Nowadays, it’s a norm to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and stuffs in pubs. Even me, this year for my birthday, I was busy enjoying myself in a pub. It was my 1st time, and now, I just love clubbing.
Lets say, if I tell this to those old aunties and uncles that I’m again planning to celebrate my next birthday in this smoke filled place with drunken people, their very first reaction will be:
“Yennathe, pub’le ya? Porenthanal anniki kovil’ke poi arechene panne.” (What, in a pub? Go to the temple and pray on your birthday)
Okey, if indeed someone goes to the temple and pray for birthdays and anniversaries, is she/he going be extra blessed? Will she/he be getting one way ticket to heaven if continue going to temple every year on this days? Wouldn’t I get God’s blessing if I visit the holy place on other days?
Well, what would the goody-two-shoes friend will say:
“Celebrate in an orphanage or old-folks home la? Do something good on your birthday.”
Again, will my good karma points be doubled or tripled if I do it on that day? Can’t I visit them some other day? Or lets say, find out when is the birthday of one of the kids and celebrate it, wouldn’t it be much better?
I do go against the normal Indian life most of the times. Yes, I do question a lot when I think it’s not making any sense to me. It is just ME. If not, it’s NOT me.
Life is all about enjoying, at the same time, do good to others. Given a choice, I would commit myself in charity or praying on other days (festival season, special day for those kids in orphanages), even visiting mother nature (hiking). But on certain occasions where I’m alone involved, I will club till I drop. =P
P/S: I am NOT an alcohol addict, I don’t drink daily or weekly, clubbing tu sekadar untuk music and menari sahaja. Yes yes, I’m learning and dancing a little. This post is just a personal opinion. Cheers…