The Life & Times of a Rat

I am a total rat. The ones that run that race. A lot of us are. Most of us are. We should thank ourselves. The world should thank us. We run their world. Had it not been for us, things would have stagnated.

I am a perfect rat. All my life I have done things just because other people had done so. (And I so wish people don't get redirected from my Linked-in profile to read this. Anyway) I have been too afraid to follow free will. (Look I am even afraid people are going to read this and that might just could affect my propects. Afraid is just so easy to be, dude!) Or I wonder if I ever had had a will at all. I would have been just a vegetable. I prefer being a rat to being a vegetable. I hope you get what that means.

Other things apart, the fun part is this. There are two kinds of people in this world. Leaders and followers. I am a die-hard follower. I can't lead. I don't regret that can't. But today you need to thank us followers. The leaders drive this world. It is us followers that run this world. According to the leaders, or whatever. Just imagine, what could have happened if every single born rat would have become a leader or would have faked it or something. (You think one can't fake being a leader? I bet a thousand bucks, even I could do that!) Everyone to lead and none to coyly and unquestionlessly follow? With necks bent, doing things and not knowing why, not wanting to ask either. Being born a rat, living like one, and dying like one. Had it not been for us rats, apocalypse would have been just preponed! Thank us..! Long live the Rat Race and make a tonne more like us.


The presence of this picture here is irrelevant. It's here because it had to be here. Gut Instinct. Or probably because the 'rat' sounded not-womanly and this picture could undo that effect and keep the fragrance of my gender, intact.

My political opinion would more often find a vent here, from now. There wouldn't be anything personal to write about. Or so I hope/want.

Khublei!

38 comments:

The Juggernaut said...

ur post made me think !

this is the first time i felt like favoring a rat race !

Vagabond said...

read and liked the last line.

amen!

the personal vents are beautiful but poignant...i have learnt tht it is not a pleasent thing at all times

Mayz said...

you kno there is always smthn personal in the words of even the worlds best fiction writer...

u cant run away from it...u can jus mask it...

wildflower said...

@ Juggernaut
Such thoughts visit you only when u'r in the last step of the stifling system of education that prevails in India..i think i am right there now..!

@ Vagabond
and many a games i have lost. o personal vents,what a price i am payin..

@ Mayz
:) may be..u're r8!

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

the photo is so depressing. Sigh.

Ankit said...

well written..am one of the rats too..btw u frm shillong??u used the word khublei??

wildflower said...

@ Raaji
u cud temme more..

@ Ankit
I study down/up here!

Ankit said...

u write well..just came across ur work at random..btw am frm that place..

wildflower said...

khublei is pro'ly the only word i know here.. !
so khublei for visitin..frm woteva random sources :)

wildflower said...

oh blunder..! i thot it meant thnkyu.. :|

Ankit said...

nothing fishy :)..am not sure but i guess the source was "markathon" that u guys publish..i ve lived in that place for more than 20 yrs and trust me i know no more than 10 odd words..so u havent fared badly at all :)

wildflower said...

so u like markathon aha :)
hope ur not missin th hills much..

Ankit said...

no blunder..it does mean thank u..i ll teach u a word thats funny..its "masi"..try and find out wat it means..
Warning:its meaning isnt even close to the hindi version of it

wildflower said...

urn't puttin me into sum serious trouble r yu.. :D

Ankit said...

markathon-i ve tried making ads for the silent voice a couple of times now..but with no success..and i guess the contest has been done away with..waise it was sad..i was expecting mine to get published atleast last time around..hope u had no role in selecting the winners...or did u?

Ankit said...

not at all..its just a word i learnt when we were in skool and the teacher tried teaching us the local language as paart of the ciricullum..as kids we used to laugh at it..thats it

wildflower said...

uh no..m nt in team markathon..but m sure they must be comin up with more interestin contests and u cn try those :) in case u've suggestions i wud be more than pleased to pass on..

Ankit said...

na..nothing..i ve decided to specialise in finance after the 2 setbacks..

wildflower said...

welcum to the league then!

Ankit said...

the league of finance students?

wildflower said...

ya..aspiring ones atleast

Ankit said...

hahaha...ya..but the 2 rejections were not a reason for taking up finance..hope u didnt take tat seriously..btw..u ve already earned 20 comments for ur post :P

wildflower said...

i respect ur genuine interest an al ;) LoL for ma hard earned comments

Ankit said...

forgot to compliment u for ur display pic..the black has really come out well :P

wildflower said...

khublei!

Ankit said...

haha..did u find out wat masi means??u got any local friends there?

wildflower said...

not yet..

Ankit said...

let me when u do..do i have to comment on ur blog the next time i want to talk to u?

wildflower said...

rest assured, i l comment that on ur blog then :)

Ankit said...

well i really dnt have a blog of my own so to say..just a couple of posts that too not my own work..there are not many "masi's" to be found in shillong...u ll finds lots in other parts of India

wildflower said...

mine is black, but wht's with ur profile pic eh

Ankit said...

why??wats wrong??

wildflower said...

the heart in the hand, the blood..

Ankit said...

o..k no problem..i ve changed it :)

wildflower said...

:) gtg bbye!

Ankit said...

bye..gud 9t :)

puneet said...

rats don't run the world. don't be disillusioned. and the pic you have put up is not feminine. if anything, it is derogatory to women.

wildflower said...

of cors they do..they run the world..ppl who rnt rats rule the world, but my rats run it and they deserve respect 4 dat..abt the pic..it sounded bold..thts y its here