These past couple of months have been absolutely hectic as I adjust myself to all the decisions I made and the hard work it entails.
I have often been told I take life too seriously, I’m too serious, etc. Earlier, remarks like this fazed me but not any more. A while back I was traveling with someone and as we were heading home we decided to make a pit stop at a narialwala. Humid horrid weather and a narial was the best way of coping with it. I bought one for the autowala who refused at first but took it and promptly gurgled the cooling water at the second prod. Now this someone got upset at what he considered an act of charity and totally unnecessary and uncalled for gesture.
I felt guilty for having helped a stranger but second thoughts later, a lot of second thoughts later, I realised this is me. I like to share my biscuits with strangers and my last apple with a homeless person. I cannot make time to work with charities or help social causes like so many I know do, so this is my way of paying back. So do I need to apologise for being the way I’m, nope.
And where is this lil’ narrative taking me to. Over the past few months I have been blessed to come across this tribe of people who are giving back to society, each in their own unique way without being a martyr, bombastic or apologetic about it. It is just who they are.
Right from a young friend who started a green initiative getting his workplace to have more plants and going on to start a renewable bazaar to this lady who quit a high-powered and interesting job at NASA to start a NGO teaching kids in rural areas and getting tech firms to support her drive with the equipment they would have recycled or junked. People like a friend who would rather travel in a bus as the money spent on a auto would be better served helping the causes she supports to a couple who have started a movement to empower differently abled kids/people helping them be a part of society.
Kudos to this breed of serious folks, what would life be without them!!