Thursday, June 14, 2012

Your Life...Your Way!

Secondary School Civics Textbook-1st Chapter 1st line-"Man is a social animal...he needs society to live in"...correct no??

So,how many people do we really need in our lives (or society) to live happily??

Thankfully there is no set number of people we need....or else it would become really difficult to "let go" of some people.

Yes,at some point in all our lives,we just drift apart from some people.Sometimes the drift is gradual,sometimes intentional.

It is not necessary,that who was once so important in our lives will always be the same.Things might start to change and they might start treating you like dirt.Don't let them.It might not be easy though,but it is your right to decide who should be in
your life and whose absence might well do you good.

In human relationships distance is not measured in miles, but in affection.  Two people can be right next to each other, yet miles apart.  So don’t ignore someone who cares about you, because lack of concern hurts more than angry words.  Stay in touch with those who matter to you.  Not because it’s convenient, but because they’re worth the extra effort. 

We  don’t need a certain number of friends, just a number of friends we can be certain of.  Paying attention to these people is a priority.

No one has the right to judge you.  They might have heard your stories, but they didn’t feel what you were going through.  No matter what you do, there will always be someone who thinks differently.  So concentrate on doing what you know in your heart is right.Pay attention to your relationship with yourself.One of the most painful things in life is losing yourself in the process of loving others too much, and forgetting that you are special too.

Some people bring happiness "wherever" they go; some bring it "whenever" they go.Let the "whenevers" go out of your life.....but be the "wherever" in others' life.That at least,can be tried!!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Dunno when or how...!!

The last time I had traveled from Bangalore to Mumbai in a bus was in 2008..or around that time...since then I have been taking the aerial route....but this time round,due to several reasons,I booked myself a bus ticket.
Now the main bus stand in Bangalore,popularly known as Majestic is quite some distance from my house....so I left early,anticipating traffic and all...I reached well before the scheduled bus departure time and was left with a lot of time on hand.In order to while away the time and also because I was a bit hungry...I went to a shop to buy something to eat.I knew the total would be 20rs,but due to lack of change,I handed the shopkeeper a 50rupee note.He gave me my stuff and returned 20rupees.I looked at him questioningly(dint say anything)and he banged a 5rupee coin in front of me,giving me a hard look...I took the change(still 5 rupees short)and went away quietly.Upon settling down,I checked the commodities I bought and I was right,I was supposed to pay him 20rs only..but he took 25rs.....
I am sure you want to know why I didn't question him?Surely 5 rupees is not an amount to be really bothered about...but then there is also a question of whats right and wrong....right?Well,the answer is quite simple...I was scared,and that too not without a reason.
Majestic is the same place where a friend of mine was beaten black and blue,when he asked for change for a chocolate he had bought.At that time,first the shopkeeper refused to return the change,so my friend(dint give up,you see)returned the chocolate and asked back the entire amount...that is when the shopkeeper started abusing him..and someone hit my friend from behind...the bashing continued for sometime and the matter was taken to police....nothing great really happened,with the rowdy guys just asked to apologize to my friend..
With this incident playing in the back of my mind...there was no way I(a girl traveling alone)would question the shopkeeper about the m.r.p.....
Not that I feel too great about it,but I frankly dont think I did the wrong thing...but it also disturbingly raises the question as to when and how such things would be curbed??Surely the authorities are aware of it and still such practices just continue....sadly,it does seem like a herculean task of freeing India from cheats like that!!!