Sunday, 25 March 2012

I Stand Alone

It is human to stand with the crowd; It is divine to stand alone. It is manlike to follow the people, to drift with the tide; It is godlike to follow a principle, to stem the tide. 

I stand alone closing my eyes not desiring anything to see. I stand alone with the darkness that is encircling me. I stand alone in the chilling cold of the night. I stand alone  too scared to go near the source of light. I stand alone till my rage changes to grief. I stand alone like a water drop falling from a leaf. I stand alone with no one to assist or to guide. I stand alone and nobody understands my plight. I stand alone frightened to fell. I stand alone having a mystery but not aspiring to tell. I stand alone totally exhausted of my life. I stand alone thinking to finish it by cutting my wrist with a knife.   

Thursday, 1 March 2012


Nothing is worse than doing something you know you should not be doing – you know it is not working – but you are doing it anyway because you have been told to “never give up”. Sometimes quitting is the best decision you can make. 

In our world where optimism and the “never give up” attitude is considered sacred, we are accustomed to push through barriers until we succeed. As child, our parents, relatives and teachers taught us to never give up! But at what point does this positive thinking mindset actually hurts someone? It is a fact that a lot of people view quitting as a negative thing to do but is it? If I am asked, I will say NO. The reason being, "Winners never quit,"  that is what we have been told always, however, in reality winners quit all the time preferring to stop doing things that are not generating the outcome they desire. 
Life is a beautiful struggle and sometimes quitting is the best thing one can do!