Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Ego....

“Have you gone crazy!! I have no ego issues. “shouted Kshitij at the top of his voice.

Really!! You don’t like hearing a ‘no’ for an answer, you don’t like borrowing money from your friends even when you need it, you don’t like going on a friend’s treat because you have never treated them and still you say you have no ego issues. Small-small things define your attitude towards life and you have a very high self esteem. Self esteem = not hearing ‘no’ = ego. Well this may not be always true but it is in your case.

Navya’s words kept Kshitij wondering. He met her some 2 years back and they became very good friends. Navya was a very helpful, sweet and friendly girl and Kshitij was always there by her side whenever she needed him, he can do anything to help her, to be with her. They both share a passion for food, both can hog like pigs, they were hogging buddies. They had nothing else in common except for this one more thing – ego. They both have ego issues. Navya always knew that she is suffering from this disease, Kshitij didn’t; but Navya could always see the symptoms of this disease in him. It was she who made him realize this. Their friendship lasted for some two years. They fought a lot in those two years and also spend some very good moments together. No matter how much they fight, in the end they were good friends.

Things changed one day. They again fought with each other on some stupid issue, but this time the fight was different. This was their last fight as they never fought after that and this was because they never remained friends after that. It was the ego that came in their way and eventually they both stopped talking to each other, stopped having lunch with each other. Navya left India after 2 months. Kshitij couldn’t even say goodbye to her as he had to go to his home around the time Navya was leaving India. He didn’t even meet her before going home and by the time he came back, Navya was gone.

It has been three years now. They had never spoken to each other since their last fight. Kshitij could never forget his friend and the same was with Navya. They both liked each other so much and were such good fiends but could not speak again. They often wonder at the power of this ego which has separated two good friends with such an ease, their ego was even bigger then their friendship. They know it’s just an ego that is coming in between their friendship, yet they made no effort to make any amendments; they are still suffering from this disease. Such is the power of this ego.

May be one day they will find a cure to this disease and will realize what all they have been losing all these years and then they will be friends again, that will be the day they will realize that life is so short and one cannot afford to waste it on stupid things like this. One day.... some day.....

After writing this story I realized how difficult it is to write fiction. Kudos to all those people out there who write fiction with such an ease.

17 comments:

dory the fish said...

Achchi hai story though I felt u could have ended it a bit differently.. starting's v nice..

Jaspreet said...

:D writing fiction is something that seriously is very difficult..nice 1st attempt vaise :)

Quaintzy Patchez said...

Wow, you wrote this coz you wanted to see how difficult it is? Nice try! You'll never know :P

laddu said...

@dory.. this was the only ending that suited me the best for this story.
@Jaspret and Prachi.. i have been thinking from a long time to write some story so i came up with this one.. yeah fiction is not easy.. :):) but i must say its at least easier then poetry..:):)

Quaintzy Patchez said...

arey! poetry is even easier... going by what bloggers call 'poetry' - you will be surprised how many 'poets' exists in this bloggerville! :D they just take words and put them together and pour it on their blog... and become famous!

Goofy Benedict said...

Bhai this is a nice one, and i am really sorry to leave this comment on what is clearly a "scripted from scratch" story but i think i've read something like this before.

laddu said...

@Prachi.. haha.. they atlest take the words and put them together.. i find even that difficult.. well like the way i tried fiction this time, may be some day i will try out poetry also.. who knows may be i can also get famous..;);)
@Goofy..oh is it !! seems someone has stolen my thoughts..:P:P

Tanvi Nimkar said...

Common fiction is the most creative things to write about....and 'cause you don't have to adhere to any specific reality, just wear those wings and let your imagination fly :)
Interesting story!

Thanks for visiting me, hope to see more of you :)

Mehak said...

wow, ur becoming a writer!! :D
alternate career path milgaya! :P
yes, fiction is not easy and takes a lot of practice but your first attempt is good coz it brings out something that most people do face at some point in life or another.. the only problem with this is that its written in a somewhat passive voice...but good attempt! i can't believe u wrote a story... great!

laddu said...

one of my fds status msg in fb says dis - God Damn ego... I thought educated people were smart enough to realize that ego is a product of uncivilized and uneducated thinking.

Cones said...

Man.. Too senti!! Nice though.

Sayani said...

kudos to you too. It's a pretty nice start up and can we hope for more in future?

tc
sayani

its_me said...

nice...and ..2 pepl with big ego..in a relatnship...hmmmmmmm....!!!!!!!!!

Yamini said...

are you sure it's fiction? or just a cover up? :D

Just break the story into small paras and create the dialogues with "---". It creates an impact.

The last line was good...awesome punch!
Well attempted!

Palak Vasant said...

Hey Laddu that really was a good attempt you should write more...I like the characters and the way they are weaved nice one :)

gohost said...

If Ego will come in your life means each and every activity it will distrubed you life. so don't echo with your lovest one. Most of the people not follow above tips. if follow means he never failed her life.

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Pooja Joshi said...

I a nice post you wrote this bcoz you wanted to see how difficult Nice try :)

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