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Let’s kick off today’s paragraph fest with a very brooding take on existence: what are you waiting for? I am sure you are waiting for something to happen, right? Could range from anything related to your career to your personal space to everything else in between. Maybe a vacation that has been pending since 2015. We are all undisputed champions in waiting. We honk in traffic not because it will somehow magically move the vehicles in front of us but because we are waiting. It’s something we’ve been accustomed to since childhood. When we wait, we become intimate with time, like a coat of paint sticking to a piece of furniture. Our resolve to wait is what makes us one with nature. Otherwise, we are pretty much distinct from the so-called animal kingdom. Anyhow, the question remains: what are you waiting for?
If you ask me the above-mentioned question, my response would be a bit hopeless. I am simply waiting for the end. I want to see what happens in the end. After all these years of painstakingly slow change and evolution and whatnot, what really happens to our planet in the finale? This is what I am most interested in. Just to get a glimpse of that moment would be something, no? That said, it’s not our decision to see what we are shown. We have a limited part to play in this production—we arrive and we leave on time; nobody has overstayed their welcome on Earth—and it’s our good fortune that we can genuinely make a tiny difference to the world we live in. Again, that said, I do wish there was a fast-forward button somewhere so that I could scroll to the very end. For an impatient cinephile that I am.
They say living is tough. Yes, it indeed is, especially when you choose not to learn from your mistakes. In all fairness, each one of us is a student and we are here to absorb the sunlight of knowledge. That’s about it. We are meant to learn from our failures as well as our successes. Yet, we tend to outsource this primal trait to others; let them learn on my behalf and we’ll mooch off their learnings. Borrowed wisdom is not the problem here. The belief that wisdom can only be borrowed is. If anything, it’s our responsibility towards time to make the most of our opportunities and see where we can apply ourselves to the fullest. Simple. Oh, also, keep your appetite for bullshit as low as possible. Thank you for attending my sed talk.
In case you haven’t noticed on this blog and other social media platforms that I am active on, I coin a lot of words that nobody else bothers to use. My latest contribution to the English language is ‘workoutable’. I am sure you’ve never heard of this adjective before. If you have, then I am deeply sorry for wasting a paragraph here. If not, then you are free to use this masterpiece of a word. I am sure you will work out a way to include it in your daily vocabulary. You are welcome.