Did you ever remember the time when you handled Rs 10 or Rs 100 as a big amount? The time when you thought flight travel is only for the hi-fi people. The times when you felt, any dress material above Rs 500 is an expensive costume. The times when giving treat was limited to Rs. 300 or Rs.400. The times when we think of travelling locally by bus or walk, as travel by auto rickshaws was too much. The times when we thought of America, US, Europe, Australia, Singapore, Dubai etc as unimaginable and never-can-be-visited destinations. The times, when your heart skipped a beat when every SMS of yours got charged. The times when you bought chappals or sandals worth 100 or 150 for daily use. The times when you think twice before lunching or having dinner out. The times when you made fun of the hi-fi people in mind, with their tight jeans n cool sun glasses and their life style. The times when you enjoyed the travel with your loved ones in bus, side by side. The times when you enjoyed the beauty and innocence of the village during a train journey or at your home town. The times when the simple things made you happy.
Now, I travel by local auto at minimum of Rs 60. I guess I have travelled by Air Deccan nearly or more than 20 times. I send national SMS and also even International ones. The dinner n lunch treats is not a new thing. I have sandals priced around Rs 500. I have two jeans already with uncountable tops and shirts. I recently bought new dresses worth around 1.4k!! I bear the city traffic in the peak hours daily morning and evening. You see people running behind hip-hop cool trendy outfits at the brand stores, including me. The famous hangout outlets include the shopping malls and theatres and not the parks. The beauty of the beach has been scratched by the enormous crowd.
Does it mean we don’t remember the good old days? Does it mean we have changed a lot from the past? Do we crave for those happiness?
I do. I do remember. And I did change. And I do crave for the small small happiness. But as long as the people around me are there, as always to enjoy those small happiness with me along with the change, I guess I won’t mind the change…