After a long time I met one of my closest friends, once I used to meet regularly. We three were sitting on a table in a nice coffee shop with the drinks we love, Sunday afternoon relaxing n taking advantage of nice weather. I talk my mind openly and share stuff because there is nothing that I need to hide and that way I gained lot of support from friends all across my life.
One of my friend asked how is it going with Book, I said I am in chapter 2, he laughed and said you are a lazy brat. The other friends laughed loudly and said WHAT?? he explained, I asked him a month before he said would finish four chapters but still he is in 2nd. We all laughed, I said I will have to accelerate, I just got struck by something that shook me from inside and I needed time to understand what the ultimate goal of doing all.
After a while one of the friend told I was expecting this discussion and was waiting for it. He addressed another friend and said, you said he is lazy, but I realized from his update on Noam Chomsky and recent comment on Capitalism that something is cooking there. I said yes its already here and being a CEO is no more important, we all laughed. I have to admit that I read a lot in last 10 days a means a lot like a crazy and even I don’t know why I started reading such a strange topic so rigorously.
Last night I ran and walked a lot until I felt I cannot move further and need to rest to wake up for tomorrow. Reading is not stopping my mind, I wanted a break for my mind and the best way I learned during my PhD thesis time is to crush the body so that brain don’t have any option than to rest ; ) worked pretty well but the moment I woke up this morning I gone back searching for it. It’s more powerful addiction than making thousands of cores running for me to make few of fastest algorithms in the world.
I kept an awesome book aside, closed an MIT open courseware page on my browser, left my computer and moved to living hall, sat on sofa and started thinking what am I doing this way. I just want to learn everything in the humans has learned in years. I started regretting my time at university, I wish I could have used that free time to learn what I really want to learn now. I wish I would know all what I know now and have guts to say no to too many subjects I read just because everybody else did.
Wait a minute, I think I did read a lot at least more than an average reader in all levels. When I looked back I read more and wherever I go I end up making my library in few days. Spending time is no issue the real issue for me now is to prioritize my tasks. I feel as I am running out of time, even I live next 30~40 years and amount of work I have to do I feel I don’t have a second to waste. Life is moving from do something a day to do a considerable work every day.
As you all have free time now, looking for M.Tech admissions or just taking a break from exams or may be wandering in idea about what to do. I ask you have a schedule for everything even wandering ; ), spare time and just collect few random thoughts, read a book (not your subject) give time to ask yourself questions about yourself and where your life is heading to.
Being lazy and scrolling facebook , looking into youtube related videos, checking emails again and again even when you don’t expect a mail, watching a movie just because you don’t know what else to do, just going out to see a friend because you dont know what to do, turning TV channels again and again, and watching sports for hours, and finding ways to kill time will only keep you away from the reality of life.
The more time you spend learning something you grow better, your personality look beautiful and you will be more charming. Your soul will grow and the will reflect on your body and personality. But on the same time if you waste time your feel sad and get into all kinds of nice problems.
I just ask you to start doing something, and if you feel like sharing your activities do mail me at zahid @ inspirenignite . com, trust me I will read all but tell me what do you do to improve yourself instead of sharing confusions.
If you have too many things to do just don’t mess up and get tensed, just relax and prioritize. We all know and read Rome ne s’est pas faite en un jour (Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day). We got to be stable and be persistent. After InI’s growth from few pageviews to over a million pageviews I am more confident that all dreams can be realized with consistent effort and proper prioritizing the life.
With this I call you to join me in an effort to learn and contribute and do something for ourselves, nation and humanity.