Middle Class : The Most Privileged

I must clear one thing at the start of this post, by word “Class” I just want to express the financial position of the individual and nothing else, as it the most widely used word in our society, so I am using it.

So the middle class is the most privileged, this statement might sound confusing to many, as we have to struggle a bit if not much for everything. We have to think of our Emi’s, education expenses for kids, loans, and a lot more.

I even saw some videos and blogs on how the business makes you rich or how you should come out of your mediocre life or simply the videos whose sole motive is to express that one must be wealthy to be happy. Well, that’s not completely wrong but neither it is completely true.

That’s why I said the middle class is the most privileged class of our society, We can easily make our living but need a little effort for taking an extra step, we have all we need and we get some of what we desire. Anyway, desires have no end they always keep growing. That extra little step to get our desire teaches us the value of hard work at the same time it makes us value what we have.

These thoughts of mine make two meaning, it can be quoted as the person who is happy with his comfort zone, who is scared of taking a risk in his life so making excuses to live in his mediocrity or a person who doesn’t desire much and is happy if his basic needs are fulfilled. Well, I don’t mean both.

One must take all the risk chasing his dreams, but dreams must not be money, it should be the things you love doing and believe me you will find lots of those. Money is a byproduct. Sometimes you get it, sometimes you don’t.

You should not be a millionaire who doesn’t have time to dance with his kids.

Even your hobbies and interests leave you one day if you don’t have someone to share the joy and happiness you get from those things.

There was one dialogue in the movie “Chichore” who ever is happy with the tag of loser can leave the room right now. Believe me, I would be the first one to leave not because I would be happy with the tag but just because no one else other then me can give me that tag.

And the other gang who stayed and decided to fight were not wrong either because they were not ready to take the wrong thing from anyone, they decided to prove their point, it matters to them.

So, find out Who are you? What are you? God make all of us different for a reason. You need not be judged by anyone, You should have your purposes you should have your desires.

Drink with a friend, walk with your lover, cooking for your kids, going to places, Climbing a tree I think all these things sound better than being a millionaire.

So millionaire or middle class hardly matters until you know what makes you happy of at least you decide to find out what makes you happy.

I have a few examples that inspired me a lot.

First on was a guy, who doesn’t like to be around people much. He made a treehouse in the jungle lives there, meditate and do whatever he wants and yes he was doing small jobs to make his living.

Other one wanted to see the places around so he just left his house with his backpack, he travels with whatever he gets without money or he just walks, he eats whatever he gets or if someone gives him something for free, he has some basic knowledge of plants which can be eaten . He just travels, he don’t earn and he was travelling for the last 16 months when I saw his video.

Ratan Tata, a billionaire or even more but it doesn’t matters to him, lives a simple life. A philanthropist, a business tycoon, and I don’t even need to tell anything about him.

Sudha Murthy, A philanthropist and extremely disciplined lady, though I never wanted to be like her it’s not my cup of tea . But she loves doing these things, she is so passionate for her work , she is an inspiration.

Prakash Amte, Dedicated his life for a purpose, leprosy patients or animals and tribals of the jungle whoever needs his help, he is there.

The list Is endless, but these gems show us what to focus on and it’s not money.

तू चल के तो देख ।।

तू अंधेरे रास्तों से डरता है, आगे चल के तो देख । घबराता है अनजानी गलियों से, थोड़ा आगे बढ़ के तो देख ।

क्या पता ये रास्ता कहां ले चले, जो सोचा न हो इसी रास्ते पर मिले , मिले कोई हमसफर या कोई याद ही सही, कुछ भी हो खाली हाथ नहीं लौटेगा, थोड़ी हिम्मत कर के तो देख

जो ना किया हो उसे करने का मजा कुछ और है, नई राह चलने का मजा कुछ और है, रंग बहुत है दुनिया में, तू थोड़ा टटोल के तो देख।

हारने का डर मत रखना, गिरने का मलाल मत रखना, कुछ ना कर के यू भी जीने में क्या रखा है, तू कुछ कर के तो देख।

गलती ना हो जाए इसलिए छिप के ना बैठ जाना, गलती करना ही सीखने का पहला कदम है , तू गलती कर के तो देख।

दुनिया वाले तो हर एक से दुखी है, ताने अनसुने कर उनके , खुद के तराने तू लिख के तो देख ।

एक तू ही तो है ।।

इक तू ही तो है मेरे साथ में, एक तू ही तो है। लड़ती झगड़ती अपनी मुश्किलों से , एक तू ही तो है।

पल पल टूटती मेरे लिए , पल पल बिखरती एक तू ही तो है। खुद को समेट समेट मुझे समेटती एक तू ही तो है।

भूल जाती हर दर्द अपना , भूलती है हर परेशानी, देखने वाली सिर्फ मुझे एक तू ही तो है, मेरा चेहरा मुझ से पहले पढ़े तू , अनचाहे डर पालती रहे , मुझे हर पल समझने वाली एक तू ही तो है।

ना चढ़ू मैं मंदिर-मज्जिद , ना मांगू मैं कोई खुदा , मेरा खुदा मेरा इश्क एक तू ही तो है। इक ही मांगू इस खुदा से, साथ तेरा हर पल रहे , लाख गिरे मेरे आंसू ,पोछने तो बस तू रहे।

Wedding, Road Trip & Covid

It’s been more since we all are locked at home, and it’s necessary there is no point in risking life of your loved once. So it’s the same case with us, we were at home and wishing that all this should come to an end as soon as possible.

