Thursday, June 21, 2007

In Bangalore - Live, not Survive

Everyone appears to just about survive. It appears the car drivers earn Rs3000/- per month whereas his employer usually earns anywhere between Rs50000 and Rs200000 per month. Strangely, the driver appears more in control of his life. Nearly every IT professional seems to be struggling with life and stress. Life for these fellows revolve around the work, the pay, the savings, the luxury s/he is experiencing - the house, the car. The materials.

We should have treated the work and the materials as just another part of the life. Work should have revolved around life and not the other way around. How did this happen? We, the middle class appear to be molded into the "better job" philosophy, sadly. Is this the reason no IT professional ever complains when she stays until 1am fixing the last of the previous days bugs? Don't let the work drive you - you just lost your life.

Change
Everyone want to break free. Unless you realise that life is not all work, there is no way you could peep into the other side. Only if you start thinking & reasoning philosophically. For a start, read the Geetha in addition to the Grisham's and Dahl's. Ponder over what Geetha is trying to convey and not just its literary meaning. Dedicating yourself into one interest area should make you realize about life outside the work. Each interaction with a fellow human itself leads into more insight and by itself should be treated as an experience.

Crucially, keep the other thoughts flowing. You just might get an answer to live the life rather than just the routine surviving. That's why they said "Higher the thoughts , simpler the life"

3 comments:

a passer by said...

Talk to your manager he should do better planning. :) Don't blame the stream of work! Also at times people work in passion and they love to make things happen. If you are not enjoying talk to your manager he is not doing a good job I am sure.

Anonymous said...

passer by,

the post was not about blaming the stream of work nor counting the passion. Work, passion apart, it was asking you to have a different perspective towards life :)

Atleast thats what I gathered :)

Nitin Stephen Koshy said...

As anonymous said, the entry was trying to make sure you thought about other things in life too.