“Et tu, Brute—Then fall, Caesar!”

I read Julius Caesar play in schools and was fascinated by this line “Et tu, Brute” since then. It means “Even you, Brutus!”. it is commonly used for someone who you never expected betrays you, I am sure by now you must be thinking why I am telling you this.  Julius Caesar was once a roman emperor who was stabbed by his most trusted personal Brutus. His last word to Brutus were “Et tu, Brute”

Similarly, even in our life you will get a push backs, betrays, disappointments, at times from the people or situations you least expect from. Sometimes the people who hurt you the most are your own people. The people who will misjudge you could be your own family. The people who may not ever understand you could be your life partner. However, be determined to stand up, speak for yourself and make sure you keep your thoughts across. T

We can choose be in the below 2 types of category:

  1. Theone who are full of doubts and fear.” They are okay being this way. The are the accept the life the way is. They accept the situation and people in their life the way they are because CHANGES makes them uncomfortable. They rather sit down and criticize about life then to do something about it. Opportunities come and go, and they keep on wondering of all the what ifs. What if I fail, what if I do this and lose my wealth, what will people say, how will I face the world if I fail!!! They are okay to live with the norms. As they are afraid to fight back and stand up for themselves.
  • The ones who try and do not give up.” No matter what life is giving is throwing at them they either make the best out of it or change it. If life gives them lemons they make a MOJITO out of it. They may make history but they are the daily life fighters. They break the stereotypes, and the ones who has the strength to take risks. Life is not easy for them as well but they make sure they do something about it. Life does not come with a manual; it is like a test and trial basis kind of thing. I remember when I was young, I used to fight a lot with my mom about what I want and my beliefs. Once my uncle(mama) visited our house, I was sad and did not even meet him. I was sulking in my room. He came up to me and ask me the reason behind the way I was. I told him I was fed up with these everyday fights and I do not want to fight with my mom daily. It destroys peace of our house. And what he told me that day I still remember. He said to me you will have to fight for your rights, if you will not fight for your rights and if you will not stand in what you believe in nobody else will. Everybody must fight their own battles in this life and will also have to take risks.

Now it is up to you to decide which category you want to be in. It does not matter what you have been till now what matters is what you want to become going forward.

You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you. – Brian Tracy

-Apurva

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