"Life has become so meaningless that sometimes i wonder the reason for which we are alive."These were the precise words posted by a friend of mine on Facebook-the social networking site.Though that person became normal again in a few hours; this comment made me ponder into the depths of why an 11th class student would go to such extents of making such a comment. It is true that in moments of fury,frustration,sorrow, we feel like giving up everything and crouch into a dark corner to unburden our heart.And in a teenager's life such moments are numerous.But the credit goes to those people who try to find a positive side of every such situation.I know this sounds very philosophical and bookish but it is true.And when you have your closest friends in such times,the ordeal becomes much easier.
But many times one becomes such an introvert in such situations that even the idea of sharing becomes repulsive.There are many dark corners in our heart that don't want the light of attention to be focussed on them.To eliminate the effect of that shadow,we find refuge in different sources-some in music,some in physical exertion,some in net surfing and some,like me-in writing.When you have the reassurance that the blank pages of your diary are waiting for you to hammer down all your feelings,you feel an odd sense of comfort.
For me writing is the only escape when life becomes filled with any of the two conflicting emotions-joy and sorrow.Writing helps you to reflect,to think-about your actions,your opinions and your ideas.And the unlimited patience with which your heart,your head,pen and paper coordinate helps you to find solace in even the most difficult situations.
You'll find it surprising to find that many inventive and ingenious creations flow out of your pen in such situations.And then when you pause in your reflectiona and look upon your work,you feel satisfied,even proud; and this very satisfaction helps you to see the positive side of everything.Writing in cases of extreme nerves can also help.For example if you make an entry:
"" Dear Diary,
My head is just bursting with tension. I dunno how my exam will go tomorrow.I have already read these-these chapters and I need to revise these-these in the morning/night""
Then you are automatically letting your mind make an assessment of what is left and how to complete it.
Writing in extreme situations can also lead to beautiful poetry or an article that even amazes you about your capability-but only if you let your heart shake hands with your hand.So next time when you are lonely in your thoughts try penning your emotions down and see how immense is your relief.
Pen and paper can become your best friends in life,as they have become mine-but only if you give yourself a chance............