Life…

I don’t know what made me write this but when I read it back I realized that it somehow reflects our life. So when you read the following lines try to find yourself in them. If you are able to, I will consider myself successful.

As soon as a man leaves the womb of his mother, he commences his study of the world, or rather the study of his world. At this time his world is very simple. It comprises his mother, his father, his sibling(s) and some other smiling faces which float in front of him whenever they think he is not sleeping. They fondle him; make peculiar shapes with their fingers, their noses and with their eyes. They try to make him laugh. He is confused. He doesn’t know how to react in such situations. And so he experiments. Initially he giggles. He thinks that this would satiate the face in front of him. But the face gets excited. It is overjoyed and does the coo chi-cooing even more fervently. Then the real drama starts. The baby starts crying. He thinks this would ward the face off. But he is once again unsuccessful. To his dismay some more faces join the party and try to do various other things that the baby completely fails to understand.

As the time passes by, the baby gets accustomed to such exotic behavior and sieves off the faces he want to ward off by his usual wailings. By that time he also gets to learn one more, more effective strategy to shoo away the previously mentioned undesirable faces. What he does is very simple: he simply lets the smelly wee-wee out of his bladders. Sometimes, this feels to be a little bit painful because he has to hold himself from hosing out the thing within till the time the face decides to hold him in its hands. But the pain nearly always results in a clandestine mirth and a feeling of supreme satisfaction. The face contorts in a familiar fashion, looks into the face of the baby in yet another familiar fashion and then rushes off to the familiar place where mum usually makes him do the real wee-wee. Sometimes the baby ends up loathing the face so fiercely that he decides to poop some yellow ethereal paste on its body. If his luck angels are around him the face then never ever shows itself again.

After a certain period of time he gets bored of wasting his wee-wee and doo-doo on so unworthy things as smiling faces and starts concentrating more on himself. Even then, they fail to stop themselves and try to teach the baby-boy pronounce weird words and manifest unusual shapes and sizes of his fragile face. He nevertheless gets on with it and tries to behave normally. But water level gets too much high and he fails to hold his composure when they call him chhotu, motu, munna, shona, chickoo, tiku, miku, tolu, molu and with many others out of the world appellations. He initially behaves that he is not listening to them but finally decides to compromise because he cannot afford to lose so huge a lump of chocolate. Surely he doesn’t know the famous saying about donkeys and fathers, though.

Time runs fast and the baby turns into a boy and soon comes the day when he is donned with a bag at the back and a bottle in the front. He is also given a nice rectangular Tiffin box and instructed to eat the stuff inside when the bell rings and other children eat theirs. He starts going to school. But he does not get surprised when his teachers force him to mug up strange alphabets and stranger words. He likes the school very much as there are people who understand him. He plays with them and enjoys laughing and sharing and bartering pokemon cards, chocolate frog cards and other stickers and labels that are contemporarily popular. He also likes to sit near the driver in his bus and chat with the driver about the latest adventure of Winnie the Pooh and the bat which his uncle brought for him a few days back. This is the time he gets his first cycle; with a small tire attached sideways. He zooms past his mummy and daddy in the garden, flaunting his new means of transport to his jealous friends.

The clocks around him while away their time while he shoots up like an overfed bamboo tree. Slowly but surely, the responsibilities multiply and so do the tensions. He gets to know the famous Darwinian law of the survival of the fittest and embroils himself into this competition. He is ferociously trained for what they call life. Sometimes he loses his heart because he has to compete with others while training with them and competition means sporadic failures. But he stands up again, like, they say, a tiger, and continues with what, they say, is training for life.

Soon the boy leaves his boyhood and enters teenage. He feels bored at home and feels an urge to explore the world around him. But his mummy and daddy which by now have converted to Mom and Dad kindly explains to him that he still has a lot to learn before going out into the world. He wants to retaliate with an argument that that is exactly what he wants to do by going outside, but hastily composes himself and stays quiet. Then he shuts himself inside his room and tries to learn about the world and life through television, computers, music, magazines and porn. The distance between him and his parents decreases and he finds more satisfaction amongst his friends.

This is also the time when his body undergoes some hormonal changes and he feels hair grow all over his body. His mindset also changes. He becomes more confused. There are many decisions to take and yet he is not allowed to take them independently. He feels dejected. There is a career to make. There are parents to follow. There is a girl to appease. There are professors to amuse. There is his body to shape and build. Then there is a bike to maintain. There are his friends to heed to. He feels that life is complex and yearns for more control over it.

