Thanks to the persistent Little Sis, I got to go watch a movie without dragging N along. This was in Guwahati, so this post comes just about 10 days late.
What a pleasure it was to watch a movie without having to get out every 5 minutes because N has reached the end of her not-so-long attention span. And of course if that movie is Three Idiots, then the evening is a rocking one!
Aamir Khan is unbelievable – how on earth does he manage to look like a just-out of teens boy? He’s past forty, isn’t he? And its not just the looks, the way he walks, talks, moves, everything. Its a pleasure to watch him.
The movie was of very funny, and brought home a point without sounding too preachy. I am sure all of us engineering types, who went to engineering school because… ummm.. we were good at maths and didn’t want to be doctors, had just that slightest twinge of “wish I had followed xxx dream when I had the chance”, or even a little blame game on the parents thing.
I think I have reached the age when blaming the parents for something is no longer really feasible. I mean, where was my own will when I killed myself to get a good rank in the state boards, instead of, say, going off to basketball games or to NCC camps? I studied like I was expected to, and I knew I did it because I wanted the adulation that went with getting a good grade. That, and the fact that I really did not know what else to focus my energies on. I guess the one thing that interested me then, and that interests me now, and that has not changed, is the love of the Outdoors. And given a chance, I would have liked to work out a career that lets me spend time outdoors, in the middle of natural surroundings.
Thats a thought, given a chance to go back , turn the clock, what would you do, if you were, say 18/ or even 21?