Of Constants and Variables

Time has come to bid goodbyes. So, goodbye!

No, no. I am not mourning. Actually, I am not the type to mourn over goodbyes, so I will not be doing that. I would rather cheer at this sudden coarse filtering of friends, valuable from situational, and I will hope that you will too. Time has come to determine who will have a constant presence  in your life and who will become a memory constantly fading and being replaced by newer, more recent events that are yet to come.

Don’t get me wrong though, because people often do it to people who make such heartless arguments. They often appears to be mean and selfish. Well, I don’t mean it that way. I have respected every friend I have met here. They all will have a significant and often visible impact on how I will see my life and live it. It is that just these barriers, like graduation and relocation, help us separate the constants from the variables. You and I may forever be friends and still never meet again.

This is a new thing that I learnt here. You might have learnt something very different. But all of us have learnt a few lessons. I think I have changed a lot. Life here has shaken some of the beliefs that I had considered unshakable while reinforcing many others. Quite a few lessons were learnt but never put into practice, some others practised but never ingrained in mind. However what I will cherish the most, is the sense of belonging that this community imparts to everyone. Everyone is equally unique and crazy, and yet everyone was the same. It is quite irrational and naive, this feeling, and very similar to tribal instincts of regionalism or nationalism. It is there and it is very soothing.

I know we all are making these crazy plans of get togethers and yearly tours; plans that will most probably fall prey to the higher, more worldly ambition of overachieving in our jobs and our businesses. But these plans are worth it. They are reminiscences of the little childishness that is left in us. Stuff that will make us happy and sad in future, instead of just proud and disappointed. We are yet to start seeing the crossroads where our priorities will be tested, but the time is nearer than ever. While we will be giving everything we have to our professional lives with all the saved rigour, passion and energy that has went underutilized in the laid back culture we enjoyed for the last few years. Soon we will be deciding what our ultimate goals are, and what are the expendables. We all will be happy to some level and will have a few regrets, for it’s human to have both. We will have plans that will works, and plans that will not. I just hope that more of you will be part of my future plans that I am planning for.


So, what do you think ?