Friday, August 19, 2005

Rise and Shine

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you wake up during the day? To me, the first thought that comes to my mind every weekday goes something on the lines of:




Don’t get me wrong. If anything, the moment I wake up is the single most depressing moment of the day. I just love to sleep and sleep well. That doesn’t mean I am a long sleeper. My wife has this constant complaint that I don’t sleep long enough. It’s just that I need continuous sleep. Weekends I wake up at 7.30 and I am fine. But weekdays it is 6.30 and I can’t get myself to get out of bed.


Initially I would think this was because I did not want to go to work so I would be depressed thinking of the rest of the day when I wake up. Not so. The workday zips past so rapidly that I have no idea where it went. And I enjoy the job I do. If anything, weekends are boring (especially long weekends) where I have nothing to do. I am also supremely lazy at home, but that’s a separate issue (and another blog). Maybe I ought to sleep earlier as someone suggested. Don’t think that is the answer either. I tried that a couple of times, but that never worked out. Invariably there is some errand in the evening (or that must watch TV program) and that makes a mess of the timetable.


I think it’s just the issue of complete sleep. REM cycle or whatever it is that those sleep scientists call it. And that I think is the problem with most people. The reason most people hate their jobs is actually that they are most irritated that they have to terminate their sleep half way. It has nothing to do with the job they have to perform. There is still some debate over whether flexi-times at work are any good. I don’t think that is possible for me. Personally, if I am not in at work before 8 am, I don’t think I will be able to go to work at all (barring extraneous circumstances). There has to be something else. Any self-styled Freuds there have any answer?

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Some people just don't get it

It's been almost 27 years since I came to this earth, and while I don't think I can say I have seen all kinds of people, I would think I have seen about 90% of all types. Most people that I have met have been through personal acquaintances and chance meetings. Most of them are educated - some more than others - and almost all are what one could call people of this world. The type that behave like normal people under normal circumstances. Maybe that is why I have gotten along with these people. But recent events have made me reconsider whether instead of looking at their normal behaviour, I should judge them on the basis of something else. Maybe I should look at the way they behave with other people and whether they remain consistent in their behaviour irrespective of the situation.
Somehow, I have found that you put someone in a situation of power and his / her ability to think rationally gets strangely impaired. Now this power may not always be in political terms, since not everyone of us is a career politician. Basically when you are dependent on someone for support, they assume a "high and mighty" position, and think that without their input, you are unable to run your own life. Ego it may be, but these are supposedly rational people. They are supposed to hear balanced arguments and decide on a course of action. But in their self important stupor they somehow lose their logical thought process. Which is why politicians (in all countries) are a much ridiculed lot, since they believe that without them people would not be able to carry on a normal life. Each one of us has to live our own lives in our own sweet way. We make our decisions and have to live by the consequences. If I have the right to do so, then so should others however close they may be to me. How can I decide for someone else? I can only provide a thought process. I cannot be the deciding opinion. If they do not go by my wishes, why should I feel hurt? Why should I throw a tantrum and waste my time and effort, when that is probably not going to change the decision?
Why don't people get it?

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Still Testing

Decided to check the barriers of what is allowed and what is not by emailing this test message from a separate email id. If this works, then blogging from any random id would be in the realms of possibility. Stay tuned for more updates on this site.