Sunday, April 02, 2023 | Ramadan 10, 1444 H
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Mirroring characters on stage of life


Life is like a play performed in the theatre where you play your role with other people who have different characters. However, it becomes difficult when you have to interact with people of dissimilar attitudes, and motives.

It becomes further complicated if you are thorough professional; there are many who will try to demoralise and bring you down.

At the same time, there are also good people who will understand you and help you achieve your aspirations by inspiring you with their support.

Whether the situation is adverse or favourable, you should be thankful to both categories of people while trying to help yourself to become what you want to be in life.

As Mahatma Gandhi advised, “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.” We all have to take part in the play of life, in which we play with actors and actresses of different intentions, mindsets, attitudes and principles.

Nowadays, not only professional stage artists, but many people in real life are forced to play drama making it part of their daily life.

With stage artists, acting is life by entertaining others, for many it is act of escaping from real life by hiding their real personality! Possibly, some are deceiving people by playing a character that is different from their real one!

As William Shakespeare stated, “All the world is a stage, and all the men and women merely players”.

Generally, life is just a combination of good and bad memories, which we experience with different humans around us! Life is too short to get up every day with your mind recalling regrets and negative thoughts of the past memories.

Perhaps all you need to do is to admire those who give you good memories, true experiences and commendable respect!

Forget the ones who gave you hard times, disrespect and heartbreaking feelings.

Therefore, always remember that there is a reason behind everything happens and every experience you come across in your life!

So, you shall take nothing and nobody for granted. Just keep in mind the fact that your life is a series of actions reflecting back what you have staged on life of others; a non-deniable fact that one shall never forget!

Just stay tuned to get back what comes in return; the good or bad you do comes back to you in a way or another!

It is not too bad to get a bite of someone’s upsetting words or provoking attitude; it could possibly be a recall of a past experience or a reminder of a memorable moment!

Sometimes, one does not realise the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.

Life is a tragedy when seen in close up, but a comedy in long run for it is a drama where everyone plays a different role on its stage.

Life as a play doesn’t matter how long it lasts, but how well it was played.

In the meantime, distinguish between friends, foes, benefactors and antagonists and identify their role in your life.

The lights dim, the audience settles, the curtain rises, preparation comes to execution and a story comes to life. As the year 2023 kicked off, the curtain is up and you are on stage now, so get out there and give it your best shot!

Closing the door, flipping the page or moving on; regardless what you call it, all that matters is you leave the past where it belongs and make the best out of the rest of your life.

Whatever you have experienced is not the end; it is just your life starting a new chapter.

It is a turning point in your story where one chapter transitions into the next.

An author, columnist, creative writer, translator and a communications professional

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