Living: An illusion…

From sipping our morning coffee to packing our bags when the clock strikes 5, from stuffing ourselves with  pizzas and burgers to cooking ourselves cheese omelettes when home alone!

Life is hectic, ruthless & sometimes very boring.

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The day starts & ends with a ludicrously boring routine. Apart from enjoying a few snacks here & there, rubbing our shoulders with a few friends & a couple of minutes break from work, we have nothing more interesting to brag about!

We try to depict our lives to be as fantastic & glamorous as a Hollywood celebrity on Facebook…as literate & thought provoking as Ghazali on Twitter,  but our reality won’t change by what we pretend to be like!

From meeting friends to going out on dinners, we’re not living rather just creating an illusion that we live. We pretend to have the best brands, extravagant colognes & exquisite meals, but what we forget is the original ‘us’ which existed before we started living a fake life! Continue reading

There is no man called an Average Man

 

For the past many years…

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perhaps since my birth, I have heard, seen and believed that few are the people who are men of wisdom, courage and the list of heroic adjectives continues…

These are some characteristics which make them ‘shine’, an ensemble of special skills which makes them unique and hence, grants them the title of a ‘Legend’. So what my mind learnt was that ‘These people are special….and I’m perhaps ordinary’.

Yesterday,  I was at a wedding, a simple, clean and Pakistanish wedding… It was plain and there was nothing extravagant to share about it. I was bored and as my gibberish thoughts jumped and swindled from one to another, but then I noticed something which soaked up my energies. Continue reading

Monsters within us…

Silence & darkness frightens us…

We’re afraid of hearing our own voices when there’s nothing to distract

Those voices are what we are

deceptionAnxious to get rid of the crippling thoughts hidden deep inside

Those thoughts are our own creations

We survive without knowing our darker side Continue reading

Are We Living A Good Life?

For me and my family, yesterday was a day filled with melancholy, gloom and silence.  One of our uncles, my father’s best friend and a gifted man passed away due to a sudden heart attack. As the night lurked inside the house, my thoughts started jumping from one end to another. Stories, emotions, people and roles, everything prowled inside my mind. How an able, humble, intelligent, social and a perfectly functioning man was reduced to a frozen dead body? What is it that actually makes your life peaceful till the time you perish?

Today, I’ll sum up some of these thoughts (gathered from my favorite authors & psychologists) my ideas to live a wholly contented life before the time runs out (though I myself don’t follow all of them, but that just means I need to try harder) 😀

Should I go for it?

The first thing that I consider as the biggest problem of life is ‘dilly-dallying’. You keep on vacillating between two decisions, two opportunities, two issues and two choices. A lot of time this irresolution gives you either regrets or takes a good chunk of opportunities away from you. So, when the time comes just believe in your thoughts, calculations & instincts.

Paulo Coelho says:

“ When we least expect it Continue reading