We all take things for granted, its a meticulous human trait.
We( if you can read this, you are part of that ‘We’) take food, water, air we breathe, clothing, the home we reside for granted. Sometimes we just wonder how precious these things are but soon gets lost in the busy day to day life. I am not pointing out that all are alike in their perception about these basic necessities of human life, but that, we all take these things granted more easily.
But, I want to more ponder about how we take people in our life for granted rather than material stuff. Many of the troubles in a relationship stems out of taking the other person for granted. At the first place, we take them for granted, then we poke at the wrong places, we get insensitive, we forget what others want, we manage to hurt them, and at certain point we don’t know what we ourselves want, suddenly a relationship is in peril.
This aspect is not only valid for a man-woman relationship, but also for child-parents, friends, roommates etc. So why does we do it, If we know its going to hurt the relationship which we cherish. Is it more comfortable, is it more of an illogical human tendency, is it a naturally acquired lame gift in the course of a relationship, is it the way of saying that we are informal and that we are close..!
If there is one thing I want to improve about myself is to learn how to cherish and nurture a relationship before its too late.
“I have many pebbles in me, but just like a river, I wanna roll and bring every pebble into the right shape and texture.”
-Santhosh K Ramachandran