“Tough times don’t last, but tough people do,” said Robert H. Schuller.
This happens to be one of my favoritestest quotes.
We all go through good and bad times, but just when we’ve made ourselves believe that ‘my life’s the best’ or that ‘I’m the luckiest’, somebody up there goes and ruins everything. It’s like he or she, whosoever is up there, has taken it upon himself or herself to make our lives miserable.
So, obviously, we are jolted out of our beautiful reverie and ask the most clichéd but relevant question ‘Why me? Come on, I’ve been good, I haven’t been nasty… blah…blah…blah…’. Of course, no one bothers to answer that question coz the ‘almightyji’ is perhaps having a nap after going and screwing up our perfectly made heaven and mortals like us support us by giving us stupid advice and anecdotes because even they, poor fellows, are equally clueless.
But, yes, if we actually look back and observe our bad times, we will realize that we have learnt a substantial lot from them, so the teaching was not actually student friendly, but great teaches (check history) were always cruel.
I’ve discovered (from my various and nefarious bad times) that they were not all that bad; they have actually served a very important purpose in my life. They have ended up making me a better person; they have filtered out nice people from amongst the morons I knew. Coz the morons were the first ones to make a beeline for the exit when the tough times have come knocking.
A few things have actually acted like a balm in the most difficult of times, let me share these miraculous things with you:
So, folks, allow things to take their own time in settling down. What you and I can do is to remain calm, remain focused and remain sure of one thing that the ‘Almightyji’ is on our side, of that you and I should be certain.