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You are in your 20s, you have at least one thing in your life about which you complain and grumble about often, you are kind of stuck in a comfort zone from which you are not sure if you want to come out or not and you have many friends who are also sailing on the same boat. Now what happens when you get together with any of the friends? Or what happens when any of the friends gets some forward mail which gives all the gyaan about how you should be living your life being contented with what you have or about how you should be enjoying all those small happy moments/things in life?
You end up in a lengthy conversation with each of you discussing about life, the thing(s) that you are unhappy about, why you are not willing to embrace change and try out new things, etc., etc. Now, if a conversation like this happens once in a while, it’s fine. Actually, it’s more than fine since you will feel good after pouring everything out to people you are close to. But how would it feel when a conversation like this happens day in and day out? When a majority of conversations revolve around only those things that didn’t happen the way you/someone wished it would? Somebody will say this is what is called quarter life crisis (as if people way past the quarter mark of life aren’t facing this!). You definitely won’t feel good when discontent and unhappiness seem to be pervading you from all sides, even though, at that moment you can think of a dozen reasons, little joys and small blessings that life is offering you to make you feel good about.
We all know that we cannot get everything that we want to in life and life is definitely not a bed of roses. At the same time, we also know that just because something isn’t happening the way we want it to, we should not stop trying our best to make it happen the way want it to. And above all, we all know that at the end of the day, nothing at all really matters in the larger context of life where absolutely nothing is permanent. Yet why are we wasting so much time complaining about things? This concluding paragraph filled with the philosophies 😛 is what most of the conversations end. And then somebody will say that we have had enough of serious talk and then the conversation be forgotten for a while, after which it will make a comeback again.
As I read what I have written till now, it makes me feel as though I am one person who keeps grumbling all the time, which I think isn’t quite far from the truth! Anyway, it did feel good to rant about this here!