Realisation through Retrospection
A journey of a clueless high school girl to medical school
- 2067 Words
- Ages 10 and up
We tend to realize many things when we look back but not when we are facing it. This simple truth has haunted ever since I could remember. Why is it that we don’t realize present? Why do we miss when we loose?
Our brain is a tiny creature fogged and clogged to think straight when presented with a situation. But somehow it gets mighty when we do realize. It is like a parent, guiding us in the right path by first allowing us to commit mistakes and then realize. Everyone fails in life in a multiple things but it doesn’t matter as failing helps you to sharpen your brain like the fine cut of priceless diamond.
During the board exams my heart beat so hard, it threatened to stop and fear as a big lump of ice clogged in my every nerve. But still here I am as a living breathing being. What then was my greatest fear means little to me now. I laugh at myself when I think about my behavior back then.
Certain things we learn at a very tender age not really understanding the ocean of knowledge behind it. One such thing that never fails to fascinate me is ‘Experience is the best teacher.’ But I found out this simple truth through messy path. Since I have learnt it the hard way, my brain is going to remember this for a really long time and constantly remind me that this isn’t the end of the world. “life doesn’t depend on the amount of breaths you take on this Earth, but the moments that make you breathless.”
Keywords: school, student, college, counselling, medical, dental, girl, life, life lessons, poetry, confusion, dreams, ambitions, perception