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5 Things we REALLY can't live without.

I was just filling in some info on a social networking website when I started to think about it. One comes across this question very often 'What are five things you can't live without'
The aim of that question is to show the type of person that you are.
There are obviously many different types of answers to the said question.
Girly girls might write stuff like make-up, comb, a mirror.
Social types might list friends, cell phone. Sentimental types might name family- parents/a partner, whomever. Pet lovers might even add their pet's to the list. Intellectuals would add books. Geeks would add their favorite gadgets.
My answers were- a camera, my laptop, an internet connection, a good book to read, & my spectacles!
Those were my answers because they said 'things'. To me people aren't things, so I didn't list any humans.
But that got me thinking. Because these things have been tested. I have been on short breaks without my laptop, much less an internet connection. I have lived. I have been on month long holidays with just one or two hours of internet access. I have lived. I have always been a voracious reader, but nowadays I'm supposed to be with my text books a lot, so I turn to the computer in my free time. There are books I have purchased approximately 3 months ago, lying unread in my book cabinet. I'm living. And as for my spectacles, my eye problem is pretty small. Take away my spectacles, & I'd be distressed, but I'd still live.
See what I'm getting at? Almost all the things we consider essentials, (except food, water & oxygen) are the things we love. But take them away from us, life would be sad, but we'd still live! (Barring the suicidal types of course. I can't relate to them because I'm a fighter.)
So the next time you are parted with things you love, despair, but not for long. Life goes on, it always will.

xo

31 comments:

  1. Nice post. I would have included most of what you have except the camera. But you're right in that I have lived without most of them ever so often...except my glasses!!! I can assure you I cannot live without my glasses because my number is -4 and without glasses = severe headaches, being unable to drive, or meeting with an accident while driving thereby implying I am unable to live without my glasses!!! =P

    But it is a thought-provoking post for sure...

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  2. people are definately not things and I really appreciate your thoughts on the same...
    I cannot live without internet connection... :) cant even think about it :P

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  3. I think one of the five things that I can't live without are my dreams..the tangible things keep changing with times..!

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  4. @Psych Babbler: I have a -1 problem only in my right eye so I can live without them too! Glad you liked my post.

    @Rajlakshmi: Thank You!

    @Gyanban: No problem, your dreams will never elave you!

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  5. Good that you can live without those things. But don't live without specs. else you might have to live with the "bottom of soda bottle" kind of glasses!!

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  6. Simple, precise, moderate, clean, feasible, lovely, authentic, sensitive and wonderful post! I am so touched by this write up.

    Keep writing because we are doomed to write :)

    Visit by blog sometimes. I hate to promote my blog but I feel your thoughts are fairly similar to mine.

    Blessings

    Pallav

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  7. Yes, you're right! We can live without almost all the things that we think we cannot live without. And I'm sure we would discover things to do that we would never have done had we had the things that we think we cannot live without. Absolutely!

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  8. U r right... life goes on no matter what... nice post :)

    and yeah thanks for the post... reminded me its been ages since i updated my orkut profile.. well there is just 2 changes there... i cant live without blogging and cant live without cursing my boss... i hope he doesnt check this out :P

    --Tavish
    lates Blog Post: 30 seconds late...

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  9. True ...life goes on and always will....Blogging is one such passion I thought you would mention in your list...but well you explained that u wanted to write things....maybe one thing all of us cannot live without is Hope...Hope is why we live; like Tim Robbins had said in Shaw shank redemption:"Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things"

    Shahid

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  10. True ...life goes on and always will....Blogging is one such passion I thought you would mention in your list...but well you explained that u wanted to write things....maybe one thing all of us cannot live without is Hope...Hope is why we live; like Tim Robbins had said in Shaw shank redemption:"Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things"

    Shahid

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  11. Thanks. Glad you liked it. My number is -1.24 & that too only in the right eye. So sometimes I feel my spectacles are an unnecessary burden. But I still wear them religiously!

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  12. Sadly I have! :(
    I miss it dearly at those times, but it's like a test-of-sorts!

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  13. Don't worry your dreams will never leave you!

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  14. Thanks so much for the encouraging comment.
    Yes I visited & I'm following!

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  15. Yes change, even when it's forced on us tens to open up new horizons!

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  16. Yes. Hope plays an important part in the story of Pandora too!

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  17. This is what in really love... very nicely written....the only one who matter are people...no matter what u do.....whr u r....we will always remember them..... but still we do live without people whom we truly love.... so nothing is important..... it just the journey that you pass by...!!

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  18. Oh so true...life goes on...and one of the best part is when you go back to check the "things you could not do without list" it is a riot...u laugh at yourself and realize how much u've changed yourself and so have the things that you could not live without....I just checked mine!!!!

    Faith is the only thing that remains constant for me :)

    Loved the simplicity and the ease of the post....Cheers!

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  19. True to life post. But I think, it's almost impossible to live without oxygen :) :P

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  20. Oooh, I like this fancy comment box! Gives a nice way to organize your comments, doesn't it?

    Of the essential things in life, you got it right. I wondered life without laptop and high-speed internet when I had to go on a week long vacation. I thought there will be a lot of these internet cafes around to do a quick browsing. But in those days I spent may-be 30 minutes or so, ONLY! And I lived :-)

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  21. Yes it does! It was a toss up between Disqus & IntenseDebate, but I finally went with Disqus because many blogger already have it installed so multiple commenting account would be a real headache!
    I've stayed three weeks with just two hours when we were in Bangkok! However on the last day of the holiday we had time to kill & hence i got two or three hours then!

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  22. some how came across this article 5 Things we REALLY can't live without..really liked it..

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  23. this is a nice post :) Each of us has 5 things we can't really live without :D
    mine is my eyeglasses, cellphone, my computer, internet and comb :D

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  24. Thank
    you for taking the time and sharing this information with us. It was indeed
    very helpful and insightful while being straight forward and to the point.

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  25. Oh you got Disqus as well!! :) It's great isn't it? Love the threaded comments....

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  26. Yes! I had earlier decided to go for IntenseDebate (very similar to Disqus) but then decided to go for Disqus as you, Gyanban & another of my blogger friends Himanshu already have it. I was too lazy to manage multiple accounts! ;)
    The threaded comments give it all a very neat & organized look, especially for replies!

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