Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Pish pishh pish pishhhhhh

I finished reading The Alchemist today. I saw the writer in an interview on the telly a few days ago and remembered that I promised to print the book for a friend of Sav so that he may practise leaning English with it. I've read the book the book before, over ten years ago. It's one of those books that's supposed to have a significant effect on the reader and his or her perception of life. So, I've spent the idle moments of the day mulling over how my life's gone ever since I read the book and ending up drawing a lot of blank thoughts.

Thinking about it made me feel as though something is missing in me. I remember there was a time when I'd get caught up in life. Life would just happen and it would be rather exciting. Now life's rather monotonous, I guess that could come with the territory of getting older or of having been stuck as a college student for the past ten years. But life doesn't have to be monotonous no matter what one's age. The world around us is marvelous, so why is it I can't get myself marveling at it?

One thing that's pestering me after reading the book, is that I still don't really know what it is I want to be. When I was a little kid, I wanted to be something like an astronaut, an astronomer, or maybe a physicist. In my teens, I was really good at maths and so I wanted to do something with computers. Later on, even though my maths skills seemed to have rotted I wanted to be a mathematician and make money on stocks.

All of the above don't seem feasible to me anymore. I don't even have the mental capacity to handle most of the above either. I don't think I've got the mental capacity for anything worthwhile to be honest. And on the matter of physical capacity it is embarrassingly true that girls do beat me at arm wrestling.

Ahead of me now is the rice plantation. On one hand, I don't see any future in it and regard it as a challenge that I must overcome to establish myself in some sense. On the other hand, it could be where launch my future as a megalomaniac. Maybe, I could do something good for the people there, because I'm so sure that there's nothing for me to gain besides money and a troublesome experience. I leave myself wanting to know what my heart feels. What does my heart want to say to me?

My life as a student is rather restricted. I can't see myself going crazy and getting myself involved in anything other than my studies. As such, there's no sense in getting hyped up about anything. As soon as I graduate, there shouldn't be anything left standing in my way. I've got a tedious to-do list at the plantation. I could spend all my effort getting it done as fast as I can and then engage the world around me.

At this very moment though, I feel there is something that my heart is yearning for me to become, and I'm afraid to listen.

4 comments:

Maury said...

People are too busy to do their mundane tasks these days Shaggy. There's opportunity in that. People will pay to have their dog walked,LOL. I make $40,000 per year cutting grass. I've got 30 yards that I usually cut on friday and saturday. I'm off the other 5 days,and don't work at all during the winter. Better yet,I enjoy the work.

Find something you like doing,and get the word out.

Mister Ghost said...

Here's hoping you follow your inner muse towards extraordinary flights of fancy...

Anonymous said...

I'm 30 years old man , employed , and still don't know what the fuck I wanna be , so chill out coz it's normal , you shouldn't take it so hard or serious , life is much fun to take it as it comes ... man you sounded gloomy and boring today lol
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zzz said...

Being in the same place for 10 years is exhausting..and it might let u confused whether u know what u r doing or not...
Finish that college first...then focus on the most thing that u enjoy doing...don't think about what u don't like..think about what u really like and decide to make it happen...it might take u some time to discover urself..but u will eventually............