Do we really know life? Or are we just pretending to? No, I am not talking spirituality, I am just talking about something as simple as ‘talking about life’! Jump in to get involved.
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:
Dilshad Ali and Tilak Raj have been selling Rajma Chawal and Curry Chawal for 3 years now in Sector 15 Market, Chandigarh. However, it isn’t just the delicious food they sell that makes their story worth sharing, but a tale of incredible friendship thrashing stigmas and stereotypes.
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.
As much as people want to get married to someone they have been in love with for a long time, there is still a vast majority of people who prefer arranged marriage after they are done with love and dating.
Why is it that our caste or religion is way more important to us than humanity and the greater good of people? I wonder what these friends of mine would be like if the people of ISIS or other such terrorist organizations belonged to their caste as well. They would have certainly cried every time a terrorist was hanged to death by our law and protested against it in the same way they did for the reservation.
“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.
As soon as most women come to know that the man trying to initiate a conversation is Indian, they prefer to avoid him. It may seem rude and unfair to some men who always behave like gentlemen while talking to strange women but it’s the majority of Indian men who have invited this kind of response.