Wednesday, April 9, 2014

55er : Grass is always greener on the other side

Chella’s interview for the US job lasted 7 months and she thought universe was giving wings to  her desire of living abroad: which remained just a dream having married to Ganapathy immediately after graduation. All her excitement spiraled downwards when the offer letter came . Ganapathy wondered why Chella was sulking inspite of achieving her goal. 


Manonmani longed whenever she saw pictures of friends posing in Disneyland,LasVegas,Hollywood studios or the gorgeous  trekking locations in the US. After 10 years, when she went to the US, she complained of not having maids , the biting cold in winters, child-care duties without a break and the need to be employed to live there!


Both the above incidents based on real life scenarios encountered by two of of my colleagues. We long for something, but the happiness that we get from achieving the goal or the contentment that we derive when our dreams materialize seem to be so fleeting.


  1. Ummm.. sometimes we long for things without knowing what they actually entail. Sometimes, when we do get these things that we used to long for, we realise that we were actually better off without them. :) Such is life!

  2. I strongly believe in the saying "be careful what you pray for, it may be granted" !

    1. Sorry for the delayed response,LG. Was out of town and had very very limited connectivity then. My husband also keeps saying the same thing too, but I ask back "Why cant we be granted what we ask for in a way that is near perfect"! Sigh! If only all was perfect and things happened the way we wish for, probably God/Higher Power thinks that man would forget Him/Her.

  3. Not only did I like these 55ers, I loved both the names :)