Don’t​ ​follow​ ​your​ ​passion!

Don’t​ ​be​ ​afraid​ ​to​ ​move​ ​forward​ ​and​ ​tread​ ​those​ ​meanders​ ​of​ ​life. Sheer inspiration by Mr. Pushpak Passey.

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Don’t​ ​follow​ ​your​ ​passion!​ ​Yes,​ ​you​ ​heard​ ​that​ ​right,​ ​don’t​ ​go​ ​forth.​ ​There​ ​are​ ​days​ ​when you​ ​crave​ ​for​ ​photography,​  those​ ​nights​ ​when​ ​the​ ​poet​ ​inside​ ​you​ ​suddenly​ ​wakes​ ​and​ ​you pick​ ​your​ ​instrument​ ​to​ ​pen​ ​down​ ​a​ ​beautiful​ ​sonet.​ ​

Don’t​ ​get​ ​me​ ​wrong,​ ​I’m​ ​not​ ​against harboring​ ​new​ ​habits​ ​or​ ​exploring​ ​new​ ​avenues,​ ​but​ ​mistaking​ ​these​ ​passion​ ​stints​ ​as​ ​full time​ ​obsession​ ​is​ ​the​ ​wrong​ ​road​ ​we​ ​tend​ ​to​ ​take.​ ​The​ ​motive​ ​of​ ​such​ ​actions​ ​should​ ​be​ ​to engrave​ ​experiences​ ​in​ your​ ​life​ ​and​ ​have​ ​enough​ ​memories​ ​to​ ​​#​throwback​​ ​when needed!​ ​If​ ​you’re​ ​one​ ​of​ ​those​ ​lucky​ ​bunch​ ​to​ ​embrace​ ​one​ ​such​ ​desire​ ​as​ ​your​ ​full​ ​time work,​ ​then​ ​my​ ​heartiest​ ​congratulations,​ ​but​ ​taking​ ​cues​ ​from​ ​successful​ ​people​ ​in​ ​a particular​ ​field​ ​and​ ​following​ ​their​ ​footsteps,​ ​huh,​ ​you​ ​ain’t​ ​going​ ​anywhere​ ​buddy.​ ​A​ ​wise man​ ​once​ ​said,​ ​life​ ​is​ ​not​ ​a​ ​destination​ ​but​ ​a​ ​journey,​ ​so​ ​take​ ​it​ ​as​ ​one​ ​and​ ​evolve​ ​eachand​ ​every​ ​moment​ ​to​ ​relish​ ​and​ ​cherish​ ​it​ ​later,​ ​not​ ​to​ ​reach​ ​some​ ​finish​ ​line.

Holidays​ ​are​ ​the​ ​time​ ​when​ ​you​ ​explore​ ​outside​ ​and​ ​within.​ ​Solitude,​ ​if​ ​enjoyed,​ ​is​ ​the​ ​best gift​ ​you’ll​ ​ever​ ​have.​ ​The​ ​adolescence​ ​–​ ​adulthood​ ​transition​ ​is​ ​the​ ​most​ ​important​ ​one​ ​and try​ ​to​ ​to​ ​make​ ​the​ ​most​ ​of​ ​it.​ ​Find​ ​a​ ​friend​ ​in​ ​yourself​ ​and​ ​embrace​ ​those​ ​lonely​ ​moment to​ ​find​ ​the​ ​better​ ​“you”.​ ​Hindu​ ​mythology​ ​gives​ ​the​ ​supplementary​ ​and​ complementary concepts​ ​of​ ​​dhyan​ ​​and​ ​​darshan​.​ ​Where​ ​darshan​ ​explicitly​ ​tells​ ​to​ ​explore​ ​all​ ​that​ ​nature has​ ​to​ ​showcase,​ ​dhyan​ ​essentially​ ​asks​ ​you​ ​to​ ​contemplate​ ​and​ ​introspect​ ​to​ ​find​ ​the eternal​ ​truth.​ ​Both​ ​of​ ​these​ ​abstracts​ ​are​ ​important​ ​and​ ​need​ ​to​ ​be​ ​catered​ ​for​ ​a​ ​better living.​ ​So,​ ​go​ ​on​ ​a​ ​solo​ ​trip,​ ​treat​ ​yourself​ ​with​ ​fine​ ​dine​ ​someday,​ ​hit​ ​the​ ​gym​ ​without​ ​a gym​ ​buddy,​ ​just​ ​do​ ​it​ ​and​ ​befriend​ ​yourself.
Lastly,​ ​don’t​ ​be​ ​afraid​ ​to​ ​move​ ​forward​ ​and​ ​tread​ ​those​ ​meanders​ ​of​ ​life,​ ​as​ ​mistakes​ ​are determined​ ​not​ ​after​ ​committing​ ​them​ ​but​ ​after​ ​taking​ ​the​ ​next​ ​step!​ ​Steve​ ​Jobs​ ​learning calligraphy​ ​in​ ​college​ ​was​ ​a​ ​mistake,​ ​until​ ​he​ ​used​ ​it​ ​to​ ​beautify​ ​Mac​ ​through​ ​fonts.​ ​So, committing​ ​a​ ​mistake,​ ​is​ ​rather​ ​a​ ​choice​ ​than​ ​a​ ​chance.​ ​Go​ ​on,​ ​have​ ​a​ ​passion​ ​free, mistaken​ ​journey​ ​ahead.
Regards,
Pushpak​ ​Passey

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