Not going to welcome you with another ‘cheesy af’ startup line, but with a face of what people refer to as reality. In today’s blog, the only thing that you’re going to get a glimpse of will be reality, and a little bit of what’s going around in your writer’s life.
Luckily, I was able to clear all my class-11 exams without scoring any red line. Unluckily, some of my friends didn’t. It didn’t end up that smoothly as it seems to have been. Going to the highest grade in school life meant leaving behind several things. The sad fact about these several things was that they didn’t include a single thing. A mixture of feelings, emotions, and people – that’s what I refer to them as. Though it’s not the first time life has made me go through a reality check, it is, however, in the most crucial way that I have received it this time. The amount of happiness that I had achieved after being promoted to grade 12, was all taken away and over, by the misery and depressing thoughts that came along with the news of my friends being retained. This news, was no less that a wrecking ball to the endless towers of our mindsets and dreams. Retention is in itself, the biggest punishment one could suffer.
Talking about how life works, let’s just focus on how the system further works on breaking you down at different successive stages, making you realise, how temporary things can be. From the start itself, we are exposed to a huge amount of emotions that come along as a sidekick with the various opportunities and experiences that our school life has to offer. There comes a certain stage in life when we perceive how precious the people are, and how much we crave for them. This certain stage, is known to be the time when we become mature, i.e., grade eight apparently. We are made to hangout with a limited number of humans, all the way through our immaturity, and the moment we come to know about who these humans actually are, and what position they hold in our hearts, the system starts working on how to separate us. It reveals its first tactic when we are made to select, what language do we want to pursue. ‘Whether it be friends or family, everyone has a different choice.’ – That’s what works as a head start to the very first act of separation. The second stage of this same torture, waits for us to adjust ourselves in the new environment and people, and after about two years, comes flying towards this foundation of friendship and bonds as if it was a wrecking ball. Whether it be commerce or science, maths or IP, eco or C++, all lead to the tombstones of our ‘believed to last forever’ relations.
This system, however, does not end with our school lives. Instead, it works more like a cycle which keeps on revolving again and again, resulting in segregations, and a betterment in our misconceptions about this world. Not only friends, but sometimes family, and even our birth givers get departed in this vicious maze of life. In the end, the only thing that remains is you.
Everything is temporary. Emotions, Thoughts, People, and Scenery. Do not become attached. Just flow with it.