But then there are many moments when he feels ecstatic. Like the time when he gets his first multi-functional digital watch from his Dad. Like the time when his friends throw a surprise birthday party for him and forget to invite him to it. Like the time when he spends his first lonely moments with the girl he loves. Like the time when his team wins a crucial match because he fell down on the best striker of the opposite team and injured him from playing further. Like the nights he spends in canteens arguing with his friends over something he feels strongly about. Like the time when his favorite professor announces that he is the best student in the class and the very next day throws him out of it when he finds him sleeping on the first bench right under his nose.

Life is definitely worth a try.

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RSV @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 3 weeks ago · 0 replies · +1 points
I don’t know I am unable to think out actually….may be you should suggest something..
I will change it..definitely..

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Anshul @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 3 weeks ago · 1 reply · 0 points
ya i thought of it but then title could have been differnt.

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RSV @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 3 weeks ago · 0 replies · +1 points
may be u r right…..but could have I done enough justice to it by blabbering out the stuff of adulthood and old age…..even I have not experienced it yet??
tell me…

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Anshul @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 3 weeks ago · 1 reply · 0 points
Nice one-‘again’. Life from the eyes of the infant was fantabulous. Going by the title,though, expected a whole life experience.I thought it was an injustice to the title.

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RSV @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 3 weeks ago · 0 replies · +1 points
yes, you are right life needs to be enjoyed in parts…
thank you for visiting my blog..’I hope u find it worth a visit…

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divsi @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 3 weeks ago · 1 reply · 0 points
life is definitely a try…its a gift meant to be preserved…opened slowly layer by layer carefully n admired as each portion becums visible to our eyes:) nice post!

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RSV @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 0 replies · +1 points
Welcome to my blog..AK…
thank you very much……….
do visit again.. sure!!

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RSV @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 0 replies · +1 points
Welcome to my blog..Musings..(again??)
thank you very much for your appreciation…
and yes the infant part of our lives is really interesting!!

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Avada Kedavra @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 1 reply · 0 points
Hey Rahul.. thanks for dropping by,.. you have a very nice blog.. Really liked this post!!! will visit again 🙂

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Musings @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 0 replies · 0 points
Hi Rahul!
That a brilliant one which I enjoyed much; especially the infant part.

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RSV @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 0 replies · +1 points
thank you for the Award Amit….
honestly speaking it came as a surprise!!

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Singh Amit @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 1 reply · 0 points
hi Rahul..
I have an award for u..
do visit my blog…
Cheers!!

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RSV @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 0 replies · +1 points

oh..Thank you rahul…
I thought I had commented on my own post!!(a nice PJ?, eh!)

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RSV @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 0 replies · +1 points
yep…..
a journey unto itself…
too true…
welcome to my blog Harish…….

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Harish @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 1 reply · 0 points
a journey unto itself 🙂

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rahul @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 1 reply · 0 points
nice post dude..the journey of a baby to a boy!!

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RSV @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 0 replies · +1 points
thank you Rashmi…
babies are wonderful…I want to once again experience that phase…

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RSV @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 0 replies · +1 points
written more….??
well I think we can read 50 pages on life and yet not get satisfied…it is so amusing….
“soul searching”? do u see me flying…..thank you buddy…but that’s too much of praise..

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RSV @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 0 replies · +1 points
thank you venky…
I am happy that you liked the childhood part…..

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RSV @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 0 replies · +1 points
thank you Pramoda…

and yes, I am an anomaly you can say….I sit on the first bench in the hope of listening something useful.. but end up snoring in front my profs…

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RSV @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 0 replies · +1 points
thank you very much ma’am….
the different stages of life are indeed beautiful…….

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RSV @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 0 replies · +1 points
yes, you are right, I cut short on teenage and college….because at that time I thought this could bore the readers….
and wee-wee and doo-doo…they are funny words…
no it never happened with me….just an imagination….

thank you very much…..

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rashmi @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 1 reply · 0 points
hey, wonderful post…
very nicely described the mindset of a baby… 🙂

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Karthik @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 1 reply · 0 points
Got a bit nostalgic.
You are absolutely right. It is complex, yet amusing. After reading i only wished you had written more, maybe another one or two paragraphs. It was definitely worth a read. And yes life is definitely worth a try.
It’s a wonderful post, dude.
No matter how difficult it is, no matter how much failures we face, as Robert Frost once said, “I can sum up life in just three words. IT GOES ON.”
Thanks for such a soul searching post.

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VeNkY @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 1 reply · 0 points
Well nice write i can see why it is a life time research. I always wonder how a girl undergoes changes, i mean mentally. I can say you were successful i could connect to it especially the childhood part.

