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Musings: Thank You Note

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It is so easy to forget those who helped you achieve your dreams when the spotlight is shining brightly on you. It is quite possible to get blinded by the bright lights. Because you want to believe that everything that you’re holding so closely to your heart was achieved because of your hard work. Yes, you did work really hard to get where you are now. However, you have to acknowledge the fact you did have a lot of help along the way.
I remember when I was in the eighth standard we were discussing being arrogant in class. Or something about climbing up the ladder – I don’t remember which. But I remember feeling irritated with the teacher for choosing me as an example. What she said is still burned into my memory. “Now, suppose when Aniesha becomes a very famous author and she’s asked how did she realize her dream and who helped her, and she says ‘Oh, I did everything by myself. I didn’t get help from anyone.’ That would be her looking down at everyone who helped her climb up the ladder …