A letter from your well-wisher

To the one walking on a road that never ends,

One of the toughest things is to love oneself despite one having blemished skin and thin hair. Further, what makes it worse is not who gave these scars but one embracing them every single moment as recalling things that hurt or disturbs the peace of mind becomes a new hobby.

The sight of knowledge gets skewed to just a few things or a few moments because it is tough to let it go. How complex we humans are, right?

I thought humans can’t get over ice cream because of their sweet tooth; I mean the pleasure but was so surprised to know that we can’t get over different other flavors too like chilli & salt.

How strange it is that we see our identity in loopholes of our past and ignore the future completely. Keep trying to fix the flaws to fit in the ideal frame of being perfect and flawless. As if, a little stroke of your color outside the frame is a sin.

We all have something which happened against our expectations. For me, it was the reason behind unable to crack a competitive exam and not that I failed the exam. Failing was expected since I didn’t study but realizing that I didn’t utilize my time properly and work hard was unexpected. It was difficult for me to understand how I can be irresponsible and allowed others to influence my decisions. I was struggling to accept it since I have always loved the idea of perfectionism where things go smoothly like one plan.

During that phase, I realized that a little deviation makes one breathless and puts one in prison with a lock having no keys. With this, we welcome SURVIVAL mode. Sun is rising but our soul is deprived of it, trees are giving oxygen but we end up inhaling carbon dioxide, flowers are blooming but we keep plucking scars. How miserable we become on not finding things matters to them most in their hand.

We close the door and choose to sit in darkness waiting for someone or someday, to come and make us feel and see the fireflies. But this is not how it works, I learnt it a hard way. It will be you who has to clean the mess by smiling, accepting, and pushing to live and not just breathe.

It’s completely okay if things don’t go as planned if you weren’t at par as per your expectations if criticisms’ smirking at your abilities because nothing is permanent. Things change and so does people’s opinion. I learned nothing is worth at cost of one’s mental peace because if that gets damaged then one will become handicapped.

If I have to summarize a lesson to take away from this read then it is to accept more and expect less. It will keep you moving and that way you will fall in a place where you belong as doing mistakes is part of life and you can never be sure of getting rid of them.

Shruti Bansal

5 thoughts on “A letter from your well-wisher

  1. Last line makes me to do the comment on this Blog i.e., – Accept more and expect less. The way my friend put into the words; how a failure forces you to question yourself and that questionnaire arrived you to the new meaning of Survival. And it is acceptance which give you the power to-Move on. If you won’t accept then there is a never ended road of guilt in front of you. Since, acceptance is the key to joy in your life.

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  2. A perfect explanation of what an individual should focus on when it comes to planning. Overall the blog focus on the generalized feelings of what an individual goes through when it comes to failure. However rightly mentioned that its completely fine if things don’t go as planned, in the end, we all reach where we all belong to.

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  3. A perfect explanation of what an individual should focus on when it comes to planning. Overall the blog focus on the generalized feelings of what an individual goes through when it comes to failure. However rightly mentioned that its completely fine if things don’t go as planned, in the end, we all reach where we all belong to.

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  4. Rightly said as mistakes are the portal of discovery, but the ‘accept more and expect less’ caught my attention as it is a goal for me at the moment. I am a person who unfortunately accepts less and expects more. I also know I need to change this at a priority, and I am also working on it. I would have appreciated this blog a bit more if you would’ve added in solutions, tips, and tricks on how can the ‘accept more and expect less’ stage can be achieved by one. But I also like how you have observed such minute objects, and features in life that not usually everyone tends to notice and also remember.

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  5. Hey first of all very well written. I think everyone around us is talking abojt talking loving one self, everyone means everyone but deep down nobody has actually accepted themselves completely because the irony is everyone has subsequently taught to become the better version of themselves. Unless they are able to differentiate between the two nothing would change.

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