But my Sister’s (in-law) marriage got fixed, though all of us were super excited but managing this in this pandemic was a big question. All necessary precautions were being taken from the last one year, still we trusted some alternate precautionary medicines and planned a road trip for the function.

Own car is always safer than train or any other means of transportation. So our FIAT was ready for long Nagpur to Gwalior Road Trip.

It was an awesome experience. And for me, Road Trip has always been my favourite. I can drive for hours just want my better half with me, though kids barely let us talk. however, we steal some time when they are sleeping, playing or eating.

Preparation for the trip

Car bed : Best option when travelling with kids, they can sleep, play , jump and they enjoy it most.

Lots of food, colour books and colours, some toys, etc etc etc

Tools, puncture kit, puncture sealant, air pump, charger etc

That’s all I remember!!

And yes lots and lots of luggage as we were going to a wedding.

We started

And as planned we did it in one go! We started at 8:30 am and we were at Gwalior at 09:00 pm. Though it’s not recommended, it’s not very comfortable, and it’s hell tiring but Covid-19 made us do that also I did not want to unload that luggage again, which took me half an hour to load.

I don’t know driving could be boring for some people for me, it’s pure fun, it was 725 km drive, we managed to get a decent mileage of 18.6kmpl with a 1368cc car, driving was at 70-80km/hr speed.

We took 1 lunch break of half an hour, and 7-8 5mins breaks just to relax my shoulders, they just froze when we reached Gwalior. But I think around 350-400km drive is both enjoyable and not very tiring, and that’s what we did on our return journey.

The Wedding

Best, this is the only word which can describe the marriage function. Lots of enjoyment, dance , fun And great food. All was done in view of covid-19 norms with minimal guest , etc

Lots of quality time spent with great people. Lots of golden memories has been created which will last for life time.

And everyone was just packed at their places and got to enjoy after a very long time, so this vacation was very special.

Covid-19

Even after taking all the precaution and preventive care when I returned back I was tested positive for corona virus. Though, I am asymptomatic and just got tested as per the protocol but still this disease in highly infectious and also unpredictable and it’s quite possible that alternate medicines helped me to remain asymptomatic and my family negative.

So, here I am waiting for my quarantine period to end and passing my time writing blogs.

कुछ रिश्ते।।

कुछ रिश्ते मिले अनजाने में, दिल को खुशियां वो दे चले, दस्तक कुछ हुई दिल में , कुछ नए फसाने बन गए।

कौन अपना कौन पराया, दुनिया के रिश्तों से दिल ये ना चले, सुकून जहां मिला इस दिल को, वहीं से एक रिश्ता पले।

कुछ खूबसूरत रिश्ते यू ही बन जाते है, बिना कुछ कहे सुने बरसो के जख्म भर जाते है।

Make it count

Trust your journey , you might get hurted , u might feel devastated .

Have faith, keep smiling, you will also be rewarded .

You will see beautiful palaces, you will meet awsome people.

You might be frustrated, tensed or helpless. In the end you will turn out to be more calmer, relaxed and matured person.

Every question need not to be answered, every battle need not to be fought. Talk to your self, it’s your journey , make it count.

Happy New Year 2021

A year passes, which will never be forgotten, it showed us our place, it showed us what to value and what to not.

A year which will be remembered for its bad events more than good, it has brought us closer to our loved ones, it showed us the value of time, it showed us who are our real heroes and who the fake ones, it taught us to value life and not the things.

Let’s keep those learning with us and step forward for a new beginning.

A very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year 2021.

Happy New Year 2021

A year passes, which will never be forgotten, it showed us our place, it showed us what to value and what to not.

A year which will be remembered for its bad events more than good, it has brought us closer to our loved ones, it showed us the value of time, it showed us who are our real heroes and who the fake ones, it taught us to value life and not the things.

Let’s keep those learning with us and step forward for a new beginning.

A very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year 2021.

रोक लेना खुद को।

रोक लेना खुद को , लगे कि बिखरने वाले हो , वो लोग जो तेरे टूटने का करण है , तेरे बिखरने पर हंसी उड़ाएंगे।

रोक लेना खुद को , अगर लगे की गुस्से में हो, वो लोग तेरे गुस्से का हथियार तुझी पे चलाएंगे ।

आंसू को कमजोरी बनते देर नहीं लगती, गुस्से को अहंकार में ढलते देर नहीं लगती ।

तेरे गुस्से के काबिल नहीं वो लोग, तेरी तकलीफ़ से खुश है वो लोग, दुनिया को बस मुसकान ही देना, तेरी उचाईया ही उनका सबक हैं ।

रोक लेना खुद को गिरने से, तेरा हाथ थामने को तेरे अपने ही बहुत है।

मंजिले।

बड़ा थकाती है और बहुत रूलाती है मंजिले, खून पसीना भी बड़ा बहाती है मंजिले , रास्ते कांटो से भरे होते है, घाट घाट की सैर कराती है मंजिले।

रातों को नींदे उड़ाती है , दिन मे ये ख्वाब दिखाती है , हस्ते हुए को रूलाती है , रोते को भी ये हसाती है।

जीने कि ये राह भी है, और चलने का तरीका भी , यही तेरी मुस्कान भी है और यही सलीका भी । ख्वाब ही है तेरे जो जीने कि उम्मीद है , ख्वाब ही खुशियां है , ख्वाब ही हर फसाद है।

ज़िंदगी रास्तों पे है , और मंजिले ख़्वाबों मे, ना अंत रास्तों का है ना अंत ख़्वाबों का, जितना जिये वो तेरी हिम्मत और जितना चले वो तेरी किस्मत।