My very first encounter with the Truth Book was when I first began living my real adult life. No that didn't come at 18. Contrary to the way the world has demarcated ages into different stages of life, a life stage rarely begins at a particular age. So I thought I was an adult when I turned 16. And then at 18 I was happy to have the official label. But it was only after I turned 23 that I really felt like an adult. That was when my life was screwed up.
So I can begin by telling you how my life was flowing smooth with everything being top notch in character and then how things began to get ugly till the point where everything was as twisted as it could get and I didn't even know where to begin unravelling. But that story would only bore you. Or worse, invite your comments. That is not the purpose of this write up. I wanted to introduce you to the Official Guide to Understanding the World, your Life, Yourself and Everything else in Between. Or in short the Truth Book. You probably have your own copy, but that hardly matters. Because each one's is quite unique in the sense that every individual copy is indeed individualized. And the second reason why it won't matter is because more than half of you aren't even aware that you have your own copy. Only when your life is so screwed up that nothing else makes sense, will you dig into your mind, heart, soul, memories, feelings and so on to discover a copy of your own. So since I've discovered my copy I thought of sharing it with you.
- When I first began living this adult life I thought I was a free bird. I believed that I no longer would be bound to my parents telling me what to do or commanding my actions. Of course that equation has changed. But if I thought I could do whatever I felt like according to my own free will, I was mistaken. And that was Truth No. 1 - YOU WILL ALMOST ALWAYS BE MISTAKEN.
- ALMOST EVERYBODY ELSE WILL THINK OF YOUR PROBLEM AS A NO-BRAINER, BELIEVE THEY HAVE A SOLUTION FOR IT, OFFER IT TO YOU AND THEN MAKE YOU FEEL FOOLISH FOR NOT HAVING THOUGHT OF THE SOLUTION AND INDEED FOR HAVING FORMULATED THE PROBLEM IN THE FIRST PLACE.
Ahhh… how true that rings in my head! I only have to look at my grade sheet, and as if it isn't enough that I have scored lower than the lowliest of the lows and have to slog like an ass for the rest of my two terms if I wish to swerve clear of the mess I have already made once, that I encounter people, on a per day basis, who seem to know how to deal with my problem and better still who enlighten me, believing with immense (but surely good) faith that I haven't already thought about it before.
- GUILT AND REGRET WILL OCCUPY A MAJOR CHUNK OF YOUR FEELING SPACE
So that is what is constant in my life these days.
Why couldn't have I studied harder?
I knew this was going to happen!
How could I do this?
Why didn't I devour every word of every page of every single book?
I wish I could undo this and undo the time that went by
I can't do this anymore!
Damn the quiz!
Damn the presentation!
Damn the project!
Damn the exam!
- THE GUY YOU HAVE A HUGE CRUSH ON WILL ALMOST INVARIABLY BE COMMITTED TO SOMEBODY OR WILL NOT WANT TO BE COMMITTED AT THIS POINT
On the first part of the statement…
The good ones are always taken!
And on the second part…
Really now! How can it be almost invariably? I think it's just me
So much for my Truth Book Revelation for now. More follow ups to come in as and when life throws any light onto the shadowy text!