My Childhood Goals For My Life.

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The one major goal of life since my childhood would not leave me at all throughout my life which currently stands at the ripe old age of 70.

The earliest goal that I remember ever having was to become a grown up so that I would not have to go to school.

Once I grew up a little more and found that school was inescapable, the goal became to somehow get through that unavoidable trial and start earning money so that I would not have go to school!

When I started making money and was enjoying life with no other goal other than to stay in that condition, life dealt me another googly and I went back to school for two years. During those two years as an adult, the goal became to somehow acquire the qualification, get a job and forget all about going to school again.

On accomplishing that goal, I started off on a career and my employers decided that I needed to be provided with further education on and off and kept sending me to various schools to learn to be more effective. By this time, I had come to appreciate that these were actually breaks to enjoy time away from the daily grind and I kept looking forward to them.

During these breaks, I set myself a goal to retire at the age of 50. I was not able to, but did so at the age of 52. I was foot loose and due to some mysterious power working behind the scenes, I went back to work on three separate occasions, during one of which, I was gently led into going back to school to learn some things for which the background had been slowly building up over the years. This time around too, that schooling had a specific goal of reaching something which is still eluding me. My teacher has advised me that he cannot teach me any more and I now need to do a lot of home work to reach my goal. I am doing that.

And that Goal is to become Goalless.


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16 Responses to My Childhood Goals For My Life.

  1. Maria says:

    So it’s moksha or nothing right? I still think you should set up an ashram in the Himalayas. I shall retire there when my grihasta period is over. I quite fancy being a gurumayi. I won’t be happy to be a mere devotee.
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  2. Nandu Pillai says:

    “Moksha ? Phooey ! He is looking for an apartment on the 35 the floor ! Sometimes even “goalless draws” can be money spinning as in the Football Pools ! But seriously “goals” are different from “ambitions” ; or are they ?

    • Maria says:

      I’d say they’re a subset, Nandu. Goals would be part of one’s overall ambition. One may wish to be a crorepati (or crorepatni) before the age of fifty, and at the same time could have an overall ambition to be the biggest business magnate in the country, that sort of thing. I don’t think that it would be a very good idea for my bhaiya to get an apartment on the 35th floor. What will he do if the lift breaks down? He’d be rightly shanghaied then.
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    • Rummuser says:

      Nandu, after the lesson I learnt from the jump from the second floor, I now restrict my adventures to the ground floor apartments.

  3. I intend to keep on doing what I’m doing and enjoy the process. Does that count as a goal?
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  4. Again, the Through the Looking Glass logic that I am so fond of. The only way to approach something is to turn and walk away.
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  5. Grannymar says:

    I thought the grass grew by itself and it was just a matter of waiting?
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    • Rummuser says:

      In retrospect isn’t that what happened to me? In any case, that wisdom is by hindsight. It now certainly is true but in those innocent days, it was not made known to me.

  6. Cathy in NZ says:

    I don’t think I ever thought about life equating to goals as such…you travel a pathway and it twists and turns around all kinds of mazes and journeys 🙂
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