Two years back, I had been to Delhi to visit my aunt. It was a bright sunny morning, my younger brother and cousins were still asleep. There were two things I liked about the place, her apartment, the well maintained swimming pool and the well maintained park.
I decided to go swimming. Its more than just a hobby to me. On my way back, I was setting right my hair. It used to be like Rapunzel’s, but black like carbon nanotubes. (It still is, thanks to my mummy). Suddenly, a familiar looking lady approached me. She looked pale and thin, with dark spots on her face. She was bald. There were noticable scars. She said: “Don’t be so proud of your hair, mine was much better. But it ultimately went!”
Her voice was so antagonized,and her tone was so bitter, with a pinch of malice that I rushed back home. My aunt, on listening to this told me that the lady was Mannat aunty. She had been recently diagnosed with lung cancer. 4th stage.
Dear readers, she was the same Mannat aunty who was so breathtakingly beautiful. The one who could look sexy in a saree and elegant in a swim suit. The one who had such a disciplined lifestyle. Yoga in the morning, jogging in the evening, a strict no to oily food. She applied a face pack every afternoon, freshly made at home. The who was so amiable. I had never seen her without a smile. She had a heart of gold.
Mannat aunty left for an internal journey two months later.
All that I learnt was that some things are beyond our control. Let’s just accept it. I worked for a 120/120 in maths, but I ended up with 96. Nobody knows why. At least, I don’t.
I also have a strong desire to delve deeper. Find the secrets of the universe. The laws that control this. I don’t think it’s possible that our perfectly designed universe has no law governing these things. The concept of karma, the concept of fate. But I have been so caught up the last two years. So caught up that I no more want to study for the exam I have been studying for since two years. I already have two other amazing colleges in hand. I can’t do the same damn physics problems again.
Back to topic, my answer to the title, predictable from the paragraph above is No, I am not the greatest. I can never be.
This is all for today!