” ‘C-H-O-C-O-S’ , I want chocos” , yelled a chubby little kid at a store where I was shopping a few days back. Everyone around me including the ones who pretend to be oh-so-serious dressed in their oh-so-formal wear could not help smiling. I for once loved the fact that the kid was so unpretentious and unaware of how someone would judge him or his actions, which made him be himself. I remember how much I loved going to the departmental store with my parents and can also vividly recollect the constant pestering for chocolates, pens(I was crazy about buying new kinds of pens) etc .
Its different now. For one, I end up buying most of the things I want because I have the money at my disposal and second, I do not throw tantrums any more. As weird as it may sound I loved being the drama queen. It was just the way I was(???am) . This finally brings me to the point of this post. Take any situation you are in during the course of a normal day at college and just take a moment to think what you would have done or what you would have done differently. Its an incredible exercise. You will be surprised to see how much you have changed. I did this thing a few days back and could not stop laughing at how stupid I was. Yet, there were a few occasions when I felt how I wish I could do that without people being judgemental about me. Some may say, ‘oh,why do you care what people think about you’ blah blah. Well, I do.I also think that people who say they don’t are liars. There are certain norms of the society and you are supposed to abide by a few of them if not all. Yet, when you are with your close friends and family just let yourself loose (at the risk of being termed insane) and notice how amused and amazed people will be at your free spirit. There is nothing more beautiful than that.