Rise up

Everyone wants money

But it is not something that you can hold on to forever; it’s something which is not in your control, you can save it, use it wisely but no one can assure you that it will stay with you forever.

It’s easy to console others, paint a beautiful tomorrow when they are at tenterhooks, but how many people can actually practice what they preach.

If you lose money today, instead of mourning over it, it’s better to understand and realise that it was not meant to be yours. On the contrary, you should believe that though I lost something today, I have all the faith and strength within me to earn back what I lost and to prosper in the coming years. That in a few meagre years, this would not only serve as a valuable lesson of life but a reflection of my determination.

Life is full of surprises. Embrace each part and move on. Keep at it and the sun will come out again.

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The power of Simplicity

Simplicity touches more souls than a strong vocabularies.
This has been proved time and again by the great influencers of this world.
Abraham Lincoln’s presidential speech is one such example.
A simple call out to the masses, to uphold the sacrifice for the soldiers of the country makes you patriotic for a country that you won’t even belong to.
You don’t need anything but intent to make an impact on the world. Truly, all men are created equal.

True Friendship

Your life is only as crazy as those who surround you. Small moments make up most of what your life is today:

Best friends giggling their way through class
Winning all love IQ tests with each surprise
Going the extra mile for the person who isn’t your lover, that’s true friendship
Having the trust of your partner who wouldn’t mind you partying with friends till the wee hours
Road trips, singing, dancing on roads are moments never to be forgotten
Talking crap, lame jokes, extremely personal questions is the foundation of any true friendship
Meeting once in six months but with the bond of 6 years ago
Life is made up of all these kinds of people.
Life can have a lot of ups and downs but never will it be boring.

Waiting in queues, following laws/ instructions

Are we just fearful of the law or do we actually believe in its vitality? Some follow blindly, some break the law, some understand it’s importance. Maybe majority of us blindly follow, but there is always that one exception time and again who challenges the law. The thought is put into action and gradually the “sheep” follow.
Respect the law but dare to hold your own if your truth deserves more adherence.
Don’t be afraid to challenge everything you know. Don’t be afraid to follow the general law if you believe in it. Such is the nature of evolution

Near or far

There was a time when long distance relationships were considered a taboo. A battle that could never be won.

But these days, almost everything seems like a long distance relationship. And a relationship that we have chosen.

Our social life has been reduced to a virtual world. How many of us know our own neighbours? How many of us talk to our family more than being envisaged by social media.

Suddenly, this urge to know about the lives of random strangers on our social media accounts overpowers the need to develop existing relations.

We have completely lost the socialising basics. Earlier interactions were personal, physical, we took out time to smile, laugh, enjoy from the game of life. With progress, telephones became a rage but its utility was restricted to passing along messages.

Mobile phones disrupted the pattern over the previous decades. Cost for calling and the novelty of messaging brought about a dynamic shift in the importance of these machines. The industry fed us ways to alienate the world at the cost of free messaging apps and we gladly accepted them. Today our emotions are expressed via emojis. Our own reality is shunned using the social media as a distraction from our life. Emotions have reduced, we are slowly turning into the machine itself.

The next target was our social interactions. Now they are a means to upload stories, photos, videos to prove to the world that we are having fun. Its creeping slowly to take over our life and we let it.

In whatever age we are handicapped if our phone battery drains off or your network isn’t available. Even at Vacations where we specifically require peace and ecstasy, we are only physically available. Mentally we are still with our mobile phones. Perpetually searching or asking for a wifi password. If they don’t have enough network in the rooms, you won’t mind sitting in the lobby and scrolling through the social media.

Of course I’m not pointing out the fair bit of pros as well. Social Media is a great platform to let you keep in touch with your old friends and near & dear ones. Its a beautiful concept, to connect with the entire world from one place. But we sacrifice the people around us who love us, who have been here throughout. Which is not something anybody can agree to.

We need to try and find time and meet near and dear ones. Social media is a mirage which may one day end making you feel lonesome even with a 1000 followers/ friends.

Start Feeling.. Start Living.. Start Enjoying the Moments..

Guest writer – Talking taswir