All In A Day's Work

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Life, in general, is rather banausic and dreary. What preserves and upholds the zeal, are the intermittent perks*. Most of us lead a life, but lack the vivacity.  Go to work and cling like an ivy to the computer.. retreat home and stick like a barnacle to the television screen. So what is.. a perfect day.
At the end of a day, if I sit down to draft an account into my daily dairy, I run out of words. The same happened when I wrangled to compose this post. When I ponder over any single day of my life, or my life in general, I am unable to surmise anything. Seldom something noteworthy or momentous ensues. Dawn breaks, dusk falls… everything is still tantamount. I am solicitous, when I grow older, and have a gang of young audience waiting to unfold the groovy and thrilling tales of my youth, all I would have to offer is “The Perfect Guide to playing Farmville on Facebook” or even better, “The Adventures of Amputating Mice Brains”. Would they be fascinated, I think you have the answer already.
Profound speculation only led me to ideas of how to make my or our (all my kins out there) days more worthwhile and fascinating. Life might grant only one shot at things, but with it comes a myriad of choices. It is difficile and confounding to make a choice..’to make the right choice, or the good choice or the convenient choice’. We lead our lives with a vision, an ultimate aim we strive to achieve. En route, the petite and paltry frolics and indulgences which are natural to every human are stifled and annihilated. I do not imply that we should capitulate ourselves to hedonism or trot around the world renouncing our diligence and duties.
As we trace back our steps on memory lane, we long to have the days when life was unharnessed. No deadline to meet, no assignment to submit or no presentations to make. But even now amidst all these and much more, once in a while we could still take a moment for ourselves, to tend to our inner self. We wish to relive our childhood but never endeavor to retrieve the alacrity. How often do we scoot out to get drenched in the rain, or make a paper boat and sail it in the flowing water, or sit with our grandparents and listen to the stories we heard over and over again as kids.. reckoning.. not too often.. or actually almost never.
We as adults, live within innumerable inhibitions and limitations. The harness around souls is sometimes jerked a little too hard. Every adult mind has a peanut sized child within it, which covets to come out and give the adult some rest. It is our duty to give in to its wishes once in a while. Our days are administered by timetables and ‘to do lists’. Now this is inevitable, and if we try to revoke all of it, perhaps we will be tagged as morons and end up with no job or money. But what could be done, is that the few moments in a day that we have to ourselves, after all the daily obligations, we should ensure to spend those moments the way we want, to do what makes us happy and to enjoy the little happiness and gaieties in life.
Each day we meet several challenges and impediments, the same challenges again and again.. we fight our senses to wake up on time, race against time to get ready, then battle the human wave and pollution to get to work, their we brawl against interventions by colleagues and so on. And we deal with all of it like ‘its all in a day’s work’. Then why do we add to the list of challenges by making efforts to resist our temptations. Instead, occasionally we could give in to our temptations, let our senses lead the way.
With the end of the year approaching, its that time again when people make resolutions for the coming year. Some of them consort with these resolutions, while some forget them like the gone wind. But this new year, lets make it a point,  if not an entire day, if not our whole lives but atleast a few minutes everyday, we commit to do what satisfies and enlivens us the most. Drawing, painting, flying a kite, playing cricket in gully, however frivolous, however puerile.
So reeling back to the original question, what is a perfect day.. Different people have different interpretations of a perfect day. To some it’s a day with financial gain, to some its when success comes, to some its when they meet their loved ones. To me, ‘a perfect day’ is a day spent in unconditional and absolute happiness. A day when no tear has been shred, no frown has taken shape.  A perfect day, inspite of all the work in the day :)

*perks :– refers to twists and turns :P

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34 Opinions:

Madhu | INDImag.com said...

My first time here. The theme and the ambiance suit the philosophical tone of your topics so well.

A seemingly normal day sans any major negative perks(or jolts) is indeed a perfect day :-)

Psych Babbler said...

Hmmm...a perfect day. Unfortunately, in my line of work, it's hard to not have a day when I frown...so it would probably have to be seeing a sense of relief on a client's face, seeing a client who feels like they have been heard, that someone understands them...and I guess to have that sense of satisfaction of having done something worthwhile. :) Nice post. Everyone's perfect day will be different, eh?

Karthik said...

