20, single, and having made thousands of mistakes, I today stand to realise how much I have changed. Had you met a 17 year old version of myself, you would have made fun of me for being too naive, immature. Now, I, for one, am still waiting for maturity to hit me. But today I feel that I have come a long way. What I wanted to be some years back, and what I am pursuing today, are two totally different things. And it’s not just me, this is with everyone. All of us wanted to be something when we were children, but are now living as monotonous vampires, who don’t even want to come out on full moon nights to suck blood anymore.
My favourite song has a line, which goes like this- did you exchange a walk-on part in the war for a lead role in a cage? The society might have shaped us in a way that we have stopped going after something really special yet momentary and instead have started chasing something that does not care for our talents. Today, maybe everyone of us doesn’t have a set routine. Maybe, everyone of us is looking for better relationships but is settling for less. Maybe, all of us are so busy wanting to be loved, to be pampered, to be spoilt, that we’ve all forgotten what love actually is. I am not saying that everyone has settled for good and not better, but what I am trying to say is that we all have achieved so much, and I guess we are still trying to be the best we can ever be.