W101.V2. Day 4. Alone In A Crowd

A map

He had lived his life, fully planned.

Every day, he knew where he wanted to go, as if his whole life could have been mapped out. He knew, what to do, how to do it – or otherwise, how to get it done. He was perfect, immaculate and a flawless gentleman. He was there for everybody, and that was the problem.

He didn’t know if they genuinely needed his help, or were merely taking advantage of him. And whenever they had had his help, they never said “Thanks” but said “Sorry” – as if he had been disturbed by them asking for his assistance, and that bothered him more than them asking his aid.

He thought he had friends everywhere; but everyone thought he was way out of their league; even for his friendship. People believed his shyness was actually an aversion to them. He was intelligent. Brilliant. Introverted. Intuitive. But very socially awkward.

He preferred solitude, but he was gifted with loneliness.

He had won many awards, but no hearts.

He realised he had many hands to shake, but no shoulder to cry upon.

In spite of having a map, he was lost.

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15 thoughts on “W101.V2. Day 4. Alone In A Crowd

  1. It’s brilliant Karthi 🙂

    I don’t know if you need my help, but I observed a typo :

    “He didn’t know if they genuinely needed their help” [ His?]

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Love and light ❤

    Anand 🙂

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  2. Oh Karthi! I LOVE this! Especially He realised he had many hands to shake, but no shoulder to cry upon./ In spite of having a map, he was lost. I feel like that so much of the time and I know I shouldn’t, but I do. This was terrific.

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    1. We all do feel the same way, most of the times.
      It just strikes me that this post is so well received, because of the emotions that I let loose through it – which in turn resonated with you all 🙂

      And yes, we should stop feeling that way and understand that there may be directions present on the map after all 🙂

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