I have recently been posting about happiness that seems to be the hottest thing happening to me as many things eventually are leading to it. Either directly to my happiness or happiness to others.
My LBC post also talked about happiness of a different kind, a state of mind despite hardships which triggered off quite a few nostalgic comments, and took me some time to appreciate that small things that we take for granted in our youth become such triggers in later life.
So, a reality check was very necessary and I found exactly that in this cartoon yesterday! Please click on the image for a larger resolution.
On the other hand, there are people out there who must find their happiness in discovering and sharing such totally useless information with others.
I have got some feedback to my post, which I hesitate to share here and am still waiting for more to come and I shall decide about sharing those or not in due course.
In the meanwhile, a well wisher has sent these to lighten up the topic.
Please look at the date on the cartoon. It has been almost 56 years since RK Laxman, an icon in India published that unforgettable cartoon.
It can be published today, and would mean exactly the same things to all of us Indians. NOTHING HAS CHANGED. The same problems continue to plague us.
The adage, “The more things change, the more they remain the same.” comes to mind.
I hope that the powers that manage our Pavithra Bhoomi (Sacred Land) understand that it is despite them that we are surviving, on a bed of nails!