c= 3 lac km/s
That’s, well, fast. And just like light, we all want to reach somewhere really fast. We don’t know where or why, all we do is run. In the race, it doesn’t even matter to where we are headed, all that matters is the speed. We run and run and end up in darkness. All the hard work done in running all those miles, wasted.
But sometimes, we know where we are headed and why we are running. So we try to run faster reach there faster and seek light. But all that we get is darkness. We believe we cannot run in the dark, so we stop. All this while, we had been trying to gain speed and now we have to stop.
We get so immersed in running a rat race that we forget the purpose. We forget why we even started it. I’ve seen painters, photographers, writers, dancers, music producers, actors running race they were forced to. Pursuing engineering, maths, science, finance, marketing and people they don’t want to become. I’ve seen talent that could run an entire entertainment industry sitting together over nights and trying to pass the exam that’s due tomorrow. I’ve seen bodybuilders and fitness models standing in front of people with their head hung low and their shoulders drooped because they did not do the technical assignment they were supposed to.
And then I’ve seen hopeless lovers dying everyday. I’ve seen them suffer deep down to their core knowing it will never be okay ever again. Knowing they have lost the loves of their lives and there’s no way they could fix it. They see their “soulmates” in arms of someone else and burn right from their stomach to heads.
There are a lot of situations in life where you could see nothing. There’s nothing ahead of you and the path you took so far seems to be wrong. There’s no going back and there’s nowhere to go forward. But then, all you should do is walk. Trust yourself blindly and walk.
I’ve seen celebrities dropping out of their education. I’ve seen tycoons dropping out of jobs people wish they have. I’ve see entrepreneurs rising up from scratch and leaving their mark. I’ve seen artist finally giving in and start living rather than just existing. And then I’ve seen hopeless lovers, working their souls off to make something of themselves. A few got back with their loves, for a few it was already too late. But, none of these people seems to regret.
When you ask them what they did, the one thing they say is that they never gave up. Everyone of these people have seen dark times. Times when they were disowned by their own people, times when they were broke, times when they broke and times they don’t want to recall. And so they say, one of the best things that could happen to a man is: a heartbreak, a lone trip and a defeat.
It might be hard on you now, it has been hard on you so far, seeing people younger than you become people you wanted to be and seeing those around you getting what they want. Everyone has a clock, their own clock and you win or lose according to it. Don’t rush and don’t be slow, just be impatient while keeping your calm. Success takes time, but it happens.
Life is not a cave, it’s a tunnel
It might be unfair at times,
And might look dark right now,
But keeping walking and there will be light.
Remember, life is not about sitting in front of computer the entire day, so you could afford to sit in front of one at night. It’s not about earning to pay bills. It’s about living they way you want to, making it want you want it to be and finding yourself.
Dance, draw, travel, act.