Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Pay Attention!

I never thought I could make it … to what I am now. I was branded 'underdog' , 'way below average' or something worse amongst the ‘smart’ and the ‘wise’. But there is definitely a comeback for those people who thought they were smart and wise. Eventually, time answers to all questions.

As a child, I couldn’t relate to anything in the world I live. I could not see the difference of what is real compared to what I think and as I see it.

A B C D E F…. I thought alphabets are friends and should never be separated so I always placed them together ABCDEF. And some found it inappropriate. My teachers ...But for me it was cruel to separate friends. That was my world. So speak to me in the language I understand…reach …relate.

Alice’s wonderland was acceptable but not mine? Trust me, mine is way better than Alice’s. A talking rabbit? I had a flying tiger! beat that ! game over !

I can’t look at the dull black board for more than a minute because I like yellow boards with blue writings on it …do you have any? No . I can’t hear you as there is too much of sound around me. I can’t see you since there are too many other good things to look at. What am I talking abt ‘ADD’ man, but no complaints. I took it with good spirit. Yes of course , I did went through shit …a lot of shit…I mean a loootta shit but I made it and I bet you will too.

I don’t quite agree with the terms like… ‘ADD’ or ‘dyslexia’ it is not a disorder or a disease …it is a harmless phantom in your mind. It is just a phase and it cannot be disruptive.

None knew about this at that, and the teachers who are supposed to know about this did not know and they try to reason out with the parents…”out of all the children yours is not what we want here” .

Oh, do you know me too well?? Or you don’t since I haven’t raised my hands ever to answer your “what did the rat say to the cat” questions? …yea… bite me bitch!

And for those kids around me who thought they made it great at school and later turned out be a bunch of losers… man…I laugh at them….like point my fingers and laugh at them.

Oh the number of times I was compared to other kids…made me hate the system, the people who made it …the people who supported it and the people who did not take a minute to understand what exactly was going on.

My education, that is what I accepted as education was for about 3 years… my college. I learned everything there.

My school sucked…the teachers pay all their attention to kids who is smart and who pays a lot of tuitions fees and ‘donations’ for home improvements…and the kids were so corrupted in that age, they knew had no guilt or shame about the whole deal.

So here is the deal ! I can’t Pay Attention to you, your baseless system , I can’t pay attention to your face…I can’t hear you…in the words of Arnie…”talk to the hand cuz the face can’t hear you” …

I couldn’t even turn to my parents for help…I mean…what do you expect from people who were born and brought up in a small town in Kerala. Both my parents are smart…they had great academic history for that matter even my sister. Now , you know how it is … I was the ugly duckling or something. Not many ppl are lucky enough to get parent’s like Suchitra’s who did understand what was going on with their child.

But things do turn around for good…and time did answer it. I was great in everything later… but much later. I was into all kind of sports…college meets…at work and now I have my own business and am well established. I am not working for any dumbass boss, I haven’t been to States and suck up to my American salary. I am right here and living it up. I made everything from scratch for myself and not my inherited wealth. I believe in myself and that is what is more important. So you do that too…if any of those fat sons of bitches or glasses wearing snobbish skank trys to put you off. Show them how we do it alright ???

And please do not commercialize it and make money of some sensitive issues that you don't understand.