Yeah, there are things that I can’t do that a normal person can.
But it was easy to make peace with that because so many of my struggles were normal.
As a kid
What to say at the principal’s desk the next day when I would be brought in on charges of stealing,
or whatever fake charges they were putting up against me
As a science student
Which are the 2 subjects that will help me crack it and get into the coveted IITs
Or which one is better – the never-ending Bansal vs Vibrant debate
As a college student
How do I get people to get my proxy attendance,
how do I get enough lab attendance to go through with an A grade
And then… What’s the fucking point of spending four years here and becoming a terrible civil engineer
Maybe the last one wasn’t so normal after all especially back in 2015, but you get the point
As an entrepreneur running a ‘Web’ agency
How the fuck do we stay afloat and get enough money to pay the bills for next month
In my ‘first job’
Argh… he is a terrible boss, what’s the fucking point of this job anyway…
As a cofounder
I hate him but I can’t live without him what the fuck is going on!
As a ‘serial entrepreneur
How do I optimize my time better? What the fuck am I doing with my life? etc…
Yes there were instances where I felt bad about my limitation and felt as if I am missing out – Mostly when I was a kid
And sometimes I still do.
But the point is –
You don’t have to be completely normal to have a normal life… If such a word even applies to life.
if you have enough normal struggles in your life, Life itself becomes fairly normal.
Because then you stop thinking about the few limitations and start thinking more about the many normal things you have…
How many times have you seen the last ranker crying about not coming first?
And the best part is…
when you stop trying so hard to be normal and to fit it… that’s when the special stuff happens