, 2012 @ 07:54:28

    hey good one . .!! liked it . . !!
    keep dem coming . . ๐Ÿ™‚
    happy blogging . . !!

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  2. aditi gaidhani
    May 05, 2012 @ 18:06:00

    very deep thought…. !!!!!
    but a nice one…. loved it….
    stay connected to avoid further such kinda thoughts ๐Ÿ˜‰
    take care… keep posting….!!!!!

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  3. Urmila
    May 06, 2012 @ 03:03:14

    Hey! Nice one ๐Ÿ™‚
    I really liked.. “..living life always believing this is the best thing that could happen to you”

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  4. sam2k7
    May 06, 2012 @ 17:11:12

    Interesting read and well written ๐Ÿ™‚
    Though you say that people prior to us were happy and content because of their ignorance that came naturally without choice. We are connected together all the time but even that is not enough for us these days, imagine people living and loving each other living months apart.
    The problem is the abundance as you say… We want to gain each and everything! Even If we do one thing we have the next as our next goal…

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  5. sam2k7
    May 06, 2012 @ 17:20:27

    Awesome ๐Ÿ™‚ very interesting and intriguing read ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Just want to add one more thing – “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.” – Steve Jobs
    So live life being content ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  6. Kushal Mehta
    May 07, 2012 @ 03:24:28

    Shalvika..
    This is so true.. I liked it.. Keep blogging..

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  7. El Guapo
    May 16, 2012 @ 12:40:50

    Good thoughts. For me, a good place to start was to find the things that were important to me,morally and ethically, and work in places tht didn’t compromise that.
    From that, I got peace, and it was easier to enjoy the world afterwards.

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  8. shalvikap
    May 16, 2012 @ 17:37:51

    Thank you. I think I’m yet to find that one thing. I hope that happens soon..:)

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  9. Elyse
    May 29, 2012 @ 23:15:06

    I’ve always considered people to be more or less like squirrels. We work to feed ourselves.

    As a result I’ve taken jobs for very practical reasons. I modify the job to fit me, so I grow, learn, change.

    My husband scoffs at my analogy. He is a brilliant man, who seeks the perfect job. Therefore he has never been happy in any job.

    My way is much smarter, I think.

    Thanks for visiting, following my blog. I’ve returned the favor and am looking forward to reading more!

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  10. sokritiz
    Jun 22, 2012 @ 13:05:43

    The axis is money and we the people are spinning around it. At the same time there seems to be some sort of a silent revolution happening. A few years back i attended a Yoga retreat. Almost all the participants i spoke with was seeking an alternative, happier life style. Some of them had given up their 9 to 5 jobs in favour of more fulfilling lives.

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