Wednesday, May 13, 2015

For granted when present, conspicuous by absence

Many times we take things and people for granted, only to be reminded of their importance when we do not have these things, people or privileges any more.  There are not a lot of exceptions, other than our parents and pets, and a few close friends.

Sometimes it takes another person's misery to actually notice how lucky we are.

This is just like salt in our food. We are not even aware of it until there is no salt and everything is tasteless.

Unfortunately, each one of us is the salt in someone's life. It is great on one side, because at least there are a few people who can count on us. But it sucks because we are taken for granted.

This great salt analogy was pointed out by one Purnima Gautam when we were talking about a common friend, Mr. Munna. This blog post will be pointed out to Sh. Munna in some time, after the dust has settled :-)


13 comments:

  1. One of the reasons people take someone for granted is if that someone loses his/her self confidence. Lack of confidence gives permission for others.

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    1. You are so right. I myself noticed difference in behavior of others after some changes in my self-perception.

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  2. There are a few that take everyone for granted that they can, burning through people like crazy. But most do here and there and only realize it when the crap hits the fan

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    1. Such people are the worst. Everyone is a replacable tool for them.

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  3. Being taken for granted is not nice at all. There are just a handful of people that I know I can count on if I need them.

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    1. Yes, and it is even more important to make sure that we are not doing the same to someone else without realizing it ourselves.

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  4. I came across this quote - Give the gift of absence to those who do not value your presence. I realized how true it is.

    Not just people, we take a lot of things for granted and unless we notice it missing in our lives or in other's lives we do not even pause for a minute to think of how lucky we must be. Sigh!

    And nice to know you're back to blogging :-)

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    1. It is a great quote. You are very right about things as well. At least I am guilty of it.

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  5. Short but deep post! Many people take many things for granted knowingly or unknowingly.It takes time, experience, wisdom and knowledge to think how much one is blessed. I believe that if there is love and understanding, there is no need to take someone for granted.

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    1. Thank you. You are spot on when you talk of time, experience, wisdom and knowledge.

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  6. Love your deep meaning posts lol
    These kind of analog-ical conversations are usually a monologue from my dad. So he isn't just lecturing me afterall , no lol
    How have you been ? :)

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    1. Nothing deep meaning from me here. I am just blessed (or cursed) enough to have really 'deep' people in my life.

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  7. KK, you OK? I have missed your delightful posts for 6 months now.

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