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I feel lighter by 10 kgs (even though my weighing scale will tell a different tale). It’s all because I have stopped taking people seriously.

Most people are stuck on the first step of Darwin’s Theory of Evolution.They will be there till they die. Most of them are average in IQ and below average in EQ. That’s precisely why they are jealous, possessive, insecure, non-generous and ungrateful. No number of Jimmy Choo, Tag Heuer, Prada and Hermes in the wardrobe can be of any genuine help in these cases. You just can’t buy class—either you have it in you or you don’t have it.

Most people are 24X7 happy because they don’t have the courage to delve deep within. They are happy being in the harbour because the deep ocean called life scares them, baffles them and puzzles them. They neither have the intensity nor the courage to wade through the water. No wonder then, happiness is now a massive industry with swanky malls and uber cool lifestyle stores putting up neon-lit banners pronouncing “Happiness sale —upto 70 per cent.”

Anything and everything is ‘timepass’ for these people. So no matter how much they pester you for advice (free) or suggestions on everything right from food, travel destinations, hair color  to serious issues like relationship/ job, they will in the end do what they want to (nothing really wrong in doing so). The wise person in me now stays away from giving any advice/suggestion/ information to people (unless I am emotionally close to the person). Anyway, I have neither time nor inclination to give competition to justdial.com or  Psychology Today.

Most people don’t think that you have to mean what you say. Words are just like loose canons for them. Commitment is just a figment of imagination. So, they put up FB staus updates on the brutal Delhi gang-rape case and shed copious tears in the virtual world on December 31 morning and party hard in the evening as if there’s no tomorrow.  The New Year Eve party must happen. Life is just a hyphen without that.

The morale of the story is:  Life’s much simpler and lighter if you just don’t take them seriously.

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About Deepika Sahu

I earn my living through writing stories, editing what other people write (in simple terms I am a journalist). I dream of opening a cafeteria in the mountains, owning a beach home on the shores of Bay of Bengal... but right now, they all seem like wild dreams.. A gypsy at heart --- am passionate about life, music, words, cooking for people I love, soaking in the lashing rain and just looking at the changing colours of the sky.... And I am a great fan of the Indian Railways and I long to travel in First Class AC coupe across India.....with my man

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