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In search of happiness among failures


By Tapesh Kumar

There is nothing new in failures. Every now and then somebody fails somewhere. But there is always something new in every after-failure. Some fail and fall to rise never again. Others fail and fall to rise again and yet without an uncertainty to fail again. And obviously, few fail and fall to bounce higher enough to take a leap giant so as not to touch ground again in same life. And here I am, not sure of where I stand.

Each time I fail, I fall so distant from my dream that walking back to it is itself a tiring exercise.

By the time I reach back and recoil, I am hurried to enter the second gate, and the realization and penance start at the time of free fall with rarely anything in hand than to make the fall just not fatal enough for life.

At times I would be scared of light at the end of tunnel, for it feels so accustomed in the dark, cosy and calculated that blindness of bright light pushes me in the middle of traffic and suddenly I feel I don’t have anywhere to go.

Knowing a thing might be a knowledge; statically scattered in books and realizations of millions of lazy sleepy mediators, but practising one is life. Of all the things, the most common in all the deemed successful people- in books, celebrity or among around us commoners- sticking to one thing is common.

Keep on running, and remain assured you will cross the finish line. Keep working on a thing, and a day will come you could work on it mindlessly in sleep and that becomes coveted success for newcomers. Stay in your marriage, and a day would arrive you would stop whining and being unhappy about it and that is what would be tossed around as an example of a successful marriage wished and sighed by anybody else.

Being happy is real but can not be planned ever.

The state of happiness is an idea perceived by others, never realized though, not even by the one who have been perceived so. It’s idiotic to run after being happy, for more than often happiness drives at the other edge of road in reverse. So, proposing that you are happy in the state you are, however gloomy or star studded, is befooling. You feel happy to be yourself – is abusing. In real, you feel happy for what you wanna be… yet to be…

The real trick is to keep it close. Have immediate plans, and there you go, you are ambitious. If you have more retirement plans, than for upcoming weekend, you already have a step in grave. Don’t kill the engine.

Distant dreams are deadly, if today they don’t give anything to work for. You ought to bring them closer, and in workable condition and you are in the race…

The race of keeping yourself happy, not being so, per se.

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Tapesh Kumar is a Law student from Delhi University

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Actor Anil Kapoor Feels That Contribution to Society is The Key to Happiness, Success

Anil Kapoor, Ajay Devgn and Madhuri Dixit starrer "Total Dhamaal" is releasing on February 22

Anil Kapoor, Amritsar
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Actor Anil Kapoor says the more people will contribute towards the society, the more they will get back in return in their lives.

“You should contribute to the society and the country as much as you can… you will get happiness, success and peace of mind,” he said here on Saturday while interacting with the media after inaugurating TATA Memorial hospital’s pediatric oncology ward.

Sharing his thoughts after attending the inauguration of the hospital’s ward, Kapoor said: “Earlier also, I have come in this hospital and I am feeling really happy with the kind of positive change I am seeing here.”

Anil Kapoor. IANS

Anil Kapoor said he felt nice to see smile on faces of children, their parents and the doctors.

“It is nice to see smile on faces of kids, their parents and the doctors so, I am thankful to people who have contributed towards this change.”

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Asked if he will organise special screening of his upcoming film “Total Dhamaal” for the children of TATA hospital, Anil Kapoor said: “Definitely. It’s really good idea. I think that film is especially made for children and its very entertaining film so, we would definitely host special screening of the film for these children.”

Anil Kapoor, Ajay Devgn and Madhuri Dixit starrer “Total Dhamaal” is releasing on February 22. (IANS)