What do you expect from life ?
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.