Speech by Chetan Bhagat at Symbiosis…

It was really interesting and eye opener when i read these lines by Chetan Bhagat, (An Author) when he was at an orientation program at symbiosis. I want to share this with you all.

Chetan Bhagat

Don’t just have career or academic goals. Set goals to give you a balanced, successful life. I use the word balanced before successful, balanced means ensuring your health, relationships, and mental peace are all in good order.

There is no point of getting a promotion on the day of your break-up. There is no fun in driving a car if your back hurts. Shopping is not enjoyable if your mind is full of tensions.

“Life is one of those races in nursery school where you have to run with a marble in a spoon kept in your mouth. If the marble falls, there is no point coming first.. Same is with life where health and relationships are the marble.

Your striving is only worth it if there is harmony in your life. Else, you may achieve the success, but this spark, this feeling of being excited and alive, will start to die.
One thing about nurturing the spark – don’t take life seriously. Life is not meant to be taken seriously, as we are really temporary here. We are like a prepaid card with limited validity. If we are lucky, we may last another 50 years. And 50 years is just 2,500 weekends. Do we really need to get so worked up?

It’s ok, bunk a few classes, scoring low in couple of papers, goof up a few interviews, take leave from work, fall in love, little fights with your spouse. We are people, not programmed devices.

“Don’t be serious, be sincere.”

God gave me nothing I wanted; He gave me everything I needed.



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6 responses to “Speech by Chetan Bhagat at Symbiosis…

  1. I liked this very much! The idea of a promotion and a breakup on the same day is right on. Good example of no balance. Thank you!

  2. Hah I’m actually the only comment to this awesome read?!

  3. Really great writing! Really..

  4. Very great read! Honestly.

  5. Cheers for posting this it was useful for a paper I am now writing for my finals. Thanks

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  6. Dhiv

    i really liked tis …..to be sincere not serious…..we r humans not programmed devices…..after this i realise my mistake….how much i hav shouted at my mom to show i m busy ..cha…gonna giv her a hug….family first,work next 🙂

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