WHAT IS THE POINT ? Recent successive alleged suicides by actors SS Rajput and S Sharma in Bollywood has prompted me to do this rumbling. What prompted them to commit suicide? What prompts people to say what is the point? Mr X backed out just a day before his wedding. His close friend talks to him and is surprised to find that the would-be groom finds everything pointless-the wedding-then children- then responsibilities-then children taking to their wings-and loneliness and helplessness. What is the point? He is not alone. The very thought of helplessness, everything that we have done or will do seem to be pointless. It may be about education, job, marriage, children, property, relationships and so on. What is the point? High-end education did help in having a good-paying job but beyond that it was pointless. It did not make us good human beings. It did not help us understand life and worse it did not help us understand death. All it did was make us selfish, materialistic and self-centered. It did not help us prepare us for the end and enjoy the departure. It did nothing to eradicate the fear of death. What was the point? Even without any formal education, we would have met the same end. What is the point? Marriage provoked passion, passion brought children and both brought responsibilities. Both evoked the need for property, more property, selfishness, and more selfishness, attachments and more attachments but did help stop the ultimate. All put together increased the fear of death and desire to live more, a few days more. What was the point? Thousands of saffron-clad sadhus all over the religious places in the country seem to be advocating the point. None of them seem to be in search of the truth. Most of them are there because they could not fit anywhere else. They evaded the ups and downs of life for fear of failure. They took the easy way out, or that is what they thought. They did not realize that life, any life demands some commitment. Some of them returned to normal life but almost none of them were happy with the life they were living. This is like being 'na ghar ke na ghat ke'. (Neither here nor there). What is the point? The point is humans are made to live in the company of other fellow humans and that is what satisfies them. Marriage is one such option where the spouse is a partner in good and bad, success and failure. They are supportive of each other like a co-pilot. They are two wheels of the family vehicle. Children complement and supplement this process. Friends and relatives are also needed because without them the journey will be incomplete. If nothing else they help on the last journey. THIS IS THE POINT.