It is the easiest thing to be harsh and cynical in today’s world.
Tenderness….tenderness is rare. Of course, we find people saying nice things all the time, but I’m talking about sentimentality here. We find people telling us to ‘suck it up’ and ‘be practical’. And at such times I think, people generally try their best, and maybe the world is a cruel place, but that doesn’t mean that you have to reflect on how hard you have become after ‘facing reality’.
Be gentle, be understanding, be empathetic, be caring, be the kind who soothes another soul instead of making the other thicken their walls. This has got nothing to do with being mean or too straightforward, it is a matter of believing and seeing the good. The bad will always exist, but why let it overshadow the goodness around?
‘Practically’ speaking, we need people who still dare to romanticise the night, breath the music and feel the rain. Because what is a world where people run on wheels like hamsters, pacing towards everything they can possibly grasp even though the only thing worth owning is a heart. Soon we’ll be returning to the dust that we’re created from and we won’t be able to take anything with us, no possessions, no achievements, we will however leave behind memories. I would like to leave behind memories of me making people smile, wether it is because of a good deed, interesting conversations, stories, dramatic musings or even dirty jokes. So that when I am gone, even if I’m remembered by a single person as the crazy one who made them smile at times, my time on this planet would be worth it.
“Whatever you do in life will be insignificant, but it’s very important that you do it.” – Mahatma Gandhi
PS : Zoya Rana was with me. Remember her.