We always look at our friends who have settled abroad and think , ” They are living their Lives and we are stuck here fulfilling responsibilities and duties ” But the Truth is just the opposite. The ones who chose to live with their parents are forever sheltered and protected. They always have someone elder to look after them , someone always there who feels responsible about them.
The Dark Side of making the tough decision of staying away from Home is way much more difficult than it seems on the surface . Like an Iceberg , people only see what lies above the waters but beneath it , there is a vast loneliness.
They might be having the most wonderful time of their lives , they might keep on adding more memories to an album called Life but deep inside , they crave for love and attention. They miss on most important family gatherings. They lose contact with childhood friends. They secretly cry during Festivals. They feel Guilty all the time for not being able to support their parents.
Following our Dreams isn’t easy. Making the Decision to stay away from Home is not easy either. Having a Family by your side forever is a Privilege. After all , Family is all we have to lean on during hard times , to laugh with , to celebrate with , to show tantrums to , to feel alive.
I have tremendous Respect for people who took the Decision to leave Families because no matter how World sees it , I know it is the Most Difficult Thing to do. We certainly have responsibilities towards our Parents and Staying in a different Country makes it quite Unfeasible but …Just May be They love their Parents a little more than we do, And they love their Dreams too.
What we need to do is Stop Branding them as Heartless . Choosing Dreams is the Bravest Thing to do and the ones who have the courage to do that are the Real Heroes. I don’t know . I might be terribly wrong in thinking this way but I believe a Life filled with Regrets is way much Heavier to hold on during old age. We got One Life and that is pretty much all we have. We got to do what makes our hearts happier .
Travelling back in time , I used to feel so Guilty for forcing my decision upon my Parents for marrying me to the Man I loved. They Suffered terribly . I was a Pain too much to bear those days. They did everything they could for me.But When they saw me Happy , they Rejoiced, They feel Proud of the Man I chose. This Taught me that when You know what you are doing is Right , don’t let anything come in between You and your Dreams.
All that our Parents need from us is our own Happiness. Undoubtedly they are our Everything. We can never do anything enough to pay back what they did for us , not in many lives. And no matter , who much we grow up , We always love our PARENTS a little more than everybody else.