Judge

X: I gave up the one i loved and spent a life-time of compromise, all for my family, and the strength it took to do that, you cannot even begin to imagine, so don't you dare judge me as a coward; don't you dare judge me at all.

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Abdul Sami said…
story of our lives in a suppressed culture...

you were a coward to be not able to stand up for what you believed in !!!
Awais said…
"you were a coward to be not able to stand up for what you believed in."

I am tempted to think in the same manner, but i now realize that the matter is not that simple. One doesn't just believe in one thing in life.
Abdul Sami said…
i... hav been down that road... where i had a choice to destroy my life... and turn into sombody who keeps repeating that statement to my children... or to stand up and end the tension once for all

the latter option took some guts... and tbh i m not sure if i wud b able to repeat it... but bleev me... it is the more courageous way...

we like to think we r being good by being sacrificin.. but that is jus a lie we live in... and take it out on others... and make them suffer for our sacrifices!
Salman Latif said…
Well...it's a double-edged sword really. You go on sacrifising everything and compromising your dreams. Or you go diametrically opposite at the premise of objection to sacrifising and think it to be right way.
Sometimes, you gotta sacrifice. Infact, I'd say, u oughtta.
At oders, u oughtta stand up and object - and if you're strong enough, you'd convince oders too of your choice.
F. said…
I understand what you're all saying,and believe me,if this were about anything other than love,I'd agree.But love is neither principle nor politics.It is not about what YOU believe in,and what YOU want.Love does not begin and end at I.There is another person involved.Can you promise what you know you may never be able to give?Can you ask that person to toss aside their life for sake of your love?Can you drag that person down with you?They may want to.But what love ever mattered more than the beloved?Sometimes the best thing you can do is let go. And it takes more courage than you think.
Abdul Sami said…
but lov is at the core of everything... each and everythin !!!
Kunwal said…
one alternative requires courage and the other strength.

the sayer of the quote referred to the required strength. the lack of courage would unjustly belittle the the strength that he/she put in the chosen life.

you cant compare courage with strength. they re both important in life.
Awais said…
@ Kunwal

Well-pointed out.