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November 20, 2007

and i learnt along the way...

When i was 5,i met my first 'best friend'...
and thts whn i learnt that there are people other than family who i love to spend my time with.


when i was 7, my mom refused to buy me a doll wch i liked at first sight...
thats when i learnt that i was not supposed to expect everything i liked to be mine.

when i was 8, i participated in an elocution competition for the first time...
thats when i learnt i was great at speaking in public.

when i was 9, i went without preparing for an "on the spot" speech...
thats when i learnt tht overconfidence can make u look like an ass ...sigh!!

when i was 10,i fell off my cycle while on the way home...
thts when i learnt tht i ought to keep my eyes open to avoid getting hurt.

when i turned 12,i had my first crush on a tv actor and went about telling everyone tht i was in love...
thats when i learnt tht it hurts bad to have ur dreams laughed at and that some things are better kept a secret.

when i was 14,i stood 2nd in class for the first time and cried my heart out for not making it to the top...
thats when i learnt tht one cant make it to the top all the time cos there is only room for one there.

when i was 15,i saw my name in print for the first time for having achieved a merit rank in my board exams...
thats when i learnt tht hard work and dedication does pay off eventually.

When i was 16, i had a huge crush on a fellow batchmate...who i later found out was on drugs and scored a duck in physics (obviously the crush came crashing down)...
thats when i learnt tht sometimes our heart plays stupid tricks making us see a 'frog' as a 'prince' while the rest of the world still sees him as the former.

When i was 18, i made it into medical school...
thats when i learnt tht whn u want something real bad, god makes sure u get it.

when i was 20,i started my first blog...
thats when i learnt tht i can vent out my feelings a lot better when i go as 'anonymous'.

when i was 22,i started disclosing my identity as a blogger to my friends...
thats when i learnt tht people who love me would still love me for what i am ...despite of what i am.

when i was 23,i realised a lot of things wch i was aware of but had forgotten over the years...
thats when i learnt that life is not a fairytale and that things u learn at 18 are not always true.

im 24 now and still learning...:)

They say 'Life is a lesson...u learn it only when u are through...'
I say 'absolutely!!'

31 comments:

Blog Boy said...

simply superb......
Learning is life....vry true

Pri said...

@ blogboy
yess...learning is life...and life is all about learning...sometimes learning things u dont really wanna learn ...
heyy btw i tagged ya...read prev post...hope u tk it up soon...take care :)

Ashu said...

Wonderful learnings mate. Identified with me with every word written, just that learning came a bit late to me.

I learnt how to nurse my heart s wounds only when i entered late side of 20s.....

rOhit said...

I assume my LIFE to be of 1000 pages.. I am still on the 1st one :)

wonderful post :)

Cosmic Joy said...

Nicely written ..

Wonder what you learnt when you were 6, 11, 13, 17, 19, and 21 :)

KP said...

very well said....we learn everyday in life....:)

Abhishek Khanna said...

""thats when i learnt tht it hurts bad to have ur dreams laughed at and that some things are better kept a secret""
i jus dont like it.. i wanna see the limit upto anyone can laugh.. n then they will listen seriously.... n thts not philosophy.. i have made people listen seriously.. after they got tired of laughing

JK said...

.yawn.

Keshi said...

Pri d u realise this post is a MASTERPIECE? Absoultely brilliant! It was very well-written and so very profound! I must say this is ur best so far.

I loved each and every leasson u put across, especially this one:


**when i was 14,i stood 2nd in class for the first time and cried my heart out for not making it to the top...
thats when i learnt tht one cant make it to the top all the time cos there is only room for one there.


Very well-said!


HUGGGGGGGGGZ! Great post Pri!
Keshi.

Keshi said...

Here's one from me:


When I was 16 I lost my fav person in the world, my dad.
Thats when I realised that all great things in one's life dun last forever.


Keshi.

Pri said...

@ ashu
well ashu...we all learn...some early...some late...but life makes sure we learn!
atleast u had a few more years of innocent bliss (than the others) ignorant of reality's harsh blows :)
take care girl!

@ rohit
thanks :)
well said...but dont u wish sometimes tht u'd suddenly get to skip the pages in between and reach the 999th page...
the last page of the book of my life often intrigues me and gets me curious :)

@ cosmic joy
thanks cosmic :)
well those yrs were spent trying to come to terms with things i'd learnt...and yess we do learn everyday ..so in all possibilities i did around thn too, but guess it wasent tht important...cos i seem to have forgotten....heehee *winks*

Pri said...

