Loss = Gain; Is it a Balanced Equation? Give it a Thought !
The equation I mentioned above relates to the psychology of people staying away from India. We are excited to come here (Away from our country) and study and then initially miss our family and later we decide to stay? Money, comfort versus family, friends, relatives and hometown and our own nationality. Does one realize the true happiness for one’s life? Some of my friends said its because of the money and comfort which made them decide to stay back in here, and few said its because of the peace we have here. I was surprised with the word peace? and they explained it as the independent life with none interfering in their business. But do they really mean that they are quiet happy with the life here? Having spent 22-24 years in an environment surrounded by family, friends and relatives does not give us any strong motivation to go back? spending an year or two here in US would wipe out all the dependent thoughts. Are people back in India not happy and satisfied ? are they not at peace? If this is the case then our Indian culture wouldn’t have existed at all !
According to me I believe that though you always have a choice from which you decide, we look at it as a single option. Though we consider decision making as a “VARAM” the ability to use it is always a tough task. To stay back in US or go back to India are two choices we have, But we consider them as only one option i.e what are we presently used to and what would we loose if we leave US. Cant one think that this is an opportunity to gain back what they have lost? those are the only precious and priceless things which we have lost during the journey to the false paradise !
The other day I had listened to a talk given by Sheena Iyengar in TED about art of choosing (I have given the website link below) and was really surprised about the people’s perspective of looking at their choices. I wondered if its related to our decision to stay back and yet have a dissatisfaction of not being in our country. Though the statement can be implied other way too !
Satisfaction and Happiness is something more than comfort and enjoyment. I would like the readers to give it a small thought !
Watch Sheena Iyengar’s TED talk below:
As a part of my initial effort to write an article, I would like to thank TG for giving me this opportunity. I hope you find my first article interesting !