Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Unknown...!

After a fulfilling 10 day road trip, I was royally subjected to the super fun of catching up with work, which took me another 10 days incurring more excitement than the trip itself. A total control freak I am, I find it a little difficult to agree something can happen right without my involvement, even partially. One thing leading to another, last night I ended up sitting on my couch wondering why is there just 24 hours a day. Just not enough, I said to myself like a scientist.

That spark of thought triggered more thoughts than my naive brain could answer. With limited span of human life, one gets a feeling that there is a lot that goes unachieved or even unrealized. There are so many places in this world (or universe?) that I may never get to visit. There are so many books that I may never get to read. There are so many good music that I may never get to hear.

There are so many cuisines that I may never get to taste. There are so many different climates that I may never get to feel. There are so many people I may never get to meet. There are so many technologies I may never get to lay my hands on.

The list, I guess, never ends.

Average human life span of around 65 years is simply not enough.

I watch 'Universe' TV series and marvel at our humungous universe. To make a one way trip to Pluto (in the fastest means known to humans), they say it takes around 10 years. And for further analysis and conclusions, it might take a few more years. One has to positively dedicate a good chunk of his lifetime for such research. Yet, there would be much more to still figure out.

Comparing the magnificence of things around us, humans seem pitiably small and endowed with minuscule time interval for what we call Life. Maybe, one needs more than just one birth to understand things a little better.

Only if I have the power to pace ahead of time (and space) to find out the unknown - But if I do, I promise I’ll write a blogpost.

16 comments:

maxdavinci said...

ayyo wat flasaffy en all...

Arun Sundar said...

Life does things to people you see! ;)

RukmaniRam said...

asking the bigger questions in life eh? pocket money for movies run out?

as my class 12 biology teacher said - knowing everything about everything is impossible. but you can make the choice between knowing something about everything, or everything about something. and you'd be a little wiser if you'd know that there's a lot you don't know

RukmaniRam said...

wait, sorry- the last line should read "....if you'd know that there's a lot you *won't* know"

Gradwolf said...

what insight pa! Is marriage on the cards? :p

Ela said...

Hmmm...looks like u have ran ahead of hollywood's production capacity...so no new film that u can see and write review about haaah?!

i donno whether u have already seen Michio Kaku's docus about this...youtube it and see if u haven't!

Destination Infinity said...

As long as the mysteries remain mysteries, they are interesting. Imagine how boring it would be if this science finds out all the mysteries!!

Destination Infinity

Arun Sundar said...

RukmaniRam,
Un biology teacher konjam intro kodein.

Grad,
Insight only. And yaa, marriage has been on cards from my 12th standard.

Ela,
I will Youtube.

Destination Infinity,
It will not be boring.

N.V.Prashanth said...

Road trips do have its effect!

Vijai said...

Senthil/Goundamani comedy thaan neyabagathuku varuthu.

Sentil: Ulagaththa nenachen sirichen ....

Goundamani: Muthal la unna paththi nenada naaye....aduththavela soththuku vazhi irukka?? theetuda kaththiya ....

:) :) :)

Nandini Vishwanath said...

:) Romba serious aayite?

Arun Sundar said...

Prashanth,
Guess it does!

Vijai,
Naalu paeru yosichaa pidikkaadhey! Theetrein kathiya.

Nandini,
Appappo.

Saran said...

Enkaiyo poitinga.... neenga kalakunga arun...

Saran said...

Enkaiyo poitinga... innum unga kitta neraiya expect pannurom!!!

Zeppelin said...

one thing though... be sure to make the post dated sometime in 'our' present so maybe we can read about it and live vicariously. :)

Khyati said...

See the glass as Half full when u r dying, you could think of all the things u did in ur minimum span of 65 yrs or how ever long u live ( hope u live to be a 100 year old grandpa) and you can tell all these stories to ur grandkids and nothing in ur off happens right without you , i think thats too much of an exaggeration , come out of ur misconceptions, the Show goes on no matter what