The Human race is assumed to be distinct and socially and economically well placed above the other organisms and animals. We proudly say, we are the only organism where the parents, are separated from their offspring only by the eternal destroyer. The love, anxiety and care given to the future generation by its parents see no bounds and is undoubtedly sincere.
My parents are the reason for everything good in me. Its their continuous hard work and motivation that brought me unto this. All of my readers would agree to this at least conditionally. Before I get into the topic, let me pay a tribute to all the parents in the world who are anxious about their children’s well being.
There is not a kid in this world who is born with the skill to crawl, walk or speak. So was I. I never knew to crawl, nor speak as I was born. You very well knew the fact that I would kiss the ground and feel the moment I set foot on the ground. But you gladly allowed me to set foot on the ground and happily saw my first fall in the life. You believed, that after a number of falls, I would be groomed to a confident strollers as you are. And, its amazing, I am one today. I walk as confident as you are today.
I was never a speaker, and you knew it very well that I would blab nonsense if I open my mouth. But still you allowed me opening the mouth and inspired and encouraged to keep bulling out the nonsense, believing one day, I would speak confidently as you did. Its amazing, if you had not believed me in that day, I would not be speaking as I do today.
You very well knew, the comfortable place for me is home. It was the utmost secure and safe place on the earth. And, I never liked foregoing or staying away from there. But, against my comfort and cosiness, you persuaded, me to go to a school of high standards. You very well knew it is not a comfortable place for me. But you where somehow sure, it will allow me to keep in pace with my life and allow me to face the world. And, again I never turned you down. After, umpteen number of failures, I made you happy and made your wait and toil worth while. I still remember that very smile you had on the day I passed my school certification.
I was expecting you to put me on rest now, to lead a peaceful life, with the basic education I have, which is a previlege to many of my brothers in this country. But, you wanted me to be very ambitious and studious. You wanted me to be someone who would take up challenges, whose spirits would not break up. Who would want risks. So identified an ideal profession and the best college available at your capability and reach. You deprived yourself of all the comforts to pay my education. You almost tore down the financial assets to avail my education. And again amazing, that your expectation was kept high. Now, both of us, you and I know that, there are a lot of things, that I know and you do not. Similarly, the other way round. Now, I love to take up risks on my own. Now, you made me greedy of knowledge. You made me very ambitious. YES!!! I thank you a hundred times for that. No, several thousand times for that.
But, now, suddenly you want to see me settled… You are not confident in me when I take up risks. You ask me for guarantee. You can’t bear seeing me fail. You forget, its you who had allowed me to take me first failure. And, now failures…. I am not afraid. Disasters of any kind… I gladly manage them. Now I am capable of taking decisions and doing things I love the most. You made me into such a person, When I wished to be on bed, you pulled me to ground, when I wanted to be at home you pushed me into the world of competition, when I wanted to settle down, you made me ambitious….
Now, what disturbs me, is your lack of confidence in me, despite me keeping up your expectations. Its your anxiety in me that makes me restless. Your love that turns into agony, when I wish to sacrifice my life for a better enjoyment is what is fearful to me.
If you really love your Children, Please Please give them that chance, every time they take a decision in the life. Yes. The very chance you gave to set foot on the ground when you where very sure of them falling don and getting hurt. They would turn out into more beautiful legends than they are now. Let, them serve the society. I know, your age and sacrifices you had done is not at all replaceable. But, the children, they have a life of their own. Let them live and serve the Humanity. They will surely love you for that.