Saakshi Nagpal

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What do you expect from life ?

Hie,

How are you doing today ?

Fit and Fine !!

Do you breathe heavy after climbing 5-6 flight of stairs?

When did last time you took Medical help to keep yourself active and agile?

Stats say India’s life expectancy is 65.77 years for males and 67.95 years for females . Women live more than 2 years 🙂  probably to take into account the additional time they need to spend in bathroom in front of mirror :).

Life expectancy – We all understand the term to mean the average life span of a group of people. But I’m here to talk about a bigger idea ….

Ladies and Gentlemen – what you expect from your life.

A decent 5 BHK flat , actually several in few exotic locations, Samsung Galaxy S III, Audi in the car park, unlimited Spa and Sauna coupons, a beautiful relationship to bank upon , a calm and serene family environment. A grossly upper paid white color job, where your hours will be so much, where your responsibilities will be so much.

That is what is expected of you.  And if you successfully manage to live up to it, it will be an awful waste. Trust me.

They say aim high, dream higher, the outcome will be unparalleled to those average people who don’t even put efforts to plan.

I say, Close your eyes , ask few questions to yourself :

Who are these average people?  – Your Parents ?  Friends ? Spouse ? Neighbors ? Colleagues ?  in – laws ? Cousins ? Siblings ?  ………

What are your aims and dreams? and most important

Who is deciding them for you? – Raise your hands if you and only you are expecting such things from life, without the pressure from ‘average people’.

The eye opener.

How many times you have been concerned about your pulse rate not inches on your waist? Every day you see chunks of human beings running to and fro at a breakneck speed trying to overtake each other as fast as they can, so that they can ‘afford’ their lives a way better than ‘average people’.

“Her husband wants her to join gym, coz she is not size zero as  Kareena Kapoor .”

“We started together, and are at same designation , how come he owns such a high end car”

“They are flying to Kathmandu for summer break, I won’t settle for less than Singapore. ”

“Hey kid, you have to score more than Rohan in Class XII result.”

Ain’t you guys  tired of all this ? I am sure; no one wants to live life according to boundaries set by so called ‘average people’. Then, why don’t we make our own goals, create our own expectancies. Burn our midnight petrol and achieve them.

Life is like an  artist’s canvas. Feel free to create your masterpiece; section by section in the simplest way you know, use as many colors as you can , it will come out to be neat and beautiful.

* Terms and Conditions Applied – Life has no eraser and size of the canvas is not known.

Just paint your dreams as if your life will be over today. At this point of time (I believe majority of the audience is above 20 yrs) you all have grown as tall as you can be, you look probably the best that you would be ever looking, you are physically the fittest you could be in your entire life .

This is as good as it gets, it is all downhill from here. Who knows?

You have got everything you need for life. Then why want set of expectations form some average people ??

I will leave this podium, you all will get busy in your work, tomorrow when you will wake, and the cycle will be the same , I request you to please give a thought again –   What did YOU expect from life ?

PS : My toastmasters speech today 🙂 and very well received.

Regards,

Saakshi

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Why ? few things I don’t understand !

Hie,

These days, I am bit lost …so many things going around that I can’t understand why? Needless to say in a random order, I am just confused 😐

  1. Who gives water to my bamboo plant (beautifully placed on my desk) every day? Who ever do so, I appreciate your help but please have mercy on it and do not fill water till top!
  2. Why women are the biggest enemy of women? Can even other women claim to understand women? Do we have to be Sherlock Holmes!
  3. Why the hell they have said – Rs 86 as a new poverty line in India? Insane !
  4. Why do we have a bad hair day on the day when we look pretty? 
  5. Why twitter make trends like Sonakshi Sinha’s forehead ? Dear twitter , you don’t have to behave like insensible evil brained Indian politician. Please. 
  6. I just don’t understand Stock market / mutual funds / credit cards – for me it would be better to invest in Gold/ PPF / Fixed Deposits / Infrastructure Bonds . I prepare a budget sheet , use debit card , I know I am old school ..but  this is how I manage to keep myself safe and secured 🙂 
  7. Hype created for ‘ Race for President’. The first person of India !! Instead of choosing any popular guy , can govt. select a person who is not just a pre programmed low efficient machine to sign papers. With no offence , I just want to make a point that , please don’t delay  few highly urgent and important decisions for exceptionally long years eg  Kasab , for what  ‘type of’ mercy they are waiting to take decision.  Hang him.                                                                                                                                                                                          We need a leader who has a sensible rational logical analytical mindset and capable to act. 
  8. Gender biasing , India is an orthodox country where women are considered as inferior , no matter  if they are educated &  independent ,even if our President is a women , we face loads of unwritten and unsaid DON’Ts.  almost every other day.   Okay ,  we are born and bought up  in such envt , but still can’t understand why  ??? 
  9. Why do women have mood swings? 
  10. When will I be able get rid of these dark circles? 
  11. Fascination of play station/android games . No points for guessing  – I don’t play. 
  12. Why do people lie , when they know that I am very much aware of their lying ?
  13. Why do I cry , when I can’t hold my anger ? Good for the other party , I just can’t shout or show tantrums ,I  remain silent and isolate in my den and at times cry … Notes to self – Improve and let it go. 
  14. Why didn’t Enrique replied to my tweets on his birthday 😥 
  15. Why did I left that awesome bag just because it was way to expensive at Janpath , last year ?  Women , I swear !

Well guys , I believe I won’t get answers to these WHYs and on a honest note , I don’t care much (except few). I am not frustrated , its just the phase I am going through (probably  bad luck days). Never mind.

How are you doing ?

Love,

Saakshi

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