Change is always hard. We all like the status quo. For me, the past couple months have been a different sort of ride — working on various activities as part of the Friends of BJP team. I had not given it much thought when I started off on it — it just seemed an interesting sort of thing to do, and one had to move quickly since it was a “limited-time” opportunity given that elections were due in April-May.
The experience of working with different people in an absolutely new space has been very good. There are lots of things I am learning — about India, about working in groups, about people, and about politics. Change, every once in a while, is good.
Life gives us opportunities to do different things, but many times we let these pass by because we are fearful of the unknown. We don’t know what we don’t know. And so, we stick to the tried and tested routine.
I think it is important – even necessary – for us to put ourselves through different experiences, because that is where learning happens in step functions. Not all of it may be good, but it adds to enriching us in different ways. So, my recommendation: next time there is an opportunity to do or try something different, give it a shot. The joy of learning new things can do wonders for us!