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Posts tagged ‘2011’

What makes me write?

When I was a little kid (probably 6 years old), I started writing small stories where there would be a hero named ‘John Maston’, who would bravely and relentlessly fight the ‘evil that men do’. The stories generally ran a page or two and after completing each and every story, I would force my parents and my maternal uncle to read it. This hobby of mine lasted for about two years after which the diary that I used to maintain for the stories  ran out of pages.

Years later, after having been appreciated by most of my English teachers throughout my school life, for writing essays and other passages that I was academically required to write, I came to a conclusion that writing is something that comes naturally to me and that I have developed a liking for it as a hobby.

After school, I made it to a law school where I resumed writing once again. This time it was a book, the title of which I have not yet thought of. After having typed a few chapters, my hard disk crashed and I lost every word of the story, I had come up with. It was then that I decided that the book can wait and that maybe I’ll restart again in my later ages, after I retire or earlier, if I end up being unemployed.

I took a break from writing anything worth reading for some time. Nonetheless, my friends were coming up with condescendingly long and interesting status messages on Facebook (some of them were so good that ‘doubt’ counseled me to Google out  the words in their messages and after realizing that most of them were stolen, I was greatly relieved). The relieve I felt made me complacent and I continued to live without writing.

But then again, recently,my words came back to me and I started playing with them again. A lot of people are responsible for making me write again (besides the fact that I do enjoy writing). Particularly, when my father, Sri Sumit Kumar Sirkar, came up with a book titled, ‘How to be Lucky and Successful in Life’ (you can google out the book to know more about it and you can contact my father here), my sister, Sourabhi Sircar who made me visit a few interesting blogs (most notably, Debosmita’s blog which can be found here) and unknowingly gave me the idea to come up with my own blog.

Hope to come up consistently, with more posts in the future and that you enjoyed the first three days of 2011.

Have a fantastic year ahead.

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Don’t Lie to Yourself this year…!!

I write today, on this auspicious and a very special day (31st December, 2010) which we all fondly call the New Years’s Eve, with an intention of warning you against the very obvious sin that you have already committed or have thought of committing.

I’d try to be very short this time. Also, it would be pretty convenient for me to leave you with a simple question here and let you come to a conclusion yourself:

Q: Do you like being lied to….???

………

Okay, its not easy for me to let people conclude on ‘my blog’ because its ‘my post’ and ‘I’ get to conclude here.

The obvious answer to the above raised question is “NO”. Nobody likes being lied to. Of course, there are exceptional cases where you yourself want to be lied to, so as to avoid an extremely awkward situation. But, I am not talking about any awkward situation here, until and unless you lie to yourself in order to stop feeling awkward. I am sure most of us don’t do that.

Thus, if you don’t want to be lied to, then why do you lie to yourself every new year by making a new year resolution (yes, this is the sin I was talking about in the beginning of this post)…???

Every year millions of people make the same old resolutions that they are going to quit smoking, do their homework, stop getting beaten up daily by the mathematics teacher, keep their spouse and parents happy, excel at their jobs and so on. (Blah, Blah, Blah)

I bet, few of them succeed.

I have never made a new year resolution ever in my life. I wanted to make one this year, but then suddenly something struck my mind.

I came to a realization that we don’t need resolutions to improve our lives. I also found out the reason why I never made resolutions.

The reason was that subconsciously, I always had the motivation to let life carry me along its own path while I just try to comprehend or rather speculate it’s  course of movement and try to play smart. I guess that it has worked wonders for me. Hope it works for some of you as well. If you are a materialistic hedonist like me, trust me, it would and for the rest, devil may care.

I have never lied to myself on the first day of the year and have never felt lost because of that lie.

Also, why lie to yourself when you can do it to others….hehe….kidding.

With that note,

Wishing you a very happy new year, hope you have the best year of your life, yet.