10 OBVIOUS RULES OF LIFE (THAT WE MOSTLY FORGET)

  1. No matter what you do, you and everyone else will die.
  2. Your smallest act, even lifting a finger, affects the universe in some way, so you are important.
  3. Even your death will have a very small effect and that too for a limited time on the rest of the world, so that is how important you are.
  4. You get life once, this is not a rehearsal.
  5. No matter how careful you are, you will have your ass kicked once in a while.
  6. No matter how reckless you are, you’ll only have your ass kicked a limited number of times.
  7. More than 99% of the things affecting your life are beyond your control.
  8. Worrying never solved a problem in the history of the universe.
  9. The only person who can make you truly happy is YOU.
  10. Not doing something for fear of failure means that the chance of success is Zero.

 

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Justice, ,my…..

The idea of justice is simple, isn’t it? It merely means everyone and everything gets what he or she or it deserves. And nature’s system is beautiful, injustice at one level breeds injustice at the next. So, when Mr. ABC from Sargodha wants his son to get into Aitchison College whether he deserves it or not, when Mrs. XYZ from Islamabad wants to sell her car for lots more than it is worth by hoodwinking the poor buyer, when a motor mechanic charges Rs.5,000 for a job worth a hundred, when a doctor charges Rs.500,000 for a procedure that is worth Rs.10,000, when jobs are given not on the basis of merit but on who the candidate knows in the right places…….and so on. When all this happens then Asif Ali Zardari gets to become the President, Rehman Malik the interior minister, Ijaz Butt the Chairman PCB…..and so on.

So stop complaining. Give what is deserved and you’ll get what you deserve. Funnily enough, for us, there is no injustice, because the way we act and perceive things, we are getting exactly what we deserve.

So we have to either accept this fate and be resigned or change our ways and be courageous. Or of course keep blaming foreign powers and ‘agencies’ and continue to be losers.

 

AMREEKA AND AJJANSEEAN

Bomb blasts, murders, poor law and order, inflation, debt, missing persons, discomfort, disease, everything is either due to Amreeka or this or that Ajjansee. For God’s sake stop this. I don’t say that Amreeka or Ajjansees cannot be behind all this, but why bother about them, we cannot do anything about it, hell we are not even sure who is behind what. But one thing is certain, our moral degradation, and even more so, the recent floods or earthquakes, they were not orchestrated by Amreeka.

Look at your own life. Are you upright, moral and just in your own life? Are you just with your family members, do you abstain from throwing your junk on the road, are you the kind of person you want to be? Haven’t all of us become assholes with the passage of time? For once, get out of the state of denial, look yourself right in the eye and try to say this “I am an asshole and it is not my fault. It is part of the plan by Amreeka and the Ajjansees.” If you can say that without a smile, you are doomed. I am sure you’ll burst into laughter at the preposterous allegation.

So lets concentrate on what we are and what we do. Stop bickering about what our environment is and what is being done to us. That is the solution. If someone has a better one, I’m all ears, though after listening to better solution, I will have all the right to cast him as an Ajjant of the Amreeka.

 

Babies

Does a baby know about moral values, ethics or the meaning of good and bad? I think it does, but it doesn’t call these things by the same names as we do. For a baby it’s just instinct, or common sense. When hungry or uncomfortable, cry; when satiated and satisfied, smile; when sleepy, sleep. That’s life for a baby.

For us, it is different, there can be little doubt about that. My worry is, is it better? As we grow up, do we really go much beyond the level of maturity we had as babies? We still cry when we’re uncomfortable, the only difference is we don’t cry like babies, we complain, we crib, we whine, we blame the universe for our discomfort. And there is one other difference too. Whereas for a baby the things that have the potential to make it uncomfortable are very few, like hunger, heat, cold, pain etc., we have given this privilege to countless other things, poverty, unfulfilled desires, so many complexes and fears. So, have we grown up………or grown down?

As we grow up, we also stop smiling when comfortable, or maybe we never are completely comfortable. When we are relatively at ease, we don’t smile, we plan to make sure that we remain at ease in the future, or we fear unforeseen calamities or we boast, or we brag or we try to make the less comfortable people feel bad, we do any or all of these, but rarely ever do we genuinely smile.

As for sleeping when sleepy, forget that. Grown ups tend to spend as much time as possible not sleeping, doing any worthless job but not sleeping till late late in the night. And then we end up either oversleeping or looking like a raped zombie for the whole day.

I wish people had not taught me things so well. I wish we begin recognizing the good in babies and let them be.