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Another Letter...

...this time to my earlier self...A self almost a decade younger...I got inspired by Anu's letter and decided to do it... Dear 24 year old, You would have just celebrated your first job and the independence that comes with a paycheck...Enjoy it ! Your professional life will last much longer than you think it will ! Sometimes, you have to face the cloudy sky, before you can see the rainbow and enjoy the rain... Your relationships will undergo drastic changes over the next ten years...Fortunately for you, the actors remain the same... You will experience the pleasures of motherhood...and in the process discover what unconditional love is...No, it is not the love that a mother has for her child, it is the love a child has for his mother ! Your definition of success will change over the years, and there will be times when you would struggle to define it for yourselves...I am still as clueless as you are, so I can't help you much about this... Learn to prioritize yourselves...Your…

Life Lessons for My Son...

Some time back I wrote a letter to my son as he entered formal schooling. I have now transported him to a city which is known for being conservative...And every day I worry about whether he would grow up to be a typical prototype of the city...

So here is a letter to you my son, to guard you against what the city can do to you...

1. There are always several rights - and no one is ever right always.
2. There might be only one fact, but there are several ways to interpret it
3. If there are 10 dishes in the sink and you wash 2, expecting your partner to do the remaining, then you are being lazy and irresponsible as an adult. Let no one ever fool you into thinking that you are a great and supportive partner, just because your gender lets you get away with it !
4. Faith comes in several forms - none is better than the rest. Public displays of faith is unnecessary.
5. Respect also comes in several forms. Following cultural norms makes life easier for everyone, but never let anyone bully…