Monday, April 21, 2008

Mohit -- Mo

Firstly, let’s just say I have a great appreciation for addicts from now on. Let it be drugs, alcohol or simply coffee. I understand how hard it can be to let go. I tried to stay away from Orkut but was driven right back. Just as all other addictions however, I feel controlled consumption doesn’t hurt as bad. So please, don’t quit, just control it.

Now for, who is Mo?

Well, Mo is just a kid who has undergone some serious transformations over the past few years. Journey from Mohit to Mo was quite interesting, surprising and most of all, very unique. Unique, I call it, simply because people I place in similar boots seem to be running a whole different route. There is a conscious attempt on my part to preserve Mohit while be Mo. Rest, I’d leave it on you good friends to define Mohit Khadaria. If you testify on my behalf, write freely, write truthfully, and it’s my promise, it will be approved without condition.

Born in Bombay (not Mumbai!), I have always been addicted to the fast pace life that Bombay provides. Coming to a small college town for my engineering has certainly shown me a different facet of life. My attraction to the city is unquestionable and I hope to return there soon for family and friends alike.

I like to think of the Earth as one big country. I think Global. I do want India to prosper, but not at the cost of turning its own citizens into slogging workaholics. A country is considered prosperous where it can provide the basic necessities to all its citizens and have harmony within the community. I feel this idea is lost, I cannot think of one country that has achieved it. So, think of a prosperous nation, not developed. Individual prosperity will result in Global development. For instance, if outsourcing bothers you, it seems to me that you are being a bit self-seeking. If you don’t mind your job going to someone from your own country, then why should it bother you if it goes seven seas away? You have just helped out a growing nation perhaps, to bring all closer to equality. As mentioned before, one Earth one country.

When it comes to Religion, here’s what I think is the general take of my generation. We are a lazy bunch of thick skulled television influenced puppets; Very easily manipulated in taking the effortless route. I say this, because atheism has grown four fold and just seem to be the easy way out. I am not saying that I support the theory of a magical power either, I am an engineer; my life is science driven. However, I’d like to believe there exists Someone who is looking out. Doesn’t matter what cast, creed, religion; Hindu, Muslim, Christian are all just defined by man. So next time you pass a temple, mosque, church, gurudwara maybe just use it as an excuse to remember the All Mighty. In the end, take responsibility for your actions and even credit for your good doings. You have earned it. He is there as a shadow, not to make it happen.

White, brown, black... need I say anymore. The color of your skin is simply based off the distance your fore fathers lived from the equator!! Do not judge or discriminate based off looks. People say first impressions are the most important. I say, don’t register a first impression. It is almost impossible to know a person in one meeting. Keep your image of that person blank till you get to know them better. Trust me, you will have less to regret later.

I consider my Dad my idol In the least of conversation, I have learnt the most from him. I lack creativity. I lack the ability to come up with the right thing to do. Hence, I rely on others. I am a critique. I evaluate my peers, colleagues, strangers alike. I adapt, learn and apply what I consider good about them. Your idols won’t be perfect. Hence, do not hold on to just a few. There are those who influence you the most but then there is always something to learn in every minor moment of life shared with anyone.

I am not a writer. But strong quotes do influence me, drive me. Here’s a few of my favourites. Sorry for no citations. I thank their authors.
‘If you ain’t laughing, you ain’t living’ – My life is all about being joyous and spreading joy. Spread just one smile a day and it is enough to propagate happiness. It is also free.
‘Do not let your past dictate who you are, but let it be a part of who you become’ – Strongly related to what I meant about going from Mohit to Mo.
‘Winners don’t do different things, they do things differently’ – If you are truly smiling, you are already a winner.

I decided to mention my views on certain pertinent issues here as this what comes to mind when I am questioned to think about myself. If you have made the painstaking effort of reading through this entire thing, I thank you for your interest. Whether you are a friend or a stranger who has navigated to this page, I strongly welcome any rebuff or acceptance of my ideas.