Just a while back I was chatting with one of my school mates after a long time . Infact , I was chatting with her for the first time . We were in the same class for many years , yet we never talked to each other . And two years after school , we were talking like the best of friends meeting after a long time .
Amidst all the conversation a question she threw at me forced me into some thinking . She asked ,” Why you never talked to me in school ? Was I so bad ? ” . I kept searching for words , but didn’t find any . In the end , I threw the same question back at her . She instantaneously replied ,” Because I thought you were a very reserved person and don’t hold any interest in socializing . Plus , you looked so full of yourself and your ego .”
I was shell shocked to hear this . This was the very same reason I never tried to strike a conversation with her in my school days . After we talked for some time I realized that she was miles away from what I thought her to be .
It is nothing more than ” Let him/her approach first ” type of thinking which prevent us from interacting with few people . The result being us conjuring a completely false image about the other’s attitude . We never talk to each other because we are not sure whether the other is interested in talking to us or not . And in the end , we end up being complete strangers to each other . Who knows we could have been great friends .
Going back in time , I remember quite a few faces I never really put an effort to start a friendship with . When I look at the “acquaintances” list of my life , there are quite a few people who could have so easily been in the “friends” list , or even in “good friend” and “best friend” list .
This may be just a chat with one of my old class mate , who has now moved from my “acquaintance” list to the “good friends” . But this has caused me to repent for what I have not done . The person on the other side of the line might have been waiting for me to take the first step . I would have been blessed with a much much larger friends circle had I not hesitated , had I approached them .
Better late than never . Its time to Return to the Past . I am going to search for quite a few names now ( on Orkut , Facebook , Google … anywhere and everywhere )