Mr. Ajay Verma, suffering from polio since birth, doesn’t beg, doesnt depend on his parents (when he fully can), but instead he sells saunf in the Sector 22-C Market in Chandigarh.
I saw him, I talked to him.
I realised that it takes great effort for him to stand, walk, or talk for that matter.
Still he comes from Ambala every afternoon by bus (has a bus pass), stands in the market trying to speak out his product, but only his lips move, that too slowly, he stands in the crowd, getting pushed and disrespected, selling what he came to sell till 9pm, then he sets out for home, when asked, he said, he had gotten used to the hurdles of traveling even in his condition and he reaches home slowly slowly.
I wondered, I asked, why through so much everyday?
why was he doing what he was doing?
He collected his voice and said,
he wanted to do something, he didn’t wanna sit idle, he wanted to stand up on his feet.
He earns Rs.3000 per month and stands proud and smiling.
If the world’s and your parents’ resources are already good enough for us to be freeloaders or not needing for us to work as hard as we can, fine, don’t work (hard) for yourself, but at least work for and donate to the ones who work harder than you and deserve a better life, or better yet deserve a chance to have a life to live.
A truly inspiring man who to me proved that all the problems we think we have, which don’t allow us our happiness are actually just bullshit excuses we keep giving ourselves.
What’s your bullshit excuse?
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