@ kp
thanks buddy....:)
yess ur rite...everyday is a learning experience...

@ abhishek khanna
well i told...they laughed...i went away...
was hurt but dint care enough to wait and make them listen...
so never bother to explain...:)

@ jk
lol!! yess jk...probably life's lessons are too repetitive...
we all have gone through thm and some of us find it boring to hear them (from someone else) all over again...
u sound sleepy :p..,

@ keshi
thanks keshi...
yes somehow we all learn some very valuable lessons in life ..and most of the time at a cost too high to pay...
but they do make us a stronger person...
im sure ur dad must be watchin u from up there and must be very proud of u :)
hugzzz

Sweetstickychewy said...

The fact that you could list down the lessons you learnt is something to be wowed about.

Great stuff honestly!

Rock on.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

Hey Doc,Thats nice to learn a lot more about you..Each observation of THEN in the current frame of time or context ..wow..excellent..its from the heart Doc
TC
CU

annie said...

Some great learnings in the days of innocence.

Sam said...

wonderful learnings!!
and u r 24????
bloody hell i thought u were like 22 or something.. jeez ur prolly older dan me!! :o

c e e d y said...

hehehe

i am startting my life all over again....just with a little experience :)at 33....

you learn till you say the finaly goodbye....only then can you live life to the fullest....

enjoy it while it last :)

Madhavi said...

HEY,
thtz pretty nice n indeed v endup learnin til the last breath of our life...lookin forwrd to hear more of u by ages hehe..good wrk done there...:)love ya >:D<

Madhavi said...

n i also wonder as cosmic joy wonders wt u cud hve done in those ages :P

Chandana Shekar said...

awesome write... life is indeed a lesson.. nicely said..

Pri said...

@ sweetstickychewy
well thanks dear...
all i can say is life has tried its best to make sure i dont forget them on the way...:)

@ compassion unlimited
thanks...im flattered :)

@ annie
*smiles* some of who's importance we realise only later on...

@ sam
whoaa...absentminded arnt u ...i thot i'd mentioned it to u on ur 23rd birthday tht u were juss a kid :D...hahaha
anyways i take tht as a compliment...thankoo! :p

@ ceedy
well said ceedy...its true--we never stop learning...and wishing we had learnt it a lil earlier :)

@ madhavi
hahaha u can count on me for tht mads...heyy and chk out the reply to cosmic joy..gess tht would answer u too :p

@ chandana shekar
thanks for dropping by chandana :)...was trying to chk out ur blog but it says its restricted for invited users only...
wud love to read u sometime :)
take care!

utopia said...

me loved it too.
i learnt sooooo sooooo much. but this one thing stands out everytime i am down,low and dejected.
when i was 21 i learnt that i can go on long after i thought i couldn't. :)
24 and still learning ;)

AlOhOmOrA said...

lovely.....but did u mention al the things life taught u out thr??

Madhavi said...

aha...as i told v learn ervy moment..luv ya doc :)

Sam said...

u didn't know me on my 23rd b'day!! :)

Pri said...

@ utopia
yaa...i learnt tht too...but somehow always keep forgetting...probably im not entirely convinced :)...

@ alohomora
well i learnt a lotta other things too..but thought these were the most important ones and the ones worth remembering all thru life :)
the rest ---its okay if u learn on ur own girl...*winks*

@ madhavi
yeps madhavi...i totally agree :)

@ sam
heyy wasent ur last birthday ur 23rd birthday??
ohh damn! dont tell me ur 24...i always thought u were more than a yr younger than me :(

anuj said...

don't tell me that ur not as dumb as if ur 8 (yrs old) at times ..hehe .. so u do unlearn too ;) .. cause sometimes u want d mistakes to happen or sometimes eventually thy happen ..

bt life sure is a lesson n u keep learning it .. bt d sad thing is thr is no end to the examinations .. lol

Pri said...

@ anuj
lol...i guess ur right buddy...most of the times we plain forget what we've learnt...only to be reminded of it once again...:)

JK said...

ye, dissecting life is lil boring!
but ahh docs really good at dissecting!"=)

Pri said...

@ jk
lol!!...il'l take that as a compliment...thankyou!

Deekshanya said...

looked like a page out of my own diary!!! :-)