Idle chatting- a waste of time.
Well, I am not going to be very preachy about it, seeing as I have done a lot of it, myself. And not just the face-to-face kind, or rather, what is now known as the ‘offline’ kind. In fact, I guess I have done more chatting online. I believe if the texts of all those chats could be compiled and released in the form of a book, it would put the biggest version of the Britannia encyclopedia to shame. For my ‘Chat Book’ (as I prefer to call it right now, for want of a better name), would beat the encyclopedia by leaps and bounds not only in terms of size, but also in terms of the variety of content in it. And I can assure you that the content in My Book would be juicier than any content ever contained in any version of the Britannia book. For aren’t we all more interested in knowing about the follies of others and the latest rumour to hit town, not to speak of the latest movie reviews ad stories, and the countless gossips about filmstars, than we would ever be in such sordid affairs as History, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, politics or economics. Don’t even presume for one second that I wasted my time discussing any of these with my so- called friends. Who had time for all this, when a whole range of spicy gossip about the latest link- ups and break- ups was before us? I wonder, had I paid as much attention to the Economic Times, which our B-School supplied its students with, free of cost, would I not have been on par with the leading economists of the day, and maybe adorned a Chair of excellence at Harvard or Yale. But then, I would have lost out on knowing the latest of the umpteen number of affairs in our college, and all about the latest one to be blackmarked by the honourable students’ association as a sneak, or even worse, as a freak. Really, was the Harvard chair worth such an enormous sacrifice,no, not at all.
Well, Jokes apart, what I really intended to convey was that, Idle chatting, be it offline or online, is really and truly a waste of time. There is nothing, one stands to gain from it. One would be much better off, doing one’s work in time, and going to sleep on time. Wasting one’s precious time in such frivolous activities, would be nothing short of absolute stupidity.So Long. Cheers.