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pramoda @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 1 reply · 0 points
Hi RSV,

u have explored it very nicely…liked it.
And life is more than a try..:)

sleeping in first bench….?? i used to see back bencher boys doing it!!!

Pramoda

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Urmi @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 1 reply · 0 points
You have written very beautifully the different stages of life that each and everyone goes through. I liked it very much.

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Rohini @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 1 reply · 0 points
hey why did you cut short at teenage and college.. I thought there was more.. actually looked for a read more button 😐 .. My bad.

I like your analysis of the wee-wee doo-doo the best.

And cant get over “not being invited to your own surprise party”.. haha.. hilarious! Has it happened to you or anybody you know? But it is quite whacky to think about.. haha.. I just cant get over it. I keep thinking how funny it would be..

Nice post Rahul. 🙂

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RSV @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 0 replies · +1 points
thank you Aditya…
and now I understand why I like your posts so much….I think I am also what you say… phil-enthusiast..
you are a natural philosopher….

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aditya @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 1 reply · 0 points
Thats one hell of a philosophy. I am a phil-enthusiast. Goes without saying how i liked your post.

Liked the last line-life is defintely worth a try.

its actually worth more than a try 😉
Keep writing 🙂

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RSV @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 0 replies · +1 points
thank you for visiting Ramesh Sir….

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RSV @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 0 replies · +1 points
Thank you Sugar Cube…..
isn’t it amazing…most of us fail to realize that..including me….
rest of my message has been sent to you mail..check it out…

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R. Ramesh @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 1 reply · 0 points
ya life is definitely worth a try..cheers buddy..and thanks

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sugar cube @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 1 reply · 0 points
Nice read.

“Life is definitely worth a try.”

I like that line 🙂

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RSV @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 0 replies · +1 points
Well hindu mythology thinks that life is worth living seven times….and I have no comments on that…
and thank you for calling it ‘great’…
it feels good when people of your repute say that I am good….

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indianpundit @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 1 reply · 0 points
“Life is definitely worth a try.”

Definitely.

Life is worth more than one try…..if that is possible.

Great post..

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RSV @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 0 replies · +1 points
and don’t you sometimes feel that this training costs a huge part of our lives….
as and afterthought though it is very necessary and part of our life…

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RSV @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 0 replies · +1 points
thank you Sis….
research……mm…well u can call it lifetime’s research…yes..

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Rimz @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 1 reply · 0 points
awesome…..liked the whole thing.. I liked “He is ferociously trained for what they call life” line most….:)
According to me, all of us irrespective of age, gender or place are training ouselves every moment to live the life, to face the Life n trying to ensconce ourselves….

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Shruti @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 1 reply · 0 points
Hi RSV
Seems you have did quite an research on this!
Well done..
Neatly described yaar!
“”Life is definitely worth a try””
and we are here trying the life!

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RSV @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 0 replies · +1 points
thank you…..
never did I think….but some time it make u feel so….

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karishma @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 1 reply · 0 points
hey that was hilarious…
never thot i have gone thru so much while growing..
great work!!

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RSV @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 0 replies · +1 points
thank you sir..
I feel honored that you considered my blog to be worth a visit…

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RSV @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 0 replies · +1 points
thank you Amit……
NIghts….canteens…..nostalgic….I can very well understand….

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Ravi @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 1 reply · 0 points
a real touching one !

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Singh Amit @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 1 reply · 0 points
An apt generalization of life. I really loved this post… 🙂

“Like the nights he spends in canteens arguing with his friends over something he feels strongly about.” Nostalgic feeling…

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RSV @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 0 replies · +1 points
thank you Ekam…..yes this is life….indeed..

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Ekam @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 1 reply · 0 points
THIS is called life 🙂

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RSV @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 0 replies · +1 points
surely it is from a guys perspective…. but I tried to make it more universal….but as it seems I failed… but I could never do justice to a girl that way…. if I had tried so hard….
I hope you understand…

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RSV @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 0 replies · +1 points
I don’t mean to change your tastes.. but try firefox….. the thing is doing fine….
Oh yes….. it is privilege for me, actually, their attempts should be rewarded….

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kasabiangirl @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 1 reply · 0 points
Nice read…liked reading about the different stages of life. Now I have an idea about what guys go through while growing up 🙂

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shankar @ The Skeptical Observer – Life… 4 weeks ago · 1 reply · 0 points
Hi rsv…

I think its ok now..I tried in opera first..It didnt work.. But its perfect in chrome… sry for troubling you…..

And really a nice post..I really liked the last paragraph…sleeping on the first..bench..thats what I do…..

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