Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Options

There is a scene in Love Aaj Kal, Saif Ali Khan and Rishi Kapoor discuss about the options. There were no options in the yester-years and now there are excess of them. I would like to discuss those excess, because I'm living now and not in those yester-years. 

First let us understand what options are? You are in your college hostel. You wake up. You have to go to college for lectures of four hours. After that, you have lunch. And then you have to sit through another two hours of lecture. After that you go to your hostel back and take a nap.

This is straight forward (boring) life for many people. This life doesn't have options. I'll tell you about the life with options. You are probably enjoying the holidays right now. You wake up. You don't know what to do. You have a lot of options. Go to a friend's house. Join a class. Watch movies. Read Books. Yes, you have a lot of options. 

If you are a procrastinator like me, you'll spend a quarter of the day deciding what to do. And with that if you are perfectionist, you'll be sad for the rest of the day that you wasted quarter of it for knowing what to do. This was a lame example. I'll give you a real one.

My watch was four years old. So I decided to buy a new one. Where to buy? Yes, you have a lot of options. The new showroom near your house. A nearby big city like Bengaluru. Online. Yes, after you've scanned in your mind through these options, you have the brands that you prefer. You cross check the brand with the place you selected to buy. After the brand, their come the models, so many of them to choose from. 

This is a life with options. And I just gave you an ordinary example of watch. Think of the options you have for innumerable number of activities you do everyday.

Even with all these, our lives continue to grow. Our activities increase, so do the options. But we still live with it. Our brain is no less than a SuperComputer. So, feel a little satisfied about yourselves.

P.S. I'm looking to buy shoes and Clothes. Does anyone know a good place?

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