I am not some nirvana acquired hermit who doesn’t belong to the above genre. I am guilty as charged too and I keep looking for contention all around me and eventually give up though very well knowing that the source of that contention is in me.
My example can be well illuminated by my thought process in the last few years.
When I was in high school, I only dreamt of going to undergraduate college. When I got into college, I was striving to get out of college. At workplace, we all use to get nostalgic thinking about college and 'those days'. At workplace, I aspired to be part of a top MBA program. Today, I am in one. But being human, I am way away from being content. Now, I keep looking at the calendar wishing the next 12 months end soon so that this dreaded program can get over. Fast forward to 2012, I am sure that I will be missing my MBA days.
I know that whoever is reading this, would chuckle and say that “Yups, Been there., done that” but will still not learn a lesson. I am trying to enjoy my last student life experience living it to the fullest. My recommendations for all – don’t get too affected by the small worries of life and enjoy this flow. Because later in life, when Nostalgia strikes, you will not get another opportunity.