Wednesday, January 13, 2010

One for the bored!

I am out from my hibernation with a shocker! Guess what?

When I figured 2 in every 5 youngsters in a sampling of 50 people didn’t know who the president of India was, I lost my will to learn.

On the contrary, most of them were spontaneous with their answers when asked who the president of the United States was.

I don’t want to jump into any dexterous conclusion here, but it was an eye opener more than an embarrassment for many!

It is not always possible to live an arrogant, ignorant life although I know at least one person whose dream is to lead such an existence.

Who cares about who the president is as long as I get to do what I want?

What do we get if we know who the president is? Croons a friend—my salary remains the same, perks (that keeps varying from time to time) remain the same and my job remains the same.

Some IT guys call it the SSDD (same shit different day) syndrome.

It all boils down to perceptions again.

Ha! So what is it that interests these youngsters? Some mindless bantering of VJs, RJs and the likes; head-thumping in the name of music, bitching and bad-mouthing on the pretext of survival? Well. I think most of 'dis' credit goes to the reality TV shows.

I don’t want to sound like a grandma here and gross myself out with the excessive usage of the term “youngster”. Pardon me, but that was not what I intended to do with this blog that comes after eons.

On a different foot, that awol from the bloggers league was indispensable.

I had a very eventful 2009 – from snapping ties with misunderstood friends, being overtly pessimistic about my love and life to making way for some great new friends and getting back to living life the way I want!

“The way I want” is pertinent as long as one knows what she wants. I am assuming most of you know what you want.

Whatever! Do you see the shadows of arrogance erupting out of me now? That’s exactly what I mean by I belong here, to the same so-called ignorant clan.

So what do we do when we see scores of stupidity thrown at us? Ignore.

As long as that doesn’t affect me and anything or anyone close to my bandwagon it’s alright.

But what happens when we are exposed to a social transgression? Do we still ignore and move on? Now that’s something which we can ponder upon being the present voice of the nation.

It really doesn’t matter if you don’t know who the president of your country is, but it would be great if you took interest in the greater things that life and your country throws at you. I better stop before I sound like a public interest ad campaign.

I am sure this blog made the least sense to many, but it doesn’t matter.

If people can put a random color as their status message on the most sought after social networking site in the name of some “fun” awareness campaign – the most bizarre one at that, I am sure I won’t be castigated or asked to testify for writing such a kooky article.

It’s a democracy, guys. There is freedom of speech and expression – CLICHÉ!

I like some drama in whatever I do. On that note:

All the world's a stage,

And all the men and women merely players;

They have their exits and their entrances,

And one man in his time plays many parts,

His acts being seven ages.

-- William Shakespeare

Tweak it as how you would like it. This is what i did:

All the world's a stage,

Life’s a big drama.

We are all artists.

When everyone’s playing their part so well, why should I be left behind?

I strive for excellence and that’s why I would like to remain the DRAMA QUEEN.