Sunday, July 13, 2008

Do You Have a Life You wanted?

I have been out for a business trip for over a week and am going to write about it but not today. Today i just felt this urgent need to update my blog just with anything but feel too lazy to write something new :D
Hence this is a repost.


It's amazing but when you're a kid you see the life you want and it never crosses your mind that it isn't gonna turn out that way.

As children we see our future just perfectly and clearly and know exactly what we will do, how we will do this, why we will do and with whom we would like to do this. And even if we realize that it would be difficult (mostly we sure dont realize it or rather don't think that we have to THINK about it) we still truly believe nothing is impossible.

And even when we grow up the thought of this "Nothing is impossible" is stuck inside our heads and we keep repeating it for some motivational purposes even when people with most positive attitude know it is not like that :)

But somehow the thought of this "everything is possible" is very close to our minds and hearts. I am the one who believes "Nothing is impossible", maybe because i have more of a child in me still than necessary, maybe because i still believe that life can turn out the way i have seen it in my childhood (can i say foreseen???)

But back to the original thought.. how many of us remember our childhood dreams and pictures of "adult" life? And how many can say that what they have dreamt 20 years ago has come true or that they still want it to come true??

Thats so simple for children, for us as children: you just KNOW that one day it happens, but then when it DOES NOT happen, you aren't disappointed as you are not a child anymore and you realize that expectations tend to fail.

The main idea is - do we have the life we wanted as children and if the answer is 'NO' .... then are we disappointed about it??? And would we have been disappointed then 20 years back if we knew we would never have life we want?

Of course we want different things from life at every stage of our presence here - and that's silly to suppose that life we wanted as children is the same as life we want as adults... but if we drop some details and concentrate on the big picture only.. considering how wise children are - isn't it the best we want for ourselves and which rarely comes true because while growing up we lose something important, something we hardly will be able to find, that part of our soul that just KNOWS "Nothing is impossible" :)

Just a thought...

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*~*{Sameera}*~* Monday, July 14, 2008  

Welcome back sweetu!

That was a beautiful thought,and a very practical one too.The best part of being a child is that you believe everything is possible.Maybe it's bitter experiences gathered en route to this "adult" life that change that attitude.

But am glad that some part of me still knows that dreams come true.I guess I never really "grew up",and nor did you! :P

Lovely post dear!Hugsss

Lukkydivs Monday, July 14, 2008  

when i was a child i always wished to be a doctor...and today i am an engineer..not sure if i have grown up though :P what do u say janu :P

Ankur Monday, July 14, 2008  

u know wat... this was the topic i was gonna write a post abt this morning!! :D

so u shld read my post as a comment here!!! :D
seriously!! :D

and then i will come back and write a comment here too!!
coz otherwise my post is going to be here as a comment!! ! :P

Cheers!!

hope Monday, July 14, 2008  

Lovely post girl..

vishvsambyal Monday, July 14, 2008  

well i never forgot that nothing is impossible...but yes... it is not always fresh in my mind as it was before... i somehow manage to find a smal taste of sucess in everyfaliure telling me that the sucess is not far away... but yes... i have to think this way now....back then...i did not think...i just knew it..

τ ħ€ ĐάЎđяёάmёя Monday, July 14, 2008  

wen i was a kid i had all my plans chalked out..even the bank heist was so properly planned :P

but now m confused abt the tomorrow too and i can't think a moment without my parents support ..everything seem so distant..nowadays i leave out all those plane altogether if it has a slight impossibility to it:)

jaishree Monday, July 14, 2008  

Love that post...lena.. everything possible if we try...sincerely..."Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way."-Abraham Lincoln

Hemanth Potluri Monday, July 14, 2008  

welocome bac buddy...good post tho...loved it..

its a gr8 inspiration to readit out..


urs..hemu..

Sarah Hina Tuesday, July 15, 2008  

Beautiful, introspective post, Lena. It's interesting to see how we measure up to our childhood ideals.

I honestly believe I have better dreams now that I'm an adult and doing what I love to do (write). I was always encouraged to be so darn practical as a kid. In a weird way, I want to go back to who I was as a child, and say, "Lighten up!" ;)

Thanks for posting this again.

RiverSoul Tuesday, July 15, 2008  

Lena,
Our childhood dreams very rarely come true.
The life you wanted is almost never the life you get. But i feel that its in our hands to mould that shapeless and pliable matter, into a beautifull, rigid and solid pvc pipe....
Sigh. . .i am reading too much chemistry.

The 'Mad' Orchid Tuesday, July 15, 2008  

even i hve lodsa pending posts tom read of urs re will do so includin this one..sry...and btw hve updated after ages...

Noushy Syah Tuesday, July 15, 2008  

Hi Lena..welcome back and love reading this post..how true..in kids perceptive,nothing is impossible but I would cont'd bear that in mind in this adulthood stage, since I do believe yes, we could make it too..how? As long as the spirit and desire of 'wanting' together with mountains of determination,commitment and work for it,nothing is impossible.

..but my childhood dreamt,isn't what I am now.No disappointment at all, never,coz the dream wasn't what I really want!

Muahhss, take care my dear.

