Ever made a mistake in life?

(Photo credit: rocketjim54) We talk about mistakes, and sometimes fear them. They let us down, and reveal our weaknesses in flesh and blood. These are common mistakes that everyone makes, and some that only a few, or even just you. But ever made a mistake that was big and probably changed the course of your life? Sounds dreadful! Those are big decisions, big events. But a guy in the train today put it in a most amazing way. If you have never made a mistake in life, then your life is… not complete, he said. It set me thinking, and so today I learnt a new thought from a stranger. To have never made mistakes is probably as good as to have never lived. For when we strive, mistakes are inevitable. “Sully yourself,” was part of the advice I was given long time ago, in college, by a teacher-friend from another college. We spoke of relationships, norms. But I was too young in those...
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Circles of friendship

It is a natural human urge to seek company, to talk to people, share personal experiences – the joys and sorrows of everday life, the jokes, and in short, whatever interests us. Friendship, however, is not free from its context in social life, and it helps to know why we have the friends that we do. Natural affinity sometimes brings two individuals together, and keeps others at bay. A perceived sense of social and intellectual class also works underneath to bring about such friendships. Otherwise, common and shared interests, opinions, experiences, and placement in life are the natural glues that bind distinct individuals. Circles of friendship are therefore much more than merely friendship. Your friends may or may not want you to study or work hard, engage in certain activities, hold certain opinions or complain about this or that. It is the price that you pay for coming ‘in’ to become a ‘part’ of their circle. They are called groups, and they are...
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