Deuta (Dad) has been teaching me this since I was a kid. Directly or indirectly. That we need to be in good friendship/company whenever possible, weeding out the unnecessary and dilapidated ones gradually. Shitty people end up screwing your life and your overall personality, he told. They curve your dreams and drag you down to their level. Even when I was late from school walking and joking with a friend with whom I wasn’t meant to be, he used to point me out that thing very strongly. That I need to choose my friends very wisely.
I understand now why he stressed so much on that thing. Probably I missed out a couple of friends then in childhood but what I got in return is worth it.
The last two months have been the best days of my life. Not only because I learnt a hell lot of things or how practical start-ups work. But also because I have seen the most screwed up people in the world and the most pathetic ones who suck the brain out of your cranium.
I recently agreed, on my own volition and request to the stake-holders, to work for a start-up after I graduate from my college. The founding guys also assured me of this ‘golden’ opportunity which means a lot for me. Our idea is not that Facebook-ish or Git-hub-ish that will become either an overnight success or a technological excellence. But still I chose to go for it since I saw several potential in the idea if executed properly. Still more than that, I chose to work for this idea because of the guys behind it. They are of excellent academic backgrounds and professional channels. I also openly discussed with them that I think we will work out flawlessly because our frequencies match and they resonate. It matters a lot.
On the other hand I had the misfortune to see and interact with some of the most depressed souls in the universe. They are so accustomed to regularity, orthodoxy, stupidity and normal humdrum and overall boorishness that it seems they are already fifty or sixty. And I mean not just one or two of them. There are probably millions of them. I am not complaining about living a normal and pre-calculated life. But I question the validity of worth of such a life which abhors change and progress. The only good thing that I learn from them is that how to be not like them. I think if I interact with them with a month or two more, I will become a completely changed soul.
I may end up being regular and orthodoxy sometime down in my life, either personally or professionally. But whenever you may see me like that, understand that I will be doing that due to some obligation and not because of enjoyment.
You surely cannot turn a bird into a rat.