Uncertainty, excitement, curiosity

I don’t know where I’m going but I’m on my way”- Carl Sagan

Life is full of surprises. You can’t really predict what is going to happen in the next moment. Who knows, you might end up becoming a millionaire in a second by winning a lottery or a pauper by losing all in a street mugging. It is this unpredictability that makes life exciting.

I don’t have it all figured out in life. In the final days of my engineering degree studies, many of my classmates have already landed jobs, while others got admits into various universities around the world for further studies and others are going for something or the other. I on the other hand do not have any concrete plans for the immediate future.

Maybe I would take a one year sabbatical from studies and go on a backpacking expedition across India or maybe I would land in some startup and learn a whole lot of stuff or some competitive exam or the other. The possibilities are endless and I wouldn’t commit to any one by dismissing the others.

Whatever it is you’re seeking won’t come in the form you’re expecting”- Haruki Murakami

People have been troubling me with questions of what would I do after graduation. I know they mean well but I have nothing in particular to say to them, so I have been giving them cooked up plans of my future course of action. It annoys me a lot when they pity on me because I haven’t yet got a job (because that’s what they feel studies are for). Well I would advise or rather request them to mind their own business and stop worrying for me like a teenager. They see my future as bleak.

I on the other hand would like to believe otherwise. I could end up doing many exciting things as I do not have any expectations as of now from my immediate future. I do not have any idea what is going to happen next in my life and that for me is okay. I would not worry much about it but pursue whatever life offers me next. I am curious about the future and the future seems a lot exciting to me nowadays.

Madness is the result not of uncertainty but of certainty”- Friedrich Nietzsche


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