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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 also more acceptable to me these days. Face it: majority of us, without a plan or intention, are quite inclined to certain opposites that we may not even know ourselves.

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.

What's your irony in life? Marrying someone who is your total opposite or doing a job that you always thought you'd never choose? Sone wise men of today say that we are in control of our own lives yet Life has it's own way of directing some events beyond our control. It is a series of twists and turns, oftentimes catching us unprepared.

Sometimes it's these ironies that make life rather unpredictable.