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) Wednesday, July 16, 2008  

cool post
I wouldn't say that I am particularly disappointed by the way my life has turned out but there are somethings I wish I had never done... i suppose it is all the part of the learning process.
:-)

humbl devil Wednesday, July 16, 2008  

as children if we come to know we will not be who we wanna be then as children's nature goes we will be down for sometym but then we will find a new ambition easily...
that's the magic of childhood...we dont worry...
as adults we worry a lot...
if we learn to keep our worries at bay and believe that things will turn out well if we try with all our heart, there will be little room for disappointment...we will have the satisfaction that atleast we tried...
:)
nys post...

Meghna Thursday, July 17, 2008  

Hi plena,
Hye....this post scared me kinda...can't say much sorry :9 but yes, I do agree with sameera!

maverick Thursday, July 17, 2008  

hey wb...well i wanted to be an airforce pilot as a kid...still want to be...but cant..so i am a manager now :D

a new philosopher is born Saturday, July 19, 2008  

beautiful....
its too profound....
there was this girl, i met. she was working in backoffice...but she wanted to always dance.....and draw...and paint....since she was a kid...yet she never had the will to follow it up and embrace her dream...
probably as we grow old, we realise all dreams are not practical? or is it we are afraid to follow our dream...afraid that they will come true?
as far as i am concerned...i have always wanted to do nothing...so i am still here..pursuing my dream...by doing nothing...and probably one day when they announce the laziest bum in the world...u will see my name there...

Cinderella. Saturday, July 19, 2008  

Welcome back girl !

And this post reminded me of one of my old posts...cant remember the title now.

Kids are so sure of themselves, like you said they know exactly wht they want, how they want, when they want, and with who they want....

Wonder if life would have actually tuned out that way. Andthe belief that we once held in our hearts, 'nothing is impossible' would have lasted forver.

I reckon now,

"man is born free - but everywhere he's in chains"

LOved this post.

Lena Saturday, July 19, 2008  

thanks Sami, dear :)
lolz me sure never grew up, though with each coming day i lose this feeling that everything is possible.. some things are just not meant to be :)

Lena Saturday, July 19, 2008  

thanks, kaylee, sweetheart :)

Lena Saturday, July 19, 2008  

ohh yeahh ankur, me still waiting for the promised post :x

Lena Saturday, July 19, 2008  

thanks, hope, dear :)

Lena Saturday, July 19, 2008  

yes, samby, back then we all just knew.. and it was so much better... just to know :)

Lena Saturday, July 19, 2008  

well, Sourish, maybe things become impossible because we feel insecure about their possibility? I dont know, wish i knew though.

Lena Saturday, July 19, 2008  

yup, jaishree, it is all in the mind, just sometimes the mind refuses to cooperate and accept the chance and probability of everything is possible-thingie

Lena Saturday, July 19, 2008  

thanks a lot, hemanth :)
great to see you keep visiting!

Lena Saturday, July 19, 2008  

you know, Sarah, i was i guess the same type of a kid and now i guess just catching up.. just want to stay that little girl once and forever :)

Lena Saturday, July 19, 2008  

**its in our hands to mould that shapeless and pliable matter, into a beautifull, rigid and solid pvc pipe

great said, riversoul, so much agree with you :)

Lena Saturday, July 19, 2008  

Maddy, dear, welcome back, will drop by your blog soon :)

Lena Saturday, July 19, 2008  

thanks, Noushy :)
it is great not to have any regrets about what might have been. As kids we just believe that we might move mountains, later we lose this feeling and sometimes i feel sad about it but then again just cant help it

Lena Saturday, July 19, 2008  

welcome back, Shashi :)
feels good to have you back here!

Lena Saturday, July 19, 2008  

yup, Raaji, thats right, as well that we still have all life ahead of us to catch up with things that have been missed out

Lena Saturday, July 19, 2008  

**if we learn to keep our worries at bay and believe that things will turn out well if we try with all our heart, there will be little room for disappointment

yaa, humbl devil, thats what we call positive attitude .. but some people just dont get it somehow

Lena Saturday, July 19, 2008  

hey, Meghna, why so scared?

Lena Saturday, July 19, 2008  

being a manager is kinda fun too, Maverick, isnt it? ;)

Lena Saturday, July 19, 2008  

@ a new philosopher:

**and probably one day when they announce the laziest bum in the world...u will see my name there

and then i will proudly say "this guy was reading my blog" :D

Lena Saturday, July 19, 2008  

so agree with you, Cindy, some people will never break these chains, but then.. we can if you truly want it, right? :)

Keshi Wednesday, July 23, 2008  

**while growing up we lose something important, something we hardly will be able to find, that part of our soul that just KNOWS "Nothing is impossible


wow ur AMAZING Lena! Reading those lines gave me goosebumps...seriously!


*HUGS* so true and beautiful!

Keshi.

Lena Wednesday, July 23, 2008  

thanks, Keshi, dear :)

Vandita Thursday, July 31, 2008  

hmm quite a thought, i think im still in the kid phase coz i dont really rem pictures abt my future from my childhood but i paint those pictures a lot more often now :D

Lena Thursday, July 31, 2008  

just wish your pictures become reality, Vands :)

Amity Me Thursday, April 16, 2009  

Hi Lena,

You're a gifted writer, and I adore you for having the gift... your posts are inspiring. I'll be an avid follower, promise! I have my own blogsite, too.

But not so good at writing.

However, i will try and have you as my inspiration.

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