To the 20 year old, you.

28 Jun

Yes, this is about you.
You love enjoying the nothingness around.

But it’s not your fault if at your age Galileo proposed Law of Pendulum.
Neither are you, nor was he interested in what he was learning or I should say schooling.

It’s not your fault if at your age Philo Taylor Farnswarth did the dishes at his home, helping elders.
Although, that did not keep him from inventing the major components of television at the same age.

I know you need your time. To step out of your virtual castle and encipher the mystery of an unknown world.
Just let me know if you need the heavy clangor of bells, to help you step up and leave your mark in this *real* world.

Frankly, who cares if Bhagat Singh died fighting for independence at your age.
You too, are busy fighting equally complicated problems like headache, lethargy, sms-not-getting-delivered, et cetera.

It isn’t your fault if at your age Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard dormitory room.
Little did he know, unlike you, the importance of playing with your food, switch between TV channels, lazying on a couch.

For some reason I remember Alexandrina Victoria who inherited the throne at the age of 18,
But, anyways, all that can be done later, since you are really busy playing with your pillow for now.

It is useless to know that Franz Schmidt washed his father’s car…
Oh wait, I guess he also composed 4 symphonies, 2 operas at almost your age.

I am sure you are blessed enough to read between the lines and understand the untold.

And by the way.. I lied about Franswarth doing dishes.
But that doesn’t mean he did not help with other work at home.

(source : TED Talk )


Posted by on June 28, 2012 in Poems


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4 responses to “To the 20 year old, you.

  1. EyeCentaur

    June 28, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Heavy, eye-opener.

    • kunjkaria

      June 28, 2012 at 3:51 pm

      I take it as a compliment.

  2. Jaidev Deshpande

    June 28, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Hey, please put up the link to the TED talk.


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