Expect the unexpected

Expect the unexpected

MOM! How could you forget to cook my meal?

This one comment from a child stirs deep brainstorming in me.

Since the moment we are born, we expect everyone to behave in certain fixed manners and this is deeply rooted in our systems because of our upbringing and surroundings. We involve ourselves in a circle where we want everyone to behave according to some fixed norms and if such is not the case, we are left fuming and fretting. That can ideally be called stereotyping behaviors and being averse to anything out-of-the-box.

We expect girls to be coy, mothers to be selfless, fathers to be tough, boys to be dude, and the list continues. When we see our mothers doing something for them self we find it selfish, when we see our fathers crying, we find it weak and we cannot digest girls who are tomboyish. The moral standards for everyone are set high. But we forget to pay heed to the fact that we are humans because we err.

We would all be clones if we were to behave in similar ways. We snatch the right from every person to express what they feel, do what they like and live as they feel, the right to be imperfect, the right to be different, the right to shatter all the ceilings and entangle them in their relationship roles. We are oblivious to the fact that only when one is true to himself, can he be true to others.

The fact that every individual has the right to be what their soul is stands supreme. What if for one day our mothers cease to be mothers and be a human first, fulfill their wishes and be a person rather than a mom? What if fathers show their true emotions and vulnerability for one day? What if for one day people were to how they want to and not how they ought to?

Only then we would see everything with a different perspective, accept every personality and let everyone shine their brightest. Let no one be caught in the shackles of expectations. The world would sure be better places to live since all the creations of cosmos would dare to be their natural self and the cosmos have a perfect plan for everything to fall in place.

Till then let the child keep waiting for his meal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Never let the spark die

Vaishali Murjani

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