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Friday, October 10, 2014

The Never Ending Performance

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तुम इतना जो मुस्कुरा रहे हो 
क्या ग़म है जिसको छुपा रहे हो 

Her: “All these lively happy poems on nature, love, moonlight and all..I envy you ! You are always so happy, always smiling..its amazing how someone can always smile so much ! “

I hear her and smile, wondering if she has never heard the famous phrase ‘’smile and the whole world smiles with you, cry and you cry alone. ‘’

Fact is people do not want to listen to somebody else’s problems. People do not share grief..they pass judgments. It is so easy to look at another and make quick judgment and jump to your own conclusions. Most people do not take the trouble to look beyond the smiles and laughter; they do not see the pain and tears that the smiles hide.

I have always found it difficult to share my grief and pain with others and so I mask my feelings. Smiling is my way of dealing with my pain and fears. Silence is my armor. I have become so good at masking my feelings of pain that I sometimes feel as if I am in a never ending theater performance. I guess that is what we all are at the end of the day – actors on the great stage of life. It is the price of living in society. It comes with the package.

15 comments:

  1. So true. No body is interested to hear others problem. Everyone has problem of his own. Besides, some smart people want to take advantage of another persons trouble. Smile, at least your enemy will be unsettled.

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    1. I agree Abhijit. It is sad when people exploit another's pain and use it for their own gain or amusement..:)

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  2. I agree.
    Life today has become a Masquerade.

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  3. Regardless of the facade you'll always run into people who will see through it in one glare, the one you wouldn't know and would share everything with :D Probably ;)

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    1. Lol..lets hope there are more people who would take the trouble to notice and share another's pain. Your positive attitude sure is encouraging ! :)

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  4. I realized how true Shakespeare's words are, right from when I was in school!
    People do "act".
    But, there are genuine people too, who truly care & are unselfish & lend a helping hand & ear.
    May our world have more of them...

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    1. I sincerely hope there are more of them...

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  5. I agree Renu...most of the times we pretend to listen..we act that we're empathetic ...it sounds harsh ...but true... :-(

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    1. Thank you Maniparna..its all part of life..:)

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  6. I guess we all learn to put up the facade in front of the world. Though I believe there are some people who would see through you!

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