Yes, I have great parents, financial support, mental support, I have everything going for me, yet 2.5 years ago, I wasn’t at a happy place. On the contrary, my mom, didn’t have a loving family when she was young, was abused, and also was mentally not at a happy place. Hmmm, it looks like that circumstance, parenting, outside forces can have a major impact on someone’s life, yet, it still depends on the individual what that person is going to do with that life.
Someone can have everything or someone can have absolutely nothing, but that is all relative and subjective. question it. What does it mean. To rise above the circumstance, depends on the mindset.
This I know for sure, because what my mom has been through, is not a fairytale story, far from that, but she still saw perspective. She passed it on to me and my sister, perspective.
2.5 years ago, I finally took responsibility of my own actions.
#13reasonswhy I saw the series. It started out strong, suspenseful, after watching it, I felt sad. As if this life is a lie. But that’s not true, life is beautiful, it can be. It’s perception over reality. The last thing that happened to her, is beyond human, it’s animal behavior, I can’t even talk about it. Just, that I am grateful for this life.
It about the story, that’s where I find something disturbing. There were so many occasions to say something to her parents. Perhaps their parents was going through something, but it seemed as if they had a pretty stable relationship, between mother and daughter. Friends, is relative, that word is taken loosely, how much we have tried, if someone cannot understand a beautiful pure relationship, then clearly that person is not worth of the friendship.
Horrible things happen to girls in India. Here in the Western society, education is accessible. It is important to question everything. Most importantly trust your instincts. If the instinct is saying no, then don’t do it, period, no matter what people say.
There are sharks, in some places more than others, if that person is aware of it, don’t proceed, unless there is a dead wish. There is no judgement, but this strong girl in the series, seemed that she was mentally strong and that moment when she was about to enter the party, knowing what happened the day before, her intuition telling her don’t go, it’s not believable, that this character would jump to the lions.
There is an indian film called 3 idiots, and 1 guy ended his life, pure out of mental pressure, poor family, low grades. I am not questioning the issue, whether someone ends his life, over something graphic or grades, that is not the point, the result for them was the same, but it’s about mental pressure.
Mental pressure, that has to be taken care of. Usually it has to do with what people think. How people perceive that person.
Reading books, educating thy selves, questioning the system we live in, gives an understanding of how people think and what they are capable of. That can be a preparation to life. And then regardless of that, by hanging out with wrong people, knowing that they are hurting, that is a choice. It’s still choice, whatever happens after that…again it’s like, still going into the water, knowing that particular place have sharks.
Survival instincts, some have it stronger than others. Some people can still survive, some people are mentally weak, but it can be trained.
Think as individuals, trust the instinct. I have learned it, in my own way, to trust my own instinct, I’m grateful I did, because now I am living a happy life. Thank God I did. No one could get me to this final realization, that truly we can make our own heaven or own misfortune.
Giving chances, if the intuition is saying something, listen, regardless of what people say. Listen to it.
Whoever is going through something, emotionally or mentally, trust your instinct and ask ‘What do I want eventually’? My answer was peace. Which I have right now.
I went to church, wanted to get closer to myself, prayed, meditated, did yoga, worked out, pursued my dream.
2.5 years later, now, I’m on a billboard, inspiring so many people, people who I know have changed there lives, have gotten perspective. I persevered, I pushed. I did go against my intuition, it could have gone wrong, it did go wrong. But I thank God that it wasn’t too late. It’s never too late. There is always light at the end of the day, just remember to turn it on.