Thursday, February 12, 2009

As simple as can be!

Life is quite simple, but the amount of complications we attach to it makes it go haywire. There are innumerable problems that we face in our day to day life , in order to solve them we use all kind of logic, hign flown ideas, complicated solutions which inturn make it a pain for a life time,least do we realise that there can be simple solutions for handling problems. While Going through a case study I found out how when NASA began the launch of astronauts into space they found that the pens would not work on zero gravity( as the ink would not flow down to the writing surface). To solve this problem it took them one decade and dollar twelve million to develop a pen that worked at zero gravity, upside down, and on any surface including in a temperature range from below freezing to over 300 degree c.
On the contrary what did the Russians do???
Well not much................they used a pencil instead:) Now you see how complicated we make things , be it on an intelectual level or an emotional one.
Talking about the emotional problems what do we do when we get into a fight with our loved ones. Well we start looking for complex solutions ........should I get flowers? Let him be , he'll be fine in a day or two? should I arrange for an elaborate dinner? Least do we realise that a simple sorry and a warm hug can make one cross any barrier that ever existed .
With a mechanical life full of complexities we have made every thing complicated around us .Our relationships have become strained with complexities, our smile waits for approval, every step that we take is a regulated one, regulated with the complex ideals that we have carved out for ourselves , that's why today instead of going out in the open and enjoying the breeze , we prefer sitting inside, curled up in the compact world that we have created for ourselves. Today when most of us cook food its not because we enjoy cooking and sharing the food with our loved ones on the same table, but its because we have to cook , making it a tedious but crucial everyday ritual .
Life has become quite complex isn't it? But its high time that we step towards a more uncomplicated tomorrow, simple, enjoyable life , where we earn to keep ourselves happy not to barter happiness in the process. Take out simple solutions for the complexities of life, let go of yourself once in a while , try focussing on solutions instead on wasting your energy thinking about the problems. After all life is simple
---Simply beautiful:)


Ayesha Parveen said...

A nice, thought-provoking article. Thanks Sana.

lakshmi said...

Hi Sana
yes indeed life is much much simpler than we actually feel.
Like your last line says.........
Life is simple....simply beautiful

And thanks for reading and appreciating my poem.

Have a great day

A New Beginning said...

Thanks Laxmi and Ayesha for your nice comments.

Whirlwind said...

Really true and something for everyone ideate about. We tend to make life more complex than it actually is. Very well coined out.:-)

KParthasarathi said...

Hi Sana,
Wonderfully said.We often tend to complicate matters with wrong assumptions. I liked this piece of yours very much


A New Beginning said...

Thanks both of you for your appreciation:)

manivannan said...

Wonderful post! Simple and beautiful thoughts, the need of today's goddamned life!

And Thanks for sharing that wonderful anecdote. LOL! That was really funny.