5 things one can't live without!!  

Posted by Divya A L

It was ages since I had updated my profile on orkut. It was almost untouched since I created it 4 years ago. Last sunday I thought I'd update it and I came across this item called "5 things you can't live without". Surprisingly, I had not filled up anything there. I sat up to think, what are those 5 things without which a person cannot live?

It took me about 4 hours to rightly update it. Once I did, a good friend of mine pinged on gtalk and started "ROTFLing". The reason was he apparently had read it. I couldn't make out as to what had made him laugh soooo much!! After a while, the laugh took a new shape and it was no more what it was. He said that was "awful" and he even questioned me if there was any humanity left in me that I write such stupid things.

He asked me - "Can you live without your friends?"
I thought for a while. I said "why not?". The term "friends" is always there but the people associated with it keep changing with time. A best friend once upon a time may not even be in touch with you now. So, even after you have lost that friend, you will continue to live. So, "friends" cannot go in there.

He was quite convinced with my reasoning, but not completely. His next Q - "Can you live without Bruno?"
Well, I have lived all these days without him. He happens to be a new entry and I'm happy to have him. But again, when my Tommy passed away, the first few days were very bad. I thought I cannot live further. But here I am, living quite a happy life". So, with Bruno, I may have to expect the same.

He somehow tried hard to deny that answer of mine. He said - "One last question. Can you live without your parents?"
Well, my thought process was in action again. My answer was "Well, I find so many orphans around the world, who over a period of time got over the "loss" of parent(s) and now live happily. So, they continue to live. Why talk about "loss"of a parent? Just consider an Indian girl getting married. If she isn't very lucky, she might have to leave back her home after marriage and spend the rest of her life without them. But then, they continue to live." So, logically, even that wouldn't fit in here.

After this reasoning from me, he was suddenly enraged and cut off the conversation expressing his anger and said "bye". "Change whatever you have written and till then don't talk to me."he said. Well, we did talk, thats a different thing.

Now I just think , what was wrong about the 5 things I wrote - "air, food, water, shelter and clothes". You'd definitely die without these things. I swear!!

Bottomline - Life goes on whether you like it or not. God's greatest gift for humans that renders them to be not really human - "Volatile memory". For so long it persists, it makes us emotional and human!!

Like the Murphy's laws - "The brain tends to persist bitter memories and wipe away the sweeter ones or vive versa while you want it the other way round."

Now don't tell me that majority of the population in India are living without the 5th thing that I wrote!! :)

This entry was posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at Wednesday, December 16, 2009 . You can follow any responses to this entry through the comments feed .


If you can leave without your frinds,parents then you can leave without clothes,shelter and food for some days! Just think about it.

Its common sense that one cant leave without air,water...so on.. these 5 things are common to all , you have to think 5+.

God please help her!

December 19, 2009 at 8:42 AM

Friends look at her Happy friendship day blog!!

here she is saying she can leave without friends and look at that blog what she wrote :)

December 19, 2009 at 8:48 AM

@Madhu: I don't want to complicate things. Keeping it simple and straight, I think I still stick to my stand. This, unfortunately happens to be the bitterest truth!!

December 19, 2009 at 8:56 AM

To each, his(her) own.. he he.. u forgot to add one thing to the list.. that thing u told me in college about.. think think.. ;D

December 19, 2009 at 11:11 AM

@Sreejith: Well, I don't remember talkin to you at all when in college in the first place!! Forget what I had told you!! :D

December 19, 2009 at 1:27 PM

perfect man..!! i like yo thought of bein very practical..!!m impressed divu..!!

December 22, 2009 at 4:15 PM

@Shabri: I'm glad that you atleast are in agreement with me :)))

December 22, 2009 at 4:54 PM

nice one:)

December 27, 2009 at 11:06 AM

@Sara: Thanks!! :)

December 28, 2009 at 9:00 AM

Well a nice article, but not entirely in in sync with ur own reasoning. If you find orphans who learn to live without parents, you will also find the homeless: who learn to live without shelter. And clothes, jus look at bruno. :)

To sum it up, a very nice post,good practical thinking, but lacks emotion:)

December 28, 2009 at 9:16 AM

@Nikhil: Precisely the reason why I added the last line in this post. :)

And what I tried conveying here was "Life goes on whatever happens, and the emotions, even if any, fades away with time!!" Ultimately, we go on to live, or atleast exist!!

And about the homeless, I only meant shelter, which need not necessarily refer to a "home". And assuming you are homeless, you'd definitely seek for a shelter. There are still a few "humans" who run orphanages!!

Hahaha!! Bruno falls in a different cadre altogether!! :) The family of Bruno will not live if it loses its loved ones!! :)

Lacking emotions - This is what the entire post is about!! :)))

BTW thanks for this wonderful comment and positive criticism!! :)

December 28, 2009 at 9:51 AM

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