Goodbye

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My legs are walking in a feverish pace. With my hands firm on the handrail, I climb down in a series of bunches of steps to the atrium. I could have been easily mistaken to be a tarzan stuck inside a B-School campus. I often wonder why am I in an eternal state of hurry. I often chuckle with an air of profoundity whenever somebody says “No hurry”! Are they turning out to be twenty first centuty Hiranyakashyap demons who vehemently declared that Lord Narayana never existed! This joke actually turned out to be an excuse for me to lead a life trapped over a perpetually accelerating treadmill. Yes, MBA life is more like watching Charlie Kauffman’s movies ( Remember, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) or Bourne Ultimatum. You don’t know what’s going around. You find yourself running aimlessly for cover while professors are conspirating everyday to make your life miserable by an endless fusillade of casestudies and assignments. Wait, It’s not that I hate doing all of this. I love my professors. I enjoy doing this, as long as I find the topic interesting. However, after some point of time, I become tired and I don the hat of the wise spectator standing above the clouds, “What am I really doing?” “Is this an exercise aimed at reaching the ultimate limits of my knowing or am I finding a jolly good reason to inflate my ego by showing off my intellect amongst my peers” After all, it feels on the top to do something very interesting and win accolades from my professors, much to the chagrin of my friends. I remember reading long ago how AR Rahman tries to crush his ego everytime he sets out to compose music. If a saintly person like AR Rahman “tries” to crush his ego, I can be very well excused for my pandering of ego. I have often noticed that there is a strong sense of epiphany in stumbling upon an interesting insight in the process of exploring the pearls of information strewn out in the ocean of internet, often ego takes over in the verge of completion and makes me a king having conquered successfully a territory of information. Wait, I am not a saint to assert that I have successfully destroyed my ego. I am an ordinary human being after all.
It takes a while to let the power of supreme wisdom dissolve these clouds of egoic thoughts. I begin to ask myself the biggest question of all, “Why am I taking this so seriously, when I am going to bid good bye to all of these at some point of my life”. Yeah,I am not Shahrukh Khan in the climax of Kal Ho Na ho to make such philosophical statements when I have not even completed one fourth of a century in the world I safely assume to be living in. However, there lies the crux of the problem. As long as I consider the whole world to be safe and stable, I end up concocting interesting variety of problems in my life. After all, something has to get interesting when everything is certain. How interesting it would be to reverse this whole thing? Sounds like a good idea! How would it be, if the world were a ramshackle bus I have got into, unbeknownst when I got into, how far I would go ahead, and say good bye to my fellow travellers? Wouldn’t my journey of life then get interesting??
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30 comments:

supriya said...

Hey Venky...really liked it..it is so true...it happens everyday still u don't get time to realize it...amazing!

Shruti said...

Another raw post this time in BAT :)
Gudie :)
Gud luck :)
Shruti

Sidra Sayeed said...

very chilled out take on the issue of the ever increasing pace of the treadmill! I feel similarly often, i enjoy doing a bunch of things that I do but at a point where interest becomes a necessity it's a bit overwhelming.

Venky said...

@Supriya. THanks dear:) true. btw, it has jus started for you. long way to go.
@Shruti thanks:)
@Sayeed, thanks:) True, it often happens but you can get back to it as long as u ar passionate about it.

Jaspreet said...

Hey Venky, even I have heard that life in a management institute is miserable and you have portrayed the same really well.
Besides that, I really liked your choice of words.It is a very well written post.All the best!

Venky said...

@Jaspreet thank you very much..

Worthless Rantings said...

the purpose of life... the reason of our existence... doesnt really make sense when we have to say goodbye to everything in the end

mayur said...

:(....felt like a big boulder hit my head! sorry but...couldnt understand much :(...read it twice. Maybe the english was too heavy for me to grasp.

However, i got bits n pieces from the comments :) .Life is not about thinking about the end...its about keeping pace with the treadmill irrespective of the speeed and inclination...coz u never know, when current goes off ;)

Also, can you increase the size of the text? that would make it an easier read.

All the best for BAT!!!

Someone Is Special said...

A nice post expressed in a unique way..
All The Best for BAT 13.

gmsaravana - Goodbye

Yours Frendly,
Someone Is Special

Gazal Bharadwaj said...

happy blogging...

Venky said...

@ Mayur, im sorry for the pain underwent! I apologize. I wrote in a hurry and had to throw the burden of the big words

Venky said...

@gazal baradwaj, thanks! I wish u d same.! u sing ghazals??

Vee... said...

Rants of an MBA student! I can totally understand! :)

~Vee...

Keerthi P said...

Well, I had trouble understanding the post the first time too. I read the comments, went back and read your post again and got it :D

Very relaxed interpretation of the topic. I was wondering how you were going to link it back to the topic and you didn't disappoint me with your ramshackle bus.

All the best!

gkam said...

Ah YemBeeYeh
Totally understand the rantings!
Good post

ATB for BAT13
Gkam - Goodbye

Venky said...

@Vee, hmm:) thanks:)
@Keerthi thank you:) It feels nice when u hear somebody read ur post twice:)
@gkam thanks u too in the league of yembeeYeh..??

Venky said...

@Saravana! Thanks! Went thru ur blog. interesting :)

Nethra said...

I find my life pretty interesting as long as nothing is going according to my plan. :P
By the way, that was a long paragraph. You should have tried breaking it into pieces.
Is life at Management schools really so boring and miserable?
Anyway, all the best! :)

gkam said...

@venky
going to join the league soon m8!
btw, twas nice to see you at indimum :)

Venky said...

@gkam, thanks:) could u tell me ur real name, im not able to recognize u thru ur onscreen identity

Venky said...

@nethra, no, i didnt say that. jus that it gets tiring after a point of time..

jgd said...

hey dude..was terribly getting bored in office...so decided to read your blog..n it feels like i have got a fresh lease of life..brilliant writing..u r seriously inspiring :)..bharath

Venky said...

@bharath, thanks:) glad i was able to get u out of ur boredom:) Do visit the blog often..this is bharath from santhome btw???

Venky said...

@gkam, thanks:) could u tell me ur real name, im not able to recognize u thru ur onscreen identity

gkam said...

@venky
going to join the league soon m8!
btw, twas nice to see you at indimum :)

Keerthi P said...

Well, I had trouble understanding the post the first time too. I read the comments, went back and read your post again and got it :D

Very relaxed interpretation of the topic. I was wondering how you were going to link it back to the topic and you didn't disappoint me with your ramshackle bus.

All the best!

Vee... said...

Rants of an MBA student! I can totally understand! :)

~Vee...

Venky said...

@gazal baradwaj, thanks! I wish u d same.! u sing ghazals??

Gazal Bharadwaj said...

happy blogging...

supriya said...

Hey Venky...really liked it..it is so true...it happens everyday still u don't get time to realize it...amazing!