Thursday, March 20, 2014

Phrases for the Young

As i am nearing to my birthday (dont know whether i would lived up to it but nevermind) the old soul in me feels like writing down some insights, or rather, some self-learnt advices, in this blogsphere.

First of all, by addressing the title as above does not mean in any sense that i am old :-P
Secondly, no this is not a write-up about a 2010 musical masterpiece that goes by the same title by Julian Casablancas. I'll just leave the fact that Jules and all other The Strokes band members are my forever-favourites and I memorize all and yes dear by that i mean all their songs whether as a band or their individual projects.*pauses* *start singing*

Phrazes For The Young

Apart from the basic things like study well and become really good at what you are studying..

  1. If you're still in your varsity undergrad years:
  • Take-up any new language class offered. The fees are dead cheap compared to those in bussiness-centric language centres anywhere in town. As a matter of fact, take all the skill classes in university because they're all cheap compared to those outside. Be it swimming, playing music or anything. If you are smart you can learn them all for free.
  • Don't spend your scholarship/loan money so recklessly, force yourself to set aside a portion for saving every semester until you finish your study. You dont have to think what it's for. Just do it. You'll thank me later.
  • Enroll for student-exchange programme. Get sent off to new environments in any other part of world. Being an exchange student is a great way to travel without spending a fortune (of your own money).
  • If you're not enlisted as exchange student dont worry, university students are blessed with holidays anyway so use them to travel. Do it solo or with your buddies, just be in the travel mode anywhere and i really mean 'travel' not 'tourist'. Know the difference.And do it backpackers style, there's a lot of reference out there. you can go far or local.
  • Go join outdoor activities to spend your holidays. The great trips take few days to more that a week so you are in the right time to experience this. Things will be next to impossible when you are no longer a student trust me.
  • Find part time jobs to fill in the gaps during the semester. Get one that you can handle. Valuable experience to be gained, apart from extra money.
  • If there are any clubs/student movements that excites you in the university, join them and be an active member. If all were dull cliche and boring, look for any nearby out of the university. I'm talking about out-of-conventional,constructively positive activities like running, or poetry, or usrah, or liverpool supporters club. things like that.
  • befriend not only with your fellow peers, but with your seniors, juniors, random people you meet everyday, the management staffs at your residential college and faculties, your lecturer, the bus driver, the gardener, and not to forget people that runs the cafes where you eat.
  • I will add if anything comes to mind.
If your student days is a thing of the past, now you are in your early 20s, just started working and is still trying to figure out the things around you and get them into place. 
  • No sweat, there's still a lot of possibilities ahead.
  • Try to find time for some time-out. I mean real time out, go outdoors. Travel to new places.
  • Take up healthy lifestyle. It's good if you're already practicing it. If you're not, then start now. Running, cycling, swimming, anything will do as long as it is regular and really gets your heart pumping.
  • And by healthy lifestyle i mean healthy diet too. Drink milk and watch your food intake. Take necessary supplement.We need to groom our body starting now if we want to look strong and fresh  in our old days. If god is willing we might be able to live long enough with might to see our grandchildren.
  • Save money #1. for contingency expenses.
  • Save money #2 for no reason.
  • Save money #3 for no reason again because you've done it.
  • Get credit education to manage our credits (if any). Try to be credit-free as early as possible.
  • My Prof said that our brain cells will start to deteriorate when we reach 25. So apart from physical exercise, gauge your brain as well to make sure those neurons are alive and kicking. 
  • Take a good care of your parents, by leading them to healthy lifestyle because now it's health that matters the most.
  • I will add further if anything worth of sharing crosses in mind.

I've heard people say that life starts at 40. 
I think it's because by  this age we will reap the sow of all our investments we have made in our younger days.
By this time most likely we have managed to secure few basic assets like a house, or a car, and a piece of land. We have a secured, stable and career. And If we are married early by this age we might already have a growing family, maybe with two children,with our first child is in his/her first big examination in education. 
But when we are 40 too the brutal fact of life will begin to manifest itself  even more. When we are 40, what is the age of our parents? In that range of age our beloved parents might have fallen ill, and truth hurts but they may leave us to meet the Creator, and we will experience one of the dreaded fact of adult life..

And I've heard some say that life starts at 30.
And this is true physiologically. Our body will achieve it's best physical ability in the range of 30.
If you see all the top athletes in any field, they're in their late 20s (28-29) to early 30s. But this only applies only of you have been nurturing your body with the proper resources and have been doing enough training and conditioning to build strong physique. That's why you have to start taking care of your body early, so that you'll have you life ahead of you in better forms, and that serves as a good basis for a better old days.

For me, life starts whenever you realize that life is there for you to decorate it.
I refuse to be part of the system where your life expectations have been laid down in a template and everyine have to grow old in the same fashion and in the same manner. We take what's good and example them, but lead our own life, our own way. Experience life to the fullest. 
And that's is the moment, life really starts.

I have faith in my insights as above. I don't have many followers, and I am not in any real position to tell people what's better to do, but I am always amazed by how people around asks me sometimes about real heavy stuffs. Most often than get flattered,i t caught me off-guard and makes me wonder, what have i done to give them such an impression. I guess you never can tell how you appear in anyone's eye.

I just have some juniors, siblings and relatives, and as I'm teaching tuition class I have some teens that I am constantly get engaged with. Apart from all the lessons and knowledge, I share some personal insights like these too. And of course I have this blog where I can just pour my thoughts.

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