Few of my son’s friends are going through personal and financial crisis. These boys have studied with my son since nursery. I have always seen them laughing, hanging out together, playing, doing masti. Today my son was worried about his friends who are going through crisis and he and his friends are standing by them as rock solid support. They cannot support much in terms of money but they are try to pitch in during outings and have told them clearly “This is not charity, this is friendship.”
Who says teenagers are selfish and only are friends with benefits or only party together? It is the adults these days I see who don’t know the real meaning of friendship many a times. These boys on the verge of adulthood are realizing the hardships of life and trying to help their friends by morally and emotionally supporting them. Hope they remain like this always!
Really proud of these boys!
Today somewhere I read a post about kids being raised in a bubble, bubble of luxury and away from hardships of life. I see many parents comparing their life as kids to their own children’s life and how it has changed and how our kids’ life has become more comfortable. Yes..times have changed. But I feel kids do adjust as and when required. It’s not their fault that they are not raised amidst poverty or hardships. But when times come they can do everything. My son travels by BEST buses and local trains daily. He relishes street food with his friends as all friends have limited money. My kids can relish food in a 5-star restaurant as well is in a roadside dhaba. We can simply introduce all these to them without being preachy or without comparing,
Every person on this planet is born with his/her destiny..
Lately, seen a lot of posts where young moms are unhappy and have feeling of worthlessness after having a baby and quitting their jobs. Again, there is another set of women who feel guilty leaving their babies behind and going to work. There are people who are unhappy being in a small town. Then there are disgruntled people who want to get away from the busy city life.
Human nature is such. We are never content with what we have. We look at others and yearn for what they have, not knowing about their battles or difficulties. Once we make a choice let’s be happy with it. Savor each moment, life life to the fullest. You never know what turn life might take the very next moment.
Each one of us has our share of hardships and small battles to fight. The grass is always greener on the other side. One has to find happiness in life, enjoy each day with the loved ones and be thankful for it. Many might want to be in our shoes..