Oh the long awaited Sunday is here! All I wanted today was to be with Me, Me and Me alone. As I woke up late I realized there are guests at home and as always I brought out my best behaviour 😛 . We were on the breakfast table and I was enjoying my meal until the uncle shoots his questions at me“Why did you opt for this job? What is your degree percentage? What happened to the couple of job interviews you attended? What’s the salary? You have better options! “And what not!
I became uncomfortable. I looked deep into my plate and hesitated to answer the first two questions and gave him explanations which failed under his perspective. When the third question was on me I lost my patience and abruptly said “I didn’t get the job I interviewed for!” All of a sudden I was proud of my voice! I kicked the hesitation and I was like “Bring on the questions :)“. Later on I answered just in a word without any explanations. There I was! The coolest girl in the room.
Most of the times I was uncomfortable to answer about my academic percentages with a feeling of being an average student, not realizing that being average is fine as the marks don’t define me or anyone. Failures don’t define us but we hesitate to accept, sometimes in front of others and many times to self. I felt inferior for many years and now I see I was a fool 🙂 a fool to underestimate oneself.
There would be people around to pick on your failures, say “You are lucky” on your success, they love to keep their perspective even if you are least interested, they want to say what’s good and what’s bad for you, now the question is “What’s good for you?” Can you let the other person upset you? I have learnt the best way to reply today, all I know is to say “I appreciate your concern, my life is going great!”
Sometimes it’s fun to be questioned by these kinds of people just to realize People will make you feel like crap, but its up to you to let them! 🙂
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