Days have passed. Hell, weeks & even months have passed. Seems just like yesterday all of us were just sitting there at those benches of our classrooms. Cursing the hectic schedule, preparing for the exams, bunking the lectures, but above all, enjoying each and every damn moment with our friends of whatever was left of our college life. Little did we know that in just a period of few days all of us are gonna be so drifted apart from each other.
Most of us have already joined their new jobs & started working with some cool MNCs and all. We enter a new world. We meet new people there, make new friends, new colleagues, and make new bonds. We start to cope up with the immense pressure and rules associated with the corporate world. We constantly try our best to give maximum performance to fit in. Our first salary gets credited in our bank account. It gets exciting. While on the other hand few of us are planning for higher education. Go abroad or get into the top colleges of India.
But the ultimate conclusion being we finally we get to call ourselves Adults.. But I guess all of us have gotten so hung up on the notion of entering the corporate world that we actually left behind something much more important than that… Left behind something at those college gates itself… Friends without whom we thought our lives would be an empty canvas are now perhaps just one of those names in the chat screen. The only times we get to meet each other is at the occasional get-together’s or B’Day parties. It doesn’t take much time for us to move on with our lives, does it?
Of course the friendships and bonds we made in those 4 years of our life is not something that could be severed so easily, but somewhere deep down in that mind, some part of those bonds is fading away. Only thing that is seeming to survive are the memories. And man, a ride down the memory lane does hurt a lot. Be it a good one or a bad one. It will surely make a tear drop roll down the cheeks. Friends who swore to stay in touch & meet you every weekend, are now busy with their new phase of life. The regular late night chatting with that special someone also has transformed into the occasional “How are you?” texts! It’s not coz they don’t remember us anymore but its coz all of our lives got changed so quick that the only way they recall us now is within those vivid memories of the past worth cherishing for a lifetime. Posting a group picture on social media with a caption ‘Missing you guys badly’ does seem to ease the pain at times. But one day the ultimate scenario would turn out to be that we would get so busy with our lives that those planned meet ups might also vanish & the special group of every one will only be alive as a WhatsApp group. No matter how hard we try to promise ourselves & each other that we will keep meeting in the weekends, go for lunch & dinner, enjoy ourselves, the bitter truth is that it’s just not possible. It could be, perhaps for a week or two but later that we would just find ourselves reminiscing those wonderful memories with our friends & special ones, sitting in a cubicle cracking some codes, working with some machinery or while sitting on a bench of a different college.
Coz the one thing I’m sure about is that if a grumpy, emotionless freak like me misses his friends, then every one of you out there sure as hell miss your friends too. It’s just that being such busy with our daily routine we fail to realise the significance of that one phone call to our friends that could turn their sour day into a sweet one & bring a smile on their face. Try and make lots of friends in your life but do not forget the old ones along the way coz they were the ones who stood by your ground when no one else did. They were the ones who once rescued you from the abyss of obscurity. Just shedding a tear harking back won’t do any good, let your friends know how badly you miss them.
The most important thing that I was able to learn in these 2 months is that it doesn’t matter if your bank balance is 1k or a Million bucks, if you ain’t happy with your life & have no friends beside you to spend that money with, it’s all worthless.
It literally just takes a few days to build a bond & develop it into something much stronger than the term of mere friendship, similarly it also takes just a matter of days for that same bond to start fizzling out if not properly nourished……
Never take for granted that which you think might last forever…coz you never know the friends you think your life of, may get so strayed apart that you would have to build a new bridge to engulf the gaps created. Never let Time & Distance be the devil in any relationships of your life… Friends are really important, treasure each one like they are the only ones you got…
Stay In Touch No Matter Whichever Corner Of The World You End Up In…!!!!
(Dedicated to all of my friends out there. Just wanted to let everyone of you know that I miss each & every one of you along with all the fun moments we ever had. Thanks for always being there for me…)
[P.S. – Such emotional articles are not really my forte but just let me know if I was able to make you all weep & nostalgic to some extent at least 😛 ]