DP Daily Prompt: I Did it My Way

When I was a child my older sister always bossed me around. She’d say, I would never be educated, I was lazy, I didn’t study hard enough. Of  course compared to her I was one miserable child who skipped school when she wanted to and things like that,whereas my sister would study till 3 am every morning.  I wasn’t made with enough determination to work hard.

When I make the comparison, I must let my readers know that when I was in standard three, she was in college. I haven’t heard of any seven year old in God’s green earth studying till 3 in the morning.

As we were growing older her criticism was getting more than I could handle. Then came the time when I was required to choose a subject to do my masters degree.  I wanted to study Economics, I wasn’t hard working enough, I’d fail , it was enough for me to think about it.

“Oh, but she said, study English.”

“I said, No I won’t ” and chose History instead. I was stubborn, I didn’t appreciate her interference. When I look back I think I should have studied Philosophy. It would have been a subject,I’d truly enjoy.


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  5. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for sharing this. Sometimes our own family members can be some of the most challenging people in our lives. And they are also some of the people for whom we seem to feel the most love.

    All good wishes,


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  12. the power we hand over early to siblings tends to last a lifetime. while you may not have chosen the most interesting-to-you-major, you at least struck out in a new direction. lots of courage in that and, ultimately, learning. thanks for your words.

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