Embracing Reality

Zayienuo Tetso

The roots of the society I grew up was an ally my confidence rest. Early morning my mother and her friends will gather to fetch firewood they collected the other day. My dad and his friends will sit by the veranda with a big cup of tea discussing the victory of their hunts and the hotspot of where they get their good catch. As a little girl I will walk by, sing aloud as I sweep and mop the house waiting for my mom. Everything was calm and peaceful a perfect locality you don’t doubt in the midst of your difficulties.

As I grew up, time have changed, the world is now in competition, there is no time to sit back and relax to discuss your success, as your victory becomes a sorrow to the other. They detest your success and it becomes a process of building bridge in a dry river.

Money became the superior being. If you have money, you have more friends your family stays close and keeps you connected as a source to keep their hunt of success in track. 

The society is filled with despotic people that the rich are getting richer and the rest are left unsaid. It may sound harsh but success isn’t achieved through hard work anymore but bought. Life isn’t collecting firewood and going for a good hunt now, you cry, shout at yourself for not being rich and not getting a life your children deserved.

 I want to share my thought in this arena that life is not a bed of roses we have to overcome the thorns too. Live up to the fullest of your life everyday make every heartache count, out of the twenty four hours do something resourceful at least an hour which will help you take another step nearer to your dreams. Battles are not won overnight and so are yours, if you constantly keep working hard, money will not be able to buy your efforts. 

Life may not get back to a happy neighbourhood of gathering firewood and victory hunt but you can always start a happy neighbourhood of trust, helping each other, lending a hand, and learning to appreciate the small things in life. Reality may be cruel but it’s always the good that wins over evil.

The writer is Assistant Professor in Department of Commerce, SJC (A).