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Edited and Additional Inputs by Back Punch
”Stand up!! you have been very talkative nowadays. I have been receiving complaints against you from other teachers. Surprisingly, you used to be the most silent boy in the class.” Our class teacher had caught me talking to
the girl sitting next to me. She had already given me a warning during her lecture. ”That girl has changed this boy totally,” she sighed, the whole class burst into laughter.
My class teacher, Mrs. Rathod was absolutely right. That girl had indeed changed me from a shy, introvert and most silent boy into the most talkative boy in class.
As it is said ”behind every successful man there is a woman’s touch”. Here, the woman had not made me into a successful, famous personality, instead she made me realize that talking to people is necessary. In this world where networking is essential for strong relations amongst people, talking to people is the key factor in order to understand them for building such a strong network, irrespective if its a man or a woman.
I was an average studious guy, who used to keep his world of ‘people’ to certain limits. I always had a selected few friends, never mingled with anyone and found it difficult interacting with strangers. As this was my nature, it was obvious that my friend circle consisted of few guys I used to know from childhood.
The world of women was only restricted to my mother, aunts and my cousin sisters. I never had the courage to interact with girls and make friends with them, not even classmates.
I used to have a crush on some girls in school, but feared to initiate the talking, didn’t know how to mingle with them and also, if rejected, I would have become the point of laughter. Thus keeping girls in my social circle was difficult.
I always wondered what could possibly be the reason I was unable to connect to the only creation of god to whom the greatest of the great kings have lost their kingdoms to. A ‘woman’ is a man’s most irrevocable weakness. Something I never had tested, and should have been proud of.
That girl cracked opens my cocoon and made me confident enough to fly high in the open world. It’s been 8 years since 10th, but I have never been able to meet her even once to thank her. Thanks to Mr. Mark Zuckerberg, atleast I could continue as her friend on a social networking site.
She was like a God sent oasis in an endless desert, who quenched my thirst and hunger for being a social animal. I always wondered since then, a simple girl with her charming and friendly nature had made a huge difference in my life.
Women can do wonders. It’s high time that we men stop believing that we are the numero uno in this globe and women are just toys for our pleasure. Without women, men are incomplete, like yin and yang, like a body without blood. They have proved time and again that they can achieve greater heights in all walks of life. It still hurts when in a mixed economy and biggest democracy like India, women are treated like dirt. Even with so much education, the society has not accepted the dignity and the ability of women. The news of sexual abuse, girl-child abortion still lingers like ghosts in our society.
At the end, my transformation from a shy boy to a gentleman was because of a girl.
Because when women leave a stamp, they leave it for life.
(N.B.: This story is an original written by one of our readers who doesn’t wish to be named. As mentioned by the person, when he contacted us, this is a true story. The person will be sharing this link with the female as a form of gratitude. The person now leads an active social life.)