“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others want you to be, rather than being yourself.”
― Shannon L. Alder
There is no doubt that the majority of people in the world are knowingly or unknowingly living a life which is not what they aspire for. A life driven and guided by someone else or may be to make someone or some people happy. This is a harsh reality and even if we ignore it, the bitter truth remains. Among all this chaos and hustle-bustle comes a breeze of fresh air in the form of life classes that we have in our school. It has been three years, we have been a part of these classes but we still feel butterflies in our stomach thinking about the next session. It’s not only the learning and new approach that we have acquired towards life through these sessions, but more than that it is the relationships that we have developed during the course that we cherish. We all are a part of Integrity class and have thoroughly enjoyed each and every session this year which began with the discussion of our prime thoughts and its possible effects in our lives. It was an eye opening session as we got to know the probable reasons of our certain behaviours which were unexplained earlier. We also discussed our personal and professional problems at great length and that was possible only because of the immense trust and respect that we have for everyone in the team. We listened to everyone patiently and analysed every problem critically and came to a unanimous conclusion so as to help everyone come out of any distressful situation they are in with a promise to follow it. But, alas the icing on the cake was the visit to the orphanage of differently abled which was a true realisation of why it is important to count your blessings. All the discussions and cribbing about our slightest discomfort in life looked so trivial in front of the challenges these people are facing. We spent a couple of hours with them and it was a pure joy to serve them or help them in whatever way we could. It was a lump in the throat moment to witness them savouring the simple meal or singing their favourite songs with panache. It was a moment of a lifetime and we left that place with a heavy heart and a promise to see them again. It is impossible to forget the lessons we learned and the camaraderie that we shared throughout the year and it will remain with us forever. I hope we continue to share the same bond and same members in the upcoming life classes next year with new goals, new insights and more wisdom.