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October 02, 2013

Need of the hour

How many times have we allowed someone to manipulate us into a choice we do not agree with?
We may have not realised it then, but in hindsight, don't we all regret taking some decisions half heartedly only because we had been emotionally coaxed into doing so, by someone we care about?

When was the last time you allowed someone to influence you with negative thoughts of envy, hatred, contempt or perhaps even a small suspicion that eventually led to a mammoth misunderstanding?

And now finally, the big question and perhaps the most important one---who is responsible for the consequences that follow?
They, who don't know any better, or we, who allow them to influence us without thinking?

So today, let's promise ourselves-
to stay in the company of those who will cultivate and encourage hope in our hearts and equanimity in our surroundings...
to dream yet keep our feet strongly planted...
to not give up too soon in matters that require perseverance, nor hold on too tight when we ought to let go...
and last but not the least, to allow ourselves the freedom to make our own choices...

Its just one life---Let's live it the way we deserve to live...with our heads held high, confident of the knowledge and conviction that we know what is best for us.

I pledge...do you?

10 comments:

Red Handed said...

IT JUST WE TO BLAME. If we lead a terrible life because of the lifestyle we were forced to choose, because of the career we were asked to take....we probably deserved it!

Blasphemous Aesthete said...

Oh nononononono,

I need my cushions please!

Cheers,
Blasphemous Aesthete

I Romanticize said...

Yes, the reminds me of the saying that before you think about diagnosing yourself with depression, just make sure that you are not surrounded by jerks :-).


At the end of it all, we are responsible for our actions, we need not let such people influence us.

Kalpana Solsi said...

Let us build a fence at the entrance of our mind to prevent such thoughts from walking into the sacred temple of our mind.

Soumya said...

We alone are responsible for our actions. And for choosing the people who come into our lives.

Always depend and believe in one person. YOU.

pri said...

@ Red Handed
I agree with you. Most (if not all) of the times, we ourselves are responsible for the situation we land up in...
We ought to learn to accept both, credit as well as blame for our decisions.

pri said...

@ BA
We all want them, but believe me, we don't need them.
In fact we'd do much better without them :)

pri said...

@ I romanticize
Spot on! :)

It all seems so simple now. But sometimes it gets impossible to accept the blame, especially when there are people we can throw it around on.
Those are the times we need to remember it was all OUR choice.

pri said...

@ Kalpana
Sigh! If only...

Metaphorically wishing is so wonderful isn't it? :)

pri said...

@ Soumya

Well said, Soumya.

Now all we need to do is NEVER EVER forget that! :)