The father shouted – ‘I told you not to get into any fight. Look at your condition. They beat you so much’. The son said mutely – ‘ I also beat them. They were many. That is why I am bruised so much’. The father angrily said – ‘ but who told you to interfere. You should have come your way’. The son protested with a question in his eyes – ‘but dad, he was my friend and they were harassing him, abusing him and beating him. What if it was me and my friend walked his way when I needed him most. Would you like that to happen to your son’? The father cried, hugged and said – ‘ Son, you did right’.
I want to write a book. Oh no, the world wants me to do bigger things. I want to learn playing the keyboard. Oh no, my business currently needs more time. I want to read my favorite books. Oh no, it is of no significance to the world. I want to live for myself. Oh no, the world will think I am selfish. I must live for the world. I must prove my worth to the world. Even though I want to walk a different road, I must run for the world.
We live many lives. Public life. Private life. Selfish life. All different from each other. Of all, public life is mostly an artificial life where we pretend more than what’s real. We show more than what we got. We appreciate more than we actually like. Public life is mostly a life of convenience. Its a price we pay to entertain each other. It seems like a game. Let’s keep playing.
Why do we have to do things which we know is not right and then regret it later? Each time it happens, I vow to myself I won’t repeat or again. I again do it, regret it again and promise myself again never to do things which my heart didn’t approve of. It happens again. My instant gratification and my future aspirations make me repeat such mistakes. I am learning. May be one day I will overcome this. May be, I don’t want to.
Highs and lows are part of life. When we witness the lows, we feel everything will come to an end. It doesn’t happen this way. Don’t let disappointment grip you. Fill yourself with positive energy and prepare yourself for the next leap. There is no doubt that the sun will rise again tomorrow. There is no doubt that you will shine again tomorrow.
He came from a humble background. He was taught that he must not compromise his ethics under any circumstance. The real world is so different. Getting ahead at all cost has become the norm of the day. He is struggling and watching people around going up the ladder in front of him. Success eludes him today. But he is still holding on; his integrity. The game is tough. He is doing his best not to lose ground but he is in no mood to win by applying tricks. For him, playing it fair is equal to winning.
Most of us are planned thinkers. We think as per our own convenience. We are biased to our pre conceived notions. We protect ourselves in our thinking. This will achieve mediocrity. Go a little deep. Break the barriers of controlled thinking, protective thinking. That is where you will find a new paradigm. A life defining wisdom. It can be a little painful in the beginning. But that’s the only way you will find the real you.
He was bruised. Left alone. By the love of his life. He wanted her back. The only weapon he was left with was time. So he decided to use it. He decided to wait. And with time came the feeling of forgiveness. Forgiveness resulted in peace. In peace he found the real meaning of love. In love, there is no wait. And that is how his wait ended.
You are good. But I won’t appreciate you. Because somehow I compete with you, in my mind. And I lose. I hate losing. And so, I refuse to acknowledge that you are doing good. But it is not helping. I am competing even more. I am losing every time. Now I have started liking you. But I don’t have the courage to tell you.
I agree with you because that is the way I can make you agree with me. Mostly, its a give and take. When you dis-agree with me, I am offended and so I lose no opportunity to dis-approve your submissions also. That’s the way it is. It seems like a game. I am tired of this. One day I want to quit playing this game. That day seems far.