It was my English lecture that our teacher asked about our lives two years from now. Some said that they see themselves in elite colleges of Delhi University while others talked about settling in Canada, Australia, New Zealand etc.
While I was sure, I didn’t fit in with people around me with their notions. It was then that the teacher concluded with thanks to our parents because of whom all the dreams of ours can be fulfilled.
This was the moment which made me think about who we are actually? Are we not simply a product of our parent’s bank balance? What is the difference between a hapless druggie guy loitering in those streets of slum and the coolest squad of my class on their bikes and BMW’s; both killing their lives and precious time.
The answer to heebie-jeebies’ was simple. It is our parent’s power and money that has been guiding us and our fate. God forbid, I too could have been a girl working as a domestic help had I been born to poor parents instead of studying in a reputed school and ironically trying to explore my pseudo-self.
Do we have an individual entity apart from all those things bestowed upon us by our wealthy parents? The answer is, unfortunately, ‘NO’. Despite, we are still unhappy with who we are.
This chain of producing individuals with imprints of past is declining the free will and our freedom to make our own path on our own. The millennials are busy with their Instagram goals governed by the peer and trends while life goals are determined by the parent’s bank balance.
It is time to question ourselves who we are despite everything we have?
Discovering one’s true self is the most difficult task. But once it is done wisely, life becomes so much easy and cheerful. After all, to know thyself is the beginning of wisdom.
Let the journey of self-discovery begin and prove out to be exhilarating and rewarding.
About Manushreya Sharma:
Manushreya Sharma is a teen poet, blogger, freelance writer and content manager who is studying in Bal Bharati Public School, Rohini, New Delhi. She bleeds ink and create magical webs by her words. She can be reached at manushreyasharma.wordpress.