The Grey Area
There are times in life when the line between right and wrong gets blurry,so blurry that it gets difficult to know where one ends and the other begins.
But at these times when the black and white cannot be easily recognized ,what do we do ? Should we follow our mind,our conscience or our heart ?
I cant help but wonder how my life would have turned out if I had made some different decisions. I always tried to make sure no matter how wrong my decisions were ,I was happy with them . Surely I have made some bad ones,and I have suffered the consequences too. In fact I still continue to make bad choices,but I am still happy and I think that's what matters at the end of the day.
I read this book a few years back, Veronica Decides To Die by Paulo Coelho, and it shook me to the core. It’s about a girl who always behaves perfectly because everyone expected her to. She was an A grade student, she always did what her parents wanted to do and she never did anything that would lead people to judge her. All in all, she never did anything she liked. One day she realized what a wasteful life she has had. And she decided to die. There is a lot that happens after that, but I don’t want to give any spoilers. If you haven’t read the book, you definitely should. It’s one of the best by Coelho.
The book made me realize I was doing the same mistakes . And that’s when I decided to take control of my life and do all the things I actually want to do. Well, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do that time but I did know what I didn’t want to do. So I gave up my admission at one of the most prestigious university abroad, and took up a college in India. My parents were not exactly happy. But now I am just one hour flight away from them and I like it. Going abroad might have been the right decision, but it would not have given me that peace of mind I have now.
How do you define the Grey Area ?
I woke up with this song on my mind. Definitely Mohit Chauhan at his best
Hope you all have a great day