During my school days, I was one of those shy and distant kids who would just sit in a corner for an entire day. For me, my books were my only world. Even during, breaks, I used to just sit in a corner of the ground and see other play games. It was not like I wasn’t interested in joining others or making new friends, I always felt myself below par when compared to my peers. I always had a preconceived notion in my mind, that my advances towards new friendships would be restricted. And I just didn’t want to suffer a rejection.
Once during my English class my teacher shared a little story with us. It was about King Bruce and a spider. It revolved around a lost battle and how King Bruce, despite being losing the battle won it at the end. He was inspired by a little spider in his prison shell. The little movements by the spider and the way it was taking rejections impressed me a lot. I was so surprised that I myself started observing the movements of spiders at home. Once, a spider took around an hour to reach at the top of a wall and I cruelly dropped it down. To my surprise, within seconds it started making its way again.
This incident was a game changer for me. I realised, rejections were never a failure. The world may treat me bad, but I can stand up again and start working again. There would be time when people would like and appreciate me. From that day to today, I love mixing with people, learning new things and making new friends. I think, there is just no word called rejection or failure as everything can change any moment.
Submitted by Anonymous
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