"The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it." - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde makes sense sometimes, eh? :-)
Well, Annyesha, it was a lovely post. You couldn't have written better. I shall later figure out what a perfect day is, but right now all I know is that this is a perfect post.
It was thought provoking. I wish you'd written a few more paragraphs.
It is really necessary to warm up in the sun and get drenched in the rain sometimes to achieve tranquility of mind.
Great post! All the best! Cheerios! :-)

Tuppence said...

This was a really nice read. It was all simple thoughts that cross anyone's mind day in and day out.
But, it is put amazingly well in words. It is one of those topics which when you try to put down in words, you always feel as "not enough". I have felt it many times, i have tried. But this post is excellent justice to all the truth about life

Shruti said...

The first philosophical post I have read in this topic! Everybody (includin me) have written in one aspect. But u diverted my attention well!! Good :)
I love ur template :)

The West Wind said...

@ Madhu: Welcome here :) Thanks for the compliment and yeah I agree with u. I have read some of ur posts and I think they are amazing.

@ Psych Babbler: Yes everyone has their own idea of their perfect day. Its always different depending on one's priorities in life. And true.. in most fields of work there is no such day when nothing goes wrong.. but the most important thing (as u already said) is the satisfaction of giving your best.
Thanks for the appreciation :)

@Karthik: Thank you so much. I am really glad you liked it :)It was a little divergent from the original topic therefore I was a little apprehensive about the reaction. Hehe.. writing more is never a problem.. it might just get too dreary for the readers :)And yeah.. Oscar Wilde does make some sense .. hehe!!

The West Wind said...

@ Tuppence: Thanks a lot :) Such feedback is highly encouraging.. I just tried my best to pen down thoughts that fleet through my mind.

@Shruti : Thanks :) Havent read many posts yet.. but will go through them soon.. I guess everyone has a different perspective and way of presenting things..
Aahh this template I love it too.. took me some time to find one and then modify and structure it according to how I wanted it to look.

Thanks a lot everyone. Since this is my first time at Blog-A-Ton I am really glad that you liked my post.

Tanmaya said...

Hi!
its a nice post... really makes one think... actually i started blogging with same intentions.... for me writing is what i enjoy the most...
I hope you have a happy and contented life ahead...

Shalini said...

A good laugh, a shared joke, a smile put on someone's face, yeah...what more could/should we want to make a perfect day.

Good post and good luck to you.

Dhiman said...

.’to make the right choice, or the good choice or the convenient choice’ so true ... liked your take on the subject :D

Aneet said...

'Nature' ain't my thing coz' "If only I had that problem of having to publish in 'Nature'!" Cham et al.(2009) [ http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=1199 ]

Nethra said...

First of all, it was a good read and my days are most of the times, perfect days because I do what I like instead of getting lost in the herd. That keeps me happy and you are right, everyone should give some time to their passion instead of running behind money.

Mahesh Kalaal said...

Dawn breaks, dusk falls… everything is still tantamount

‘a perfect day’ is a day spent in unconditional and absolute happiness.

I do totally agree with you.
Life is a rat race now a days...
Perfect post with comprehensiveness and intriguing introspection. It did raise few more questions in my mind about my life and approach towards life....
I will consider this for voting....
Great post...
keep writing....

The West Wind said...

@Tanmaya: Thanks for the wishes :) I wish the same to u.

@Shalini: Thanks for dropping by and liking my post.. goodluck to u too for all your endeavors.

@Dhiman: Thanks .. I like that line too.. it so truly reflects the confusions in one's mind.

The West Wind said...

@Aneet: Haha.. I loved the link.. humour is the best take against science.. What are u doing ur graduate studies in?

@Nethra: Its so great that you get to do what u love rather than doing what is expected and accepted from u.. few get this chance. Not that I dun like what I do.. but frustration takes over at times..

@Mahesh:Thank you so much for your appreciation and the great feedback. I am pretty new to the blogging world, your words are very encouraging.

Gyanban said...

If pobody's nerfect, and nobody 's perfect, then having a perfect day is quite a challenge within itself !
Nice Post :-)

nesquarx.com said...

IMHO:
Perfect day = Today. Because you're living it.

The West Wind said...

