“मिल जाये तो मिट्टी है, खो जाये तो सोना है.”
It is very important in life to gain things, to accumulate. For some of us, it’s the most important thing in life.
Accumulating money, friends, praises; or hobbies such as accumulating certain things…. are all forms of the same thing – the importance we give to acquiring things.
We all see losing as something negative, something that we pray should not be a part of our lives. I, however feel,losing is as important, if not more, than acquiring.
We only know the importance of something once we have lost it (or something related). I do not by any means mean a permanent loss, losing can be in many ways.
Moving out from home to the hostel was in one sense a loss, and I am eternally thankful to this because now i respect and understand the importance of my family much more than I ever could have while living there.
Losing my maternal grandmother made me realize the importance of grandparents and what they mean to me, whom I had been taking for granted.
A lost race tells me that I need to work harder the next time.
A lost friend tells me where I went wrong as a friend.
A lost relationship signifies my growing up from a mistake to move on to possible a better relation.
Never underestimate the importance of a loss in your life. It may bring with it a lot of tears, but these tears have a lot to teach. Are we ready to learn, or are we too busy crying…. the choice is ours to make.