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Sunday, July 13, 2008
Things no one tells you when you're growing up. (Actually, maybe it's better no one didn't quite spell it all out... :))

1) Life will never meet you halfway. You would be very naive to expect it to.

2) If something looks too good to be true, or is almost/exactly what you have been craving for, for ages, chances are that there WILL be a catch, which shatters those rose tinted wrap-arounds just a little. And the degree of the catch is directly proportional to how badly you want that thing in the first place.

3) Decisions can get REAL tough as time goes by. So much so, that you wish somebody else would take some calls for you instead.

4) Do not cast disparaging glances at your classmates in school/college just because they don't seem tuned in enough. As it turns out, your college score card has VERY little to do with how far you go in the real world.

5) No one has it all figured out. No one. If it seems like they do, they are doing a fantastic job of covering it all up. And you are doing a fantastic job of buying what they are selling.

6) There will always be people who have it easier than you. Deservingly or undeservingly so. Get used to it.

7) 'Life mein aur thoda settle hone ka hai yaar', is alas, but a pipe dream. An easier way is to change the definition of 'settled' as you pull on...

8) Compromise is not such a dirty word. It actually gets to be a little bit of a good friend as time goes by.

9) Beware of people who tell you that once you achieve 'x', it will all be OK. Remember all your relatives telling you how bad the 10th is, and once you are in the 11th, it will be relaxed? Then it was the 12th boards, once they are done with, the degree would be even more chilled out. And then, once you get a campus placement, you're all set. So on and so ****ing forth, if you get the drift...

10) Hindsight is ALWAYS 20-20. But looking back, it's still a bit fuzzy...

posted by Tapan at 8:15 PM