Admirable,Angelic Acts

 

 He was sitting in the park, all alone,

Visibly upset with his face screaming a silent groan,

It seemed as if he had just been hit with a mental cyclone.

Then came a person unknown…

 

 

The guy asked him if he was fine,

Tried cheering him up with games and jokes combined,

And alas, all his sadness suddenly became benign.

The person was his desperately needed lifeline,

And his night’s moonshine. 

 

 

That human was no celebrity 

That human might not have opened several charities

But he was a superstar full of compassion

And showed that small acts go so far that one can’t even imagine

Midnight Thoughts…

Random midnight thoughts 🙂   –

  1. When you sleep, remember that millions don’t have a bed to sleep on and thousands who go to sleep in fear of death.
  2. When you feel like you are losing grip, remember that all that matters is that you still keep trying.
  3. When you end up messing up a thing out of your comfort zone and people laugh, remember that you at least had the guts to try and most of those laughing didn’t
  4. When you fail, remember that the failure strengthened you.
  5. When you feel sad, remember that life is about the memories, the happy memories. Just smile and look forward to something exciting.
  6. When you complain about a “necessity”, remember that that necessity might be a luxury for some.
  7. When you feel overwhelmed by what someone else has, remember all those things that you have and the people that love you. Accept who you are because you are unique and no one can ever replace you.
  8. When you feel betrayed, remember that you didn’t do anything wrong and let karma do its work.
  9. When you feel that something is really hard, remember conquering that thing would give you greater satisfaction
  10. When you procrastinate, remember that watching the same movie after completing your work would be more enjoyable
  11. When you feel that someone does not see your worth, remember that you don’t owe anyone anything. Live life, jumbo size!
  12. When you feel ignored, remember you are capable of achieving anything by YOURSELF. And when someone neglects you, remember sometimes, somewhere they will end up needing you.
  13. When you feel like dying, remember that you are not allowing happy times to come. Think of the people who helped raise you and how would they feel.
  14. When you feel lost, remember it is better to do something than nothing and being stuck in the dark.
  15.  When you feel anxious and afraid to do something, remember that you live only once and eventually everything ends so take a deep breath and do what you want to.
  16. When something doesn’t go right, remember to learn from it.
  17. When you like something or someone, remember to own up to it.
  18. When you hate something or someone, remember to not show it to the entire world.
  19. When you do something out of mere selfishness to someone, remember that the same thing could have been done to you and imagine what would you have felt.
  20. When you realize the list is over and you have read all of it, remember that I love you ❤

Over and out!!

 

Still, he rose

                                          

He was used by many but was still grateful

He was misunderstood but fought through

He was not accepted but still tried to be kind to everyone

He was used not by strangers, but by his friends…

He was ridiculed for not understanding things even when he understood everything

He tried to blend in but in vain

He tried to be more open but it made him more insecure

He kept up with the latest trends but was still not welcomed

He remained a tool of help but never a human who deserved happiness

He finally realized that the world is self-centered

When he asked for help, people turned their backs.

When he went quiet, people accused him of being arrogant

When he stopped caring, he was considered a narcissist

When he kept things to himself, they suspected something wrong

What they didn’t know was that they were the “something wrong”

Was he afraid?

Maybe

Did he show it?

Not at all

Did he indulge in self-pity?
Maybe

Did he have any idea what to do?

Not at all

More than anything, he was made to feel guilty even when it wasn’t his fault.

They went on and on and on and on till one day, nothing was left to exploit.

Every few hours, a blow hit him

Which took various forms

“Friends” betraying him,

Not including him in activities

Ignoring him when he didn’t serve their purpose

And he took it at all in his stride

Until one day, he couldn’t take it anymore

His heart turned to stone

And was not listened to anymore

His life became a blur

His mind became restless

His soul desperately needed to be calmed down

His pillow was evidence of his helplessness

His only wish now was for school to end

What had been his second home for years

Became a nightmare for him

Asking his own friends for succour became an ordeal

His life hung by a thread, of a few loved ones

It was the thread that still gave him support to live on

Maybe it was all his fault

Maybe it was him who was to be blamed for his condition

And now he was lost,

Lost in the sea of diffidence

Lost in thoughts of future

Lost in the comfort of home

Lost in daydreams

A quote kept him going

“This too shall pass”

And then he rose…

#StopPassiveBullying #BeGrateful #Care #MentalHealth

Worry

A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work

John Lubbock

Stop worrying. Start living. What will happen will happen. You’re going to have to face it, come what may. Worrying and becoming anxious obsessing over a thing that may or may not happen won’t do you any good. Obviously, worry and anxiety are emotions that can’t be controlled. So, instead of worrying about something all day, give yourself some “own” time and think of all you want to and then go back to your normal life.

