This is something my pen-pal had discussed with me today..thought it would be quite interesting to share it with all of you…
College life is all about having fun, indulging in new activities, exploring various options and of course, learning new talents. So its quite sad when you see a college only stuck on one of the performing arts- be it music, dance or drama or arts. There is a delicate balance struck between all of these talents, so as to build up a better co-curricular activity calendar. This excludes all sporting activities. So when one college gets fixated on only music, it becomes extremely difficult for all the other artistes to perform in other fields. So only those who know music, have a chance to showcase their talents. Ask, any artiste, there is an exquisite sense of pleasure that develops when one is in the limelight or when his or her talent is showcased…
There was nothing much i could tell my pen-pal. Being an average singer myself, i know its quite easy to let your own talents get sidelined. But i guess, it’s what you make best out of it, your god given that matters…that’s the art of your life.
The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
So no matter where you are, even you are forced to shelve your talents, never let it die, do it, indulge in it to get off your daily routine activities…..and someday you ll blossoms out there.
The question for each man to settle is not what he would do if he had means, time, influence and educational advantages; the question is what he will do with the things he has. The moment a young man ceases to dream or to bemoan his lack of opportunities and resolutely looks his conditions in the face, and resolves to change them, he lays the corner-stone of a solid and honorable success.
Hamilton Wright Mabie
So never let go of what you really like to do, regardless of how different the environment may be around you. For those of us who get the opportunity, its up to us to grab and not let go…for we may not live to get a second chance.