Feb 6, 2011

The Bucket List of Small Things

Read this insightful piece by Pritish Nandy. Its a small piece but the two resonating sentences are
That’s the problem with success. In fact, that’s the problem with our lives. We are always chasing The Big Dream. It’s only when you fulfil your larger than life ambitions that you realise how hollow they actually were.
But then nothing on your bucket list is ever big or small. It’s what you make of them. Life’s about choices. Most of us are so busy chasing our standard template dreams that we never notice the ones on the sideline. It’s only when you get back to your list or update it from time to time that you notice all the stuff you missed out on
I have sort of tried to follow what Mr Nady is saying here. Have not done enough i must say, still it is nice to see that people more experienced than me think the same way after giving it a bit of thought.

For example, i don't really want to spend a lot of time and effort getting the best car or a large house when many other things will be more enjoyable which are not strictly measurable in terms of money or established sense of achievement.