Our parents chart out a plan for us and we do things according to their plan. Our parents stand in the queue to put us in the best of schools. We study there till our 12th (most of us) while some hop to better schools to get better education. A few among those join coaching classes to get into elite institutes of education and the remaining follow the crowd to join professional courses. A few with passion join arts and humanities courses.Most students live their life in this way and a fairly comfortable life. The Winklevoss’ depicted in the movie also had a similar kind of a life and everything went in their life, the way in which they wanted it to go.
They had a great education, they had supporting parents, they joined the prestigious Harvard University, they were set to row for the Olympics but when they faced a setback they just couldn’t take it. They were not accustomed to defeat and didn’t know how to tackle a situation.
Most of us grow in a protected atmosphere. There is few bitter things in life to which if we’re exposed earlier, it’s better in a way. If you face setbacks for second time, your preparedness is better and way you approach it is wiser. Failing in an exam, getting dumped by your girlfriend/boyfriend, losing some money, missing a train, spoiling a dish in the name of cooking, loosing a key are mistakes which leave us experiences which will enable us to approach situations well. Remember, every time when we feel pain we’re slowly increasing our comfort zone. Having every thing and leading a life isn’t an achievement. We have to condition our mind and body in such a way that it can take any situation and handle it. Never limit our capabilities with territories and in fact there are no limitations in Life. It’s just that we have not reached there, we feel it’s unreachable. Once we set out foot there, we will be amazed of ourselves. Sometimes, pressure situations are the ones which will make us rediscover ourselves, pushes our self-imposed limits and establishes the belief in our mind that, “Anything is possible!.” When something is bothering you, don’t see it as a trouble view it as an opportunity to increase your strengths.
A large part of our life during our childhood is spent in a sanctuary spread over home and school. But, the world is a jungle and to survive there we need to be ready for anything. To get ourselves habituated to a jungle environment requires us to see the world from all dimensions both good and bad. I realized it late in my life, but happy I realized it before I was thrown to the jungle.