Sunday, March 28, 2010

Installing Life or Uninstalling it?

But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth”.

It’s astonishing to discover how many of us are existing without doing the most imperative thing in our life – living! Bizarre, but true, don’t know if anyone of you have observed it, but we (most of us, if not all) suddenly have become enclosed and to some extent aggrieved by the toxic environment encompassing us. And before you start dwelling into the Go Green initiatives, I must declare, this is not about carbon footprint, greenhouse gases or for that matter, earth hour! We are no longer happy (attempts to inherit virtual happiness have failed time and again).

The global economic downturn certainly triggered and aggravated it, but to solely blame it and move on would be an under-observation, indisputably leading to a lethal mistake. A quick glance down memory lane would bring back what now has become the epitome of happiness. School and/or college days, once sloppily spent, have now become desperately desired. Most of us would agree, we all were passionate about our to-be jobs. Why are we then loosing what’s called life – the intrinsically simple phenomenon of enjoying atomic moments sans dependencies?

At the time of inception, happiness, in general was supposed to encompass monetary capacity in general and fulfillment of passion, in particular. Most, if not all of us, have reached a point whereby the monetary fulfillment is somewhat achieved (before you start shouting no ways, ask yourself how much was the first paycheck that you got and how satisfied you were with that and what do you draw today), if not surpassed. What went missing was that flare, that passion which in the first place drew us to what we are into today.

For you Mr. Reader who is still figuring out what this post is all about, let me decompile the above LIL (Life Intermediate Language) code for you. It’s about our (you are allowed to exclude yourself if you so consider) inadequacy to achieve something simple, something atomic – a sensation called happiness! Every other disremembered friend I encounter nowadays seems to have a problem (the dictionary meaning of which is a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved). And regardless of the gravity of his problem, he simply wishes to resolve it! The keyword here is wish (the dictionary defines it as an expression of some desire or inclination), and also consider that one is wishing for the problem to be resolved and not making earnest attempts to do the same. My intent here is to express the undeclared, catastrophic phenomenon that is taking away life as it exists in the purest acceptable form, from most of us.

What follows might be considered a litmus check that attempts to compute whether you are missing life or living it.

If you don’t find yourself reacting yes to most of the points below, then must say
Houston! We have a problem!”

1. Do you like your company? (Intellisense suggests like as find enjoyable or agreeable)
2. Do you like to work with your immediate superior?
3. Do you like the people adjacent to you?
4. Do you like your day-to-day work?
5. Do you have time for yourself at the end of the day?
6. Do you spend adequate time with your family?
7. Do you have a private domain to cater to? (no Intellisense for this)
8. Do you think your current professional step would lead you to your esteemed destination?
9. Do you consider yourself to be adequately skilled and improving on a routine basis towards your desired level of expertise?
10. Do you believe in yourself and your aptitude to change the tide in your favor?

Shout out your Yes scores in the comments section, would be prodigious to know!

The programmer in me couldn’t resist myself from injecting some code (dependency injection?) into this post, so here we go.

The LINQ query for the above resulting questions could look something like this:

var query = from Moments in Life
where LifeTime != Timespan.Future
select Moments
order by gravity descending; //vital criteria appears first
query, in this case would be an IOrderedQueryable<Life> and not an IQueryable<Life> (I am just venturing into LINQ, so do bring out the compilation errors and/or warnings in the code above).

Happy living and for that, Happy coding too!

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