4 comments on “Cogito Ergo Sum

  1. OK imagine me giving you that look of respect that people gave you when you were a lawyer. I really admire the courage you have to follow your dreams and ideals under such pressure. I can’t imagine it, because I tend to be a people pleaser, although it’s something I’m really working on.

    I’m glad I was able to reciprocate some of the inspiration you’ve been for me.

    I’ve learned a lot confabulating with you too. That was my purpose for starting a blog– converse with people and learn about their different experiences. I never dreamed it would be with someone who lived on the other side of the world. I forgot how big the internet is 🙂

    • Thank you Dawne.

      It was wonderful to wake up to this comment from you. Much as I hate to admit it, this courage has been a result of a lot of hard work and self-imposed isolation. I just realised that too many people had too much to say to me and that was confusing me a lot. So, I decided to just stop talking to people and spend some time figuring my head out. I have always been a people-pleaser too for the simple reason that it is just so much easier to go with what is expected of me and not get all the grief which I am getting now. And there are many times when I have simply wanted to throw in the towel. However, for a change, I have managed to stick to my guns. It is all starting to come together now. I just landed my first social media marketing gig as a freelancer and I know from there onwards, it is bound to get easier. I also have a couple of meetings set up to help me realise my dream of travel while making money- essentially a location independent lifestyle. The hard work is finally starting to pay off and when I look back upon it, I realise that in 4 short months I have managed to accomplish what I spent 5 years in law school to accomplish. It is wonderful.

      It has been absolutely fantastic to confabulate with you. It was also my purpose to start talking to people and get different viewpoints. However, I expected Indians to read my blog and definitely not people from all parts of the world. I also did not expect people to share similar insights despite their different backgrounds. I think blogging has been my rock as I have gone through this period. Without it, I am not sure if I would have been able to continue down this path.

      Thank you for taking time out and reading my blog. I really appreciate it. 🙂

  2. Yes. I had read that post by Dawne, whose posts are often excellent. I agree that what you are is much more important than what you do, but if you are unemployed people often don’t look beyond that. More’s the shame.

    • Thank you for taking the time out to comment on my blog.

      Unfortunately, we live in a world where what a person does has become so important. It is not just something unemployed people go through because there is a very definite hierarchy of occupations with doctors, lawyers, engineers and managers featuring at the top. What you do is also a very good indicator (usually) of how much you earn and the kind of lifestyle you lead and we all know that it is such a materialistic world.

      While moving up the hierarchy gets you that respect, actively choosing to go down to the bottom and working your way up does not. That I think is a tragedy.

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