Sunday, June 14, 2009

something about being 30

There is a theory I have - life should be upto 30 and I'd live such a life three times over.
Signs of turning thirty or thereabouts include:
If you are a woman-
thinking about having a child; actually having a child; constantly thinking about the most important, challenging job role that you cannnot take up because it is in a different city and you are not locationally mobile; realizing that your parents are suddenly emotionally dependent on you (and you cannot go and crib to them about your life's trivial and not so trivial problems; they have 'real' issues to deal with and they are not these invincible life forms that you once thought them to be); it takes longer and longer and longer to lose the extra kilo; and you suddeny only want to drink wine.
If you are a man-
thinking about being married; visiting all your friends weddings and meeting their wives, being married, listening to your wife talking about having a baby all the time, making up excuses at work for watching sports, fibbing to your office colleagues about your party hopping/ fitness phobic lifestyle, feeling sorry for your best friend who is losing hair and thanking your stars you were blessed with better genes, constantly sorting out and filing documents- house loan papers, car loan papers, insurance cliams, IT returns...

Imagine a life without having to go through this ever, never having to think about responsibilities which come with the mid-decades of your life- no feeling guilty and responsible about your parents and children all the time, knowing that marriage (if you decided to take the plunge) is perhaps only for a few years, no pressure about whether you will have the bank balance of your dreams when you are 40, no planning for old age and medical insurance and no 20 year loans.

Think about it, dream today- think of three lives upto 30 and what you would do. ...

1 comment:

  1. Your insight into a man's woes were shockingly accurate .. almost! Loved the part about 'fibbing about party hopping lifestyle' .. and in my case BEING the best friend who is losing hair due to bad genes