A few days ago while watching TV, I came across a programme, Gumraah, aired on Channel [V]. I was quickly switching the channels, so just a few words made it to my ears, “Log kya kahenge!” (What will people say!)
It made my psyche swirl amidst an ocean of thoughts. This syndrome(as I prefer to call it) is an integral part of our lives. Every decision has to go through this test and majority of them fail. Why is it so that it’s utterly important for us to consider this fact before we finally come up to a decision? If we personally don’t fall for it, people around us make it sure enough that these words are heard aloud. In no time, we go crazy thinking about the plethora of advice and assistance.
I’m sure there are plenty of people out there, who have been in this kind of situation. “What will people say!” syndrome eats up our life, and we are unable to part with our cynicism.
Be it a career initiative, a followup interest, a battle of Love v/s Arrange marriage, and numerous thoughts and actions of everyday life, all of these have to encounter this mighty barrier to reach on the side we have always wanted and wished for.
It happens that you’ve been secretly dreaming about something(obviously, other than academics) you want to do in your life. One fine morning, you walk up to your parents and tell them what you want to go ahead with that, and the moment you finish,it goes like “have you gone crazy?”, “just because it’s your hobby, that doesn’t mean it will make your career or future.”, “and for God’s sake, what will people say!”.
It’s completely alright except for the last line. How on earth do these random ‘people’ matter to them? Why shall you give a damn to people and there thinking? There are billions of them, and moreover, they’re not even a part of you life!
It’s just you, who understands the true value of that thing for you, keeping aside your cynics. At last, following your heart’s desire is the only thing, which will keep you happy and satisfied.
PS: This post will not change the way you think, but just brood over this, it actually might!