Thursday, July 12, 2007

holidays-the big fat controversy...

19 days till im back in campus. major chunk of holidays over. done nothing of note. well, apart from gettin a drivers licence that is. been chiiling at home, eating sleeping coming-online etc etc.. and occasionally meeting up with friends. quite a lot of people i've been in touch with have joined some course or the other.

my question is, if ur attending classes even in ur holidays, then well... what exactly is the point of calling this chunk of days called 'holidays' by a special name ie 'holidays' (er... guess u got the point)

i mean, think about it. people in my batch who haven't dropped a year...class 11 summer vacations (when 10th results came, 2004) we had joined some or the other coaching institute. class 12 summers we spent attending their classes. 2006 summers we were taking the exams for which we wasted the last two summer vacations. these are the first 'real' summer holidays we've got. and people still have to join some course or the other. worse for people who've dropped a year. i mean theyve been through this for one summer vacation more than freshers. sheesh..

so this makes me think... have we forgotten how to chill out?? do we HAVE to be doing something or the other even when we are officially 'on holiday'? why cant we just relax, hang out with friends, read a book (or an ebook), or if nothing then just shut up and sleep... catch up on whatever u've lost on in college... or blog and read blogs...

people talk about 'utilization' of time... well, 2 of the people i knew who were learning java are just too bored.. they left it.. well, almost. then there are people who've taken up jobs. and hence are not free to go meet up with friends...

so yeah... i guess u do learn something... but its holidays!!!

o well, too many people online now... if u were not musically inclined u'd think the 'ding's are a part of a jingle... er.... if i were u, i wouldve ignored myself out there.. as in not the new myself, but the myself that wrote tht sentence ie the true me as i cant be u and u cant be me.. (ignore this also plz) gotta go...

peace out.

4 comments:

nimit said...

very well said ... 1st year hols are the real hols .... and believe me you guys should chill out because in 2nd yr hols you would be in some practice school where you would waste 3-4 hrs a day just traveling to sign a register ...... and what you calling as a small days left ... are the only "holidays " i will get at home .....

so chill, play , relaxxx and most of all sleep

ps: this is coming from a person suffering from insomnia cuz he has slept only 3-4 yrs everyday for past week to make an absolutely unnecessary ps report

Anupam said...

I agree with you. Holidays won't be holidays if you are attending classes or are engaged in some activity. I have always had 'holidays' in the true sense of the word.

Unfortunately some people (I'm not among them) have a boredom problem. They get bored since they are unable to find effective recreation when they are no engaged in anything.

arpit said...

well pranshu i really don agree wid u..its true dat we have got such a long break after sum time but if u can devote 1 hour in a day for sumthin constructive, sumthing which is of ur interest, sumthin which can help u in ur career later..i don mind dat..u still got 23 hours a day to chill out...to add on dis u got to meet sum new people which can becum ur gud frend ..as it was in my case...n deres no point in wastin all ur time at home...go out.. make sum new frends...n apart from studies dere are lot of course dat might appeal u ..but the point is if u r really interested...n leavin the course in between is mainly due to wrong choice of course ..before joinin any course u must have prior knowledge of dat.is it of ur interest or not..well dats my point of view abt dat...
aneways njoy...

rip van winkle said...

hey nice post, and i kinda agree with arpit. as long as ur havin fun it dont matter. driving lessons r still those right - lessons. bottom line- enjoy ur hols, any way u want!
-manasa