I am a big fan of simplicity, in thoughts and action. after about 20 years, I received a school friend’s call and it was as if we meet often. A lot has changed in our lives, both of us settled professionally and personally.
Now, this friends is a super specialist in orthopedics. That means he has achieved something that very few take the pain to achieve. For most it’s a dream. Including me. Before I plunged into the engineering field, I had this deep desire to be a doctor but the jargons I came across in high school were scary enough to dream otherwise. Hence my respect for genuine hardworking doctors goes a notch higher than my own profession.
Coming back to simplicity. Well, today it’s all about telling people how much we achieve and how many gadgets, jewellery and bank accounts we possess. It’s less about the personal relationships, more about keeping our selves above the third person. I was so bowled over by this friend’s call who had zero hesitation in calling me and then talking about the silliest things we could.
even though I love simplicity, it doesn’t make me any simpler. I also like talking about the good big things that I have achieved in my small career, and then these Samaritans come by. They make me feel so small about being a flashy (to an extent) and to be worried about the silly things in life which really don’t matter. Being affable, clear in thoughts and having a loving attitude towards the people around takes the cake any day.
may God bless me!