The Boy -Countrywide

posted Jul 23, 2014, 6:24 PM by A Billion Stories   [ updated Jul 23, 2014, 6:28 PM ]
There is no doubt that you have seen "the boy" at many places- that small boy playing cricket on the road with his buddies; that average teenage boy doing crazy stuff to impress his girl; that college boy who is physically present in his class but mentally he is in a world of thoughts where he is thinking about his pointless life, and many a times that boy looks into mirror and talks to himself....

I am going to write about an average life of such a boy who is none other than myself and I hope you will get it from the root of emotions in your heart.

When the boy was small, anything was possible for him. With a blanket behind him, the boy would have become superman, with a broom he would become a wizard. He believed in himself and he was just him, a haapy, innocent boy. There was no fear of failure.

But things became a little
different....

When the boy stepped into teenage or in his formative years of life, the boy gets interest in vivid sports and music or some artistic stuffs. He dreams of becoming an artist or a well known musician. But his parents enroll him in mathematics and science fields instead. The boy is told that marks scored in X and XII board exams are all that matters. His life becomes mechanical. And with the passing time he starts loosing his belief in himself. Suddenly he gets fond of sad music and four walls of a room is the only relaxing place for him where he starts thinking. He unknowingly tries to enroll himself in a sadistic enviornment created by his own thoughts about negativity of the world.

But apart all this....

There is another face of his teenage, the face of love and friendship. Though the boy sees a lot of girls as he grows up, there happens to be one special girl. He loves that girl so much that a small smile on her face brings butterflies in his stomach and twinkling stars in the hot afternoon sky.

But for some reason, it never lasts. The girl misunderstands the boy and their realtionship breaks, before it even actually begins to exist. But every time the boy thinks of her, his heart beats two times as fast.

Meanwhile, when all this is happening he was studying in XI standard. Beacause of some reasons he left his school and joined a college for doing a diploma course in engineering and later plans to pursue a degree in the same. He slowly gets disconnected with his friends, his place and the shades of memory of that special girl also gets lighter with passing time. The boy gets busy in his life.

Then he pursues engineering but his enthusiasm slowly decreases. Thanks to Indain education system, where scoring more marks is more important than actually understanding the concepts and doing that practically.

Overtime, he realises what is right and what is not. At one point the boy realises that he has grown up. And on a random jobless day, the boy just thinks what if he was still a kid or had pursued a career in sports or arts or ....

"Time flies And Life Moves On"

-Countrywide

Submitted by: Countrywide
Submitted on: Tue Jul 15 2014 10:03:49 GMT+0530 (IST)
Category: Original
Language: English


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