Published: September 12, 2019

QUETTA: Don’t wait for the sun to rise on your twilight, create your own glow. Don’t let yourself drown in your own thoughts, cling to the slightest of hope. Don’t let fear cave the walls on you. Become a wrecking ball and knock down the walls of cynicism for the more undermined you are, the higher you can rise. You can become a phoenix and rise from the ashes!

Learn from the deplorable past and then forget it! Don’t create a mental ticking bomb by suppressing your emotions. Let them flow through an astute channel and collect the gems. Be the Titanic that is impregnable to an iceberg. Take passengers on board who are stranded in the freezing water, for you may be the only plank they can hold.

Don’t look at your life in hindsight. It’s always better to live in the present, to wake up and smell the coffee. Knock doors every day for sure someday someone will answer. And don’t turn around when life throws a brick at your head. Change the negative voices to optimistic melodies and follow your heart for it knows what you really want.

Subhan Khan Kasi

Published in The Express Tribune, September 12th, 2019.

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