Connecting Dots of One’s Life

Life is a series of dots that we hop or connect during our stay in this world. Each dot represents a momentary feeling that makes us go to the extremes in the emotional quotient. At the same time, some are a balanced emotional diet to live with.

It’s been a series of dot trips I have had over the past few years, and each represented a significant milestone of some sort.

Not sure how, but somehow I have left a particular dot with some confidence that this dot helped me complete the picture one day. I am no harbinger to pinpoint exactly how or what significance each drop holds at the moment; bluntly confident enough to say it will work for sure.

I quote this line and sometimes did use previously – “The world we live in is cynical” if not, at least the events that occur make us believe it to be cynical.”

Some part of it is from the movie ‘Jerry Maguire’, and the rest is based on my experience. Our confidence, beliefs, choices, and opportunities we make out of things that life dishes out each day determine the level of cynicism we end up living with.

I ask myself why I chose this particular field. And to be honest, I am not confident in saying this is where I will be in ‘X’ number of years. But the inner fire ignites and gives me a feeling; I will reach that point in life, however unclear it seems at the moment.

How do I identify that particular dot in my life, if I ever reach it in the future? Guess it is all related to my present and, to an extent, my past life. I cannot change my past but can always look at my presence differently and move on with it.

It isn’t a crime to get stuck with a particular dot, but failing to attempt to move to get to the next dot is a crime. Well, that’s how I choose to look at it.

Learning from my past, all I can say – There will be the feeling of being on top of the world associated with when I reach that dot. That particular day, I can visualize and even say eloquently about the different dots of my life and how relevant it has been to get to that feeling. Till then, I say to myself – “Keep on hopping from one dot to another; you never know when you hit that feel-good factor button inside us.” Ultimately it’s all about hitting the feel-good factors on more occasions at our dot stops.

P.S – I do not know to define the ‘feel-good factor.’ So it is better left to one’s interpretation.

Why History

I am browsing the site; I ask myself a question. Why am I so fascinated with history? It’s indeed a thought-provoking question. In the most neutral sense, it means nothing but my preference over a gamut of topics we come across in daily life.

If I ask myself honestly at this moment, I can say; I love listening, watching, and telling stories. I love sports and movies. To stretch it a bit further, I love the historical journey of my favourites mentioned above in particular.

This doesn’t mean I do not like the present-day situation. To completely appreciate a particular concern in the present context, I want to know the history behind it.

Philosophically, this is how I look at life in general. ‘How I was’ is an essential connection to ‘How I am’ and a catalyst to ‘How I will be’; because in a short time, ‘How I am’ shall pass and becomes history in due course.

In that sense, history is essential, and it just gives an indication through which one can fathom how the trend has shaped over time.

Paying due respect to the ‘present moment,’ I say, the present choices that shape the future and come to the point of choice are dictated heavily by history.

Hence, in my opinion, history is a crucial element to know and to understand anything in general.

I have resources to learn history, but I feel we can do a lot more with history. History in some way is awareness, not entirely real if considered in the present context. It is a starter, sometimes more than an appetizer to make choices that would shape my future.

In the end, it is neither history nor astrology that define our lives…..

It is ‘Present.’ And the key element that connects ‘Present’ is history. Human life is all about being aware and ignorant at the same time. History helps us be knowledgeable and ignorant, depending on its relevance in our present life.

A whole mirror approach would similarly present the future studies. I choose and all these years chose history for several reasons unknown.

Sometimes in my journey, when I can connect more dots, I can refine and put it better as to why I like history.