“Distance is not necessarily to be measured always in kilometers and miles, sometimes it is to be measured in priorities and waits.”
Distance is a very extensive, complex and cruel being which can separate any good friends if not given attention to. Look, distance even separates two best neighbouring buddies ‘D’ and ‘E’ by 6 letters ( D istanc E). So rude.. Isn’t it?
Okay. Let’s get serious. Distance is never a one-point concept. It is always measured as the gap or separation between two points, where the separation can be in any form, physical, emotional, mental, personal or social. It depends upon the circumstances. It is not necessary that the distance between the two points is same when taken one point as reference. The distance from point A to point B may not be the same as distance from point B to point A. No, I am not trolling maths. Let us explore the concept of Distance by following two fictional examples.
There were two friends, I mean the best buddies who used to share everything, even small of their happenings. They were in the same school and same class. But as the time moved in circles, their lives took different circles. They got separated by time. And no one of them took a step to re-visit the other. Did they forgot each other? I think no. How can we forget the people with whom our moments got intersected! It is just that now they have different priorities.
‘These buddies are separated by ‘n’ priority levels, where n may be 1,2,3 but it doesn’t matter, the final conclusion is they are separated, they are at distance’
Now let us look at another example where again two friends are best buddies. One is good at studies and other is not. They studied in the same college. When they completed their graduation, they took different paths. The paths never met. One got to a good position and other still seeking for a position. One is with ego and other with inferiority. That’s it. They are separated by the distance again. They never contact each other because one waits for other and vice versa.
‘These buddies are separated by ‘n’ days of waiting for the other to initiate the talk, where n can be 1,2,… 100,200,..,life time. But n value doesn’t matter as the conclusion is that they are separated.’
We often find ourselves distanced from the things which we love and people with whom we feel comfortable (Distance here is not about the physical distance, it can be any other distance). Even though we used to think that we will never get apart then, we sometimes fear to meet them now (I am saying this to myself too). Why? Because with time our way of thinking changes and so do our priorities. We get stuck in the hands of time. We think how they may feel again! Or we think will the things be the same again! We are just confused.
Delete all these doubts. Start a talk with the people with whom you are at distance without any reason. Tell them that you care for them. Tell them you don’t want to lose them. Life is small, so it is better to keep the distance small. We will never meet them once we leave this unpredictable and untimely body. Don’t let ego and inferiority come in middle of a beautiful relation. Give it a start, once again. In search of new relations, we often tend to forget older and important relations. Doesn’t matter whether your circle is small, keep it intact. Keep it in shape. Don’t wait. Take that step forward for your happiness. There is no better feeling than to talk with the ones with whom we shared our happy moments once, again.
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And there are also some categories from which we have to stay at a distance. They are negative people, greedy people, show off people, money minded people, cheaters etc. Keeping them at a distance, helps us in getting closer to our happiness.
Hope that this long distance (sorry) which you have travelled from word one to here, is helpful in some way by reducing the distance between you and your loved ones.
This post is my entry for A to Z challenge . It is already day 4 and it is on letter ‘D’. D is for Distance. Hope you liked it.
Coming to the challenge, as the name itself says it is very challenging. On every day of month April, except Sundays, which makes it to 26 days, each participant should publish a post relating to the letter corresponding to the number of the day thus completing all the 26 alphabets. For example on day 1, the post should be on something related on letter A, on the second day it should be related to B and this goes on. Exciting? Isn’t it?
And as always thanks for reading. Have a good time. Keep the distance small with me. I care for you all out there.