Sunday, May 11, 2008

bday schmurtday

A few days ago, I went to this birthday party and as usual I got drunk. That, however, is not the point of this entry. The point of this entry is this:

At the latter part of the party, the celebrant, who has become like a sister to me, started crying and saying things like 'you're leaving us na... we won't see you anymore... you'll be in med and you'll be too busy... you'll have a life as a doctor and you'll forget us.' Wouldn't that just kill you. Imagine your younger sister saying things like that to you. Damn. All I could do was hug her and tell her that everything she said wasn't true. Of course, we won't see each other that often but we will still see each other and I'll never forget her.

When I was interviewed for asmph, they told me that I wanted to please a lot of people. They said that in reality, we can't please everyone and there will be a lot of times when we'll be disappointed with the results. All I said to them in reply was this, 'I know that I will not always get the results I want, but the important thing is that I tried to achieve that result.' More often than not, when we try, we can get something that is close to what we wanted. It might not be the exact result, but at least we get something almost like that.

Trying is the best part of life because it is only when we try that we experience, we grow and we become more human. Nobody said that keeping friendships, being successful in your job, or having a good relationship with your family was easy. But that is the challenge, even if it isn't easy, we just have to try because getting half of what you wanted is better than getting nothing.

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