“People cry, not because they’re weak. It’s because they’ve been strong for too long.” -Johnny Depp. The whole conversation becomes incommunicado. Yes! Incommunicado! WHY? The Internet Generation is so busy posting and commenting, tweeting and re-posting. They often overlook the one sitting right in front of them. Why? Why we are so involved somewhere else? Why instead
real-time conversations, we prefer reels? Why instead of communicating with a physical person, we prefer to respond to a fake post? Isn’t it amazing? The whole world is a façade! A macabre! We
are chasing rainbows while we ignore the rain. It’s a mirage, a web of lies where everything and everyone is judged based on standards which are introduced by the society. Some bar you not only have to fulfil but raise to. What are we? A robot functioning as per the expectations of society, people, and some set standards which we are asked to reach? Why? Because neighbour’s son is an engineer in the USA and earning a seven-figure salary. What are you doing? And then when we reach an abyss, insecurity and fear creep in. Not knowing what will happen if we won’t be able to fulfil the expectations of others! We reach at a point in life where agony and anxiety follow us like a shadow. And resultant, we are afraid to speak up! An unknown lacuna and void cast a spell over us. A looming fear, a hovering doubt on self which like a leech reaches to the very core of our essence and existence and we become eccedentesiasts. We hide ourselves behind masks and we become mum and numb. Nobody seems to be bothered and it seems to be the best! And one fine day, the pressure bursts forth and each vein forces us to quit. We quit!!
There is a difference between giving up and knowing you have had enough. It is important to live your dream but don’t let the internet rush you. “No one is posting about their failures.”- unknown. Let’s live with head held high. Everyone faces issues, problems, but not everyone is able to sail through. What initially we thought of as our cup of tea turned out as a cup of coffee! What do they say, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!” I say, “When life gives you oranges, squeeze out the juice from it.” No, it isn’t a joke. I am serious. Let’s make a lot of orange juices, mango pulp, apple cider, but let’s not give up! Let us wake up each day and promise ourself, “This too shall pass!” Take the heat, talk it out, go for a nature walk, fail miserably to learn, just like opportunities, even life doesn’t knock twice, but once. So, live it to the fullest! One wrong turn can be undone by taking a U-turn. Life is a journey, not an end destination.
As they say, “Life is like a book. Some chapters are sad, some are exciting, but if you never turn the page, you will never know what the next chapter has in store for you.” My input, “Take your chances and turn the page because even night feels weak when the morning sun blazes from behind the veil.” Don’t call it a day before its time!