Imagine you are in a fight. A Boxing match. Facing none other than the Great Mohammad Ali. The odds are against you. Everyone is betting against you. Ali in his prime versus a chump who just got his name picked up due to a lucky draw. The entire world is waiting for the bell to ring and to see how fast does the Great Ali bring this guy down. The bell rings and before you know it, you get the Right Hook, followed by an Uppercut and then in Seconds ... It's Lights Out! The crowd cheers and the commentators say that this is the fastest knockout in the history of boxing! The referee is doing the 10 count. 1! 2! 3! ... The world knows you won't get up because you can't because they know you don't have what it takes. After all you are just a chump. But then, something happens. Something incredible. The crowd goes quiet. The commentators are speechless and Ali himself can't believe what he is seeing. He doesn't see his opponent on the ground but standing tall on his two feet waving to him that I am still standing! Let's do this one more time. Ladies and Gentlemen, that Man did fall but He rose again! And that Man is in All of US!!! ...
I am not a motivational speaker and neither I am a preacher. In fact, I am the most selfish person you will ever meet! And I know that every week when I write these Blogs, I write something that has already been written or something that I haven't. To be honest, My Blogs reflect who I am. So in a way, all of you get to see the Real Me from time to time. I am not a social animal, so I get to meet only a few new faces from time to time. But whenever I do, eventually after all the hi's and hello's and the flirting and sex talks, I ask the main questions. Questions which I ask Myself everyday. And 99% of these 'new faces' don't wanna answer Me because they think these questions are too heavy-duty. They say, why think so much when you can enjoy the normalities of life. I still remember 3 years ago I met this friend and I asked her these same questions and she told Me that I am a very unhappy person and I am not enjoying life and one day, if I live like this, life will just slither by Me and I will die alone. Even today, people somewhat give Me the same answers. Some say, 'chill', while others say, 'love people because love conquers all'. I hear all those 'opinions' and 'statements' everyday but I can't apply them because no matter how hard I try, that voice inside of Me tells Me otherwise.
I believe there are 2 kinds of people in this world. One who ask the questions and one who don't wanna find the answers. One who make a living and one who choose to live. One who wait for love and one who choose to fight. I guess I am the fighter. Since day one, it has always been about fighting for Me. I love to fight. Maybe that is why I love MMA so much! I face hurdles everyday! And even right now, I am fighting My thoughts. I guess 'War' is like a drug for Me and I need it more than love. Call Me crazy but this is who I am. I know I am not perfect, I know I am not goody-two-shoes but I know that I have the urge to fight and win! I know what pain feels like. I know what Anger and Hate do to a person. I know what humiliation and rejection means. I know how it feels to be alone in the Darkness. I know it all. But I also know that I have the Will. The will to fight and no matter how many times I am knocked down, I know that deep within Me is the fire to get up again because life isn't only about getting up every time you fall. it is about kicking-asses once you do stand up again!
I know that My life is different than yours. But it is somewhat similar too. So what if your best friend will eventually leave you? In the end, we all end up alone, don't we? So what if that one person doesn't forgive you for your actions? We all live with our choices, don't we? So what if you are neglected by your peers because they find someone else who is more popular and more profitable and suitable for their needs? You will find your own way. So what life chooses us to carry it's burden? We make our Shoulders stronger! So what if we fall from time to time? I say we rise again! Imagine life as Mohammad Ali and the Audience as the people who will come and go in your life. Life will hit you, beat you to a pulp and still won't stop, even when you are in the ground. But no matter how hard it gets, if you have the will to stand up and face life head-on all over again, it will be amazed by your Spirit. By Your Courage. And by Your Will! I am not saying that the audiences will love you but I know they will respect you! I know that Ali may even the fight due to the judges decision but Ali will know that this was the only guy who went 15 rounds, pound to pound with Me and in the end, he will come to you and shake hands with you. So you see My readers, life is just not about Accepting that you Fell. It is about having the Will to Rise every time you fall. And Kick-Ass! I know I do it every single day. The question is ... Do you?
This is Me, Mahaakshay Chakraborty. And this is My Story.
With All My Might,
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