Wednesday, August 23, 2006

On the Rat Race...

The one that some of us fight every day in office, gunning for that next raise, that next promotion etc... i wrote myself this prescription some years ago.. it seems to have cured at least one person :-)

We jump
from emptiness
to emptiness

All the time
believing
that we cross milestones
while it is
just
another boulder really
In a sea of boulders

No matter how many
you skip over,
you're not getting
anywhere.

11 comments:

Wriju said...

But what if you know where you want to go? Would the boulder be a milestone then?
*frets*
Hopefully when I get there I'll know where to go next. Isn't that what life is all about - a journey from one place to another?

MellowDrama said...

lol I had a post about this cept mine was called WAITING...waiting for that something to happen...Nice

How do we know said...

Hi Wriju: *confused*.. i really don't know what to say to that.. i only read this piece in the context of the rat race.. not in the context of the Destinations that I have set for myself..guess there is a difference then.. between mistaking boulders for milestones, and knowing your personal destinations and milestones... *even more confused*

Chiya said...

"All the time believing that we cross milestones while it is just
another boulder really In a sea of boulders"

For me more than milestones journey is important. Like they say in Ithaca

"wish that the way be long full of adventures, full of experience. "

VarunMayan said...

Thanks for puting mu blog on your other blogs list.

As If said...

Good one and so very true.

Tell me no more of enchanted days said...

thanks... u understood me much better than the others. i wasn't pitying myself or pitying them..i was just stating a fact..they come bcos i understand where they're coming from...i come from the very same place..

How do we know said...

Hi Mellowdrama: Went to ur page and quite liked it!! But i love the sketch best!

Hi Chiya: Another Ithaca lover!! I LOVE U!

Hi Varun: Anytime! You've been here for a very long time now!!

Hi As if: Thank you!

Hi Tell me no more: Any time! :-) And am glad!!

garcia kafka said...

wow dude.. is office life so monotonous and bland ?

Wild Reeds said...

"Just another boulder in a sea of boulders". Wow.
I agree. But better jumping boulders than being crushed under them, n'est-ce pas?

How do we know said...

HI Garcia: No, office life in itself is nothing.. its the rat race thats monotonous. What values does a twice an expensive car add to me??

Hi Wild Reeds: Maybe..but is there really no other alternative.. to be crushed or to jump? How about picking your own direction, where you want to go, and pick your pace.. how about deciding your journey? :-)