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Flying at a price

Posted by
Nitin (Mayenne, France) on 3 November 2012 in Transportation.

A letter I just pulled out from my past emails, this was something I had read somewhere and sent to a friend on 12th May, 2010:

"Don't just have career or academic goals. Set goals to give you a balanced, successful life. I use the word balanced before successful. Balanced means ensuring your health, relationships, mental peace are all in good order. There is no point of getting a promotion on the day of your breakup. There is no fun in driving a car if your back hurts. Shopping is not enjoyable if your mind is full of tensions.

Life is one of those races in nursery school where you have to run with a marble in a spoon kept in your mouth. If the marble falls, there is no point coming first. Same is with life where health and relationships are the marble. Your striving is only worth it if there is harmony in your life. Else, you may achieve the success, but this spark, this feeling of being excited and alive, will start to die.

One thing about nurturing the spark - don't take life seriously. Life is not meant to be taken seriously, as we are really temporary here. We are like a pre-paid card with limited validity. If we are lucky, we may last another 50 years. And 50 years is just 2,500 weekends. Do we really need to get so worked up?

It's ok, bunk a few classes, scoring low in couple of papers, goof up a few interviews, take leave from work, Enjoy with your friends, fall in love, little fights with your loved Ones . We are people, not programmed devices."

I hope these words will influence someone else reading my blog today too. This picture was taken on a beautiful evening in the LA airport as I landed after a 13 hour flight from Shanghai on my way to meet my friends in Mexico. The excitement of being so far away, the farthest I have been, in an unknown land was building up. And I was satisfied at my own courage.

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Can't tell you how I am charmed by your emotive cinematic shot, and touched by your beautiful truthful words! Thank you Nitin!

4 Nov 2012 2:54am

Ziren from Singapore, Singapore

That's a powerful shot and a powerful message. I don't really get the title though.

8 Nov 2012 12:51am