What you gonna do?

I was randomly surfing the channels on my television last night. Nothing was on.
VH1 was unclear ( No..My life is not Jhingaalala ! No DTH)..Absurd Movies.... and Channel V and MTV have been sold to bollywood crap.
I suddenly came to channel with a preacher on it. I just thought to listen to him for few seconds. But what he was saying had me totally gripped. Here is what he said...

"A man when defeated,and torn by this world ,by people or his own mind goes for either of these three things...
1.He tries to change himself.
2.He tries to forget himself with drugs and Drinks.
3.He ends his life.
The entire history of mankind says it. There have been great men who have ended their lives..who have drowned themselves in dark world of drugs...."

Tishhhhhhhhh......

The channel goes blank ( My Cable guy...Thank you so much..I need to make my life Jhingalala...Mr.Ratan Tata I am coming for your product)..

But still this was one Powerful, Deep and True thing he said. Worth pondering upon for sometime!
I did.
You may want to do too.
Say what?

42 comments:

Zee said...

to each his own.... i would never do 3...hopefully never do 2...hopefully never do 1 either and hopefully would just tell the world to screw off and just be me!

Standbymind said...

Thats Awesome...but quite easy to say..
:(

akanksha said...

All three of them sound scary to me:-(

diyadear said...

hmm sounds quite sensible.. but should ponder on this more n will get back to u..

KAYLEE said...

oh gosh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

INDR's Angels said...

hmmm.
i Had a crisis period a couple of yrs bk.. Had to opt for no 1.
:)
But , ya , I am no gr8 man,, just a normal human.
Other options are too scary man. :D
Some of my earlier poems might indicate that..
Anyways thanks for commnting.
cheers !
TC

Rajeev said...

I wish i could change myself!
Im definitely not foolish to do the 3rd and the 4th :D
how ru doin bro?
longtime..!?!?

peace & love
Jeevy

wacko said...

hmm..ive readin a lot these days bout such matters..just yesterday i heard owen wilson tried committin a suicide..i wonder wht is wrong with him now

disillussioned_me said...

Ummm...u chanced upon it..i did rather avoid it. Lolz. how have u been?

Phoenix said...

nice, and profound...but ye sab karne ke liye courage chahiye...max people are stuck on route to either

AmitL said...

Hi,Standbymind-tks for the visit to my blog and laughing.:)..I had some good laughs,too,reading this post...you used the DTH ad quite well-Jhingalala for that...and,whew that was a deep thought you heard..frankly,I tend to do the first one usually-i.e. try to change myself,if something's not working out...drugs n drinks are just escape routes,with no light at the end of the tunnel,I feel.

Dream catcher said...

one seriously recommended book..if u understand this..

"Atlus shrugged" -ayn rand

nikita said...

Hmmm wat hap to u lately?

wildflower said...

Stop it!
i would hate to die that way, no matter how big a failure i am,( i am not preaching optimism till infinity but) the sight of the razor makes me shaky...& sick

AND this "wanna be DJ" pic is 'SO SWEET**' i would rather...

**Though i still respect your hatred for the phrase 'SO SWEET'..it's more like a refrain for me...:P

Rakesh said...

Rightly said..
And when circumstances getting worse, the last 2 options are their first preference..Bcoz chnaging something which is not controlled by you is difficult or impossible.

swatimala said...

this post highlights your deep thinking and your maturity...keep rocking!

Lavender said...

hey nice makeover of page !! :)..these lines reflect self evident truth.....xtremely powerful

burf said...

hmm

Cyberkitty said...

The only problem with tata sky is that they are not allowed to show the latest pirated movies !!!

durga said...

Hi Aman!
BABA Ji's are rather "GREAT" ppl - be careful about what they say.. :-)

"Defeated and torn by the world" is a pretty strong statement.
First thing to check is whether the situation is really that bad!
In most cases its not...

3. Not advisable at all..
2. Doesnt make sense, cos as soon as "senses" return, its again 1,2or3!! One can keep choosing 2 but the same decision point keeps coming back - it feels like an escape but there is no escape!
1. Change? No, if the "thing" you are chasing is "DEMANDING" a change, which you are not comfortable with.. and yes if it comes naturally - then of course its not much of a "change" - just a "step"..
Actually, if such a cross road comes, then one must analyse if what they are chasing, is their own dream OR a dream force-fed to them, OR just being one of the herd... OR the thing you are chasing may not be meant for you and your rainbow is elsewhere.. waiting for you!

and you are right - being oneself is tough.. but its always better in the long run..

and BTW, some neat graphics on the sidebar! and great style of writing too!

Jhingaalala!!

Rajeev said...

you are tagged! go to my blog

peace & love
Jeevy

Still searching said...

Firstly, awesome new template! Was wondering what had happened to ur blog earlier! :))

And yeah, I guess it is worth pondering about... I usually dont like these preacher kind of channels, and there are a lot of these here too... but yes sometimes they do make sense! Like this one... I'd like to think I'll go for option 1, but in reality I think I'll just try to escape - not through alcohol or drugs, but by actually running! hehehe

Adi Crazy said...

