Ego or family : Your Choice!Amar and Arpitha both were well to do professional who had fallen in love and got married. They had a lovely daughter Aradhana. Each loved their career and were obsessed with reaching the pinnacle before the other. In this quest, their relationship was strained.
The happiness at home was replaced by loud arguments about each doing better than the other. Both were adamant, neither a quarter was given nor taken. Initially, Aradhana was saddened, out of fear and not known what to do, she just kept quite, brooding inside. As things escalated, both parents filed for divorce and were discussing about sharing what they had without even acknowledging the presence of their daughter.
A suffocated, disillusioned Aradhana decided to take matters into her hands. At dinner time, she had a frank discussion with her parents. When it came to deciding on my parents, I did not have a 'choice'. But you both chose to have a child (me). Now you both are so focused on making your choice of divorcing that you have forgotten me. Have you ever thought what would life be for me? with just one of you and no family? Now, you have a simple choice, Choose either your ego and careers or our family, you can't have both. Goodnight!!
The parents were shocked, here were two well educated people who choose to start a family but had lost the plot. Yet, their daughter had commonsense and wisdom to see through them and their problems.
After a long discussion, they chose wisely, the family. When Aradhana woke-up, she could feel the change as her parents hugged her. Some times we become so blinded by our own interests in life that our minds are clouded when it comes to making a 'choice'. At these times, we need someone to point us in the right direction so that we make the right choice.
My entry for the TOW contest.