Thursday, May 14, 2009

Timepass (*)

Life is a finite journey and therefore every second of every individual's life deserves respect. The inevitable occurrence of death makes it all the more essential. Since long, the need for time management has been emphasized ,but at this junction in this 21st century it seems, all impossible with worldly factors contributing to unnecessary delays. Intolerance has entered the picture as a consequence ,people not ready to deal with this inefficiency. Some obvious examples are : huge traffic delays due to extra long traffic lights ,continuous flyover constructions ;queues such as in government office procedures.
All curse 'inefficiency' under their breath, also bearing with it anyhow. On the other side ,inefficiency hasn't taken any new turns ,not just due to improper working of the authorities but also as a consequence of ever growing population and ever soaring demands of the public. Human capabilities have been substituted by huge expectations on the power of money.
But there are some facts that been overlooked. All in unison have of course ,cursed the stagnant traffic due to the construction of a flyover ,but hardly has anyone praised the flyover, a few months later, when it has been completed, hence reducing traffic efficiently. All have cursed the 200 seconds spent waiting for the lights to display green but hardly has anyone appreciated the fact,it's these very lights that have kept them safe and alive all these years. Queues -imagine the situation without them; pushes ,havoc making it the 'Survival of the Strongest.'
All the demands are due to a rightful life. But there is a too frequently used word - 'timepass'. That's what is done after all those curses. That's the utilization of time we have been talking about; 'provide them an eternity to somehow find ways to pass it; dozing off in the process' and idling in front of the screens ,watching the movies interested in the love of anonymous. Efficiency is a collective measure and comes when all have utilized time in the best possible manner and not just somehow passed it. So we must be patient with routine delays ,no one has a grudge against us to let us test our patience, but somehow fail to help, due to seeking everything just for the sake of money.


- Contributed by Gautam Garg

6 comments:

pgm said...

"every second of every individual's life deserves respect" - I assume you mean, respect from the individual of his own time.
"All the demands are due to a rightful life. But there is a too frequently used word - 'timepass'. That's what is done after all those curses." - Too true. Just take a student's week. He curses throughout the weekdays for lack of time to do anything, and timepasses through friday and saturday and most of sunday as if he had all the time in the world!

Siddharth Bhattacharya said...

Is that good ,as you say ?
No I didn't mean as per individual ,when I wrote it ,but now it makes sense ; I just was starting it sarcastically

pgm said...

hmmm! The word 'respect' doesn't fit into most kinds of sarcasm somehow. Hard to imagine joking about respect :P

Siddharth Bhattacharya said...

sarcasm , i mean giving it a dramatic start totally opposite to what is about to come , it 's not only for the word respect ,but the first para itself

Rohan said...

Well first I'd tell traffic light eases traffic because otherwise there would be bigger jams so people should know about it and yeah you are right people take the final product as forgranted...

Also i'd say we can timepass and enjoy our time in idleness as well... I mean that pretty human if we have got time and wanna chill out but yeah!! I fully support that we should control on complaining a lot about the inevitable frustrations...

Siddharth Bhattacharya said...

@ Rohan:
Thanx, you clarified the meaning exactly..
yeah, its harsh of me if the message that goes through this is people can't spend time idling or whatever way they want...
but yeah if they want like that, as you said (and of course me too) then we have to stop complaining, then even they have the right to work at their will, at their own speed..
great that i am not a loner who has observed the well functioning of the traffic lights..it would be worse than a turmoil else

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