We were driving back home from a long drive and were stuck in traffic jam just a few hours away from home. After snail-ing for half hour, there came a diversion. We went with the flow and kept in the passing (right) lane, fastest in UK and India.
What a great man was Murphy that his laws get applied to almost everybody, or we remember him in such times only. You may have figured out by now that the other two lanes on other side of diversion were moving faster than us. My friend who was driving us through this mess around road construction doesn’t speak much but after being hammered by Murphy for 15 minutes, he did. While we were taking out our frustration on being in the slow lane through arguments concluding to grass beeing greener on the other side, I remember one of the lines he said (apologies to only English reading people, may a future version of Google translator help you): Zindagi mein bhi hum aise hi kabhi kabhi galat lane pakad lete hain aur baju wali lane pakad ke log age nila jaate hain.
For the next half hour, sometimes we were moving faster and sometimes the cars in other lane. My friend was counting on passing a car in other lane which was his benchmark if we were in the right (or faster) lane. As far as I remember, we were probably in the wrong lane that day.
If I expand this to multiple such occasions, at times we are in the right lane and at times we are not. Although we try our best to be in the lane that’s moving faster, we generally have no control over it unless we pass through that every day and know some break through it that others don’t. Which lane should we be in general circumstances then? I think that’s the dilemma Lord Krishna tried to address when he said – “Karm kiye ja, Fal ki chinta mat kar”, with a translation this time – “Give your best effort, whatever the result be”.
Disclaimer: I've just picked a line from some conversation to relate the conclusion to a real incident. Reader is requested not to read into anyone's personality, except the author's (if at all).