Saturday, February 28, 2009

What i've learned..

hello everyone.. writing is something that does not come naturally to me. i was always bad at writing compositions in school. be it any given topic. and my worst nightmare was when my english teacher would ask me to think of anything and then write a composition on it. blogging was very close to that nightmare of mine. but after a lot of thought and a lot of persuasion, here i am, writing(typing actually). i've experienced quite a lot in the past 21 years of my life(though i can't remember much of the first 4-5 years) and learned a lot of things. it's very difficult to put all that in words for me. so i am quoting a poem here by Omer B. Washington.
" I've Learned..

I've learned that you cannot make someone love you.
All you can do is be someone who can be loved.
The rest is up to them.
I've learned that no matter how much I care,
some people just don't care back.
I've learned that it takes years to build up trust
and only seconds to destroy it.
I've learned that it's not what you have in your life
but who you have in your life that counts.
I've learned that you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes.
After that, you'd better know something.

I've learned that you shouldn't compare yourself
to the best others can do,
but to the best you can do.
I've learned that it's not what happens to people,
It's what they do about it.
I've learned that no matter how thin you slide it,
there are always two sides.
I've learned that you should always have loved ones with loving words.
It may be the last time you'll see them.
I've learned that you can keep going
long after you think you can't.

I've learned that heroes are the people who do what has to be done
When it needs to be done,
regardless of the consequences.
I've learned that there are people who love you dearly,
but just don't know how to show it.
I've learned that sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry,
but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.
I've learned that true friendship continues to grow even over the longest distance.
Same goes for true love.
I've learned that just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to
doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.

I've learned that no matter how good a friend is,
they're going to hurt you every once in a while
and you must forgive them for that.
I've learned that it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others.
Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.
I've learned that no matter how bad your heart is broken,
the world doesn't stop for your grief.
I've learned that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are,
but we are responsible for who we become.
I've learned that just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other.
And just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do.

I've learned that sometimes you have to put the individual
ahead of their actions.
I've learned that two people can look at the exact same thing
and see something totally different.
I've learned that no matter the consequences,
those who are honest with themselves go farther in life.
I've learned that your life can be changed in a matter of hours
by people who don't even know you.
I've learned that even when you think you have no more to give,
when a friend cries out to you,
you will find the strength to help.

I've learned that writing,
as well as talking,
can ease emotional pains.
I've learned that the people you care most about in life
are taken from you too soon.
I've learned that it's hard to determine where to draw the line between being nice
and not hurting people's feelings and standing up for what you believe.
I've learned to love
and be loved.
I've learned..."

just something i would like to add.
I've learned that no matter how much you have learned
there is still a lot more..

well i think thats enough for my first piece of writing. i know its not much but i've just started..
take care.


  1. To add a verse to that lovely poem

    I have learnt that,
    There's more to Mr.Gupta than meets the eye...

    Bahut umda mazmoon(essay) tha,

    Amit Julka

  2. dekh kee tuzhee kabhii aasa nahi soocha
    ke aandar hee aandar tune itna soocha

    yee kab huaaa
    and what julka says i completely agree
    there is lot more to chandan gupta

  3. gr8 to c u start a blog. one can imagine the vast spectrum of experiences u have had in the last 21 yrs, even if u post stuff abt the most recent 4-5 yrs, it'll be a treat for the readers ;)