Thursday, June 16, 2005


I have never thought about the concept of playing for "fun" as a lot of people like to say.Here is the situation-"10 friends decide to meet up and spend some time together.So they decide to go bowling."When asked as to why they want to go bowling, they nonchalantly reply that they want to go bowling to have fun. As the game of bowling progresses some of them do well while some others do not. Now some of them who do not do well, might be more competitive than some of the others who do not do well and therefore some of them who do not do well and are more competitive do not feel happy about not doing well(phew!!!Now that was a difficult sentence to come up with)Immediately they get tagged as being whiners and bad losers.Now this is a concept that is beyond me.

This is because the concept of going bowling to have fun is alright but when I am at it, I bowl to win. Why would anyone want to bowl to get a score of 0?Now that is so beyond logic that we won't even consider it.So as the main idea is to get a score as high as possible,why would I be happy if the ball lands up in the gutter(drain) on either side of the bowling alley.Why am I expected to shrug my shoulders and smile and act as if nothing happened.Why am I expected to continue smiling and being all gay and happy when I am thinking about what went wrong and how I should correct it the next time on.

End result -Whiner or Bad Loser


Blogger adel said...

I understand you got "bowled over", but ... ummm....did you have fun? :)

4:25 AM  
Blogger Saraansh said...

Does that matter??
As a matter of fact I did have fun because the second time around I did "quite well".

4:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

..coz the point here is not the competitive spirit which resides in you,that you are out to exercise in the game, but to spend time with those 10 a casual..non-formal atmosphere...and be game..whether about winning or losing..or even making a fool of yourself, or letting yourself juss be.
...on a different note...funn to you, could be different from what others around u percieve it as..

11:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And may i know why i wasnt invited to this bowling event where you all competed fiercely and had fun??? Huh huh...Mr. Sarvanash!!!

11:30 AM  
Blogger ioiio said...

Took some time to understand the first para.. No wonder it took u some time to write em

1:18 AM  
Blogger Saraansh said...

Its fairly simple once you see it in the context of things.

1:52 AM  
Blogger RamantheB said...

I always figured u were better with writing or talking about stuff than with the bat or ball in your hands ..

newez .. i am sure uve been 'bowled over' quite a few times .. havent you.

Your next blog .. as part of the blogging community is to continue the thread ...from my blog .. go and read it ..

8:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bottom line - learn to lose :P


7:40 AM  
Blogger Saraansh said...

I am sorry Rakuna but that is one bottom line, I don't think worth learning :-)

9:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmmmmmm well u will at some point eventually :P

9:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you are expected to continue smiling and being all gay and happy when you are thinking about what went wrong and how you should correct it the next time on ... coz... mabbe you can think and act much better when you are all gay and happy...!!!!

7:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DUDE...!!When 10 friends decide to meet up and have fun.. What is decided to be done to have fun.. may not be tickling the 'fun sense ' of Each and every
one of the TEN !!! It aint justified to go and do that thing.. which the Other (or most of them) decide to do for 'fun' . In Short , one's ego is already tagged when the Group dynamics force the person to do some thing which ,in no way, is entertaining to this person. SO this person has to speak up wats in his mind.. AND that is where the Comfort level which this person enjoys with the rest of teh gang, plays a major part. the comfor t level to speak what is in the mind without inhibition.:))

Bottom line.. "wen u r not having fun in a group or are feeling competetive. the reason is u r not comfortable with the group/someone in the group. plain SImple.:))"
Come to think of it .. it seriosly is true.Next time you go out for FUN.. jus reflect on with whom u are goin.. Let loose and be comfortable .. and no matter what you do.. with whomever u do..
u ll have fun be it sport or no sport.

lov Shehazaad

8:21 AM  

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