I myself overthink and worry a lot which is a habit I need to change. For instance, there was this Book Writing Project I was reluctant to participate in at first. But it turned out to be one of the best experiences ever. And then I’m worrying if I’ll be able to make friends in college when I’m in 11 grade right now. If I’ll be able to intermix with other people there. Leave college, let’s talk something more foreseeable. I might have friends but hardly 3 or 4 of them that I can call my true ones. So, all I keep thinking is how would I spend the year and a half left of my school life, whether I will be able to enjoy it.

But gradually I have understood hat a lot can happen within a day itself. Past experiences( I’m talking like a wise old man) have shown me that most friends aren’t going to be with you in the future no matter how much they promise that they are never going to leave you. Similarly, your priorities are also going to change. So you don’t know what the future beholds and as far as I’m concerned it can be beyond your wildest dreams(Positively or negatively). Who knows that this blog could get mere 50 views or could go on to become the most viewed(the latter is not likely but where would we be without hope)

Worrying about the future especially events that are not going to happen in months is of no use. One year ago, I was the most silent kid for some people and all I thought of at that time was that I wish these people actually knew me. And know when they do, I wish all that happened should never have happened.

Remember that it might be hurtful to walk away from people you like but it is more hurtful to stay with them if they don’t treat you the right way. This is another one of my weak points that I get too attached to or trust people too easily and start overthinking upon the slightest of my problems with my relationship with people.

Also, stop assuming everything anyone says is directed towards you. Chances are that they aren’t. To give an example, many of my friends always ask if what I wrote in my blog was directed towards them when whom it was directed towards are probably don’t read my blogs.

Stop being fickle-minded where you follow everything that others say!!

Taking tension of what others think of you is of no substance and I learnt that the hard way. I used to care if people called me studious and used to react before thinking. Now when I don’t, people have stopped. A quote that said “Be alone but be peaceful” really hit me hard. Ignore people who put baseless allegations on you because when you know from within that you haven’t done anything wrong, it doesn’t matter what others think. In the end, truth prevails and karma does its work.

You are just another human being on this earth. Earth makes up the tiniest bit of sand particle as compared to the universe. Think of how small you are and how meek is your worry. Think of how many people are dying because of hunger, have their freedom confined and don’t have houses to live in while you are here being perturbed by the thought that why did XYZ person say this to me. But, as Rumi says, “You are the universe in ecstatic motion”, meaning you have the power to affect everyone’s life for the better. So do your best, stop worrying but don’t stop believing. (Also, if you are still reading, you are a true one <3)

Over and Out.

 

 

Make it memorable!

Memories may fade as the years go by but they won’t age a day.

Michelle C. Ustaszeski

Do things that you can laugh and smile at for years to come. Do things to people which make them remember you even after you are gone from their life or don’t meet them often. Do things that would make them go “Ah! Himanaya did that for me!” when someone even does something remotely related to what you did. Cherish the good memories and learn from the bad ones.

Do what you like. Don’t succumb under the pressure of others. When you love someone, be it a friend or a soulmate, ensure that your love is such that they never forget you. When you are committed to something, do it with all of your heart. It should be as if your work and actions speak for you and that people always remember you for what you did, be it professional or personal.

Create memories. They are going to be something you are going to live with forever. 

Personally speaking, I was going through a rough patch recently. Of course, I will remember what all bad happened. But what I will remember more vividly are the friends who stuck by me every step of the way and offered all that they could. 

Also, I was strongly considering changing my subjects to Sciences. Even though I decided against it, but when I told one of my friends about it(who is pursuing a career in medicine), he quickly started telling me what all I needed to do to cover up the syllabus. We might not meet often in the future but deeds such as these will immortalize him in my heart forever.

Apologize when you do something wrong. At most, the other person won’t accept it. What difference would it make? All it would do is give you peace of mind. On the other side too, learn to forgive. Give people second chances. We are humans. We commit mistakes. However, do know when to stop trusting someone.

I had a friend and we don’t talk anymore, But what I know is that memories we created are going to last forever out of which most were full of sweetness and joy. Of course, there were some problems but 10 years down the line, I don’t see them coming up on my mind at first when I think of them. What I will remember with happiness is the side of that person that made me love them and not the side which did the opposite. 

It’s 1 A.M. when I’m writing this blog. Music is playing on full volume and I’m surprised that it hasn’t woken up anyone in my home. It might be stupid being awake at this time when I have my Math exam in like 2 days. But it will be these stupid moments that I will always treasure in my life. I had the most fun in quite some time tonight talking all nonsense with my loved ones but it as I said it was fun and that is all which matters. 

