things to do – One life too short!

The years between 22-30 are believed to be the most productive in a man’s life. When you’re a 23-year old guy, you ask yourself every morning you wake up – am I doing the most important thing that I can do at this time in my life?

For me, there are loads of things which are important. However, there’s no the most important thing for now!

In my lifetime, I know that I wish to:

1. understand the physics of confined systems in the context of nanoelectronics
2. open an industry in india, or get involved with social entrepreneurship
3. contribute towards spreading equality, justice and freedom in the world
4. write some poetry, and earn enough money to be able to finance the publishing of my own book 😛 (‘cos i know no one else will do it)
5. be a teacher, and not get any financial output from it
6. travel to as many places as I possibly can
7. be a good son, brother, and human being.
8. work for the UN
9. present scientific literature in interesting form.
10. learn a dance, sketching and do loads of photography

there are many more, like going to tibet, doing adventure sports, doing a 400-mile bicycle tour, etc. And all the goals together form such a heterogenous set – I wonder how I will be able to connect the dots!

One life seems too short a time to do it all. Isn’t it so important that we knew what was the best thing to do at each instant, so that we spent maximum time of our life on things that’d give maximum output… ?


8 thoughts on “things to do – One life too short!

  1. yes and no…yes so that like u said…u can maximise ur time..and no coz i beleive life cannot be as planned as we want…sometimes we just need to go with the flow!

  2. no no dont worry ..i will finance for your shayari books..or else i will do one thing i will ask my bank to do the needful..:p..ur dreamz are unbelievable…go man get them!!!

  3. @ anand: guess you’re right – life doesn’t seem to work all planned, and flowing in harmony is much a part. @dimple:thanks. and don’t forget your finance promise, i will definitely come to ur bank some day!

  4. u shd write n post more of ur shayari – some publisher will spot ya :))aah, dreams – unlike disappointing ‘guide’ dreams;) – they do keep us going. scientific lit in interesting form sounds familiar now doesnt it Wanderer 😉 as does dance. all bestcurrently my dreams are fast asleep. dunno y..

  5. It is easy to only say and thats what I would be good at here! So, dear friend, good luck for all the 10+ things :).

  6. @suppie – yes, the idea is to take it step by step, starting with what sounded familiar! @anki – yeah, beware of the heightened chinese vigil! I guess the lhasa international airport would be a safer alternative, though expensive. @gurshi – it is easy to say, for sure. but it is so much more fulfilling to do, even in little steps 🙂

  7. You know what?? Loved this entry! I also have these really long “To do” lists, and well, being a gal, also have a list of stuff I want to own (Like a pair of original Manolo Blahniks!)…but it is the fun of knowing that there are so many interesting things one wants to do in one lifetime! Again, do read “Youth”!!! The protagonist all of 21..and his thought process goes the same way..he is a student of mathematics with a strong inclination towards poetry and dreams about having the perfect love affair, going to London, Vienna, and all sorts of stuff..But do make sure the everything gets a “tick” in your checklist..

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