Friday, April 18, 2008

Preponement

I had read in Oxford Dictionary that the word(Prepone) was derived in India and its usage is considered as non-standard. Now when I google the word, I find its existence in many standard dictionaries like Webster.(Alas! Blogger does not approve the word!) India can change the way world looks at things!

I believed preponement can be a good policy till I entered the later half of sophomore. The courses are giving a glimpse of what can be achieved on their foundation. A simple chip can change the word(In fact it has!) This feeling was impossible even if I would have preponed the learning of things.

Many times I try to visualize future. When I find similarity between what I had imagined and what happens, it feels great. The uncanny similarity entices to envisage more and more. One can put best foot upfront if fairly accurate in anticipating things.

On the contrary side, there are some things which have their own time. One may practice predicting and making himself familiar with whatever is stored in future. But this lessens the joy of uncertainty. The beauty of hazy future lies in its unpredictability. If a distantly impossible phenomenon suddenly occurs it tests the strength of individual,the ability to cope up with any kind of circumstance.

I feel its a matter of two thinking tendencies. One who like to adventure,take risks and explore new avenues may go for the later one. Whilst individuals (like me) who like to have a low risk approach, play safe and are more careful about the outcomes than the methods used, may prefer the anticipation way of thinking.

PS-For reverting to blogging, a hell span of assignments and tests needs to get passed and a holiday too!

5 comments:

Goonjan said...

very true!!! :-)

mk said...

But don't you think that achieving something before your friends even get to know of it or competing with people older than you and still emerging as a winner is more enticing?

LoneRanger said...

risk is the music of life, my friend.. what's the fun in an exam if you already knew all that there is to know :-)
PS sorry for the bad prose..

Ameya said...

I think preponement is always a better idea...

Swapnil said...

I think preponement helps at times. And overcoming risks is truly the music of life. But greedy preponement can lead to an untolerable risk and foolish confidence can easily turn risk into a big failure. So it all depends on how well the person is able to judge his own abilities and his will to succeed. The moment one finds a balance between risk and pre-acquired knowledge is the moment for success.

@ mk: Is achievement always related to competing and emerging as sole winner?