Monday, 24 March 2014

WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU, MAKES YOU WEAKER !!!


It is funny how people like to reason everything out! Every single incident in their life is seen as a reason that would lead to something that has a higher meaning. Something that was meant to be. They just don’t like to accept things as they are and move on. They need words to lift their spirits. And that is how the term 'Everything happens for a reason' was born. People please!!!

I burnt a toast today. It was the last piece of bread and I burnt it. Tell me how this happened for a reason. Except if the reason was perpetual starvation!

There are so many lines that absolutely make no sense to me. My absolute favourite is ‘What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger.’ It is the worst lie that has been told on the face of this planet. I once had this terrible accident where I injured my leg badly. There were tissues hanging out and skin that looked like they were grated using a cheese grater. Of course it did not kill me and I survived. It has been almost 8 years since that accident, and still sometimes I feel the pain around my ankle. So no! What does not kill me, does not make me stronger! It makes me weaker.

Then there is the 'Everything is going to be all right'. What are you? An astrologer? Or are you the animal oracle ‘Paul the Octopus’ who predicted the world cup? If not, then how can you be sure that everything would be alright? Or maybe the interpretation of ‘Everything is going to be alright’ is “ I don’t know if it is going to be alright. I can only hope that it does. If it doesn’t, don’t sue me you imbecile! Life is a bitch but you are not the only one with issues. I ate a fly today, accidentally. Do you think it is going to be all right for the fly? Accept your destiny. DEAL WITH IT!”

I remember I had this classmate of mine named ‘Umapathy. Umapathy was a Tamil boy who had a dog. A dog named ‘Bhairavi’. Yes! Something made him name the dog after an avatar of Goddess Kali. Anyway, Bhairavi died after eating a lizard. Umapathy came to college with a sullen face and wept over the loss of his dear ‘Bhairavi’. With an absolutely clean intention of sharing his grief and imparting momentary solace, I touched his shoulder and told him “It is ok! Everything happens for a reason”. I think his stare burnt a hole right through the middle of my head. So much for showing some humanity.

Listen to me, I am in no way trying to bash up these lines and stamp them out of existence. I understand that these are just lines to raise one’s spirit in times of despair and that they can be used only metaphorically? But really does it make any sense? It is but a while lie to make you feel stronger than you actually are.

 I know this guy who can drink like an entire bottle of vodka without any dilution in a span of half an hour. I say to him “Drink it all boy!!!!”  because what doesn’t kill him makes him stronger, unless of course he has burnt half his liver in the process, then no it did not make him stronger.

It is funny how we use certain lines as a balm to sooth the pain that life torments us with. Maybe nothing happens for a reason, maybe everything is not going to be alright and maybe what doesn’t kill you actually makes you weaker. But the only line you should actually hold on to with a death grip is “Life, it goes on.....”.

Of course if death says “Hi!!”, then No! It is mechanically impossible for life to go on.


P.S- I love making absolutely no sense!

P.P.S- If anyone of you reading this have cosmetic implants, please do not come to Kerala right now. They might just melt off your fine body. It is frigging hot!!

115 comments:

  1. Well, obviously you don't know about Wolverine.

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    1. Talk to me when wolverine comes out for real! :D
      Thanks for being the first to read.

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  2. P.S.S : Hahaha. Lol.
    Too much heat in God's own country? That's something! What have to come to today? *Sigh*

    P.S. : You do make sense.

    "Life, it goes on".

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    1. Thanks for reading boss! And yes I am melting. Not that I have implants!

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  3. Hahaha! Hilarious post Red. But I still believe "Everything happens for a reason, a good reason in fact!"
    See ill explain, First you gave the incident of that burnt toast. Well, may be that toast had a fungus or mould contamination, and eating it would have made you sick. So in a way it was good that you had to starve for some time than vomiting for the whole day and then getting admitted in an hospital.
    Second, you had an accident most probably because of your negligence, but that pain around your ankle would have made you more cautious while you do any similar thing today. So now you have become more careful and you concentrate thoroughly while doing such things. That's good in so many ways!
    Third, the dog. Well may be it was good because that lizard would have contaminated any eatable in the home and then Umapathy would have suffered the same fate.
    So according to me, Destiny remains, but you still can do some minor adjustments through your positive thinking and positive deeds. :)

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    1. Such 'in depth analysis' . I like people who actually spend time reading my posts.
      I am humbled Boss! Thank you :)

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  4. I swear by Prof. Dumbledore's spleen that I was gonna write a post on the very same topic :O

    Oh well, I guess everything happens for a reason :P

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    1. Hum jeeet gaye. Humne pehle post kar liye! Bwaahah!

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  5. U made my day !I was just about to bash someone.the most common one i have heard is. 'Ull find someone perfect for u!'and that line comes from a friend who started dating in 10th std!!
    freakin what if that perfect guy for me is gay?!!what then!!
    And u made more sense than those what doesn't break u makes u stronger shit!!

