Today I am relieved!Since my childhood I have had a habit of talking to myself. I always used to say something before the eamination, before a crucial football in which I was participating, or when I used to walk alone. The habit of talking to myself used to make me determined; it helped me to fix my target and focus on it.
However some local uncles and some of my friends used to ridicule me for this odd habit. Some well-wishers even brought this to my parents' notice. But till today, my parents have never said anything to me in this regard. They are very well aware of this habit of mine.
Even now at such mature (?) age, I sometime talk to myself. While I had been appearing in my MBA/MA(IR)/MA(PA) examinations, I had to appear in various papers after attending office full day and then studying entire night. Even then I used to talk to myself for self-motivation. Many of my relatives from my marriage felt the habit very awkward.
Today morning I have read an article in the Times of India. It states that talking to oneself is not weird, rather it helps the person to perform better. This is the findings of a study conducted by Bangur University.
I am relieved now! I am going to preserve this news-item for future reference-to silence my future tormentors!