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Thursday, May 03, 2007

In Significant League...

Its exam time again, and time for contemplation for this is a time when people like me are left alone with everyone else burning the midnight oil with the twig of notes, books and photocopies. This is the time which makes people like me listen to songs of Himesh Reshammiya. Himesh to me is a standing testimony of madness, for many know his voice is iconoclastic and the number of songs he churns out is an overkill, yet we listen to him in awe sometimes and amazement the other times. This is like knowing that we need to study for exams, yet we dont... :D

Back to it again, sometimes looking at people who sweat a lot over exams and studies, I feel what is it that we crave for. At the end of the day, one's life is meaningful and worthwhile, if he or she makes it to those few who are remember for batches to come in a college that has an intake of a few tens every year. It is not how much you score, but how many people you score with that makes you count. This is just another school of thought, completely loathed by people who feel making it to the top of the charts academically is something that is like winning the Presidential seat. No offence to them, for life is all about individual perceptions, tastes and choices. If not for them, everyone would have been the same in this world.

The question is about where you want to be... There are two classes of people - Significant few and Insignificant Many, a la Pareto's Principle applied to Inventory Handling. So, where is it that we want to be? Do we want to be in Significant league or do we want to be the insignificant league? To me, slogging all night, topping the charts and at the end of the day doing nothing eventful or worth narration down the years is insignificant, but for some, it is as sacrosanct as sanctum sanctorum of their religion. To some, if one doesnt study and is handling extra-currics and stuff seems insignificant, but for the others these are the building blocks of fame and hence these are the 'in Significant League' people and not the 'Insignificant league'

All said and done, what is it all about? It is all about realising what is significant for you. It is all about making yourself significant. Things never need expertise, or experience to be done well. All they need is conviction and committment and this is the key to making yourself significant. Everything you embark upon, there is only one question to be asked, " Will this put me 'in Significant league' or 'Insignificant league'? If it is former, you got the bird in the hand, else its in the bush. When you are in the former, you belong to the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and if its the latter, you are one in the crowd. Go, get a life... The pursuit of the path to shift from the latter to former is 'Life' and 22 years into it, am still struggling to hold my foot firm :)

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At May 03, 2007 4:38 PM, Blogger Smartalec said...

You've been doing a lot of thinking, mate! Studies making your mind wander:p?
Anyway, this is food for thought! I guess most people define signifance from others' points of view rather than from what matters more to them! Achievements can take different forms... everyone will have a different definiton for it! So 'significance' and 'insignificance' are relative terms.
I can't seem to make sense of what I've just typed out! The point is that you should quit bothering about these categories and start worrying about the classes of grades right now:p All the best with the exams!

At May 04, 2007 11:21 AM, Blogger Saraswathi said...

Good thoughts naresh!

At May 08, 2007 1:06 PM, Blogger dk said...

hi manager...
adding you to my blogroll, dare u mind!


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