The birth decade of a great individual remains uncertain, yet we've begun to closely observe such personalities. These big personalities often speak in grandeur but do little. They don't heed advice or keep promises, leading us to interpret their words in the opposite manner. They're grand, leaving us confounded.
Somehow, we've been fed the idea that we might emerge as distinguished analysts in the Indian subcontinent. Crowds will gather to welcome us, seeking autographs. So, we've started practicing signing autographs and recently began the first lesson on breaking promises. We announced our column's appearance on Twitter today. A few wows and praises bolstered our confidence. However, life swiftly reminded us of our transient existence. Realizing our lack of dominance and fame, we humbly set aside our aspirations to write a blog for you.
Frankly, writing and reading feel arduous amid our hectic schedule from dawn till late at night. We're reminded of messages from a friend, Maryam, about her job and mechanical life, where we'd offer shallow comfort with a "hisht." Thoughts of house rent and bills recall the hardships of my mother's home. It raises questions about choices and the relationship between the middle class and occupations. Dreams and aspirations seem distant when one is mired in daily struggles.
A sincere friend advised us to quit our job and focus solely on writing. He stressed that hunger and routine work stifle creativity and that pursuing one's passion is essential for greatness. He echoed the sentiment that a person's legacy lives on through their work.
His advice recalls an interview with Nawab Saif Ali Khan Patudi, where he revealed his joy in watching the sunrise and sunset. This resonates, yet our reality, tied to the middle class in a developing nation, feels different. Our youth is consumed by work, and old age is marred by financial constraints. Dreams are buried early in life. If we can break free from financial worries, perhaps we can progress.
As an Indian comedian aptly noted, the rich assume the poor are inept at handling money. These words resonate, but the reality of the times points to stories meant for the middle class. Human greatness and development seem far removed from our vocabulary.
We're middle class. Greatness and evolution might not align with our reality. While these tales are heartwarming, they seem distant in our daily struggle. So, let's avoid chasing grand illusions and overthinking unfulfilled promises.
Yet, even as these ideas linger, we remain entranced by stories that speak of greatness and evolution. The allure of leaving behind a legacy, of impacting the world beyond our transient existence, remains a flickering beacon in the distance. But we're cautious, aware that these aspirations often don't align with our current realities.
Navigating life from the middle-class perspective feels like straddling two different realms—hope and practicality, ambition and responsibility. Dreams are our aspirations, but they're sometimes overshadowed by the immediacy of survival and societal expectations.
So, amid the luring promises of greatness and evolution, we remain grounded, cautious of the discrepancy between these tales and our lived experiences. We may not fully subscribe to the exuberance of grandeur, yet we understand its allure. However, in our pragmatic world, overthinking promises is a luxury we cannot afford.
"Wrapping up 2023 with this final tale. Wishing everyone a joyous New Year ahead! Best of luck to you all.
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