Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Words of the wise:

"You can read all the books u want," he pointed at my notebook, "but it is life that teaches u the most."



I looked at him knowing he doesn't want me to reply, and nodded.



"As u get older, u will know exactly what every person u encounter expects from u," he went on, "you will learn that people are hardly ever what they lead you to believe they are,"



I gave him a sceptical look, just for the sake of it.



"You will find a way to read people, but I see that you already do that,"he summoned.



I smiled.



Little did he know, that the girl he thought was handled by kid gloves and sheltered from ugliness had learnt the hard way, that everyone has a hidden agenda. That acquaintances hardly ever make it to anything more than just that because of a highly structured filter, that " better safe than sorry" became a rule of thumb regardless of how boring it is.



So I just nodded, and continued to smile :)



- to experiences; the good, the bad and the ugly xx

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5 comments:

Mi said...
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Mi said...

"u will know exactly what every person u encounter expects from u"


It's more appealing to me to keep expecting the unexpected from life, generally.

I hope that doesn't change when I grow up wiser.

Fastidious Babe said...

i guess being surprised is good, gives life that edgy thing, but.. on the other hand.. it hurts the most when ur not expecting it to.. tu sais? xx

Baroque said...

totally agree..
"اللي ما بيعلموا آمه وابوه إتعلمه الأيام والليالي"
as my Palestinian tutor used to say..

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