Then and now

“You never value things that you have.” My dad often told me this when I used to be picky about what I should eat. All his words fell on deaf ears. I never realized that home cooked food is a luxury, which not many can afford. It is not only food, but this adage holds true for everything.

During graduation, money had value, lots of value. Almost always I had just a few hundred in my account, whereas I used to be thousands in debt. So money had value, every 10-rupee note was significant. But now, the value of money has waned. I do not say that it has lost its value, but it is definitely way down in the list. After all money is material. Sab moh-maya hain! :|

What I value these days is the support structure I have. People whom I love and I care about and people who love me & care for me. It is not as if I did not value this in college, but now this is the only thing that has value. My family, my friends – I have realized that only people matter, nothing else.

In college, I was broke, but surrounded by friends. Now, in office, I have the security of money, but all new friendships seem artificial. Life sure seems to be a game of give-n-take :?

Update: As I am writing this, I see that even Rakesh has delved into memories.

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8 Responses to “Then and now”


  1. 1 Ak-84 February 23, 2006 at 8:05 pm

    Moh-maaya ?? :o arey sir, lets have frequent treats from ur side then :D

  2. 2 Sreejith February 24, 2006 at 1:23 pm

    Congratulations! You have progressed from Level-1 to Level-2 in the “Game of Life”. In this level you shall encounter demons like ‘mid-life crisis’, Taxes, and women. Please play till “Game-Over” flashes on your screen. :P

  3. 3 Kunal February 24, 2006 at 1:31 pm

    @Akansh, trust me, even we in final-year wanted the highest paying job, but once here, you realize that their is just a certain amount of money that you can spend. What you want at the end of day is not the highest paying job, but a job that gives you satisfaction too. I agree money is important, but it should never be the only criteria…
    Regrading the treat, catch hold of me anytime :) I may be in one of my benevolent moods…

    @Sreejith, roflmao :D I just can’t stop laughing. Kind specify what the next levels would be, I may be better prepared.. :P

  4. 4 paresh February 24, 2006 at 7:29 pm

    dont forget we (msbrs) are still broke :-) which in effect means your support structure is getting weaker; which implies you need to give us a big boost of health in the form of a great treat, may i suggest this weekend for a movie and then an outing. what say ?

  5. 5 Kunal February 26, 2006 at 3:04 am

    Paresh, yeah had a great outing! Thanks for the treat man :P It was awesome… :D

  6. 6 adi February 27, 2006 at 10:42 am

    beta .. you will only realise importance of money when you are going for 4 movies , 1 play , 2 corner house visits, 5-6 times tit bits in forum , do loads of shopping + 2-3 dinners out in a week ;))

  7. 7 Himank Sharma November 23, 2007 at 1:28 am

    Have been going through your archive today!! Read almost all your posts starting from the first ones!! Some very interesting ones.. wanted to comment on a few of them.. but laziness overwhelmed the desire..
    But couldnt stop myself from commenting on this post… Very neatly written
    Me being in the college right now.. Can’t identify much with you. Right now we are all broke and surrounded by good frnds as u said!! But i guess our time will also come!! Just planning to enjoy the time we have here… :)

  8. 8 Kunal November 23, 2007 at 9:54 am

    Himank, enjoy as much as you can in college. I am not saying that corporate life is boring or not enjoyable. But it is nothing compared to the rocking life we had in college :)


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