MS Comparison Sucks!
MS Comparison Sucks!4 mins 284 4 mins 284
(MS means Message Story. It is a message story which means there is a hidden message in the story. It’s you who have to decode the message and find it out whether the message is right or wrong or it goes beyond these two options.)
Praveen was sitting on a comfortable sofa in Vicky’s house. Coffee was served to them by Vicky’s mom and soon the conversation broke up.
Vicky - Oh, my dear Praveen Ji, I am very happy with my life.
Praveen - That’s a good buddy.
Vicky - Now, I have everything. One small home, a good job that gives me about thirty-two thousand everything which is quite sufficient for running a small family like mine.
Praveen - Yeah, that’s true.
Vicky - You know what the actual need of a person is… satisfaction. For a happy life, one needs just satisfaction. The ironic fact is that one can’t understand this simple fact for the whole of his life. People earn in lakhs and still, they are mentally upset. You know why? Again dissatisfaction. But I have learned the way of life. I am satisfied with whatever I have.
Praveen - Yeah, true. If you are satisfied with your simple clerical job and small house then that’s obviously great. You are a happy man then.
Vicky - Haha, yeah. I am really happy with my life.
Praveen - Hey, one thing I forgot to tell you. I just came to know about it yesterday!
Vicky - What? I think it is very interesting.
Praveen - Yeah, it’s very very interesting.
Vicky - Then please tell me soon. What are you waiting for?
Praveen - You know Sheenam who studied with us in our school days, the most attractive girl of our school?
Vicky - Yeah, I remember her.
Praveen - She has become an I.A.S. officer!
Vicky - (the brightness of his face decreased a bit) Oh, that’s great!
Praveen - And you remember Kushal of our class. He was an average student then.
Vicky - Yeah, I remember him.
Praveen - He has become an I.P.S. officer!
Vicky - It’s really unbelievable!
Praveen - You were the brightest and the most intelligent student of our school and you are a simple clerk. Despite you are a simple clerk you are still very happy and satisfied with yourself. I really admire you for it. Okay, now I got to go. Bye. Nice to talk to you. (He exits.)
Vicky to himself - Oh, Sheenam has become an I.A.S. officer. I secured three percent more than her in my school days. Had I tried I would have become an I.A.S. officer too. And Kushal he was just an average fellow. But now he will be in newspapers and everybody will respect him and what I am doing being here in my small room. Nobody knows me. Nobody respects me as they are getting respect now. Kushal was not even a good guy and now despite I am good, I am nothing before him. Praveen has disturbed me completely! Oh, what am I thinking? I should not think like this. I am satisfied with my life. Perhaps, I am lying to myself. Am I really satisfied or have I disturbed my peace by looking at other’s lives?