As Vir Das says, “I’m stupid, this is stupid, you’re stupid. God, you’re so stupid. And that’s why this is so wonderful. He adds, ” Show the universe and, more importantly, yourself that this moment doesn’t own you, you own this moment.” (To read the entire speech that he gave at Knox college, and I really recommend it, go to – https://www.knox.edu/news/commencement-2018/das-speech

Don’t pollute your future memories by trying to seek validation of what you are doing through social media. Nobody cares(except a handful whom you don’t need to explain yourself to) of what you are doing and why you are doing.

When your life flashes through your mind on your deathbed, you should be laughing. Why? Because of all the joyful recollections of incidents that you would have had in your life

Make memories. Do memorable things. Nobody is going to care about your “reputation’ after a while. After all, memories are what we live for…And yes, try writing a diary regularly in which you express all your experiences and feelings. Trust me, you will feel a lot of pleasure reading it from say a year from now.

Over and out

Why humans aren’t logical

Recently, I was reading a book titled “Predictably Irrational” by Dan Ariely . It talks about how we humans take unreasonable and baseless decisions in different situations. At first, I thought the book was another one of those philosophical writings that are true only on paper. But after reading the book, it really made me realise the fickleness, the irrationality, the timidness and the impulsiveness of our race.

Why do we drive at high speeds even when we know that there is a high risk of an accident? Why do we try to keep all options open even when we know that options are just not worth our while. We often make opinions about things before even trying them. We are willing to spend a few extra hundred bucks while dining at a fine dining restaurant while we try to save the tiniest amount of money while buying cereal or vegetables. A student is often not able to give procrastination even when he knows he might not do well in the upcoming examsWe choose to buy things which we don’t need but get them “just in case”. For example- a man might buy an Audi over a minivan even if it is difficult to adjust whole of his family in his car.

An experiment was conducted where a Hershey Kiss was priced at one cent and a Lindtt bar at 50 cents. Most people bought the Lindtt Bar. But when the Hershey Kiss was offered for free and the Lindtt bar at 49 cents , people tended to buy the Hershey Kiss just becuase it was “FREE” and did not compare the total utility they would get out of both of the chocolates.

We often overvalue our possessions just because we develop an attachment with it and don’t see what the market is willing to pay for it. For example, in an experiment conducted at Duke University(which is totally mad for basketball), an average student was willing to pay around $100-200 for a ticket to a university basketball game. On the other hand, student whole owned a ticket were willing to sell their ticket for no less than $2400.

These are all experiments conducted by different psychologists and economist which show how us humans are not always rational. Most economic laws assume that humans are rational which is a fallacy.

Now, if I speak of my personal experiences, people who considered me to be special have often started treating me as a normal person just because of a single thing and don’t consider all the good things that might have happened in the past. You can do any limits for anyone but impulsively they would end up saying that they don’t need you. To add to that, they behave completely normal as if nothing happened. One day you are best friends, the next day complete strangers.This impulsiveness of people really sickens me.

People are indeed forests of impulsiveness and irrationality.

Over and Out.

Lessons I’ve learned as a teenager

Being a teenager is quite an experience. Hormones are kicking through your body , you have mental breakdowns and one moment you are on top of the world and the next you hit rock bottom.

Here is what I have learnt during my teenage years-

  1. Don’t follow what others are doing blindly. Go where your heart desires and don’t succumb under peer pressure.
  2. Don’t indulge in alcohol just as yet.
  3. STAY away from smoking.
  4. Academics is important even if it is not everything.
  5. Pursue your hobby, be it writing, a sport or playing an instrument.
  6. Keep your friends small circle and don’t trust everyone.
  7. Listen to your parents and your friends. You are not always correct.
  8. Don’t do something just to prove someone wrong.
  9. Play video games but in moderation
  10. You can’t live without social media but don’t make it an addiction.Networking sites like Quora are much better than Snapchat and Facebook.
  11. Don’t demand products of luxury brands from your parents. If you want a Gucci bag, earn it.
  12. Be grateful for everything.
  13. You learn something from every single person and object in this world.
  14. Don’t just watch motivational videos and read philosophical quotes. If you want to follow them, be cautious
  15. Infatuation isn’t love so don’t fall for every other person.Get to know the person first.
  16. Have ambitions and dreams. If you don’t have something to be excited about or don’t have anything in particular to do when you wake up, you are wasting your life.
  17. Don’t oversleep or overeat just because you are feeling sad.
  18. Listen to music. It does help improve your mood.
  19. Express your feelings to your loved ones.
  20. You only have your family in the darkest times except one or two friends(who are basically family)
  21. Don’t over-trust. Your best friend can become your worst enemy tomorrow.

Over and out