You must be wondering why would I tittle my blog this way! You will have the answer to it and probably even agree to it once you read this post ahead.
Taking a sip of my coffee whilst writing this blog, when I sit back and look around, one thing is for certain- Life is not a cake walk for any of us.
Academic pressure, competition in the work field, running a family, raising children, health issues and the list goes on. Life endows a human with endless responsibilities to adhere to. In the midst of all of this, we get so imbibed in living up to others expectations that we forget to live up to our own.
Days pass by. Months even. And like the hands of the clock, we go round and round about fulfilling the tasks asked of us. It is needed. It is the call for life. It is inevitable.
But what is modifiable is our approach towards things.
The most burdening situation arises when the ‘What will the people say’ factor comes into play!
Newton has rightly put forth- “Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.”
I personally owe it to Newton for having shed his wisdom which is not only applicable in the field of science but also in life.
The actions meted out by the society or anybody per say, be it positively or negatively influencing us, demand our reaction.
If positive, we welcome it with open arms. If negative, we sulk and show a cold shoulder.
In both the ways, it’s our reaction that makes us a loser.
The same society or person for that matter may appreciate your work now, but if their appreciation turns into criticism in anyway, it will surely be detested by you.
However, if it is criticism from the beginning, mental restlessness and friction in relations is what predominates.
I dreamt of becoming a doctor when I was a child. Little did I know the how-abouts of becoming one back then. When people around me encouraged and acknowledged my dream, it fueled me enough.
But when the entrances happened and I couldn’t clear them, those same very people were on guard to discourage and demoralize me enough.
Now that I am pursuing my dream already, the same bunch of people accolade me.
The point here is People are people. Their job is to say and poke their noses right into our lives. But it’s our job to allow or unallow them to do so.
If only I had mastered the art of life then, I would have been a happier soul then. But it’s never too late to mend. One learns from his own mistakes. It is known for a fact that all the successful people in the world have followed this hack. Because if they would have given in to the criticism of the society, they wouldn’t be successful in the first place.
Honestly, for me now the only way out is to be oblivious. That is the only EQUAL AND OPPOSITE reaction that I can offer. After all, not responding is in itself a response! I know for a fact that the society and people around can be harsh at times which may devitalize us. But instead of fighting back or despising it, why not redirect all that energy to where it will be harbored better.
It will be difficult to pay a deaf ear initially, but boost up your passion in a way that anything that hampers your being, is impermeable towards you.
Be so absorbed in your dreams and ambitions that nothing said or done can quiver your mindset. Be your own example such that no encouragement or discouragement can influence you. For you are your own encouragement.
You can derive the message of this blog in two different ways. Either to stand and shut the society up(which is nearly an impossible task) or disregard everything and react only by working on yourself towards a better person. I choose the latter.
Hence, Thankyou Newton!