People often say that they are unlucky and I can’t agree less with them…
There was one incident when I was looking for my examination classroom during my boards. My room no. was 409, I found the halls 408 and 410, but only mine was missing. Later I found out that actually the class was shifted on the fifth floor due to some faulty issues of the previous classroom and just because of that I arrived late for the Maths test (It was the most difficult subject for me and the most lengthy one).
Since childhood days, I have paid attention to myself carefully; I must be 6 or 5 years old, when I went to play outside with my cute little friends. An old lady (One of my neighbors) was distributing chocolates as it was her granddaughter’s birthday, everyone got the chocolates, but when it came to me, I got two candies (That’s it) as all her chocolates had been distributed. I even remember the day when I was going to get a certificate for my participation in school, everyone got theirs, but when it came to me (I worked the most!) they said the certificate somehow wasn’t signed by the principal and would have to be sent back to her again, in the end they never gave me one, even though I reminded them (Must have forgotten…?).
That is not it people, when I was going somewhere with my father, probably for an interview, I remember that we got into a huge traffic jam and on that road which was actually less used, it was a panic movement for me. I have also noticed, that wherever I go, either my plan fails, what I want doesn’t happens or even if it does, there always occurs some or the other obstacle to be tackled. Like when I was just waiting for my turn in a store (For billing), everybody got their works done but when it came to me, the cash machine got stuck and I had to stand for an hour! And one time I was in a party, everybody got a chance to gift the bride (My own cousin) on her wedding day, and when my turn came, the camera man came out from nowhere and started clicking the bride’s pictures, I was left standing there with a gift in my hands, embarrassed.
But you know what I learned from it?
Life is full of ups and downs and it is never fair, but we humans have this tendency to actually remember only those things that were bad, because they leave a permanent impression on us. Luck is of course there, it has a major role in our life, but nobody gets all the good without actually going through the bad first. In the start I spoke about my hall no. 409, actually that was the only room in the entire campus which had a working Air Conditioner and a furnished room. Now the incident with the candies…the old lady came to my house later and dropped off a bunch of candies, I even got to eat the birthday cake later! Then the incident of reaching late to the interview, I was lucky that it started late and I was actually the first one to reach there.
I cannot explain the certificate incident nor some of the rest that made me think I was unlucky, but when I observe ‘Life’ closely, I realize that it’s not only me who is unlucky, but there are several others like me. People also say that they are not talented like the rest or they aren’t beautiful, but I believe that they have some other hidden talents which is just waiting to be explored and about beauty? Well…a beautiful heart is all that it takes to prove themselves.
J.K.Rowling for example struggled a lot to get her work published (so many refused her work), she didn’t even have enough money to actually buy a note book to write in, she must have been thinking at that time that she was unlucky, but look how popular and loved she is now.
Fate works for us which is what I believe, if something is not to happen, then it won’t however we struggle, but whatever happens, it happens for the best.
So don’t stress, do your best and forget the rest.
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