You have just stepped into the office – after fighting with the cranky middle-aged man / woman in the train for an extra inch of space, or maybe after making your way through heavy traffic with a truck driver that missed you barely by millimeters and got away with only the headlight of your bike. To top it up, you have missed the login deadline by a minute, and this was 4th in the first week of the month, and now you are going to lose half a day’s pay.

All this, on a Monday.

Even after such atrocities, you decide that the week has just begun and even April’s coming up, so making faces won’t really work and you have to impress your boss. You quickly douse yourself in a can load of gas (some call it deodorant) and have just started your decade – old computer…

When you are called into the cabin by your boss. Or the CEO.

Or both.

You enter the cabin that is filled with dreaded silence, possibly one before the storm, when the CEO’s gaze falls on you. Somehow, magically, the room temperature has went from Mumbai to Sahara desert and you are standing there, visibly shaken, sweating profusely, and probably cursing yourself for not answering that call from the job portal.

The inevitable has happened. The Friday fervour caused you to miss sending an important agenda / clause / service / costing to your client, and the Californian jungle fire has suddenly erupted in the room. You are bombarded, warned and asked to leave the cabin. Frustration in your mind, cursing the man in the train and while asking why ain’t your ‘DREAM JOB’ of travelling around the world hasn’t come true, you quietly sit at your desk.

Of course, you are in your most rebellious state. Now you won’t be working for the next 10 minutes because Gandhi has taught us to revolt against the unjust (and also because you don’t have the guts to do anything. You need that new car to show off to the ‘Sharma ji ka beta’ and nobody will give you that money for free.)

That is when you make your first mistake.

You open the social media application which shows you the ‘Best of Life’ in the form of pictures. The first image is of your school friend vacationing in Australia with his better half who looks hot (even though he looks like a complete shithead). He had started his own business venture a couple of years back and has earned a million dollars since then, when all he ever did back in college was eat samosos and clear KTs.

Big shot father, damn it.

You scroll down and screenshot some pathetic quotes that ‘describes the pain in your life so well’ and put it up as statuses on the other equally irritating social media platforms, all to get some sympathy from like-minded jerks as yourself.

The next photo that makes you feel like crap is the fashionable female classmate of yours who has gone from being the black sheep of the class people laughed at, to wearing a black Ralph Lauren one piece, body-hugging piece of heaven. She looks so exquisite that the number of likes on her one photo is 3245 times the likes you might have dreamt for all your pictures put together. Her total followers can easily occupy a mini-town and the kind of endorsements (and money, relatively) she makes has started heartburn in your chest by now.

The highlight of the 10-minute-revolt-scan social media to wreck my life even further-almost cry has to be the photograph of a cat that is making adorable movements, while minting money for its owners (or minions, can’t say for sure) by brands that target the gullible ‘awww going people’ and can do anything for their own pets too. Such peaceful life for the cats and her minions.

I am not sure if I should go on, because the heartburn has kind of spread to me as well. But after letting a silent sob, you get back to work. Because obviously,

  • April’s coming close
  • Your boss is eyeing your ‘time waste’
  • You ain’t getting a recruitment call from any company and you are stuck

If you think YOUR LIFE COMPLETELY SUCKS, well, you are right. But then, what are you going to do about it?

You are not alone.

So quit whining, because people out there are going through worst than you can (or can’t) probably imagine. There are people who are selling balloons and toys outside the same malls we so casually spend. They have no idea whether they will get the next meal or whether their child will ever walk again. There are saleswomen who look their best but have to go back at night to fathers who are drunk and take away all their money. Maybe even husbands, who abuse them and hurt them in ways, unimaginable.

Many of us are in the comfort of our houses, of our lives that even the smallest itch is blown up as a major problem. It is okay; we are humans after all and we always think that our problems are the biggest and the most difficult of them all. But there will be days when real problems will catch you off guard and you will be baffled, shocked, and maybe with no support at all.

And this phase comes in everyone’s life. Some of the people have either faced it, some might be facing it as we speak, as some have to in the coming years of their lives.

You cannot escape pain. Like death, you have neither the control over it, nor the option to escape it

Your parents will leave you, your kids might die right before they have spread their wings because some asshole decided to drink and drive, your daughter might be in danger because a pervert has his eyes on her or you may be terminally sick in the prime of your life.

This is life. And you are not alone. Instead of following some jerk, follow inspirational and dedicated people, who have stood right in front of the adversity, looked at it in the eyes and said ‘F**k You’ because they had the courage and the will to face the smallest (like your boss screaming at you) or one of the worst (losing your better half in a war with a newborn baby in your lap and uncertainty of the future in your mind)

Calling life unfair is losing out on opportunities

When you looked at the business venture – guy in your feed, you probably thought that ‘Life is unfair’ and how you have been deprived of opportunities because of XYZ reason.

If you do that, it makes you human. A Stupid Human.

Alexander Graham Bell would not have invented telephone has his hearing-impaired mother not served as an inspiration. Penicillin would not have called to be the miracle drug had Alexander Fleming thought of the deaths as the God’s will and left it to that. These took up the problems and the lack of resources they had to create something so unique that they became a role model for the community.

Only the lack of resources and the will power to get somewhere will get you there. Because you realise the problems and you would probably not want it for others. And also, that you see these struggles as opportunities to score.

People took risks and efforts and if you struggled, you might be there, too.

It is easy to sit in the comfort of your desk , while looking at all the entrepreneurs and getting red with jealousy. It’s easy and it’s pathetic. Because appreciating someone’s efforts is a good thing. But calling it fake just because it is too difficult for you to move your ass and get on with it, is next level lameness. Not everybody has the opportunities handed over to them.

The business venture guy you saw had to put the initial investment to use in such a way that the returns were enormous and valid. The ordinary looking girl who everyone avoided, had to struggle with her looks, her attitude, her fears and those around her to become the glam she is today. Hell, it’s even worse to get a cat to do your bidding I would say!

Efforts. Perseverance. Will Power. They help you become something and not your father’s money or your superb good looks. They can give you the platform (which, I admit, is quite difficult to reach, so kudos to those who have made it on their own), but that’s it. Post that, it is you who can take yourself to the goals you have set. Idiot children of sensible fathers have ruined the businesses and talented children of ordinary parents have brought the world to their feet.

So next time you blame your parents for not giving you the ‘Platform’ to become an Ambani, maybe blame it on yourself for not being able to use the education and abilities you have (or not!)

You have spent enough time here to receive around 4 emails from your boss by now. Better take a look – April is coming and you want that car!

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