Had a real long conversation with my favorite senior from college, she was an ideal mix of everything. topper. tom boy, geeky, beautiful. everything.
I speak to her once a year or 8 months, when I want to be reminded of
how I really was, where I am coming from and what are the things that
kept me apart from everyone. She is one of those few people I take
she reminded me how in the first year I came with a bang and how everyone thought I am the next big thing but how everyone warned me that I will change alot in 5 years.
she told me how when good things happen in life, all the negative elements start walking away. How if you are standing on someone elses feet you never have a base and you can fall anytime.
How she had tears in her eyes when she was in the U.S last month because the campus life for a post graduate is so overwhelming that she is happy that I have got admissions at the best places.
we talked about how 5 years of law school shrinked our brains, how our perpective was limited to the course material, how we stopped reading books, stopped indulging in conversations with people, talked about the same things with the same people everyday, how we were never valued.
she told me how in the last 3 years her life has become what she wanted it to be, that new sense of freedom, the undying passion to learn more, that passion is back .
That its ok that in the last 5 years I felt lost, because I never really belonged there.
it wasnt just an ego boosting conversation with someone 3 years older than me trying to tell me life is all good ahead and how she understands that 5 years around miniscule level intellgence only did more bad than good. But it was also a reality check of what I wanted.
she reminded me I have that same warmth and that I am the only person she knows who would never hurt anyone.
but most of all she reminded me
that I dont learn from books
I dont learn from movies
or my own mistakes
I just learn from life, from things people do and I will never do.
that its time I build my foundation and stand on it, because thats the only thing that will always be mine.