Make it a better place. For you and for me.

Before any other essay or passages, I want every child who is growing up to have a look at this one. I am sure, this will be an eye opener for all if not a collection of fake ideas about the country. Since my childhood, I’ve been reading about this country which is multi lingual, full of different cultures, traditions, respect for each one of them and also the land where women are worshipped in so many forms. I never really happened to visit any such country though.

I am an Indian.

A let down, disappointed and scared citizen of this country, INDIA.

I don’t want to give facts or figures about this country or write about what has been happening. I have reached a point where I have just accepted the place I live in and given up on everything else happening around. I would like to sum up all the fears that have found a place in my heart and how I feel being a part of this haunted place.

Every morning I wake up, I am scared. I am scared of wearing something of my choice, I am scared of telling people about menstruation, I am scared of going out alone, thinking someone would kidnap me, rape, or rob me. I am scared of leaving anyone from my family, alone at home thinking that crime doesn’t see the victim’s age and everyone is prone to danger while they’re alive in this country. I am scared of traveling alone. I am scared of letting anyone inside my house. I am scared of going to temples while I am menstruating. I am scared of  going to public places.And most importantly, I am scared of talking about these fears with anyone.

I’m scared to be alive and also too afraid to die.

This is how every woman feels today.

This is the country you live in.

There’s so much to rectify, so much to put back to place.

Each one of us hold immense responsibility to correct everything that has gone wrong.

This society that we live in consists of all of us. We have to make it better, not just for us but for all. That is how this society will sustain.

I hope each one of you wake up to this and do your bit to make this place, safe, if not anything else. This society, this country deserves the best provided the people promise to put in the required effort. It is not a single day’s job. It is something that needs to begin now and shall continue forever limitlessly.

Because you only live once. Make it worth it.

If today, I ask you, what is that one thing in life

That one thing right now that you want

That you wish to have

Right at this moment

Be it a fancy car, or better income, or love etc

What would it be?

And how would you go about finding it?

We’re all humans here, fighting for survival

Giving up on something, to achieve something else

We’re always in search for something we lost on our way or something we are working towards

But the question is,how do we get it?

Before anything else, the first and the foremost thing is to ask yourself a basic question:

HOW ARE YOU?

Are you really fine? Are you really doing okay?

Are you happy with that failed marriage of yours? Or that job of yours? Or your salary? Or giving up on your dreams?

We often say we’re fine and we’re okay

But the point is. Whom do we say that to?

The person in front of us?

Or ourselves?

We’ve somewhere taught ourselves how to give up on things

We’ve somewhere told ourselves that we’ll be fine without a few things in life

“My girlfriend won’t understand, it’s okay let it be”

“My boss won’t get it, it’s okay let it be”

We’re just trying to get used to this process of torturing ourselves

Breakthrough!!!!!!

Only when you know you’re fat, you hit the gym

Only when you know you’re lonely, you meet people

Understand what’s inside you

Who else will?

Find a solution

Don’t let yourself give up on things

Don’t let yourself suffer

You have all the solutions

Don’t swipe your internal snooze alarm and ignore what you need and what you desire

Work towards it!

Don’t teach yourself how to stay without something

Rather, prepare yourself to achieve everything that you’ve ever wanted

Human body has the ability to tell us what it needs right at that moment

Hungry? Needs food

Thirsty? Needs water

What about when you feel dissatisfied? That’s a signal too!

Don’t ignore it.

It isn’t the end of everything! It’s the need for you to explore, to live and to discover!

It’s important to feel uncomfortable

It’s important to get out of that comforter early in the morning and take out time for something you love

That is how your soul grows!

You had so many plans

What about that city you always wanted to visit?

That expensive dress that you wanted to buy with your savings?

That company you wanted to intern with?

Those classes that you wanted to join?

That novel that you wanted to write and gift it to your parents?

That figure that you wanted? That house that you wanted to build to make sure your parents settle well before you do?

What happened to those plans?

How far are you from achieving them?

What have you been waiting for?

That right time? That suitable day? That correct moment?

IT IS NOW.

You think you have forever. But you don’t.

You might have a really long time, but that won’t take long to pass.

Do what you always wanted to.

Work hard, get some sleepless nights, early mornings and make it happen!

The idea of forever comes within numbered days.

Don’t waste the time you have now. Don’t waste this opportunity.

Don’t lose out on this moment. These are the small moments that will later create your big one! When you will have all that you’ve ever wanted in your hands and be proud of.

Don’t let this go. To reach that point, that seems far fetched, you need to begin now.

Some determination, some faith in yourself and your dreams and your love to make them turn true. It does sound difficult but not impossible.

Because at the end of your life, more memories and achievements will satisfy you more than the dreams that could’ve been achieved.