Glass half Fuller.

1. Another turning point. Another career milestone. Well, almost. The verdict is out. I won’t be joining the Quake group. Most likely its going to be the Fuller lab. I’ll know by the end of this month. What can I say, I tried my best. Somethings, they are just not meant to be. I’m not sad. Just a wee bit disappointed. And exhausted. But oh well, I tried my best.

2. AA remarked, so whats the big deal. Four years earlier you wanted to do computer science. But you ended up doing Chemical engineering. And you’re happy right. Hmm. True. Guess it all boils down to desiring something and deserving something else.

3. I can’t remember a single time getting exactly what I wanted. Wanted Ruia college. Got Maharashtra college. Wanted Computer science at IIT Bombay. Got Chemical engineering at IIT Madras. Wanted McKinsey. Got Shell. Wanted MIT. Got Stanford.

And now, wanted to join the Quake lab. But I’m not sad. Given a choice, I’d shoot high again. So what if I don’t hit bullseye. I’m at least dreaming big.

… Are you?

Andrea del Sarto 
by Robert Browning

I do what many dream of, all their lives,
–Dream? strive to do, and agonize to do,
And fail in doing. I could count twenty such 
On twice your fingers, and not leave this town,
Who strive–you don’t know how the others strive 
To paint a little thing like that you smeared

I, painting from myself and to myself,
Know what I do, am unmoved by men’s blame 
Or their praise either. Somebody remarks 
Morello’s outline there is wrongly traced, 
His hue mistaken; what of that? or else, 
Rightly traced and well ordered; what of that? 
Speak as they please, what does the mountain care?

Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, 
Or what’s a heaven for?

4 Responses to “Glass half Fuller.”

  1. Rohan Mehta March 7, 2011 at 3:56 am #

    Super Dude..!!!
    I guess its the attitude and attempt that matters..!! Keeps us going..!!
    Guess it all boils down to desiring something and deserving something else…!!!! And who knows, the one you deserve might turn out to be better than the one you desire..!! Trust me, more often than not, it does…:)
    Continue aiming for the stars, 'cos even if we land on the moon, its still a dream of many..!!

  2. Saad Bhamla March 7, 2011 at 4:13 am #

    I have to agree with you. Of rhymes.. i thought you'd appreciate this..

    As a rule, man is a fool,
    When it's hot, he wants it cool;
    When it's cool, he wants it hot,
    Always wanting what is not.


  3. Jumba April 25, 2011 at 6:39 am #

    “3. I can’t remember a single time getting exactly what I wanted. Wanted Ruia college. Got Maharashtra college. Wanted Computer science at IIT Bombay. Got Chemical engineering at IIT Madras. Wanted McKinsey. Got Shell. Wanted MIT. Got Stanford.”

    And would you now trade Stanford for MIT? I don’t think you would be doing a fraction of the amazing things that you are doing at Stanford, at MIT.

    • admin April 25, 2011 at 8:40 am #

      Good point!