We are at work in different cities, on onsite abroad, at study tables in hostel rooms and libraries far away from our homes, parents, siblings and friends.
I never thought much about the whole business but for the fact that I always wanted the holidays to come rushing by so that I could board the next train and be with my people.
Yesterday or is it day before, I have no clue, I met somebody who had a concept which took me by surprise. If the concept of studying or working in our home towns meant that we are the most pampered and princes/princesses of our circle well I beg to differ.
I heard this great talk on self sacrifice on the part of the child, for parents of not going abroad, as they considered our adult specimen incapable of handling the pressures of the world without the shelter of parents!!! I find it absurd, maybe because I have grown up in an environment where every opportunity to study, self improvement is welcomed with such a joy that the prospect of going outside the state into a good university or a totally unknown, no- relatives place is a challenge rather like a trigger that has to be pulled back and let go forward with full force….well maybe people would have double thoughts if the work and study places were in Iraq though or some place of conflict.
In fact my motherji is of the opinion that every offspring she came across including her much pampered daughter and son, nephews and nieces should stay in a hostel where we would learn life as it is, be more independent and learn to be more responsible and mature and ………….all the ands needed to live life under pressure, no tension happily anywhere on earth.
Well aren’t all of us pampered, there are different ways of showing affection, but feeding some 23 year old girl/boy….nope woman or man is a ridiculous practice to follow