“I will never drink again” was my remark upon waking up to a terrible hangover. A college initiation trip, supposedly meant to act as a bonding session between seniors and juniors seemed to have completely gone wrong. Being new to the idea of college, I had pretty much believed that the Travelers Society of the college would rise up to it’s name and go about masquerading through the misty environs of suburban Gurgaon. Well, that didn’t happen, instead tragedy struck the timid, reticent me. From being thrown around in an algae plaid pool, which would have made any sober person puke at the sight of it( So, it worked pretty well for us, thank you seniors), to dancing around a bonfire like a Red Indian doped sky high, the overnight trip was fabulous. Bonding became just an add-on to the trip because something else had happened, I had discovered myself.
Here is a thing about Wallflowers,they maybe shy but should you get them high, the barriers of social inhibitions fall away like dominoes, sublime and smooth.But if you aren’t a pertinent socialite with much tolerance for drunkards, you might just have to ease yourself to the nearest room and shut yourself in, for wallflowers might drain you out. They get crazy and rock the world around them. If you have seen the movie Charlie Bartlett, you might have noticed that young charlie too has issues wherein he finds it difficult to adjust and showcase his talents. It’s not approval but only appreciation that he seeks of those around him. His dream is to walk up on a stage and announce his name to the world. I don’t say that you should also sell drugs in your college to garner such attention, but if you are shy and miserable, you might consider finding that something that you are passionate about and use it to break out of your shell. It’s not easy, but then anything worth having in life is never easy,
Wallflowers exude such awesomeness, that they not only surprisingly strike you as unique and entertaining, but they also come out as original. This is because, they are volcanoes of ideas which are waiting to erupt. What triggers the reaction is not a pep talk, but a dose of motivation clad in the form of warm elixir of life which swings you high into inebriation. Usually what acts as a hindrance to such eruption, is lack of self-esteem and confidence to thrust your way to the top. If you can hammer this idea into their subconscious that you are genuinely amazing, you shall only rise in life. When you are already at rock bottom, it’s hard to dig down further. Wallflowers realise just that in a magical moment, and in that moment they cease being wallflowers, and become what they were destined to be; brilliant ,exuberant and plain awesome.