The Pit We Are Pushed In


Sometimes, there are moments when we realise how sad we are, how dissatisfied we are and how much more we crave.

The even pitiful moments are when you realise that you have been this way for a very long time. You know how they say, “When we think we can’t fall any lower, life kicks us down again.” Well, it isn’t always life. Sometimes, its the people we surround ourselves with and the bitter experiences we go through.

Sometimes, people are driven by pride.  They think the world revolves around their happiness or the lack there of. And if in any inopportune moment, we manage to find a fleeting form of happiness, they kick us back down and succeed to make us miserable.

Its sad how often the people close to us manage to passive-aggressively bully us until we fall back down quietly in a pit of despair. They know where to hurt and they know how to hurt. And the saddest thing is, maybe this coming from a stranger could be brushed off easily, but coming from someone we love just makes us take more time to muster up all the courage and spirit needed to climb up the pit.

And maybe they think its our fault for being so literal. For thinking before we speak, because really, who does that? Why do that when you can spit out your uncouth words and manage to forget about them later? So conclusively, its our fault for thinking before speaking, for being afraid to hurt someone’s feelings. If only we could be more like them.

But we raised ourselves different. We taught ourselves better. And a day will come when we’ll climb the hell out of that pit like our lives depended on it. Maybe today we are so hurt that it feels like there’s a huge hole in our hearts. But soon, everything will be fine. Nothing lasts forever, and this too won’t. We’ll turn out fine. We did make it till here, didn’t we?

PS : As the Fort Atlantic sings, ‘ Let your heart hold fast, for it soon shall pass.’


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