Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Price Tag

"Everything in life comes with a price tag!" - Anonymous

I had never imagined that I would witness the effects of this statement so closely, until recently! Suddenly the manifestations of this statement have become evident around me! And a few of these situations are painfully expensive!

It seems, mostly people take chances based on what appears to be "right" or "wrong" in that situation, completely failing to understand that whats relevant today is definitely going to be redundant or even forgotten in the coming years! And then saying that a particular choice was wrong, that too when all the water has gone under the bridge is really pointless!

So that brings us to the question, what exactly is the "right" or "wrong" addressed to? Is it addressing to the people who see it from the other side or is it addressing to the people concerned? Isn't it more to do with, whether that choice is making the concerned people happy or not, rather than how it appears? Logically this question is to be answered by no one else but the people who are directly concerned! And if the answer to this question is "Yes", then by all means its perfectly "right" for them. And if its 'No", then hell no, it possibly cannot be right even if it "appears" to be the mother of all the best situations in life!

More often than not, the extrapolation of such situations unfortunately lead to the price tag attached to the choices based on how things appear than the happiness factor! Going by the proverbial statement of "Everything in life comes with a price tag", we are sure that the cost of happiness is not going to be trivial! But it would surely hold great value for investment, wouldn't it? :-)

Monday, 14 June 2010

आमच्या आयुष्यावर उदार!

नाशिक - मुंबई महामार्ग आत्ता एकतर्फी रहदारीचा झाल्या पासून त्यावर प्रवासाचे सुख खरे वाढायला हवेत. समोरून वेगाने गाड्या येण्याची भीती नसल्याने आपण वेगाने जाण्याचे मनात खलत नाही. शिवाय भलते सलते traffic jam होऊन प्रवास लांबण्याचा संभाव कमी असतो. तरीही ह्या प्रवासाची विचित्र भीती माझ्या मनात बसली आहे! गेल्या ५ - ६ वेळा अगदी न चुकता प्रवास प्रचंड घाबरण्यात गेला. संपूर्ण महामार्ग आणि घाटात जे पदायात्रिक स्वतःच्या इच्छा पूर्ण ह्वाव्यात किंवा झाल्या म्हणून त्यांचे दर्शन संपूर्ण करण्याकरता जे बेभान होऊन जात असतात, त्यांना बहुतेक हा मार्ग वाहने चालावण्याकर्ता सुद्धा वापरला जाऊ शकतो ह्या वस्तुस्थितीचा विसर पडत असावा! शाळेत भाषेच्या पेपर मधेय आम्हाला "वाक्प्रचार वापरून संपूर्ण ओळ लिहावे" असा एक प्रश्न असे! त्यात "आयुष्यावर उदार" असा जर वाक्प्रचार आला तर, "मुंबई-नाशिक महामार्गावरील पदायात्रिक आमच्या आयुष्यावर उदार होऊन त्यांच्या दर्शना करता जातात" असे म्हणणे आता मात्र चुकीचे ठरणार नाही.

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