Today is one of the days when I not feeling sad for my job. Today I am sad because I talked with my dad. My dad is a big manager, a great person and stuck in the eighties. He thinks the aim of life is to get good education, find a job and have a happy family. Ask me and I would say the aim of life is to have fun.
My dad thinks I have got good education, a job and it’s time that got married. The problem is I think I have got some education, a job and starting to have fun. He thinks I must get married so that I would become responsible and I think I can’t get married because I am irresponsible. We love each other, want me to have a better life and are at loggerheads because we think the other person is wrong.
Today my dad told me that I must go to Rajasthan during the break that I am going to get due to the Republic day. The reason being I need to meet a girl. I don’t think this is a bad idea. The bad idea is to treat girls like commodities. I meet the girl, measure her to my expectations and expect the girl to do the same. If we both meet the desired criteria set by another, we tell our families that we are interested. Now I understand why crap like Hum aapke hai Kaun became India’s top grosser.
I thought marriages were made in heaven and shaddi.com was just trying to steal the thunder. It seems that I was wrong. Marriages are done because people welt under the pressure given by their families and shaadi.com is place where people log in to know about the competition.
I told my dad I am not interested in getting married. He told me that he was wrong. He always gave me what I wanted and now I think I am my own Boss. I can do whatever I wish without caring for anyone. I wanted to say that was not true. I can’t do what I wish because I have got a job but I didn’t because the telephone which is a communication device had been turned into a loudspeaker by my dad.
My dad kept shouting at me as if he was addressing a rally. His monologue revolved around the single agenda of informing me that today I am living a good life because of him and I will continue to do so because of him. In return all he wanted was my happiness. I think this could have been a great-guilt-raising-get-married pitch but it failed because the problem is – I want to live my own life whether it is a good, bad or ugly life.
To sum up
Unlike a cat, you have got only one life. Make sure you spend it living your own dreams.
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