Hell It's Mine

What we think, what we speak and what we do are never in tune with one another. This page is dedicated to what I think.

(for those who know it all and for those who are still struggling even after years of experience)

Is it only me or are there other overwhelmed and hassled parents out there wondering what’s happening around them? I mean with raising children. Am I doing it right or is there something wanting? Every time I call up any of my friends, the conversation somehow manages to drift to the children – their studies, behavior, food habits, digital media, etc. etc. In short, it’s all about the children.

It took Russia to attack Uzbekistan for our newspapers and news channels to change their headlines. Ever since the hijab ban controversy spiralled out of control, everyone (with any or no knowledge) was giving their unwarranted advice/suggestions/opinions. So I decided it’s time to express my feelings too. I mean why should I not, whether it makes sense or not to others is totally secondary and inconsequential. So here goes, and you don’t have to agree with what I say. 

We are a little less than a fortnight into the new year and 2022 promises to look exciting. The year 2021 came and went and nobody felt bad about it coming to an end. I mean it’s a complete year, a twelve-month duration from our lives and yet everyone I spoke to was glad it was over. Kind of sad but then I guess each one of us had our own reason for that. But I can’t get myself to blame it for the way things went. I believe it’s all in the head; it’s how we want to look at it.

So, I decided to list down a few things I felt these kids need to know, need to equip themselves with as they step out into the real world, without their parents watching out for them at each step, pandering to their every wish, paying for their every fancy. Learning about these life skills can be started off even before they’re ready to move out so that it becomes a part of their personality.

If there’s something that’s difficult to do, it’s to be happy – just plain, simple happy. Yes, as simple as it may sound, being happy is one of the most difficult things to do. And ironical it may be that it is an easily achievable target. It doesn’t need pots of gold or fame or fancy clothes or fancy houses. All it needs is a few changes in the way we do things, minor tweaks in our attitude and more importantly, the will to try them out before we get all cynical or brush it off as new-age pish-posh. No harm trying it out, what say?

If you think getting the interview call is the most important thing, then think again. It is just the beginning of a long drawn out process which begins with preparing yourself overall.  Yes, you would go over your resume a couple of times, prepare answers for all the expected and unexpected questions, read up on the internet about the company, practice your expressions before the mirror and follow as many bits of advice and suggestions contributed by the well-meaning friends and family. But have you given a thought about YOUR presentation? No! Well, I’m not surprised. You would most likely pull out the best available clothes on the day and rush out. Let’s see what needs to be done.