Lonely at The Top.

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This is the story of a boy, a boy who had to face his exams in just a few days, He was not exactly burdened by the stress of exams, he always stood near the top of his class, or at the very top. He was intelligent and confident enough to know that studies were never going to be an issue for him. His teachers were always singing his praises and his parents were always proud of their hardworking and sincere child.

In the season of examinations, he was a relaxed and chilled out person, He saw his classmates stress out and run around revising their lessons and chapters for the umpteenth time, if only they had been as regular as him in their studies, they wouldn’t have to join in this rat race and they could have relaxed at this time as well. If there was one thing he was envious of was the friends his classmates had. He was always a lonely guy, never made many friends, the few people he knew always complained that he was a compulsive liar who always lied about his studying schedule, “You study for hours, but never admit it.”, They would say. What was he to do? He never studied for more than 2 hours at once, he just couldn’t. Was he too smart? Was he too regular with his studies? He always struggled with this dilemma.

Did he need to get bad marks to prove he was a good friend? Was he just a person who was supposed to get good marks so that his parents could show him off to others or otherwise he would an object of shame? What was the point of studying and getting high marks other than making sure you are promoted to the next class, something which would happen whether you get 40 or 99 out of a 100. He found himself really alone, whenever he needed some help, his friends wouldn’t believe him and his parents just didn’t have the answers he was looking for. He continues the search for answers even today, asking people for their perspective and their views, still he remains without answers, he still remains at the top of his class but much like the millions of other students along with him, he just does it to stay ahead of the rat race,  even though he doesn’t know when the race will end or what the prize at the end will be. He still finds himself, Lonely at The Top.

 


3 Comments

thatthingcalledgrowingup · March 12, 2017 at 1:44 PM

I do not know the answers to your questions but I will try.
Did he need to get bad marks to prove he was a good friend? absolutely not. it is very natural to crave company but real friends would not be those that are envious of your success. true friends are usually few and far between. one is lucky to have a few in a lifetime. broaden your horizon and realize that there are so many experiences you have not had yet. you have only enjoyed school life and hisar till now, there are so mamy places yet to see and live in, so many people you are yet to meet, most of them will still turn out to be assholes but some of them will be your real friends. in the mean time and even when you meet such people, you are your bestest friend and no matter who you meet ot not meet, you always have to live with yourself.

Was he just a person who was supposed to get good marks so that his parents could show him off to others or otherwise he would an object of shame? What was the point of studying and getting high marks other than making sure you are promoted to the next class, something which would happen whether you get 40 or 99 out of a 100.

thatthingcalledgrowingup · March 12, 2017 at 1:47 PM

I learnt it late but at one point I stopped chasing friends ( I was in a similar phase) and just enjoyed being myself. I realized then that I attracted real friends who loved me for who I was and I did not have to be someone different around them. though tbh it did mean having 1 friend in an entire batch or maybe less. but you gotta be true to yourself.

thatthingcalledgrowingup · March 12, 2017 at 1:55 PM

Was he just a person who was supposed to get good marks so that his parents could show him off to others or otherwise he would an object of shame?
all parents want their kids to do well in life and be successful and during education- that means scoring good marks or grades, in professional life that means earning well and getting promoted or makimg your mark, in married life it means being happy and fulfilled, etc. what you are asking is not unheard of- every single student asks these things once they step out of the race- why were they in the race? it’s absolutely logical for you to seek answers and seek you must. but you need to open you eyes and mind to the answers you would find. most people make these answers for themselves- that is the meaning each person gives to their life and it’s when you develop your own independent thinking. it’s called growing up. it’s cruel and it’s nasty but it’s worth it.

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