Me: Mom why are you upset?
Mom: They didn’t invite me for their son’s wedding .
Me: Who? Whose son’s wedding?
Mom: My aunt’s third cousin who is herself second cousin to my mother. They didn’t invite me ☹.
Me: Mom when was the last time you met them or called them?
A silence ensues ….
Me: Ages right? Then how does it matter mom?
But frown continues till it acquires the shape of grudge which finally creates a unsaillable rift between relations and people.
Well this was an imaginary example on my part but one cannot rule out the presence of such instances in our lives – in our families and around us. We often see people complaining about such trivial issues like they didn’t call me, they didn’t invite me, they didn’t greet me….. it continues. We tag so much of importance to “ME “. We seek validation…
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