- Gender and Relationships
Do You Really Reap What You Sow?
There is a commonly heard saying that you reap what you sow, or that you get what you give, but is this really true? Do you always get praised for doing something good or punished for doing something bad? Although this is what we are taught as kids, we soon realize as we grow older that this seems more like a myth in the modern age than the truth.
Many times in our lives we spend countless hours going to great extents to do favors for people who we think are important to us, and most of the time we expect nothing but a thank you and an appreciative smile in return. Even though we ask so little we sometimes get nothing in return, not even that smile. Which makes you feel like you were just used for getting a task done and mean no more to that person than that. And I need not even say that the feeling sucks!
In all honesty the people we experience this most with are close friends and family. So heres a message to almost every human because whether you agree with or deny it, everyone was guilty of making someone feel like they are worthless at least once. Sometimes we seem to forget that people were created to be loved and things were created to be used. And instead end up loving things and using people.
Just because I was always there for you, don't take me for granted because believe me every thread will break at some point. And once broken, things can never be as they originally were. You are, have been and will always be my best friend. The one person I can confide in, but that does not give you the permission to take me for granted. Because believe it or not it hurts buddy. I still remember the first time you asked me a favor, I was excited beyond words that I finally had the chance to help you out! And when I helped you out, all I cared for was the smile on your face after a job well done. But as days passed, the “favors” turned into demands rather than requests. I felt more and more like I was being told what to do than being asked kindly.
Honestly honey, you desired my attention and denied my affection. But it was not just about favors, it turned out that our entire friendship became a corporate office. I remember we used to talk for fun, laugh at lame jokes and last through any fight. Now, it feels like you only talk to me when you need something or everyone else is busy, and that my every word triggers the last nerve in you. Is it really fair? I have always been there for you at even 2 am in the morning and was always there to spend an infinite amount of hours with you through any problem. That’s what I sowed, but what did I reap? What I got in return was someone who felt that my problems were not of their concern, and that spending long hours with me was a no-no. I know that deep inside you really do care about me but my question is how much? Do you really care about me as much as I do you? I guess only time will tell.
On a wider platform, we also see through the news every day that there are many bad people who do bad things and get away with it. We sit there wondering how karma does not seem to be catching up with them. We see increasing crime and harm being done to innocent people and begin to question the entire concept of karma. Do these people honestly get no punishment in return?
We all make mistakes at some points in our lives because we are humans. What matters is how we go about fixing them. One of the hardest parts of life is deciding whether to walk away or try harder. But it is also one of the most important decisions because that will decide your happiness, value and bonds. So choose wisely and remember that life's too short to waste a single second with anyone who does not appreciate you!