Thank you God for a great life and family.
‘I REALISE THE FREEDOM I ENJOY’
...says author Chetan Bhagat
At a recent lunch discussion with friends, we discussed who is the luckiest person on earth. Of course, names of the richest people and the big Hollywood stars and their good life were tossed around and it made for cheerful banter. However, when I came home, I thought about it — I think the luckiest person in the world is me. I was born in ordinary circumstances, am only 35 and have kind of have seen it all. Right fromgood colleges, high profile jobs and now, an ability to live my passion and a bit of fame with it.
I have a wonderful family, a wife among the smartest women in the country, twin boys and I don’t have to work in an office anymore. Yes, in a city like Mumbai, there are a lot of people richer, more beautiful, more successful and more famous than me. They have their imported cars and sea facing homes. But I work from home, drop and pick up my kids from school and can write whenever, wherever and whatever I want.
This flexibility, or the ability to use my time the way I want to — is the biggest perk I have and is my good life. The other day I was walking by CST station and felt like taking a trip out. I went to the counter and on a whim bought a ticket for the Intercity Express to Pune and took a day trip. As the train passed Khandala, I stood at the door. As the breeze swept across my face, I realised the freedom I had and told myself — life is good.