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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ironies

Life Is such an Irony. We've seen it at several stages in our lives. Vices or habits that I once despised are more tolerable now. Some people that I used to disfavour by virtue of their image or lifestyle are more acceptable to me these days. Face it: majority of us, without a plan or intention, are often attracted to opposites.

I'm learning not to judge the others too quickly. You never know when Judgement would catch up with you. Before you realise it, you've become a part of your own condemnation. I've been there and done that.

I used to pronounce guilt on so-and-so and so-and-so. Some time past. And then, the guilt fell on me. One valuable lesson I learnt from this experience is to avoid giving too much 'good' advice until you've been in their shoes. Such textbook advice may seem right to the one giving it but might not sync with the recipient because in every circumstance, there are variables involved. On the contrary, it could generate more misery than support.

The ironies of Life do not just end here. Some parental traits that we despise have become a part of us too. Have you noted the resemblance? You dislike that trait yet you have inherited it. Some of our children may even grow up with traits entirely different from us.

Life is a series of twists and turns. What used to be left may seem right to us and vice versa. It is just a matter of time when change catches up with some of you.