Solitary Walkers


Despite the geographical and cultural differences, the world hates changes. A history would be created if the world had ever encouraged anybody who has tried to deviate from the traditional, usual and tried out path. But, the interesting fact is that the ones who succeed in the end are always unbelievably praised, incredibly worshiped and gloriously thrown in air by the world.

Why does the world NEVER encourage people to go off the track and try to experience something new?

“Why you are not like other girls?” was the most common question which I have faced in my life. I would end up giving a blank stare to everyone who fired away this question. Let me not gender bias this issue.But, it is the same with boys/men too. If all the kids in a particular area play cricket, and if there is only one kid in love with tennis then, the family, relatives and everyone around him would make him know the brunt of being different from others.

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Similar approach but terribly nasty handling happens if the off the track happens in studies or marriage; especially love marriages. An old man whom I met at the airport told me that he was a farmer. A farmer in the airport? My jaw dropped. Then I thought he was an owner of the farm-house. But NO! He was cultivating wheat and corn. He literally sank in the flood of my questions. He was an engineer who passed out with a 1st class but after wasting 10 years of his life doing jobs which he disliked, he moved to farming. Nobody supported him. But today his biography is a blockbuster hit in his hometown. After saying goodbye to him, I could imagine the scenes in his house which he must have undergone during his off the track decision period.Curses, teasing, emotional blackmail, the black mole who spoiling family’s pride and honor, blaming to be a fool and many more.
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Why? Why does the world refuse to give a helping hand when someone wants to see and feel a different life?

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7 thoughts on “Solitary Walkers

  1. Society impounds rules on every individual… Rules says to walk through the defined path.. and that deviators will be prosecuted 😛

    Thanks to you bhavia for bringing up the thought with a successful example of a deviator 😉

  2. An insightful post, Bhavia. Society has this need for uniformity. Anything that goes against is seen as disruptive. But then, those of us who are capable enough to stand up for what we think is right and do what we wish to are the ones the society remembers. 😀 Great reading!

  3. I think we are opening up to new ideas. A lot of streams which were thought to be taboo are opened up to professionals now. So, I am hopeful for a better future where we will be acknowledged for our creative thinking.

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