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Monday Melee

1. The Misanthropic: Name something (about humanity) you absolutely hate.
I hate the way people judge others based on their jobs. A cleaner or a manager, both deserve equal amounts of respect.

2. The Meretricious: Expose something or someone that’s phony, fraudulent or bogus.
Sales in shopping malls are just there to get rid of old stuff. Even after discounts things are soo highly priced, I’m sure people make a double profit during sale times!

3. The Malcontent: Name something you’re unhappy with.
I’m unhappy with the fact that the power-cuts haven’t reduced  back in India and its hotttt and i’m sooo not looking forward to going back 😦

4. The Meritorious: Give someone credit for something and name it if you can.
I give credit to people who can keep a straight face and act normal even when they are probably going through a huge personal trauma.

5. The Mirror: See something good about yourself and name it.
Hmm…Now this is a tough one.People tell me i’m a good listener and that i should probably be a shrink ! haha…i dunno if that’s good or bad !

6. The Make-Believe: Name something you wish for.
I wish I’d get 3 free tickets to go on a world tour after my exams! That would be a perfect way to finish off with college! 😀

Thank you, Fracas, for coming up with a great way to start off a week ! Anyone who wants to be a part of the Monday Melee, please visit the Monday Melee page at Fracas’.

The world would be a better place to live in ……

(Random thoughts in random order)

  • If the word “perfect” could be removed from our vocabulary and dictionary. 
  • If a college degree and knowledge from first-hand experience could be considered at equal levels. 
  • If we understand that men and women can never be considered equal. They are different and that’s how it is meant to be. 
  • If we could be more comfortable talking about “feelings” and “emotions”. 
  • If we could be open to different ideas even if they are the opposite of our own views. 
  • If we could talk and discuss about sex like we would about shopping. 
  • If we don’t look down on people who are different from us. 
  • If we realise that each of us are good at different things and that the difference is essential for every society to function well. 
  • If we realise that at the end of the day, if we don’t care for ourselves, or we don’t respect ourselves, no one else will.  
  • If we realise mistakes are meant to be made. Life’s important lessons are learnt from these “mistakes”. 
  • If we could stop being judgemental and start accepting people for what they are. 
  • And finally,the world would be a better place to live in if people did not see everything as either Right or Wrong / Black or White. The true essence of life lies in the “Grey” area.

I hate having to come up with stupid titles….I think a lotta times…its just these titles…that really stop me from posting something….Stupid..stupid thing!

 Ahh…anyways…today( yesterday now…its 1:10am)  had its share of Ups and Downs….

Finally got to chat with my cousin today…who’s all set to get married to his girlfriend..woo hoo! I mean i dint even know there was “someone” until recently….but still Wooo Hoo..i’m soooo happy for him…i was grinning through out our-conversation..which included mommy too….She wanted to get details from him….and stuff…he was all smiles…talking about her…the love of his life….Hoping to get to meet her sometime soon!

God! Times sure have been changing…just a few years back..we were all lil kids…fighting over lil things…the innocence….care free…..nothing to worry about..hassle free life. Things sure have changed now…Work life is gonna begin soon for me. Friends….like my friends…people i went to school with….are getting MARRIED !!! Its soo bloody weird …i mean..the first time a friend told me she was getting married soon…i just didn’t no what to say….!! It was then that i realised….i was actually getting old….older !!!

Coming back home…has always been the best part about holidays…but not anymore!! Thanks to all the family friends, relatives…and annoying aunties talking about “MY” marriage…..I’m still a baby…!! I at-least have another 2-3 years to go. ( I personally think i’m gonna get married realllllyyyy late…..but that’s a different story all together…shall save that for another time!). Mommy has started asking me if there is “someone” in my life. I’ve never had a “someone” conversation with her before!! My answer was “no” …obviously…cuz there is no one now…..But i wonder what i would have told her if there really was someone. I wonder…how she would have reacted to it. I know she wouldn’t have been happy…..!

She’s never been a fan of “love marriages”. So I kinda always knew i was gonna have to be happy with an “arranged marriage”. I was ok with it…But that was yearsss back ( 3 years back !!). Then..it was something that was gonna happen…much later….But now its becoming more of a reality. The whole idea of an arranged marriage is SCARY!! And the probability of me “falling in love” ( or actually the probability of some decent guy falling for me) are…well….NIL ! So GOD Help Me !

The search for an eligible guy has not yet started (thank god! ) ….Till then….I’m hoping to bump into Mr.Right ( or Mr.Wrong??? that again..is another long story…)

*Sigh* Life sure is getting more complicated…..

“We make our own destiny

“If something’s meant to happen…it will happen…that’s our destiny

These are two statements that keep running in my head all the time…Statements that make me contradict myself many a times.

Couple of months back i missed an exam ( not a school exam…). It was during my winter break..and i was to go meet my parents during that time. I had a choice to make. I could either write the exam and loose out one week of time with my parents which meant i would only get a week with them. Or i could not write the exam at all even though i had paid for. Another thing was i wasn’t really prepared to write the exam and if i had this trip a the back of my mind..i would have never been to prepare for it anyways.

I chose my parents over the exam. That was what seemed important to me at that point of time. And i thought…if i were meant to write that exam…i would have…so maybe i was just not meant to write it this time.

Recently I was having a conversation with a friend and i told her about it. She thought what i did was wrong…and that….we need to make our own destiny…..we cant just sit back, relax and wait for things to happen. U have to work towards it….

These are things i am aware of…things i understand…and I’ve personally never really waited for things to just happen for me…i’ve worked…But there are these little things…at times…which make me think..that maybe..this is how its supposed to be…maybe..i am not supposed to do anything…maybe…this is the course my life is supposed to take right now…..

Well i guess….I’m just gonna have to learn the hard way…and find out answers to all my questions…….

A very interesting book by Mitch Albom. Five people you meet in heaven makes people realise…that everything in life..happens for a reason…

It is a book that makes one realise..that we are all important.There are people who’s lives are effected by ours…without us even realising it. Everything happens for a reason….every “wrong” and “right” happens for a reason.

If it were to happen in my after-life….I wonder who those five people would be…Would  it be someone i’ve already met? Someone who has played a significant role in my life? Or some stranger..who effected my life in some small way…..

 I guess…I’m never really gonna find out…. But i know..now…that every person around me..is here…for a reason…..