To plan or not to plan?

I asked this question on twitter and was surprised to get so many replies.

#Q – Is it better to plan your future or just let things “happen” and stay happy?

@dineshbabu – Your future already gets planned by what you do today, so just focus on what you are doing today.

@aarthycrazy – It not a Q of whats better. Its more a Q of who you are? I myself love life as it happens. It always thinks of sumthing to surprise U =)

@airr – I used to plan and even have backup plans …. now I have given up on planning.

@sneezymelon – The latter. Anyday.

@funthusia – Well that’s like sayng whether it’s better to know ur husband before marriage or (marry anyone) & just let things ‘happen’ & stayhappy.

@primaveron – I guess it’s good to plan ur future, but sometimes plans may change, and you shud be okay with it =)

@parambir – After 6 months of effort in planning my life, I found that my earlier approach of letting things happen was a better one!

Power Saving

Its 8 pm, official time for dinner. I go downstairs to hog whatever there is so that I can get back to my flickering/ tweeting/ reading/ listening to motherjane/ downloading bootleg/ etcetera.

The lights are swicthed on in mom’s room, a very sick south indian is hosting a sick-er singing show on television (which my mom watches, apparently).

I get to the dinner table where my parents are waiting for me, ready to start.

I start yelling: “The TV is switched on, all the lights in your room are swicthed on, have you guys heard anything called as power saving at all?!!!”

They both keep their chill. My dad turns to me and asks:

“Did you shut down the comp before coming down? Are the lights/ fan in your room swicthed off?”

My dad is a very clever man.