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Growing

Tasveer Hasan

I always heard people saying that you grow over time. As if it didn’t require any catalyst or a trigger at least. Coming to think of it, growing and growing up, they confused the two.

Growing is hard. It is relative.

You don’t just need time to grow. You need a whole lot of other things

You need pressure. You need patience. You need the ability to listen to others say something about you without taking an offence.

In order to grow, you need to stop depending on others. You need to take a stand. You need to think and do everything for yourself.

Growing is hard.

It leaves you with only a bunch of people who really know you well.

You’re left with people who are in the same phase. Who understand why you’re doing whatever you’re doing because they’re doing the same things in some way.

Growing is hard.

It leaves you tossing at nights thinking about everything else that you could’ve had instead.

Growing is hard.

It makes you do things that only you can justify.

Everyone else you know will judge you, call you mean or selfish. But you know that you’re growing. You’re doing your future self a favour and you understand that.

Growing is hard.

It makes people lose faith in you.

Not everyone can see your perspective and they start losing faith in you, one by one, everyone loses their faith in you until one day, you find the people who see through this, who accept you as you are and they have faith in you, more than yourself.

Yes. Growing is hard.

Growing alone is harder.

But it’s the best thing there is.

So grow, grow as much as you can in as little time as possible because one day, you’re going to regret the time you wasted thinking about what could have been.

And trust me. You don’t want that.