Yes, "people". Do you know how sometimes a car comes in contact with another car and due to this impact there is a dent or a scratch and the car is never the same again? Similarly, imagine yourself coming in contact with a high impact person. You won't have any physical dent or a scratch but once you come in contact with these kind of people you know you will never be the same again. The difference between you and the car is that a car can be fixed while the impact caused by these people cannot.
Let me tell you about one such high impact person. Let's call this person Z (I always liked the letter Z. Do you pronounce it as “zee” as Americans do or “zed” as the rest of the world does. All this confusion around one letter.) This 'Z' is always in a cheerful mood. Happy, peppy, positive, cheerful and loud.
OMG! So loud.
Just being around this person sometimes makes you happy, and sometimes makes you want to punch them in their face. This Z person even has a blog, where they write about all the happy things happening in their life. Their Instagram and Facebook are filled with photos of their fun-filled adventures, their treks, campfires, friends and selfies; lots and lots of selfies. All this happiness of theirs clouds up your mind and you keep thinking, 'Why can't I be this happy, cheerful, positive and brimming-with-energy person?' You start thinking and then you start crying and wishing you were them, not like them mind you, but just where you were in their place. And one fine day, they just stop or you do or everything does and in that one moment you look into their old photos on Instagram and Facebook and you see the barely hidden pain.
You read their old blog posts and this time, you read between the lines. You read the post where they told everyone how much in love they are with this one person but as you read through there's never a mention of this lover again in any of the other posts till date. You recall old conversations with them and hear the call for help you never understood at the time. Above all, you see how much they are falling apart just like you and are trying to hold everything together and be happy. They try to be as positive, happy and cheerful as they can be and while making this attempt, they end up making a lot of other people happy.
For everyone's sake, for once in their life, I hope they meet a person like Z and have this moment of realization that you don't need a lot to be happy because all you need to be happy is to just be.
This blog post is inspired by the blogging marathon hosted on IndiBlogger for the launch of the #Fantastico Zica from Tata Motors. You can apply for a test drive of the hatchback Zica today.