Wednesday, July 01, 2009

I am talking to the “Man in the Mirror”.

Superstar ... Or Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody! (Some moods of Shah Rukh that I had tried to catch.)

I was looking at my bearded face in the mirror while brushing my teeth, early this morning, when I was reminded that the “Man in the Mirror” is being reported to be the most downloaded iTune since Michael Jackson passed away.

I looked at myself again, only to realize that the day would be no different. I had some meetings lined up for the day. I felt I had just become a pendulum oscillating between meetings and shootings.

Everyday, I meet somebody. And everybody I meet is excited to do something… Something that could be anything... Anything that anybody could do… But when it finally comes to doing it, more often than not, nobody does anything and everybody ends up pointing their fingers at somebody, who could be anybody but themselves.

This reminded me of this little story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody.

There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.

Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.

Somebody got angry because it was Everybody's job.

Everybody thought that Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn't do it.

In the end, Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.

The only way I could make it different was by being different in my thinking and working on my thinking. I headed straight to the barbershop. Got a haircut and a clean shave. In today’s times of Tetra Packaging, “Jo dikhta hai, wohi bikhta hai” (what is seen, is what sells).

Old wine in a new bottle… Packaging complete. Marketing begins.

Life itself is such a beautiful mirror, effortlessly showing us what we are, when we are struggling to look at others. Do we still need to struggle!

Today, I have some more meetings and tomorrow, I am shooting again. :-)

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