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    1. Are don't even start me with the 'U will find someone perfect for you'. As if they are the arrow right out of cupid's bow!
      P.S- You will find someone perfect for you :P

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  6. Uff you raised pertinent questions and answered them well :). Life is a bitch. True that too :).

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    1. haha thanks for reading such bogus stuff!

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  7. I hit my head once (stitches and all that shiz) or maybe it was twice or thrice ... anyway it didnt kill me and now I have a thicker head so it did make me stronger... in conclusion, I do not concur with what you are saying everything does happen for a reason. But yes, life does go on... nicely said!

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    1. I still dont get how that gave u a thicker skull.

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  8. A good dose of reality for us folks. It was a great read.

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  9. my favorite
    “Religion. It's given people hope in a world torn apart by religion.”

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  10. I guess there must be some reason why you wrote this post, a high reason why I am reading and an even higher reason why I am commenting on this. Maybe this comment of mine will transform your life.

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    1. I am enlightened. That comment changed my life!!!!

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  11. Well, I believe that everything happens for a reason, but obviously, being mere mortals, we can't see how the piece fits into the whole puzzle :). I agree with you about Kerala, it is hot and my hair is NOT responding well to the humidity!!

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    1. I am thinking about shaving my hair off. THAT HOT!!!!!!!

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  12. "Everything happens for your own good". Thats one that I heard a lot and got pissed in the end. Somethings are just evil bad luck.. accept it instead of telling the person his accident was for his own good!

    And trust me... none of u know the heat more than me... Im working in Kerala's hottest spot right now... sigh.

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  13. You know when I read senseless posts, I throw a quote on my face, it's called 'This too shall pass', and pass it does.
    I also presume that my senseless posts and comments come with a similar kind of disclaimer. 'Here, this might be a passing comment, who knows it might be pleasant rain, or an effing flashflood, or merely a troll'.

    So, 'keep calm and read on', and write on. Oh and to refute your claim that that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, here's the proof, tadaaaaaa Click on this Red,this Youtube video could change your life perception.

    Cheers,
    Blasphemous Aesthete

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  14. I loved reading this post Red. :D

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  15. Perhaps the mantra- 'Life goes on' makes you adaptable to every misfortune that has happened and thus it appears that everything has turned okay. So basically, you just learn to accept the reality with time.

    P.S: You always make sense my dear Red!

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    1. I go by that mantra man. This was written in a state of momentary lunacy.

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  16. Hahaha.. Life goes on Red.. and as you know everything does happen for a reason.. So, there is a higher cosmic reason for you making absolute sense or no sense as you put it here !! Now, I dont know whether I am making sense.. :P:P And I am still rofling on your P.P.S :D :D

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    1. hahah yes..COSMIC REASON!!! Everything has a higher meaning! I am losing my hair because of the heat. Maybe going bald has a higher cosmic reason too! :P

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  17. So true red..n you totally make sense ..we have been totally soaked into these sayings n for the most part people should really start dealing with shit n their life then to look for such Libes which at times are literally of no or least use..
    P.s too hot it Kerala ?? Dont worry.. Everything happens for a reason n it will be all right :P :P ( yes, kill me now :P)

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    1. Hhahaha come close, let me kill you now.
      Thanks for reading babe!

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  18. Haha nice one, I absolutely hate it when someone says what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. it just doesn't make sense. Been hurt on a number of occasions, ankle pain is a bitch indeed!

    Ps you should try Mumbai! Hot hot hot!

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    1. Ioo kerala beats Mumbai heat anyday anytime. I been to mumbai lots of time!!

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    2. bwahah ioo at least pollution nahi, mumbai is horrible in all seasons :P

      try april May!

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  19. Red , Everything does happens for a Reason.You seem to be in a real bad mood.Ok,Sometimes , I do feel that Yes , there are some reasons just not good enough for the things to happen that way !!
    Do i sound ok?

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    1. What makes u feel that I am in a bad mood. I just wanted to write crazy random stuff.
      You sound correct babe!

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    2. haha
      Crazy and you seem to be sistersss

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  20. With time we've mastered the art of believing that when faced with a crisis, just duck under the bed and pretend it does not exist.

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  21. You told him, everything happens for a reason? Lol. So, the lizard was somehow going to birth a dinosaur which would have ended the life we know on the planet? And the dog sacrificing his life for the sake of humanity was the reason?

    You nailed it with 'Life goes on'. I even have a category for those posts on my blog. :)

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    1. My God!! You might be such an amazing story teller!1 Your kids are blessed!
      hehehe

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  22. Superb Red! I love your posts more with every passing day :)

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  23. Everything happens. Period. That's all there is to it.

