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National law school: What was I thinking?

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We have all heard of the story where Akbhar asks Birbal to say a word that, if heard in happiness makes you feel sad and if heard in sadness makes you feel happy. Birbal said “this time shall pass”.

Similarly there is a decision, a happening that at some time made one reach cloud 9 and on the other hand makes one feel or question one's decision-making capabilities making oneself really sad.

June 20XX “I got admitted to a national law university” (no offence to any law school). The day the results come out one gives a treat to one's friends, the coach calls up tells that you have done them proud.

However, After 1 year of law school sitting alone in your hostel room, after a bad day one wonders “what was I thinking” while filling my admission form. I am sure the local college back home makes my neighbour happy at least. And here I am rotting, with no AC, bad food, weird insects and a bunch of lawyers in the making, desperate to go home.

Struggle period halts, one interns somewhere and gets recognition or a moot or conference that gives self satisfaction is bagged by oneself, then again you ask yourself, what was I thinking and I am cursing my decision to be in an NLU. If i wouldn’t be in a national law school i would never see this day.

This journey of our long long life is full of such moments where you ask the same question to yourself many times: “What was I thinking?“

But whatever you were thinking was just the apt thing for you at that moment. We eventually grow out of such moments and these decisions are what make us who we are and what we finally become.

Not only in the aspect of professional decisions but also personal or social decisions. Its human nature to always believe that the grass is always greener on the other side, that many times makes one ask this question to oneself.

The glint and glitter of the sun shining on the other side makes us question ourselves when we have the feeling of regret and the photograph of the garden in totality makes you realise that your side of the grass is green enough.

Like photographs are a taken occasionally, similarly these realizations of your side of the garden being green enough is also occasional.

That’s how it is and it shall remain!

So, what were you thinking.


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