Saturday, June 29, 2013

Weep and you weep alone!

I think it is never advisable to expect something from anyone. You may or may not get what you expect but there is no surety. The pain you feel when you don't get the expected is surely more effective than the joy you will feel when you get it. Money, love, care, concern or whatever, never expect anything from anybody.

We need not blame others. They might be having their own limitations and priorities. But, we are human beings and are never totally independent. We tend to depend on others on so many occasions. Dependence is always a curse; or so do I believe.

There is an old saying that it is always safe to have your hands beneath your head. There is no point in expecting that somebody else will let you sleep on their hands. Life has become too mechanical and so practical today that nobody thinks about others.

I may sound repetitive if I talk about relations, but that is all about life. Things would certainly be worse if somebody promises to help you (in any manner) and pulls out at the last moment. You would have planned everything keeping in mind his promise and the agony you undergo when you realize that you have been ditched is something beyond explanation. Even if there is no promise made, you tend to expect that a friend or relative will be there to help you in your time of need, physically, mentally or monetarily, and you feel miserable when you find that your calculations were wrong. Actually, they need not bother but you had placed your expectations on them and finally you feel that you have been cheated. That is why I said that there is no point in expecting anything from anybody. Be ready to face life as it comes on your own.


Rakesh Vanamali said...

My agreement is with ever single word that you have said.

Old Monk said...

Thanks a lot Rakesh. Your words encourage me to write more often.