@Gyanban: Yeah ur right.. thats why there is no standard definition of a perfect day, it varies depending on the people and their lives. A day which seems perfect to me might not be for u.. anyways.. its only a hypothetical concept.. coz as u said in reality everything and everyone has its nooks. Thanks :)

@|Nesquarx: Exactly.. if only we could always look past the gray parts of a day and make it a point to think like this.

Raksha Raman said...

Hello! Glad the West wind blew on my profile and brought me here :) I love your blogger theme! Suits the mood of your write up perfectly :)As for the post, I could connect with it. I do miss the carefree attitude that I had as a kid..Grown ups have way too many 'restrictions'! Right said..A perfect day is when there are no thoughts/acts/incidents that make you frown or shed a tear :) Shall come back soon to read more :)

Nikhil Patokar said...

a perfect day ...Happiness....

Why cant a perfect day contain emotions more than the happiness...why is only happiness that we always look for... is it the only thing that is important ??????

well sometimes hurting ourself's may give happiness to others, that might be more worth it...

maybe whatever i am saying wont apply for the post...but maybe a opinion on these would help me out...

thanks in advance....

dilontherocks said...

Wow...That was a very elegant write-up. I liked it very much. And as others said, the template is awesome. Life has become so complicated to have a perfect day with out frown. The day with loads of things to do, we are upset that we dont have time, and the day we have nothing to do, we are upset we are bored. It will take a life time of experiences to realize that happiness, no matter how the day was, is the key to a perfect day.

It was great reading your post. I think I will be back :)

Take care.

Makk said...

Hummm....!!

Amorphous Post! I liked!!

Keep it up.

The West Wind said...

@Raksha: Thanks.. it was great to read your posts too!! Funny and entertaining. You are most welcome to come by, I shall be looking forward to your feedback on my other posts.

@Nikhil: Welcome to my blog!! As for your opinion, everyone has their own opinion and priorities in life. Moreover some people are less selfless than others (I guess I am one of the lesser ones). For me the priorities are happiness and self satisfaction, if I am happy and satisfied I could give my life for sumone but I have to do it with a frown on my face or doubts in my mind I would rather not do it.

The West Wind said...

@Dil: Thank you very much for visiting here.. And thanks for liking my post.. I like what u said that it would take a lifetime of experiences to realize the only truth in our lives. Btw.. I have been greatly inspired by your post on this topic.. that was a lovely post!! I would be glad if u return :)

@Makk: Thanks a lot :)

Nikhil Patokar said...

well what do i say... i agree..(Thanks)

The West Wind said...

I dont know if my opinion was useful for u or not.. but this is my personala nd honest opinion :) I wish u luck and hope that u find all the answers u r seeking!!

Preeti said...

I agree too! :)
If and when I do have "a perfect day", I will be sure to remember your words - "A perfect day, inspite of all the work in the day"
Well said!
Keep blogging..i like your style of expressing yourself!

Aneet said...

@The west wind:

I am doing my graduate work in Mechanical engineering! Soon I will go from being unable to fix a car to being COMPLETELY socially awkward.

ηανєєη said...

absolute happiness ..hmmm .. what is that??.. am a student of philosophy n this concept of happiness is making me go nuts :P

The West Wind said...

@Preeti: Thank you very much.. I value all of ur feedback and appreciation.

@Aneet: Nice.. so when will u be done?

@Naveen: Hehe.. ur a student of philocsophy and ur asking me.. I guess u have far more credentials to speak about it. As fo me.. absolute happiness has no definition, it could be from little things like winning a game, making a loved one smile, giving my best effort to the work I do and invoking appreciation. Could be anything, depends on the situation and my mood. I dunno about the deeper and higher meanings to it. To me the worldly meanings are everything :)

Dil Kris said...

And here I am back. :) I wanted to thank you for considering my post. Good luck..

The West Wind said...

Aww yours was one of the posts I really loved and could completely relate to.. Thank U for visiting!! Goodluck to u too..

Tuppence said...

Hey, I have been reading your blog through some blog roll or through Facebook networked blogs for a while now, even before your blog-a-ton and I absolutely love your posts!! You write really well and it s a pleasure reading you.

The West Wind said...

Oh yeah I remember Solitary writer advertising my blog :) Thanks for liking what I write!! And I loved ur blog and posts too.. thats why I m 'following' u and not u but I shud thank u for writing such wonderful posts!!

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