one’s life will never be fulfilled…At all stages of life
we do compromise; from an infant to an aged.
When one year old, the kid wants a mobile phone to play with;
ends up getting a toy mobile, she has to compromise with what
she gets! And she is very much satisfied with the toy, for
she knows if not this she’ll never get any… Smart kid right!!
When 11, she
would have asked for a bi-cycle to her dad for all her friends
would come to school cycling together.
Her dad would say
“Dear, you’re just eleven and you’re too young to be on the road
all by yourself.… In 2 years papa will surely get you a new cycle…
until then you will continue going to school safely in the same
van along with your friends.”
Her next compromise…
she’s happy that atleast she doesn’t have to walk to her school
though just 2 streets away. When 13, she would get back to her dad
reminding him on his promise and he would smartly reply “Dear, your
school is just two streets away and I’m sure you can have even more
fun by walking along with your friends too”. She again compromises
and enjoys her days walking with her friends to school.
When 16, it was time for her to choose her group. Dad says “Dear,
today computer science is the most valued group and I want you to
take that” before she could even stand up to him and say “Dad, I
do like science but I have no interest in computers.” she had already
been selected for that group. Successfully but unhappily completed
her Junior college too!!! Now time to move into college… choosing
the degree that one wants is one of the toughest decisions to make.
That too when its non-professional, its worse!
She wants to do her under grads in Physics but her dad said “Dear,
doing a professional degree is valued more, so pursue your engineering
to have a bright future!” So she compromises for her dad and his
concern about her future… and she starts with her professional course.
Now she goes to her dad and asks him for a 2 wheeler so that it
would be easier for her to go to college. Dad says “Dear, you need
to understand… we’re in a financial crisis and my income is just
sufficient for our daily living… I’ll get you one once you start
Being a big
understanding girl, she compromises and completes her
Under Graduation with all laurels! On completion of her graduation,
she starts working in an IT industry as her dad wished for.
Well placed through campus with good income. She continues
to be an understanding girl at home helping her family when
NOTE: Till date she hasn’t got her 2 wheeler and as a
responsible member of the family she prefers to be without
Its time for her to settle down and matrimony is all
that’s pending to complete the settling. She gets married
as her parents wished though she wanted to pursue her higher
studies. Compromising isn’t new for her!!
Wonderful guy and
a supporting family is all they wanted and was fulfilled as per
their wish. Her marriage life was very smooth and she extended her
family with a baby girl. She compromises from the name of the baby
to the selection of the school she has to study…
All she wanted was
to make sure her child does not compromise at any point as she did.
She wanted to give the best to her but still this compromising is
a vicious cycle which was transcended to her daughter too. Though
the same story repeats for her daughter, as a parent she realizes
why her parents made her compromise. Parenting and being hard on
kids isn’t that easy!! This is what she learnt and what the kid
is doing is compromising for his/her better future… so they don’t
Every coin has 2 sides, similarly the other side of compromises;
from the parent’s is also there, be it from the simple life they
lead to their sacrifices for the betterment of their kid. Thus taking
life as it comes and compromising on certain things doesn’t do any
harm to your future…. Compromising should be only on certain things
w.r.t luxury or for people who deserve it! One should not compromise
on their ambition and goals… they have to strive hard to achieve
their destiny and no compromise would ever block such an achiever!!
The above is just a glimpse of what many go through…The example
that I have taken; I’m not able to classify it as a fiction or non-fiction;
So guys do compromise on this and take it as a random thought!!
Contributing Writer Krupa
I'm working in the IT field as a software
developer for 2 years. I reside in Chennai and my interests are
writing and soft skills.