Thursday, April 9, 2009
THE UTOPIAN LIFE
Some want power, others would die for fame....money ...love....lust drive others....What do I want from life??....A question I often ask myself and always come up with the same answer- A Dog's Life....to be more precise...A Lazy Pet Dog's Life. Now laziness is an attribute many people despise. But, like all good things in life, not everyone can appreciate the deapth and beauty of it. Only connosieurs and practitioners can understand the gravitas associated with this rare virtue. At the risk of sounding immodest, I would like to confess that I belong to that rare breed. My laziness is not exactly the stuff of legends but being branded "The Laziest Person I've ever met" on my Birthday card by someone with whom I've spent more than half my life does qualify as at least a token of appreciation for the all the hard work I have put in.
Returning to my doggy dreams, what attracts me to a dog's life is not just the laid-back lifestyle, the oohs and aahs that their cuteness elicits from us humans or the powers of intuition with which they are blessed...All these are important but what seals the deal for me is the sheer intellectual possibilities which such a life offers. Imagine having no care in the world about where your next meal will come from or how will you pay your home and car EMI's....Now that is FREEDOM...Freedom of mind and the time to think....to muse on the many questions and problems of this life....A domesticated dog to me is The Greatest Thinker...The modern day equivalent of Plato, Aristotle and Socrates...Look closely into those puppy eyes and you will see KNOWLEDGE....pure, unadulterated, incurroptible knowledge...and the power of Ideas....I wish I had the freedom to live that life...It was my secret wish but not any more....!!!