Man! That's scary at first look...but I guess, is true too. I see so much depression and restlessness around that is the root cause...

shikha said...

Umm....well wen things go really wrong...which they did for me once..umm...its d time wen u r outta ur mind(otherwise why would it be a bad phase)..and Its all about how much u can take it..!!!
Frankly speaking , during my really low phase...i could have easily done either of the 3..I thought about changing myself, but somethings are hard to change!I thought of taking drugs and I also thought of killing myself..You DO get those thoughts!!and if u dunt get those thoughts, it aint a bad phase!Best part is I fought against all those feelings and I am so proud about that.It was REALLY TOUGH.But today I have emerged as a stronger person and I am soooo proud of myself!!!!
*Main Bhagwan Hoon* !!!he he!!!

Moral of the story ...Shit Happens, But you need to fight it out and Thats called life!!

shikha said...

Just to add to that..Its easier to talk about it wen u r at ur best...Tough part is to implement it wen u r in a mess!!!

Virus© said...

I'm now sitting here on my chair and thinking... hmmm...

Ab said...

you know what, every time a crisis situation peeks, i consider option 3, and then dismiss it as worth a bigger crisis.. haha! (i hope th biggest crisis will be uselessness in old age!)

anyways, im not sure those are the only 3 options available.
in fact, it makes for a nice story. but in the biggest crisis Iv faced so far, I didnt even have the option to retreat. Like the message was real clear. fight, till the end. the reason. one, you started it. and two, well, no other option. and anyway, Im a little too proud for my own good!

anyway, it transpired that I came out quite fine, and with a lot of crazy memories to relive after 25 days at some sitting room!
(it was related to my job, after I quit, and all that)

but the lesson learnt is good enough. never give up. if you have the heart for an experience of a life time. i get the feeling that Life rewards perseverance. and most of the great achievements in the world were dubbed insane pursuits by others..

imperfect said...

hmmm.. enlightening!
if i continue doing what i am.. i might just end my life or what?
btw.. im tryinng to change!( i wonder why?)

imperfect said...

hmmm.. enlightening!
if i continue doing what i am.. i might just end my life or what?
btw.. im tryinng to change!( i wonder why?)

disillussioned_me said...

oye! i am waiting for an update? how have u been lately?
toodles..nikki

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

We all let other people influence us too much at times. We measure our abilities to do something by what others tell us. I wish, for once, we ask from ourselves and believe in ourselves before we talk to others.
I, for one, am determined to do that!
Nice post!

Lord Jim said...

I just can't seem to decide which preacher to listen to...they all seem to be unstable wierdos.

So instead I watch women wrestling each others clothes off on zee cafe ;)

The Hermit of Wandering Thoughts said...
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The Hermit of Wandering Thoughts said...

There is another option Procastinate and say are those your works??
cheers
z

Hershey Desai said...

hmm,
my first reaction to that speech would have been, "well duh! you don't need to be Einstein to figure that out."

and I would probably choose option 4.
There is always option 4.
Beat the living hell out of everyone else. Murder loot pillage, they shall know endless torment. Go fight and kill everyone. FOR THE LICH KING!!!!!



to all the good ones who chose option 1. "yea right"

JudeTheObscure said...

Whoa, hold up!

1.He tries to change himself-
Now this is something that merits some serious contemplation.

2.He tries to forget himself with drugs and Drinks-
What a strange coincidence(check out http://judeunleashed.blogspot.com/2007/09/364emusic-new-high-on-roads.html)

3.He ends his life- I wouldn really say that this is an option.

Peace,
Jude

Nithya N said...

yeah you change most of the time... sometime you rebel but ultimately you either change or simply don't care. many pretend.

THE PUROPSELESS TRAVELLER said...

hmmmm

A person becomes addicted to drinks and drugs,if he is having everything that he actually wants from his life,which is too hard to understand and find at an early age.

the commonest cause is he chooses it by default,its all about getting elevated levels of an endogenous chemical called endorphines,the levels of which take to to the levels of happiness,satisfaction,euphoria and ecstasy.(can read on google about it if u wish)

If u add any drug to the maximum u want in life,u will have the feeling say like a rockstar and then will the actual problem arise wen u go searching 4 a higher purpose that may range from higher creativity to spirituality and if u dont find it BINGO! look what happened to JIM Morrison and Cobain,while SIR MIck Jagger is doing the same thing till date.....The bottom line is coming in terms with ur subconscious brain that can shake everything deep within.

Just wrote what i felt,believing in what someone reads or gets to hear is never enough,u wont even have to believe in what YOu see or feel....yup the matrix theme...dont think who u r,know iwho u r....and its shocking indeed.

DJ said...

very true
nice read...
tc...

another brick in the wall said...

stop judging life. its pointless. nothing is ever good or bad is what one must realize. things happen. its how we look at them. its just about perception.

manisha said...

yes yes...i m happy i visited again!!!!....now now...dnt blush standby mind!!!..:P

Solitaire said...

I think women usually try number 1. They are not that prone to drugs and drinks, and statistics say that men commit suicide more than women..