The Real World

When i was in class XII, our teachers would often tell us that we were about to enter the "real" world which is full of bad and selfish people. At that time i used to think that after all we are the ones who make the "real" world and if we are not bad then how can the real world be?? But when i came to college, it didn't take me long to realise the bitter truth in their words. I was in the "real" world. The world which is full of egocentric, selfish and fake people. The world where people are always ready to take advantage of others for getting their work done. Where people don't think before approaching you for help and when you go to them for some help, they think too hard about how to come up with an excuse so as to avoid helping you. People who claim to be your friends speak all kinds of nonsense about you when you are not around. Your one mistake overshadows your ten achievements and people enjoy highlighting your mistakes. Work determines the duration of friendship. As long as there is work, there is friendship. Work over means friendship over. At times i feel what's the use being good if your goodness is not to be acknowledged. But then "expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is like expecting the lion not to attack you because you are a vegetarian"(this is a famous quote). Your good deeds are soon forgotten and your mistakes are remembered forever. That's the real world! The world which is too bad for the people who are too good. The world where people believe in widening the gaps rather than bridging them. Its really disheartening to see how nice students passed out from school are compelled to imbibe the "ideals" of the real world in them for their survival.....

2 comments:

  1. yeah..such is life dear!! One has to be alert & strong enough to intelligently tackle the bad & selfish people around us...

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