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The pursuit of happiness?

In my humble opinion, one should live in Delhi for sometime to get a reality check of his life. Amongst the places I have seen in my life, I have found Delhi as a really good place to understand physically and spiritually my position in my tiny universe. Every morning I see thousands of random faces rushing into the metro, many more waiting for their turns, and so many times the same number just digressing on every turn of the road. The gaping mouth of those metro doors can be daunting to any keen observer who for once stops by and looks around.

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It takes but a moment to realize what atomic part of this enormous universe we belong to how momentary life is in proportion. Our purpose as infinitesimal cogs in the enormous clockwork starts becoming visible. Some questions immediately pop up from this.

Doesn’t this mean no matter what we do, we always digress with the same crowd? And yet still, do we do things that make us happy?

Keeping these questions open, I’ll fill it up with a thought that came up in my mind while watching the maintenance guys working in my house today – “There are two ways to live the same life, either live it as another brick in the wall, or choose to be the mason.”

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  • abhilasha89 on January 1, 2011 at 11:04 am said:

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    You have echoed my thoughts. I specially liked your quote “There are two ways to live the same life, either live it as another brick in the wall, or choose to be the mason.” Simple but deep.

  • “There are two ways to live the same life, either live it as another brick in the wall, or choose to be the mason.”…. lov dis. it makes so much sense as a pre-thought for every decision that v intend to take

  • gulrez chahal on January 7, 2011 at 8:11 pm said:

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    I completely agree wid u..every human has his/her world which mayb big enough for him/her..bt when we talk about ‘the World’..its actually d coalescence of every1s’! So, making space in ‘the World’, for urself has to be a perfect balance between d 2…Dis realtime situation in d metro sets us thinkin..!

Er... so, what do you think?

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