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Are we done with making friends before we're adults? Here's why the poet says it is better when you're older when you pick your friends.
Are we done with making friends before we’re adults? Here’s why the poet says it is better when you’re older when you pick your friends.
You are in your twenties/thirties/xties
And you think you are stuck with the friends you made
When you were younger and happier
I want you to know and understand
You are dead wrong
There is no end date to which you can make new friends
Yes, it’s harder but it isn’t impossible
In fact, it’s better this way
You’re at the right age for forging real connections
For you know who you are and what you want
Unlike in the past, you don’t have to conform
You can choose people you actually want to hang with
Without worrying about fitting in
Without caring about what the world thinks of you
Isn’t that worth the fear of reaching out to strangers?
Or putting in time and patience for friendship to blossom?
In the end, the choice is in your hands
Of making friends who totally get you
Or letting the status quo take over
So that you never dare to expand your circle
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Mahevash Shaikh is a millennial blogger, author, and poet who writes about mental health, culture, and society. She lives to question convention and redefine normal. read more...
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I watched a Tamil movie Kadaisi Vivasayi (The Last Farmer), recommended by my dad, on SonlyLiv, and many times over again since my first watch. If not for him, I’d have had no idea what I would have missed. What a piece of relevant and much needed art this movie is!
It is about an old farmer in a village (the only indigenous farmer left), who walks the path of trouble, quite unexpectedly, and tries to come out of it. I have tried my best to refrain from leaving spoilers, for I want the readers to certainly catch up on this masterpiece of director Manikandan (of Kakka Muttai fame).
The movie revolves around the farmer who goes about doing his everyday chores, sweeping his mud-house first thing in the morning, grazing the cows, etc and living a simple but contented life. He is happy doing his thing, until he invites trouble for himself out of the blue, primarily because he is illiterate and ignorant.