Friday, December 9, 2011

Once again

It's been ages since I have tried to write something. I started this blog in 2006, It was on the insistence of one of my really good friends. I never wrote much. Just couldn't get myself to come up with something good enough to put up for others to read.

The past few days have been difficult. Work pressure has led me to rediscover the attitude that most people have towards work and how they get things done. Somehow, it took me back to the books that I read that defined my work ethics. Been trying to read Atlas shrugged again the last week. It scares me to pick up that book again as I know that if i do it will really mess up with my mind. But, sometimes I think it is important to remember the things that meant something to you.

I think I have to agree with Balachandhran's comment. He says, "When we are in those formative years, we have dreams but have not seen the world. So we tend to be idealistic and immediately jump at the idealistic outlook of the Ayn Rand characters. But when most people get into corporate life, they realize that ideals don't pay - end of story."

I know I still believe the things I used to... but I'm not really sure if I still live by them. I think that is what scares me most about going back and reading those books. I'm not sure if I would be comfortable with how I have chosen to live my life. I have tried my best, but you always end up feeling that you should have done better.

Getting back to those books meant getting back to this blog. To relive some of the things that were my fondest memories while growing up. Beautiful books, talented and amazing friends and the hope that the words you choose to put out there are understood by a like minded person.

Not sure if I will start writing again, but this one post goes out to my one friend who is about to embark on a new journey, a new chapter in his life. We may not be friends anymore, we may barely think of each other, but I hope and pray with all my heart that you get the very best of all that life has to offer. May your friends and loved ones always cherish you and keep you happy knowing that you deserve nothing but the best.
Live long and Prosper!