We live in a world where success is measured through the busy noise of life. A good job, costly car and flat etc are the benchmarks for a successful life. The more luxury you have, the more successful you are. To be frank, we can’t imagine a “primitive” type of life where everything that you have been enjoying or wishing to experience in future is missing. A life without DJ party to rock your ears? A life without tons of notifications to satisfy your ego? Who wants to have such a boring life? I guess most of us, especially the teens, would do anything to avoid such a humdrum life. But is a calm and quiet life scary or is it just an unexplored utopian realm?
“What is the purpose of my life?” this is a question most of us ask ourselves, especially under the shower or before sleep. I have seen such questions in online forums. Recently, I saw this question on Quora, from a 42 years old IT professional woman in the USA. So even a well-educated, successful person has the doubt whether own life is meaningful or meaningless. Many people reach a point in life where they start to think whether their life is meaningful despite all the academic and financial prosperity.
I woke up after listening to the annoying alarm sound from my cell phone. Like a robot, I did what I do every day — wake up at a particular time, prepare for office. In the office, my eyes fixed on computer screen and fingers dancing on the keyboard to finish a project within a deadline. I have no time to care about others at the office. During holidays, that comes once in a blue moon, I followed the same humdrum routine. It took me a few years to realize that my workload was increasing and my emotional and physical health was decreasing. I resigned my job in 2016 and didn’t apply for another job.