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How priorities change after stepping into a working life from the joy of college
It was brand new day. I got up unwillingly at my usual time. I got ready for office as my head was filled with all the work that needs to be done. I was at my usual point waiting for the office cab to pick me up. I impatiently looked at my watch as the cab was running late.

In between a car stopped along the road. It was a group of 5 girls. They had soft music playing in the background and merrily talking to each other. With all that luggage, not to mention the sheer excitement on their faces, I guessed they were off on a trip. They were talking about their college and gossiping about teachers and classmates. It reminded me of my college days and the fact that I hadn't met my friends in a long time. We were all supposed to get together last weekend, but we couldn't.

Not that we didn't want to but everyone was so busy in their lives it was hard to get a day out that suited everyone. We used to have our usual lives in college too, nothing special. But the only difference I guess was that we loved our usual lives then.

Greatest tension then were exams and lecturers. Those days when the simple moments of giving a successful proxy attendance or a mass bunk would give us enormous pleasures. Those simple pleasures are so far and few in between now I can barely remember the last one. We were all supposed to go to a trip too but somehow those plans never seem to work out. Since we are all busy in our lives now. Busy doing things because they need to be done, not because we like doing them.

I guess that's what being a grown up entails. Fulfilling our responsibilities, living a life as others expect us to live, always looking out for opportunities to help you grow, not as a person but to increase your earnings.

I wonder why this feeling of suffocation engulfs me from time to time. Why can't I spend more time doing the things I love rather than the things I have to do? Why do I always have to lose today, in order to build a comfortable tomorrow? Why did I have to grow up?

As I was thinking all this my cab came, putting an end to my mental rambling. But the thought of sitting in my usual seat and starting my usual day seemed distasteful that day. So I turned around and caught an auto instead.

I reserved the day for me to sample the actual pleasures of life thinking that a one day off wouldn't shut down my office after all. But the same one day out of the usual life might revitalize me.

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