Wednesday, 9 April 2014

H for Hatred!!

       Suresh and Varun had grew up together ever since childhood. The kind who had started nursery in the same school and who were graduating from the same university. While they could have been best of friends, things were seldom that way! Varun had always hated Suresh since his childhood. Suresh was always first in everything and that was something Varun couldn't accomplish! He always wished for a chance to defeat him.

       There was a run for the ‘Best Student’ award in the college and both of them were nominated for it. Varun thought that this was his chance to defeat Suresh. He put all his effort in every challenge, all the while thinking that he had to defeat his nemesis this time. That would be the only way for him to quench his hatred. 

       “There was a close competition but the winner could be only one” announced the anchor, repeating his year old lines again. “Though the two seemed eligible enough, one had to be chosen in the end. A big round of applause for our winner Suresh! And also for the guy who was close, Varun” The crowd cheered. Everyone was congratulating him but Varun heard none of it! He was boiling inside. Yet again he had been defeated!

        Varun could no longer take the humiliation! “It must have been fun, to watch me lose to you every single time! Isn’t it?” he spat at Suresh who was shocked by the intensity of hatred that was thrown at his way. He understood how it might have been for Varun.  “Only if you had focused on yourself instead of focusing on defeating me, you probably would have won long back!” said he and left.


       Varun stood there petrified on hearing Suresh's words! He finally began to realize where he was going wrong all these years! He was so much focused on Suresh that he had forgotten that the hatred he was nurturing was slowly destroying him! "Now I know where to put my efforts" he thought as he let go of the hatred!

image source : msmorphosis.com


PS: Linking this post to the A-Z Challenge 2014 and Ultimate Blog Challenge April 2014.




Until the next post,
Keep Smiling :)

Love,
Swathi :)

66 comments:

  1. So nice to follow and connect with an a to z challenger, and I look forward to more posts. http://aimingforapublishingdeal.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. Jealousy and competition is something that gives birth to hatred! Nicely thought out!

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  3. So true. If you focus on destroying someone else, you only destroy yourself.

    Liz A. from Laws of Gravity

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  4. Hatred- Same word we chose for today !
    Lovely post with a strong message!

    www.ananyatales.com

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  5. Strong post. Thanks for writing :)
    Shalzzz|Loving Life
    Check out my latest at Tale of Two Tomatoes

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  6. Competition requires and when someone is overly competitive it usually means they are also very insecure. Good post - as always!

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    1. Thanks carol ^_^ yes that's true.. a little competition is healthy but only when it is within the imits

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  7. I am not a big fan of competition. <3 the Blackwell quote

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  8. How competition among friends/colleagues breeds contempt and hatred, is very beautifully expressed by you here.

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  9. very nicely put Swathi. If you let go of your hatred, you are able to focus better on youself. very very true indeed

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  10. Hatred can slowly eat a person alive. It is necessary to let it go or you can never hope to ever enjoy life again because it is all consuming. Great post! ♥

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  11. I loved the quote at the end . Insightful post Swathi :)

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  12. I absolutely loved this, Swathi! What an epiphany indeed. If he had chosen to compete without hatred, it wouldn't have consumed him the way it did. LOVED it.

    ~Shailaja

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  13. A good message!
    Deb@ http://debioneille.blogspot.com

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  14. Great story! Hatred does no good to you... lotvif people never really understand the meaning of success - it cannot be achieved by demeaning others...

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  15. Nice one Athos!!! Hatred is like hot coal, the one holding it will suffer!

    ~S(t)ri
    Participant|AtoZ Challenge 2014
    Smile, it makes (y)our day!

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  16. A powerful and a thought provoking message! Well done, Swathi!

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  17. That is true. And happy that finally Varun learnt to let go off his hatred.

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  18. That is so true...Hatred only hurts us more..But then we are human after all and more often than not fall prey to this!

    Random Thoughts Naba

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    1. True Naba! but its better for our own self to keep in check with it!

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  19. Love the final quote. Nice post. Thank you, Swathi.

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  20. absolutely true! hatred harms us more than anyone else....atleast he learnt his lesson in time....

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  21. So true, hatred can do so much damage to ourselves. It's liberating to let go.

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    1. right suzy! As much difficult it is, it makes u feel good once u let go of it!

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  22. Very well said. Yes, being occupied with hatred will surely ruin one...

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  23. Hatred is a hindrance, definitely. Nice story and quote.

    Best regards,
    Elizabeth

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  24. I like the way you took a difficult word and did justice to it in your narrative. The story reminded me a little of Student of The Year and the challenge in it. Good Job!

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    1. Hehe :D that seems a bit similar isn't it? Thank you :)

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  25. Very nicely done.
    Beth
    http://bethlapinsatozblog.wordpress.com/

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  26. absolutely true! it does no good to you .. but solipsistic mind * sigh *.. nice post :)

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  27. Such a powerful message delivered in a simple manner Swati :)

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  28. Well said...when we try to look over our shoulder to see who is catching up, we lose the race. Working on improving ourselves is the key, lovely post.

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  29. A simple story, but deep in meaning. Love this take :)

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  30. A strong post with an important message! Hatred often make us blind!

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