    I echo the first comment too. What didn't kill him, made him Wolverine :D I guess we all are yet to understand our super powers.

    Extremely hot in Kerala eh? I'm visiting Palakkad next month, God save me. No, I don't have implants :P. Just that blazing heat is my epic trigger for migraine. Sad life is sad only :(

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    1. DONT COME TO KERALAAAAAAAAA... Or bring your personal AC and dermi cool!

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    2. I must start bragging about Goa here.. :P Lovely MAUSAM from june to September end..:)

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  24. What's with you, Red? PMS?

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    1. Not yet honey. Give me two more weeks!

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  25. I think its the heat thats making you spill all these truths! :D
    Although I empathize with your anger, I do hope you get angry more often, because this was a pretty awesome post you managed to generate! :P :D

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    1. hehehe it is the heat only! I am melting!!

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  26. Nice to read a Philosopher in RED!

    Now you are just 24, right?

    After 25 years.... write a post on the same topic and compare your own thoughts at different age. You will find the RED at 24 is other and the RED at 50 is other. The RED50 will not be agree with the RED24. Lessons taught by time are known as the best lessons.

    कालाय तस्मेयं नम:

    I would love to read your post on date 25 March 2040....!!!!






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  27. Everything happens for a reason, sometimes the reason is stupidity or dumb decisions

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  28. Come to Gurgaon ... we still don't turn on the fans .. it's an awesome weather here :-P

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  29. Most of these are cliche,stale remarks that should not be read into much.
    It is like 'how do you do' when you meet a stranger.You are not expecting an answer.
    As always the post was laced with humour and thoroughly enjoyable

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  30. hahahaha!!! I feel like such a loser now. These are all my absolute favorite lines :D

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  31. I am one of the people who make all those statements you seem to be infuriated by...I genuinely believe things happen for a reason - we just don't see it at that moment...If you burnt your last piece of toast, it could be a message from the Universe to perhaps be more careful next time - thankfully, it was just toast that got burnt and nothing else.....The accident was traumatic but you still have your life intact :-)

    Forgive me for being the eternal optimist that I am but I do love the illusion that everything that I do has a purpose...It kind of keeps me safe from having existential crises!

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    1. Hey hey! You are adorable if you do. Do not take my posts seriously ever! :D

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  32. hahahaha! you said' everything happens for a reason' for bhairavi?
    There's one more line people throw,thats,' Whatever happens, happens for GOOD!'
    Thankgod, you didin't say this atleast :P
    P.S i love reading absolute no sense!
    and come to Noida! Nice pleasant weather and Dominos! :) A cheesy burst pizzzaaa ,the cheese ready to smudge out in the mouth.. and and the chocolava cake as the dessert :D We can try those new chicken rolls as well.... those are also nice! have you tried them?? :P

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    1. Iooo...Now I need to have a cheese burst pizza!!! YES I DO!!!!!

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  33. LOL. That is something very true. All this shitting about "everything happens for a reason". And I'll be like after hearing this if I slap you will it be for good too! ?You said it totally!
    Btw where in Kerala? And I bet you Trivandrum is something to try for that free "solar" effect!

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    1. Trivandrum might be melting you down! Phew!!!

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  34. Never mind if Kerala is too hot now! Everything happens for a reason. If the heat does not kill you it will make you stronger. And, of course, things will be alright soon :)

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  35. "Life is a bitch but you are not the only one with issues. I ate a fly today, accidentally. Do you think it is going to be all right for the fly? Accept your destiny. DEAL WITH IT!”

    Well, for one, flies are an excellent source of protein (or so Doctor Cooper told Penny). xD

    I personally believe in destiny and fate to the extent that if you screw up majorly in life, you screw up more than just your present. So maybe, destiny exists, but if it stinks, it's probably because of all the shit that we have done in the past.

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    1. hahahaha Okie so maybe I have a bit more protein in me now!
      HAAHAH Thnks for reading love!

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  36. Oh, even I use it sometimes and I know, in my heart, it might be a blatant lie. :D

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  37. Hmm.. Kubler Ross Stages of grief... ! According to it we all do Ultimately ACCEPT what has happened. Acceptance is the natural outcome of grief. It is just that the various stages may last for different duration for different types of personality.

    You are right now in a state of mind which enables you to jump all the stages right to the last one and just SIMPLY ACCEPT things as they are. Which I feel is an incredible quality to posses. But, this might change with the intensity of grief you experience and then you will one of the lesser mortals who bargain instead of just accepting.

    Such are the frustrating wonders of the mind. A little fluctuation of this or that chemical and every emotion is thus felt.

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    1. My Goodness! Thank you for teaching me something new. 'Kuber ross stages of grief'!!

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  38. Oh I use them all the time :P but flip my lid completely when someone uses them with me :P :P

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  39. I see that my comment has gone with the wind.

