Monday, December 18, 2006

1 Argument, 1 Analogy

Yesterday, I was thinking a lot about an argument used very often by people who prefer to take the chill route to life, "if you are a part of the rat race, it doesn't matter whether you win or lose, you are still a rat". I used to counter this saying, better a winning rat than a losing lion/dog/sheep whatever. But increasingly, I have begun thinking that the argument has some logic. At some point in time you have to decide whether you keep wanting to run (and risk becoming a losing rat which is like the bottom left-hand corner of self-respect), or say, "I am cool" and watch the action from the sidelines.

Trying to get a girl is akin to playing fast bowling on a bouncy pitch. Your aim is to score runs while avoiding getting caught behind. There'll be a few deliveries you know you can't handle which need to be left for the wicketkeeper. Getting rejected is like having a shy but missing it altogether. However, even thought it dents your confidence, it keeps you alive for the next ball. If you get caught behind, it is akin to getting dumped, and you go back to pavilion taking your time before you can face the bowling again. Even here, the recommendation is "if slash, slash hard" immortalized by what my senior once told me "yaar, bandi patani hai to jaat-types hona padega" a la Virender Sehwag.

Plus, whoever it is who sent the comment, thanks. Most of what I write is very mood-dependent, so there is not much substance in it. I don't take myself very seriously and don't expect anybody else to either.


Atish Dipankar said...

ha ha .. awesome analogy

Wanderer said...

yeah! :D