Lukachhupi(Hide and Seek) With the kids in the streets or in the old temples as we used to do during our
childhood”---tell this to any person in between of ages 40-50 years.
We all know
what answers we will get--- the obvious thing that will happen is no-body will
show interest to play. Yah it is obvious, it’s confirm, how can I say this? Ok,
let me ask a question---have you seen any person in between the ages 40-50
years to play Lukachhupi in the streets with the kids of age range 5-11 years?
Why I am
talking only about those people whose age is in between 40-50 years, even the
boys and girls of age range 30-40 years will show no interest.
truth is, when we, who are not kid now, see that some kids are playing the
games those we used to play in our childhood then it reminds us the childhood
memories, we remember those “golden days”, we remember how we used to play, we
remember the faces and the names of our friends, we remember the places where
we used to play, we remember clearly the cheatings those we and our friends
used to do, we remember how we used to quarrel with friends in small issues and
after remembering all these we take a deep breath and feel sorry because those
days are no more, those Times has passed.
A CEO(age 40
years) of a famous MNC is playing hide and seek with kids of ages 5-11 years in
the streets of a village or in a colony…
of age 45 years is playing the same game with the same kids and the in the same
places that I have mentioned upper.
school-teacher of age 50 years or an engineer of 35 years is playing the same
game with some kids.
possible in imagination; it is never going to happen…
So where is
the problem? --- Ego (negative sense), and too much consciousness is the main
this idea to some people of age range 35-40 years and the reactions are---“
paagal ho geya hai kya?”(Have you gone mad?),
rehi”( don’t have the age),
deti”( Doesn’t suit now),
“Log kya kahenge?”(What people will think”)
haasenge mujhpe”( People will laugh at me).
about their ego and explaining their disinterest to play hide and seek with
kids, what I want to mean?
people are wrong---that’s what I want to say?
are thinking that I want to say that after having a job that person has become
Do I want to
mean that it’s their haughtiness?
I want to
mean that after earning a lot and holding a good position there have grown too
much vanity in those people?
Or I want to
mean that those people don’t possess good mentality?
I want to
mean none of these; I don’t want to blame these people nor will I…
---these all are the game of “Time”---
Ask any kid
to play hide and seek in the streets---not a single kid will give a reply as
we, the elders give---why?
possess simple mind and simple thoughts, as we grow up “Time” makes us complex,
makes our thought process complex, forces us to think complexly, it’s the game
of “Time” that “Time” plays in time to time.
The kids who
enjoys playing in the streets one day will “Grow Up” and they will behave and
think like us, because “Time” will make them complex as it has made us. “Time”
will kill the simplicity of these kids; “time” will force these kids to think
complexly---it’s a game of time and we call it “Growing Up”.
“growing up” means to kill our simplicity? Oh no!!!! please don’t think that I
want to say that we all are complex minded people but it’s also true that we,
the elders have made some differences between complexity and simplicity, we all
have some simplicity in us but
unfortunately we don’t have as much as simplicity as a kid have.
don’t misunderstand this post by thinking that I am telling you to play
childhood games leaving all your important works or ignoring your
responsibilities and duties and also please don’t make excuse of “Time” saying that
we don’t have time to play, every one of us spend some time to make ourselves
relax, so you can use that time to play with the kids in the streets---
snatches our beautiful moments and gives us new one and again snatches those
and this process goes on and on---
us to snatch---“Time” are destructive in nature---this is the truth.
So what are
you going to do?
Guys, I am
waiting eagerly for your valuable comments?
I will be
happy to get counter-logic---
Growing up has its own pressures that is why one tends to loose the simplicity.ReplyDelete
If I am simple at heart, I automatically become a child in the street when I see playing children and interacting them in an approved simplest way would always be found.. Surely a very valuable question to every one, Jyotirmoy..Well said!ReplyDelete
Growing up is just like foregoing the deep ocean of innocence and simplicity as it has it's own strings attached. Very well written post dear!ReplyDelete
Beautiful post... You are right! Growing up makes us lose out on simple pleasures of childhoodReplyDelete