I'm Glad That I Met Him

I'm Glad That I Met Him

He changed my life, but it took me years to realize how much he meant to me.
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Do ever wonder why you meet someone? You may or may not thinking about this question because we meet so many people every day. Of course, we are on the same page. If we are getting something for free, without effort, or even accidentally, we take it for granted. When I met this person for the first time, I did not realize who he was. Do I know him? I have tons of questions in my mind. I was not able to answer these questions because I took it for granted (or, I should say I did not pay enough attention to it).

He was a guy from a different side of the world, who has a passion for music. He had that all but was never given an opportunity till I met him. I saw a passion, a desire, and a determination to prove something. You may have heard that “every great dream begins with a dreamer,” and he was the dreamer. He had a dream. Freedom incorporates the open door for thriving and achievement, accomplished through diligent work.

He didn't just have a passion for music. He found himself because of music. He loved music since he was a kid but never realized that it was something so real to him, something that was missing in his known world. His education was a priority and thus he was not able to explore something else. He was amazed by his own passion for learning music and often shared his happiness with me. He wanted to make others feel happy through his music.

And he did. I have seen a different him every day since I met him.

Moreover, I have never seen someone with that much of energy, that much drive to perform an unapproachable task. When I asked him, "What is your purpose? What do you want to prove? To whom?" He had no such answer. He chose to follow his dream, what he always wanted to do without even being concerned about what others would say about him. He was not doing something wrong. I evermore saw him as a quiet person with a great smile on his face. He always had something nice to say to me, and even he amazed with his optimistic perspective about life.

He and I often had hours of conversations about life, space, and physics. On top of that, he always astonished me with his creative approach to composing music. When I was not sure about applying for the state classical concert audition, he was the one who convinced me to do it. I want to tell you that today, I still feel proud of myself for making that decision. It was a life-changing decision.

I still remember him saying, "You may feel disappointed, lonely, sad, or unwanted because you might not have achieved your goal or your dream. Your journey may seem infinite, but you will get there someday!" I refused to accept his absurd and evasive argument because it only sounds better when you hear it in the motivational speech. He noticed my apathetic response. Later, he replied with an assertive tone that “every sound has an echo.” Every effort you make to do something adds up. "You may or may not realize now," he continued.

As expected, it was hard to believe, but I understood what he was trying to say. If you want to be heard, you have to shout (in a positive way) without fear. I knew him for more than seventeen years, when I finally realized how important he was and he is in my life. Now, I wonder where would I have been if I would not meet him. I probably would have lost somewhere in the middle of forest field with a bunch of why, how, what, and who with an extensive path in every direction where I would have standing. He was my shadow! He was my echo! It was me, myself! He was the 'one person I am glad I met.'

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To The Grandmothers Who Made Us The Women We Are Today

Sincerely, the loving granddaughters.
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The relationship between a grandmother and her granddaughter is something so uniquely special and something to be treasured forever.

Your grandma loves you like you are her own daughter and adores you no matter what. She is the first person you run to when you have a problem with your parents and she never fails to grace you with the most comforting advice.

She may be guilty of spoiling you rotten but still makes sure to stress the importance of being thankful and kind.

Your grandma has most likely lived through every obstacle that you are experiencing now as a young adult and always knows just exactly what to say.

She grew up in another generation where things were probably much harder for young women than they are today.

She is a walking example of perseverance, strength, and grace who you aim to be like someday.

Your grandma teaches you the lessons she had to learn the hard way because she does not want you to make the same mistakes she did when she was growing up.

Her hugs never fail to warm your heart, her smile never fails to make you smile, and her laugh never fails to brighten your day.

She inspires you to be the best version of yourself that you can be.

You only hope that one day you can be the mother and grandmother she was to you.

A piece of girl’s heart will forever belong to her grandma that no one could ever replace.

She is the matriarch of your family and is the glue that holds you all together.

Grandmothers play such an important role in helping their granddaughters to grow into strong, intelligent, kind women.

She teaches you how to love and how to forgive.

Without the unconditional love of your grandma, you would not be the woman you are today.

To all of the grandmothers out there, thank you for being you.

Sincerely,

the loving granddaughters

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Dear Fellas, Consistency & Communication Is All We Ask For

So, why aren't we getting the same?

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Dear fellas (who fall under this category of course),

As you can tell from my title, it's time to talk about the problems with MOST guys in today's generation. This article isn't meant to bash all of you, but most of you need a reality check when it comes to. I'll start with this:

It's really annoying when most of you guys start a good conversation with us and then it eventually dies out because you lose interest in us. You even label things as "the talking stage," which to this day, I still don't understand the purpose of that. You come in our messages and go for long periods of time, only to message us weeks later like nothing happened. The excuses are tiring and pathetic, yet you claim that you care and you were just busy with work/school.

READ HERE: Having A 'Talking Stage' Proves Why Millennials Suck At Dating

What I do know, is that if you actually cared about someone, you would be invested in that person and not disappear. We shouldn't always have to be the ones to triple text and make an effort. Once we find our self-worth, its hard to settle for less at this point. If you don't feel the same way, please communicate with us and let us know. There's one thing people hate and that's wasting precious time. If you do "like us," be consistent. We don't appreciate the half-of-everything type.

READ HERE: 25 Annoying Phrases Guys Use When They Aren't Feeling You Anymore

Life is short and it's time to grow up.

Also, notice how I keep saying "most" of you guys. However, if you feel offended by this article, it's probably you who needs to change.

Thank you for coming to my unofficial TED Talk!

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