They say as you grow old, you gain a better understanding of the world, which in turn helps you to succeed in life . Don't know how much of that is true. The way my life has shaped up I find it intriguing that when I knew nothing about the world I was more happy. The increased understanding has only perturbed the tranquility of my inner space. I was more secured, confident and careless as a child (or for that matter even as a teenager). I was told, to succeed you have to be more watchful, make greater sacrifices and "efficiently" utilize your time. And I have done exactly that.
I now find myself in a terrible mess. I have wasted 22 important yrs of my life chasing a mirage. I am tired of being all sensible and pragmatic. I cant carry million dollars to my pyre but I can carry a smile and a lighter heart. I want to be happy again. I don't want to be any wiser. I want to be a baby again.
In the pic : My nephew Sahil. I hope he retains his smile 22 yrs hence.Editing: Chintan Vinod Shinde