Something has been bugging me for a couple of days !!
Those who have known me for quite sometime would have always heard me say“most of our problems arises because we refrain from being simple “
Have debated on this with many..
few agree , few don’t and few just smile..
But something that happened lately left me gobsmacked and hence this post.
Few things I want to clarify
1. Though it may sound similar… “being simple” and “being practical” doesn’t mean the same. If you ask me .. being practical is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity. It’s unrealistic and impractical to think that you are going to tinker around with some metal and thus help people fly over an ocean, fortunately the Wright brothers dint think so.
2. If you don’t know what being practical is , keep away from justifying your stupidity by saying “am being practical man!!”
Please understand that being PRACTICAL in life” means, one is grounded in reality by facing and handling real issues and problems, and being able to ADAPT and INTERFACE effectively to various situations.
This doesn’t mean that you should catch the lemons life throws at you and cherish it. What’s practical today is not practical tomorrow. If “your” definition of ” Being Practical” is right, it would have been so non practical to think that someone who is 1000 miles away can hear you as clear as a person sitting right next to you can hear few decades back, now its Child’s play.
A practical person is a one who adapts to present situations and make use of it to achieve what he desires. Good that there were and are enough sensible people who understand what ” Being Practical” means, else we would be still running naked behind deers with spear and stones!
3. Finally… being practical never means disowning what you believe and practice. Some of you might wonder why I am saying this. Trust me.. many of us stop doing few things because it’s been giving hiccups lately irrespective of the fact that it had been a voluptuous source of joy for long.
Let me give u an example..
The most used phrase in break ups is.. “Let’s be practical … my parents will never agree”.
Bollocks! You want to know what a real practical person would do? Stand up and fight for what they nurtured .
What kind of practicality is letting go something which you wanted.. for a mere speculation (Everything is a speculation until it happens.. tats how you keep things simple) however daunting it is? What more can make you happy than being with loved ones and FYI that’s why people fall in love…If you had something else in mind ,good luck…we live in an age where we can rent almost everything.. ALMOST!