Rajesh Gopinath | Friends of Dialogues
April 15, 2019, 8:41 p.m.
“I was a corporate guy for 22 years. Always within a conference room, or within an AC room, or a car, or in some building or the other. But when you motorcycle on the highway, it’s less about the speed, more about not having a frame. It’s about FREEDOM.", says Rajesh, a regular at Dialogues.
It hits you in your 40’s, and thankfully by then, you can afford all this. For a lot of people, their sense of worth is related to their designations, and there is nothing wrong with that -You have earned your position the hard way; but after a point, when you start getting older, you start taking yourself less seriously. Whether you are a DGM, AGM, what difference does it make? As long as you are productive and happy! We all ride superbikes, but after a certain age only, you become mature about power. Paradoxically in the highway, I feel in control. Whereas on normal roads kids nowadays with their KTMs will look at my bike and want to race. I just let them pass by. I have nothing to prove to them. My wife teases me, by saying I bought my bike to impress girls, but I bought it for me. In fact, I feel like Chriss Pratt from the latest Jurassic Park movie, since we both share the same bike!”