It is the classic version of #YOLO because you live only once.
(Actually, it should not really apply to Hindus because we are the patron saints of reincarnation so technically, Hindus shouldn’t really give the lame #YOLO excuse for doing stupid things.)
Coming back to the topic at hand before I digress too much, mostly people go #YOLO for doing stupid things like drinking themselves silly and driving or smoking/snorting up stuff which gets you higher than Superman’s balls just because you can.
But then not many of us take the #YOLO path when it comes to things that really matter.
How many of you regret not having said or done things you should have?
Yes, we all have regrets of having done/said things, but that makes perfect sense because you actually did it without knowing the outcome (which is not in your hands) and it just didn’t turn out the way you expected it to.
But not doing/saying things because of hypothetical adverse outcomes and regretting it for the rest of your life?
Do you really want to be on your death bed, wondering what next avatar are you going to take, a lizard or an ant or a pig, regretting what could have happened if you had told her you love her? Do you really want to live the rest of your life knowing that she/he was the one who got away because you didn’t try?
Or you wish you had taken the toxic people out of lives? You’d be surprised to know how many of these are there in your lives. They are the ones who have nothing good to say about/to you, have super narcissistic tendencies and are overall assholes but you have been a pushover all your life because well, it takes time to realise you are being emotionally abused.
All it takes is courage. The courage to say no. The courage to say yes.
It is so liberating.
You really have nothing to lose to take that one step.
If you feel so strongly about something, go for it – the gut feeling, the instinct – act upon it.
Many a (love) stories never happened because of lack of courage. Let your story not be one of them.
After all, you have one life.
PS: No, if I don’t like your jokes, find you unfunny, I am not a Modi bhakt, I just have a sense of humour which does not agree with yours. Deal with it. ♥
You see, I don’t doubt my immortality.
Also, as a Hindu and a high caste brahmin I have utmost faith in the idea of rebirth and reincarnation. (I also sometimes believe I’m an icchadhaari naagin, but that’s only the childhood trauma of having seen ALL icchadhaari naag-naagin movies – dad always feared I’ll start believing in them and living in a world full of imagination, far from reality, if I keep watching them. But then, loneliness makes you do strange stuff.. coming back..)
I have utmost faith I’ll probably be alive to see the end of the world. And going by the current state of the world, I don’t think the day is too far.
But then, if I ever die, I need to have a resurrection plan. See, a leader of a certain faith (not taking names because dude people take offence to any and every thing these days) also took like 3 days to resurrect from the dead. So I need a resurrection plan which is awesomer than any of the ones we’ve had till now.
So I was YouTubing some videos of medical miracle and we’ve all seen the brain transplant scene (please pay special attention to Suresh Oberoi before he finds Mithun in the room.. Amarrrrr… amarrrrrrrr… amarrrrrrrrr)
and the heart transplant scene from one of the regional language movies from down south.
Cannot believe how fantastic these movies are. I mean, the dude was running with the heart in his hands. The heart flew out of his hands, and broke glass and fit itself into the empty cavity in patient. No one was worried that the glass shards were still stuck in the heart! (yes, I have my priorities right) Anyway, the point is, these things are over and done with. I was still looking for inspiration.
Till I stumbled on this gem from the movie Clerk.
Please watch it before proceeding because I don’t want to give out spoilers.
**** spoiler alert! here be the spoilers ****
So if I die, I need you to being me nearer to uninterrupted, censor-free, high speed WiFi connection. I am so excited at the prospect of the internet seeping life back into my lifeless body that I am almost looking forward to dying.