Monday, May 11, 2009

Joys of Childhood

Before I begin my ramblings (I know I use that word often!!), I must thank SK for forwarding me the link of the videos I posted in the previous post about Wanda Sykes. By the way, SK (also my classmate) has been a source of constant support during the exam stressful exam day, right until the last exam. I must thank her for those messages on Facebook, which though were more about course material, but a communication I used to look forward to amongst other things I used to do then (apart from studies/revision). Thanks a lot mate... You've been great!! :)

Now with that note of thanks, I proceed to the current thought of the day: "Childhood is best phase of our lives". Honestly, nothing to worry about except maybe class routines, but that to after we grow up a little. The BIG thing is, no bills to take care of, no worries about about what to cook, no worries about the taxes, building up a bank balance, mortgages... nothing!! All you do, is go about your business of a student and a complete freako otherwise. I actually started thinking on these lines after going through the following pictures:




In one the child is enjoying being hoisted up into the air, comfortable in the knowledge that his dad is going to catch him on the way down and not let let him crash to the ground. The other is just about two brothers innocently playing about with their balloons as their folks went about their own business at the event. the bottomline is, they are enjoying without a care in the world. It's as if the more you know the less is enjoy life. So, did knowledge finally serve it's purpose?? Catch 22 anyone??

14 comments:

kama said...

But isn't the challenge to actually keep the child that's in you? Or find her/him again, somehow? Well, that's a real challenge indeed: I can't even read this post in peace. Got two research papers to finish. Aaaaaah! The good responsible (stressed outta my wits) adult that I am is outta here. Cheers!

Chronicwriter said...

relive the child in you, anytime...

chriz

Arnab Majumdar said...

Two things that come to my mind as I read this post... There is a Child inside every one of us, waiting to come out... and also, Ignorance is Bliss!

The post, and the pictures, brought back a lot of memories... cheers man...

Rajlakshmi said...

the less we know the more we enjoy :) true indeed...
childhood was carefree... but now I forgot what carefree meant...
nice post

Phoenix said...

hmm well when we were kids we could afford to be carefree and ignorant.. because we have grown up... we need to do what is expected of us.. that is to work and earn a living.. so in this case knowledge does serve its purpose if exploited fully...

the bottom line is... when in rome do as the romans do...:)

Sumit said...

@kama: hmmm... good atleast you do scramble to your task. I honestly, am totally useless n lazy in such matters!!

@Chronic: as well... dats the toughest proposition for some isn't it?

Sumit said...

@arnab: well said mate!!

@rajlakshmi: welcome around here :)
we honestly have no clue what carefree is all about now!!

@phoenix: so, the purpose of knowledge is to lead a life as you are expected to?? I'd prefer being dumb in that case!! :D

ki said...

I don't mind adulthood so much :)

ARUNA said...

i wish there was a time machine and i went back to my childhood.....miss those moments!!

Sumit said...

@Ki: lucky you!! :)

@Aruna: In case you find one, let me in on the info. I wouldn't mind the travel :)

SGD said...

Oh yes....childhood WAS the best part....
But as children we aspire to be grown ups/adults!!! I am reliving my childhood through my daughter, well almost!!

Sumit said...

Ah!! wait till homeworks n exams hit you :P

SGD said...

Oh dear....i have started getting nightmares already!
dont scare me anymore...
;))

Sumit said...

hahaha... alrite I won't!!