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Howdy, Suckers. Take note…

December 19, 2008

First thing anyone reading the title would say ‘why sucker?’ or ‘what can you note anyways?’ Valid questions I must admit. And I shall try to throw some fresh perspective to this sucker.

You walk into a restaurant/pub/bar or whatever place you desire. You look at the menu and order for your drink. After some time, the waiter gets you that gleaming liquid which might help in making your wallet lighter, but that does not deter you. Your pricey drink comes with a humble straw whose primary job is ‘to suck.’ Straws are of various shapes, sizes, colors, materials, etc but they have two ends. You have the liberty to choose the drink you want to suck through the straw. You move your straw from drink to drink (if there are others on the table) and try to see if there are other drinks better than yours. At times, you suck directly from another person’s straw. Most times, you get drunk and get lost in the ecstasy. You have options when it comes to the choice of your drink and the pleasure you derive from it but no one would bother changing a straw!

So what’s the big deal about the straw? And why talk about it?

Because the straw has a huge impact on the kind of individuals we are & the lives that we live. Simple.

Baffled! Confused!
So was I until I let the sucker inside me talk to the sucker in my drink.

The straw is analogous to our minds. We enter this world with one and we leave this world with the same one. Throughout the journey of life, we condition it in ways which are acceptable or comfortable to us. Just like the suckers (you and me) use the straw to suck in the drink of our choice, the intellect (the sucker) uses the mind to suck in circumstances, consequences and effects from the surroundings into our bodies.

If you like a drink, you drink more. If you don’t like a drink, you might even spit it out. Similarly, pleasant situations/ events draw us more towards them. But when it comes to an undesirable event, we suck & repent as spitting it out isn’t an option. We only have to learn from the mistake.
Sometimes we also use some other persons mind (straw) to base our judgements.A unique situation arises when you get so heavily drunk that you don’t even realize what or how much you suck in. There are instances in life when your mind is so badly cluttered/ flustered/ befuddled & out of control that you behave like a straw with a suction pump on one end and go on slurping anything from anywhere and at anytime without realizing what’s happening. This is a garbage dump situation. This is where we are lost and our intellect takes us for a ride. This is where we infuse negative circumstances into our lives without realizing the harmful effects of our uncontrolled sucking. Remember, spitting is really not an option then. That’s when you puke.

We train our intellect to guide our minds in the right direction but circumstances are so tempting that we lose control. The suction pump within us attracts and sucks in all that we think about or talk about or crib about. Also we move from event to event in life and base our judgements on our intellects perceptions just like we move from drink to drink. We may think something is right while something is wrong. But the reality is that there’s nothing right and there’s nothing wrong when it comes to life. Everyone wants to change the world but no one wants to change their way of looking at the world.

The straw tells us to look before we leap and suck in only those events into our lives that are beneficial to us. For this, we need to be aware at all times and keep our conscience alert and alive.

The bottomline is that I suck! You suck! In fact, we all suck….BIG TIME! And the worst part is we suck without even realizing! So please realize and avoid getting drunk and losing it.

People say ‘mind your tongue, it’s in a wet place and likely to slip.’I say ‘Mind your straw. It will take care of your tongue too!’

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Meghna M permalink
    March 8, 2009 7:27 pm

    thats a wonderful way to look at things in life……..i really admire ur thought process..
    infact every small thing in life teaches us something but we look at it the way we want to and not the way it is depicted……

    do keep sharing ur thoughts, may be sum1 will benefit 4m it sumday………

  2. Anonymous permalink
    March 15, 2009 3:12 pm

    the problem is,if we suck only those events that are beneficial to us,wouldnt life be a monotone?same smile,same reactions + how will we learn?

    in my opinion,an apt conclusion would be,enjoy all the drinks but record the taste of the one you like

    cheers! (dis can be influential,cant it?)

  3. Varun Thakur permalink
    March 27, 2009 4:39 pm

    Hey I like the last comment… holds true too!

  4. September 12, 2009 1:35 am

    yeah so true…its important to go through everything in life, its like polishing the rough stone into a diamond…and helps one to evolve into a more mature person…

  5. megha permalink
    January 18, 2010 2:36 pm

    i love this one….great metaphor…
    life’s a drink, our mind’s the straw, i like the way u think, im waiting for more!”

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