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Gautam Prakash

Drama Romance Tragedy


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Gautam Prakash

Drama Romance Tragedy


The Dark Side Of Life

The Dark Side Of Life

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I often wonder why life is so hard? If you really think about it, life is a dragged-on series of misconceptions. Nothing in life is actually the things you hear or see. I am currently on my way home after meeting my cousins; Anderson and Cooper. I am very close to both of them and we share every little detail. Anderson is my dad’s elder sister’s son and Cooper is my mum’s elder brother’s son. There is a saying that money can’t buy happiness but I used to disagree with it because of how cousins' lives turned out to be. 


Anderson married the girl he loved with a lot of sacrifices. He had to stop his post-graduation midway and relocated for the girl. He lived with three kids in a small one-bedroom apartment. Worn out pieces of furniture and faded clothes told me the condition they are in. 


Cooper left the girl he loved for a better marriage proposal. The girl whom Cooper married is the daughter of the richest person in the district. Anderson soon became a well-settled businessman living in a bungalow with his wife and multiple housekeepers at his service. 


This is what I saw before I finished college. One cousin did everything for love while the other did everything for money. My naive mind at that time felt Cooper was the real winner here because he is rich and I figured you would eventually love a person once you are married to them. I too started to follow Cooper’s lifestyle and worked hard ignoring all the marriage proposals as they did not match my salary. Today I am fifty-two years old, unmarried and I am in need of companionship but the time for it has passed away.


Though Anderson often fights with his wife, 

Both of them truly loved each other. They have three kids, each kid worth having infinite money in your hand. Cooper does not fight with his wife but I doubt they are actually happy. When I asked him about children he simply said that he does not feel the need to be a father. Cooper’s millions of dollars in the bank sadly does not compensate for the childless life and love-less life.


I too am an idiot who thought money was everything. I can eat any food I want in the world, but no one to eat with. I can sleep in the most comfortable bed, but no one to hold hands with. I can travel anywhere in the world but no one to experience it with. Money can’t buy happiness, but with happiness by your side, you can earn more money.


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