When we were young, there were so many things to look forward to. There would be our annual exams to ace at, there would be the cultural fest coming up, even an inter-school competition.
The dreams of finding that special someone and living rosy-dreams with him. Then the aspirations of becoming a successful person professionally.
Choosing the profession, which changes every week… when the best friend comes up with something new.
Life is full of so many things to look forward to. That’s what we knew life to be. Living the ‘life’.
But now, we’re grown ups. We have a job, we’ve a family, we’ve homes, our partners are chosen.
No more dreaming of jobs, no more dreaming of best looking men, no more interest in that sexy, sleezy outfit Kareena is wearing in her new movie.
You know where you stand. You know what you are. You know where you will be even 20 years down the lane.
How could it have been any different? I think the death of it all occurs when you get married.
Ya! I know I’ve got a great spouse as a partner. And not everyone is lucky in that department. So rather than blaming him, I should be blaming anything else. But the fact is that it is this very marriage, as created by our society which kills, slowly and brutally, everything in life. It’s not the fault of the people involved in it. It’s just the society and its working.
Does that mean all hope is lost for me? I have nothing to look forward to in my life?
Well, I’m hoping to take some inspiration from her. (http://www.30before30project.com/p/come-along-for-ride.html)
Re-quoting her words “growing older doesn’t have to be dreadful if you live every year like it’s your last.”