Monday, July 16, 2007


When I was in school, during a moral science class, our teacher asked us a question, “What do you all think - is life too short or too long?”

I promptly raised my hand and said, I think it’s too long.

A lively debate ensued, and I gave a plethora of reasons for my stand. There were some who rebutted me and many who joined forces. We did not reach a conclusion, but the teacher concluded the class by stating, life is too short to learn about God, so spend as much time as you can each day with Him.

It was a moral science class, so as per norms it ended up with the matter boiling down to The Divine.

But the question persisted in my mind.

When I came home, I asked my dad what he felt – Is life too short or too long.

Dad said in his usual nonchalant way, still poring over the newspaper, with out even lifting his head from it – depends, if you have work, it s too short, if you don’t have any its long.

I thought that’s it?!

That’s all he has to voice on a question that bothered me through the entire ride from school to home?

But today when I have my both hands full of work and commitments, I feel yes, maybe what Dad said does sum up how life seems.

Here I am jostling between a job, tasks at home, my hobbies and interests. And each day I wish there were a couple of hours more in a day or some more days in the week.

Alas! 24X7 is all I got : (


(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

I would have replied similar to what your dad told you. Life is too short to do a lot of things that we want to do :)

Well I hope you get some time for yourself :)

Shamur said...

ya ...
life is too short...

neverland said...


ambika said...

dats very true
life is very short
actually i m i the same situatio as yours.
sometimes i wader that it would have ee so ice if we could have some days which could e more tha 24 hours...

Anonymous said...

well life is too short to do things we hv 2 do i.e miles to go before we sleep as robert frost rightly said but too long to live a monotonous life for maximum people like us.also longer life comes with its hardships its not long nor short that matters but what you pack in that matters more.
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