Meera and Rajni were best friends in school. They used to sit in the same desk in their classroom for twelve years. Everyone knew that they are inseparable friends, whether it is a cultural event in school or annual sports day, or a tuition, or picnic or excursion outside the school they were always together. Among the two, Meera was a outspoken type of girl and Rajni was a little submissive in nature. Once a boy outside school was disturbing Rajni in their way home, Meera slapped the boy openly on the street, everyone remembered that incident.
But things do not always end as it had started. After they completed school, they had to go to college. Meera loved English literature, Rajni loved Political Science. If they study different subjects, they would miss their gossips and fun during class lectures, also their class schedules would be different, so might be they would not get sufficient time to spend together. As I said, Rajni had a submissive nature and she was in many ways mentally dependent upon Meera. So she took a decision, she would study English literature and started to dream as Meera used to dream, that she would become a Professor of English literature at some University, College or Grad-school. In some way she absorbed the dreams and desires of Meera’s in herself so well she could not recognize what she wants and what Meera wants.
Now you see the picture. It is 15 years later. Meera is assistant professor at a Grad school and Rajni works as receptionist in a Hospital. Meera has married a man who is also a Assistant Professor in the same Grad school. She performed very well during her college days. She completed her graduation, Masters and then a doctorate in the same subject before joining her job and she met her present husband during her PhD. On the other hand, Rajni lost interest in English literature in the first two years of her college. She lost interest in studies. After completing her Graduation, she met a boy who worked as a Health Insurance agent and and decided to marry him and not to study more. After marriage she became mother in two years. Then to support her husband financially she joined her work as a receptionist. A society lost a good political scientist. But now also Meera and Rajni meet each other sometimes once in a month or sometimes once in three months.
You can find this kind of stories in all schools or colleges or in your locality. They would claim themselves as the cutest ‘best friends’, But in the end, your life is yours. What you love and what you want from yourself that is also completely yours. The flow of your life may be a streamline in a way, but others’ life can be turbulent in the same way. Best friend are those who understand each others’ way, may be they have to part the path but they would help each other to thrive in their own path. They would hold hand together with their own dreams in their eyes. They would help each other to grow and push each other in a positive direction. Just spending some little more time with each other and gossiping more is not the real goal of friendship. I have seen many people to misinterpret friendship in such a way, they forget their own objective of life. So, I would like to say, friendship is important, it is the most divine relationship in the world if it clicks. Sometimes we get a family from friends but we all came in the earth for a reason, with a particular objective, if we forget that in order to respect a relationship, that is the most disrespect to that relationship and injustice for our own self.