Ever since I started thinking about the future, I planned of living all by myself in some big fancy apartment (Hollywood has an effect on every young boy in India). And finally, after a few years, I’m kind of living the same that I planned before. But it is not like I thought it would be. In fact, it is very different from the way I use to imagine it would be like.
Living alone does sounds cool. And yes it is kind of cool, but it is not that easy. When you are living alone, it is you who have to take care of yourself completely. A simple cold can make your nights really bad. And there will be no one around to offer you a warm cup of tea or coffee.
We never cherish the moments that we spend living with our family or friends, because we take all of that for granted until one day you realize their importance. The amazing thing about living alone is you realize that you never really miss the happy moments you spent with your friends or family, rather the moments what you miss the most are the ones where you seem to be irritated by their small actions.
For instance, your mother shouting at the top of her voice for food when you are immersed in doing something intense like coding or gaming :D. Your friends switching off the wifi just in the middle of an important download and never feel sorry about it. I’m just giving the decent examples but you are a bachelor you can think of all those dirty ones as well. The point is, you miss the moments that use to annoy you all the time.
I think that is the nature of our reality. We become accustomed and habitual to the things that irritate us the most and when that is taken away, instead of cherishing it we miss it.
By any means I’m not saying this is bad or I don’t like it here, in fact, what I’m trying to imply in this article is that everyone should try and live alone at some point in their life. The alone time that you spend with yourself, teaches you so many things about the reality of your life.
What I learned amazed me. The life is never what you think it is, life is what you make of it. You start to see the depth of this simplest quotes (if not try reading some spiritual books :p). I’m sure we all read quotes and cherish them but I would want you to experience them. It is only when you experience them by yourself, you realize its true worth and the power it holds.
I hope I didn’t bore you with this article 😀