Writing 101#3: One -Word inspiration
Prompts come in many different forms. Sometimes a single word is all you need to get your mind’s wheels turning. Here are six words:
Select one word in this list that speaks to you in some way.Have you always wanted to write about that wrong decision you made? Are you a long-term traveler looking for the right city to settle? Do you want to write about your relationship?
Regret is the word I feel speaks to me.
Although I think I’ve made right decisions in my life, my mind tells me I did not. Not working hard enough in primary and high school is one of the regrets, I have. I did not try to see what I could have accomplished if I were a little more careful in my studies earlier in life. I was happy getting passing grades without making any sincere efforts.
It is said,”Time and tide waits for no one” I heard it several times, I even loved repeating it. What I did not do is take a closer look and find out what message was I getting from these few words.
I wanted to have a good education, I knew this was what my parents wanted. I did accomplish this ambition. Still something tells me I should have listened to my uncle, who once told me, “Ranu you should study Philosophy.” I heard what he said but didn’t care enough to know what the subject was all about. I studied History instead, maybe I was good in remembering dates, which probably is the reason why I opted to study History.
Now when I look back I feel I did not make the right decision. When I read about Philosophers I find so much joy knowing, how they entertained us with their knowledge and are continuing to do so despite the fact they are no longer among the living.
I have realized what I could have done when I was a student, the fact that I didn’t makes me unhappy sometimes.
I am happy I got the opportunity to study about Iqbal through online courses and Tagore,when I started blogging. Both were great philosophers in their time!
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