Ronit is in hurry, it’s already 6 P.M and he has to reach his friend nikhil’s house by 7 P.M. After all it’s Nikhil’s birhday ,how can he be late today but considering the traffic situation in the town it’s look very difficult to Ronit to reach at time.
Anyhow Ronit manages to reach there at 7.30 P.M,
‘hey Ronit you are late even today’ says Nikhil , ‘Sorry bro but you know the traffic here,anyway happy birthday’ replied by Ronit. Ronit didn’t expect so many people at the birthday party, but considering the kind of person Nikhil, always energetic and extrovert, it is obvious he must have many friends.
‘ I am feeling bored man, Nikhil don’t have time today and i know nobody here’ murmered Ronit. Ronit is very introvert type person, don’t have many friends ,always busy in his work, never actually talk with strangers.Suddenly Nikhil come from other side towads Ronit and says-‘ hey, ‘i know you don’t like to talk with unknown people but here all are my friends ,they can be your friend’s too, so go and talk’ but knowing Ronit Nikhil knows it’s not very easy for him.
Ronit is thinking what to do with a soft drink bottle in his hand, suddenly a waiter with some soft drink glasses in a tray coming towards Ronit from behind but as soon as Ronit moves back a small accident occur, the glass broke and the waiter gets a big cut in his right hand. ‘ Hey are you ok , let’s go to hospital, I will pay for you’ says Ronit, ‘I am ok sir, I will go myself’- the waiter replied.
Varun was watching all this from a distance, he come near to Ronit and says ‘Hi, I am Varun, Nikhil’s childhood friend’ ‘hi, I am Ronit’ repied Ronit. ‘ I am sure you have lot of money, the way you said the waiter I will pay for you (with pride)’ –Varun says. ‘but that was my duty, he got a cut because of me’-replied Ronit ‘ If I can remember ,you didn’t said him sorry’-says Varun, ‘But why should I, I didn’t do it intentionally’-Ronit replied. ‘That’s right but sometimes a sorry can do wonder beyond our expectation,anyway don’t mind it, so tell me about yourself,if you are comfortable’-Varun Ronit generally avoids this kind of coversations with a random stranger but in this circumstance ,feeling bored and no one very known to talk, he try to talk with Varun. ‘ I am 27 years old ,work as a financial broker’-Ronit ‘So that’s how you make lot of money, but your introduction cannot be that short or you don’t want to share’-Varun ‘No, I don’t have so many things to share, always busy in my work, don’t have much time to do anything, and what you do’-Ronit ‘Workaholic,that’s great,by the way I am 28 years old but still behave lika a kid sometimes, I am a writer, trying to write some books, sometimes write for ad agencies, sometimes songwriter and I have a blog, but actually I started my carrer as a software engineer’-Varun
‘Wow, you do many things, but why did you left as a software engineer and become something else, I think former job did pay you much more’-Ronit ‘Yeah you are correct, when I was in college, i also thought the same way, I can make so much money becoming a software engineer, but after some time I join a company, which make softwares mainly for banks, after one year I loose my enthusiasm and excitement in that job somehow, I don’t know why but I begun to think, I can buy a mercedez or a big house doing this job, but many people now have mercedez and big house, so do people respect and remember most of them. I started to think ,where i want to see myself in the future, I looked at my boss and thought at best I can be in my boss’s place in the future,but that didn’t excite me.So I left that job and begun to look closely at my nature and doing something close to my nature, that’s how today whatever I am.’-Varun
‘But, don’t you think you have missed an opportunity to live a life, having things that many peope only dreamt of, what’s the guarantee that people would remember you for whatever you are doing now’-Ronit
‘Yeah there is no guarantee and I should not expect that also, but somehow I feel my worth for whatever I am doing now and more lavish things means you are succesful ,you are living a life what other people dreamt of ,true but externally,to at best some people’s eye but that does not guarantee you internal success,which to me is more important’-Varun
‘So,you think I am not succesful internally, I can’t have inner peace’-Ronit ‘No, I never said that, it’s in your hand, how you build your life, everyone is different,one way doesn’t work for other, one must know his/her true nature and do things according to that’-Varun
‘I have never seen a guy like you, the way you talk sometimes difficult to digest but it feels true, I never express myself truly to others or even to myself, I never think that way, may be I am afraid someimes, what if I don’t earn enough money,how would then people look at me? I want to do many things, I want to have more adventures, I want to become a fit person, I want to travel more but somehow I always postpone these just for working more and more to earn more’-Ronit.
‘Hey, work is great if you like it, you can work more also but work without life has no meaning, work is a part of your life not your whole life. So start making time for those things which you really want to do, you will be amazed how small things can change life’–Varun ‘Thank you so much Varun ,you are very special person’-Ronit ‘Hey,I am not any special,everyone is special in their own way and I just now remember that my favourite scientific hero Albert Einstien once said –
A quiet and modest life brings more joy than a constant persuit of success bound with constant unrest
(Read the full story here Link) It’s already 11 P.M, Ronit and Varun say bye to each other and leave ,that night Ronit thinking, on the way to home , a stranger ,whom he never liked to to talk earlier can make such an impact on his life and he decided to talk with strangers next time he will meet. ‘I have really missed many good friends by not talking, don’t want to miss any more’- says Ronit.