It is a rare response in an interview.

‘Where do you see yourself in the next five years?’
‘I see myself happy, and content.’

I don’t care if this statement sounds cliched. This candidate has my respect as one who has his priorities in life sorted.

Happiness and contentment. There are few better aspirations for a human being. Success in all its forms both personal and professional, life goals, relationships, everything ultimately translates to these two parameters. The idea is soothing, and contemplating it brought to mind the notes of Ananda Bhairavi – a raga whose intonations invoke the feelings of bliss and fulfillment.

Here is one of my favourite songs in Ananda Bhairavi by one of my favourite singers – a child prodigy par excellence.