    I loved that paragraph of the vodka drinking guy...and from that I agree that what doesnt kill you will not make you stronger ! :D hahahha

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  40. You just raised my spirits. How? By convincing me that my tomorrow may be shittier than today. So I have decided to gulp down at least half a bottle of vodka (so what if it is only 10 am?) and enjoy the heck out of the day today...before everything all goes down the toilet anyway.

    Why are you wasting time being a lawyer? Shouldn't you be a Self-help Guru? I'm sure there is more money to be made there. Plus, look at all the lives you will save by saving them from Lies!

    :P

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    1. I was a self proclaimed self-help guru in school. Many kids for suspended because of me. So I became a lawyer! :D

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  41. ... and you are frigging funny!
    "I ate a fly today, accidentally. Do you think it is going to be all right for the fly? - If she has found a mention in this super sassy post, she should come out of ..it ... happier. :D
    Was this written in one breadth?

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  42. It must be very hot in Kerala! I could sense the frustration on the poor age old adages :D...

    But "what doesn't kill you....".sounds a valid argument. If you face a tragedy once and survive, you are better equipped to face it, or at least deal with the aftermath, the next time. Similarly, "Everything....reason" also is true in a broader sense of life and Karma etc.

    But forget logic, it's hot in India everywhere. We get it :D

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    1. I am melting melting melting. I hate everyone!

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  43. haha! How do you write these? So funny! Couldn't even look away for a bit while reading!

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  44. My favorite encouraging line is "So what? You didn't get eaten up by a wolf! Everything else can be managed!" I read about this getting eaten up by wolf somewhere. .
    Agree to the fact that life goes on is the best ever possible. .
    Btw wasn't there some sort of rain somewhere there??

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    1. There was no rain whatsoeverrrrrrrrrr!

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  45. My favorite encouraging line is "So what? You didn't get eaten up by a wolf! Everything else can be managed!" I read about this getting eaten up by wolf somewhere. .
    Agree to the fact that life goes on is the best ever possible. .
    Btw wasn't there some sort of rain somewhere there

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  46. ahh people say all sort of things ... but I do believe in one which is .. What goes around comes around!! I mean for certainly, I don't want to be boxed around by Karma :P
    and you said that to a guy whose DOG died!!! god he must have you so much :P

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    1. hahaha he forgave me eventually! Phew!

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  47. hahaha! This post cracked me up! and Umapathy's dog incident was too good! lol!!

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  48. I believed in the saying "everything happens for a reason" and I read this post and I still want to believe it but suddenly it does not make much sense. Weird..

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    1. hehe! Well my blog posts shouldnt be taken seriously!

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  49. Good fun post Red! A love;y way to start a Sunday:)

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  50. I have been guilty on many occasions to use the "it's gonna be alright" phrase but only when I really can't console someone. However, you make perfect sense!!! :D

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    1. hahahaha well I am hypocrite because I do the same!!!

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  51. Lol! RED!!! I can imagine Umapathy's stare :P Great post...made me feel meh;)

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    1. 'MEH' is written all over the post :D

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  52. One reason I don't share my problems with anyone. I hate hate these lines. Everything will be fine - is worst of all. :(

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    1. Aww man! 'EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE' :P

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  53. You know I feel there are two stages. Its either facing it and accepting it, or facing it and not accepting it.
    So when there's acceptance, that's when you're stronger, as no longer can that incident harm you in any way. Or there's non acceptance when every time you face it again, it harms you mentally (and sometimes physically too).

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    1. Now this was interesting. Never thought of it like that! Acceptance is truly the key!

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  54. Trying Empathy on Umapathy? :P
    At least one good thing comes up from these days of misery- AWESOME posts!

    P.S: Did I tell you that I really like the masthead of this blog? :)

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  55. I have no comment on this one, but i have one anyway :D it made me kinda think..i dunno what i feel about this...whether i agree or disagree.. :D
    but Bhairavi for a dog's name :D :D rofl! :D

    it's hot everywhere...bangalore sucks too! :/

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  56. arey am coming munnar month end. Munnar is good no ? Am hoping so
    Every thing happens for A REASON - is still ok to me btu what doesnt kill u make u stronger is TRULY FALSE :)
    I like the post...... and kerala - rest of it is it so hot ? Hw is allepey and tekkady ?

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  57. hahaha. lol@what you said about Bhairavi.
    But I do believe that somethings happen for a reason. or atleast believing that gives me courage to face difficult times. :)

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  58. Everything happens for a reason, as this make believe fact reassures one, that anything that didn't go according to their plans, will just fall into place. As usual you are at your humorous best.

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  59. I agree that everything does not happen for a reason (it may, but not always!), but I feel that if things hadn't gone the way they had, I would have been a completely different person by now.
    So things don't happen for a reason, but every single thing that happens changes the path to your future slightly. What do you think of this theory? :)

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