I have known this since as long as I can remember that I rank quite higher in the league of procrastinators. But recently, I surprised myself by surpassing my own personal record. For months, I have been stuck in a rut. The Problem — How It Managed To Propagate And...
All that comes free with life.
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It’s surely tempting to stay because you get to listen to at least a few words of gratitude and appreciation, and that too, from a complete stranger. It boosts our self esteem and make us feel worthwhile. Despite that, I would not recommend staying for too long; here’s why:
After everybody was asleep, I looked at the night bulb and spoke in a loud enough volume, “Wow! Everybody is asleep but I am still awake.” Nobody moved and I smiled like an idiot at the whole situation. That was how easy you were.
Yes, I am talking to you – the person who is considerate and kind. You are halfway through your life and if you look back, you have spent most of your energy on adjusting. Adjusting to other people, their requirements, their preferences, their happiness etc. You think you are doing good to them or yourself. Trust me, you are doing nothing good to them and definitely not to yourself. Let me explain why.
Life has its unique ways of teaching those who are not wise enough to perceive things the way they are instead of what they should be, for their own emotional comfort. It seemed like a big deal at that time but it was just a reality check I was faced with. I learned to stop being pathetic, being at somebody else’s mercy.
One day, we sort of overdid it and were way too late before we could reach home. It was already dark and there was no way that our parents would believe that we studied for so long. I reached home at about 8 o’clock and my parents asked the obvious question as soon as they saw my face.
“Sorry” is one of the most commonly used words by people these days. We are taught when and how to use this word from the beginning of our lives. As frequently as people use it, they seldom mean it. It has become more of a formality to apologize after you do something wrong or to be more precise, you do something that is wrong in the eyes of others; you can obviously secretly disagree with the notion entirely.
Instinctively I looked to my right and noticed that a small schoolgirl of about 7-8 years of age was standing by my side, probably waiting for the bus or something. She looked worried and puzzled but I ignored her and started to look at the building I was to enter in about 25 minutes. Suddenly I felt somebody touch my hand.