Friday, November 30, 2007

LIFE......???

Well...Wiki and Google are my uncontested God's and i will stand by that till my dying day..
But i have found some questions to which even these great search engines have no answers!!!
Life......
I think this in itself is one BIG question...
The way people lead their lives can broadly fall into three categories;
  1. those who believe solely in action...their thoughts are always rational...and practical...they live without wanting to realize the meaning of life (if there is infact any such thing!!)
  2. those people who try to figure the meaning of the life they lead...have an objective...and try to achieve a balance between philosophy and practicality(i would like to think that these make up the majority in the world)
  3. and lastly those who only philosophize...their brand of philosophy abstains from productive activity...and if they achieve any its purely accidental(there actually are people like this!)
What is this great question I'm talking about?? Some problem in life?? Some major decisions to make?? Well yes and no...
Its a basic question....LIFE???

If I attach and WHY's ...HOW's and WHAT's to it...then the nature of the question will be mis-interpreted....

There are Spiritual Gurus who tell us how to lead our lives...
Religion has been doing this, for as far as human history dates back..and has succeeded to a certain extent...the thought process and behavior of a person is greatly influenced by their religious background...
There are also Books about how one go about every possible activity involved in human life from ingestion to incarceration...for heaven's sake they even tell us how to have sex!!
Friends...Family...The people who form our society are important factors in the answer to this question as well...but at least we voluntarily allow that intrusion...

But now its my turn.....
OBJECTIVE...This, according to me is the essence of life...
If u've got to live a truly fruitful life you need an objective...
Now this term needs defining...I mean it should be a broad center of ur life...
For example..Someones objective could be to attain God....
To make the world a better place....
OR....
To simply be happy....

Now what is important is to define "What makes you happy?"
Success.....People.....Social Service.....anything....

This seems easy...but is the most difficult step of all...
Once u've got this sorted...the rest is what YOUR life will be...the way YOU want it to be...
Every step or decision you take...every long or short term plan or goal that yo make...will be to fulfill YOUR objective...

Now this doesn't mean that, everyone REQUIRES to have a dream or achieve something great in life.
Even the person who decides that to be happy is his ultimate objective of life and that his happiness lies in -doing a decently paying 9-5 job, go home to his family and take the kids for a picnic on Sundays, as long as he lives this completely,
HIS QUESTION IS ANSWERED...

But I'm still asking.... LIFE???

11 comments:

Ankur Bhageria said...

i already have voiced my feelings on the subject.. and i pretty much agree to wht ur tryin to say... its uncanny, i thought id have trouble finding sum1 else who thinks on the subject, let alone thinking alike.. but yeh.. if one can decode his own mind, and truly realize what will give him a sense of satisfaction, n happiness.. then that person needs no1 else telling him how to live life, cuz 'how to live life?' is too subjective and can in no way be defined..

rOhit said...

I wont comment enough.. coz this is the phase when I really am thinking ALOT on the same topic.. So guess will be writing about it soon.

But must say... i somewhat agree to this "Objective" part .. my views and perceptions take it from a distinct view.. I guess i'll write about it soon and then it'll be clear.. coz LIFE is the "only" thought which has occupied me since sometime. :)

Quite a thoughtful post btw.. :)

vitruvian said...

@ankur:
dude we have discussed this in length...but thanks for the comment..u saved me from getting depressed ;)
my knight in shining armour!! ;D

@rohit:
yea..now that i've got it down...i can be patient to hear ur thoughts..
but tell me when u write that post...i will definitely want to read and comment on it....
thanks...

annie said...

When i was beginning to find solaace in your words...u got busy and left me...thts Life ;)

annie said...

*solace

annie said...

Sneha u as a person z special in your own way. Even if lotta others who helped me thru their thoughtful words, I sill missed ya :)

annie said...

cool :)

KP said...

we r all in search for Life....trust me join the club.....everyone tells me do what u want to do? live life at ur terms in todays society is it possible? naah....its all good to say it than follow it....if i tell u life is nothing but cycle we follow....(i mean for general population, of course there are exception to everything).....

here it is.......
You are born & brought up...get an education...get married(somewhere down the road)...have kids and bring them up....and then bid adieu to the world....simply explained.......:)

does it make sense? Probably not....same here dude....i am still searching real meaning if u find one....let me know.....

dharmabum said...

very interesting question.

i am not convinced about the categorization of people though. not all people who philosophize abstain from 'productive activity'. there are those, whose philosophy itself drives them towards active work - sw.vivekananda is an example.

you must read vedanta - it really has answers (and very objective ones) for many of your questions.

vitruvian said...

@kp:
yes..i'm already a member of that club...
u do make sense...but then again...do any of us make sense??;)

@dharma:
well about the categorization...its very generic..the cases u've mentioned are exceptions few and far between...
neway..i think u fot the input..and will definitely take ur suggestion and read vedanta after my exams...will let u kno when i do..

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