With time, I learnt that people are selfish. Under the garbs of innocence and benevolence, they hide their own selfish motives. Humanity, today, is driven by an urgent indispensable need of self-fulfillment, and thus, every single soul here bears stains on his pallium.
This girl I met in college has been badgering me for quite some time now, asking repeatedly to draw her sister’s fiancé’s portrait. I was in the delusion that she was a friend, but now I know that that’s my only significance in her life. Anyway, I wasn’t shattered because this isn’t the first time people had tried to benefit from me by donning a mask of generosity. There was this girl who wanted me to make her portrait. I said it would take some time. We were fine, chatting for long hours and about everything, and then, she stopped talking all of a sudden. Because I had promised, I made it eventually.
When you have a talent or a skill, people stop wondering about you. They only care about that speciality and try to extract gain from it. This has to do with expectations. As the NCERT book on Economics states – Human Wants are Unlimited. People rarely care about your personality or your emotions, they, either deliberately or inherently, evaluate you according to their need, and then they exploit you till you’re a miserable vacuum.
I used to think the ways of the world are very artistic in nature. I mean nature isn’t built on equations, right? Wrong. Everything’s Maths. There are calculations, there are formulas and there are complications. So analysis and judgement is a must. Stuffs like cost benefit analysis are of more significance in real world.
That’s the difference between worlds created on paper and the world that creates the paper.