Small world…

I am out on vacation to some semi rural area. The place is nice but don’t have proper transportation. I went to drink sugarcane juice and while the vendor was putting the sugarcanes in the machines, I asked him how to reach a place which is about just 80 kms from here. To my surprise he had no idea. He said I have never gone out of this place. I was shocked to hear this. He was a man in his 50s and hasn’t gone out of this small town even once. I paid him for the juice and walked away.

There is this trend going on social sites with various hashtags like #wanderlust #throwback #travellingislife etc. For many of us exploring new places gives us thrill and at some point a sense of accomplishment. But for that guy, this small town is his whole world. He has spent almost all his life in this small town only and he hadn’t shown a mild sense of regret on his face.

In this ever moving world, some people find their world in their homes only and some never do even when they have traveled the world. Its not about how many places you have visited or explored, its just about where do you felt like home.

Wandering should not be confused with travelling. In one, you are lost while in the another, you are found.

~Samar

31 Comments Add yours

  1. Sakshi says:

    It’s so nice to be naive sometimes and be in a state of Oblivion………it helps a few people to stay content with whatever they have . ….I loved these line….. Its not about how many places you have visited or explored, its just about where do you felt like home.

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    1. Yes Sakshi, staying content sometimes is the only thing you require. We are mostly asked to keep thriving but sometimes serenity is all what we need. Thanks for giving your time. I am glad you liked it.πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š

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      1. Sakshi says:

        It was a pleasure reading it😊

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  2. Sameera says:

    And I better go for some lost and found research myself.πŸ’š
    It’s more like what satisfied your soul, being at home or trying to find home. Love the post.
    You thinking haanπŸ˜› enjoy.

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    1. Thank you sweety Sameera.
      Thinking Kaha, I to overthink😜😜
      Yes. M enjoying.😊😊

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      1. Sameera says:

        Haha!πŸ˜‚ Koi ni. Enjoy.!❀️

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  3. alienpoet says:

    So interesting post though. I have travelled 3/4 of the world in length or could say americas not in my list..and I had seen such beautiful places around. And still I feel my village is far better than any other place on the earth and I have not travelled any place near my village except one or two places and most of the villagers are same in this. They have not even travelled 40km away from the place.. it happens mostly in India,..are you from india as well?

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    1. Its good to hear that you have travelled like 3/4th of the world. You must really know what feels like home actually.
      Yes, I am from India and the place I am visiting is not completly a rural place, its just a small town. But not traveling such a short distance really shocked me.

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      1. alienpoet says:

        I am telling even 40km not even travelled…and think of girls..they are very poor in this.not even gone more than 20km away..to such extend we have development..only now we have buses..do you knw we have bus coming to our village 5.30 in the morning and evening ..then how to travel to a 11km town?

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      2. Well I am born and raised in an urban area where you have all the facilities. This saddens me thinking of the girls and the poors of the small village and towns. I hope our country develops soon so that our girls and small town people get more of the opportunities.

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      3. alienpoet says:

        hopefully yea.. but I feel it’s not a big deal for them.. not to be engaged with the so much of chaotic world has.. they r happy with what they have..even I use all mode of electronic gadgets and be updated with latest and breaking news,,im so much stressed and really upset over many political happenings around… am myself being away from all these makes me a healthy life.. we are inviting all stress ourselves thinking of so much stupid things around..this way of living is good

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      4. I was writing reply when my phone switched off by itself. Writing again.
        There are always two aspects to every thing. On one hand they are devoid of the opportunities but on the other hand living such a life is giving them contentment which has become rare these days.
        About you, it’s good you are avoiding these things but choosing what kind of life we want is up to us.
        Some like to keep running while some choose to stay at one place and enjoy the moment.

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      5. alienpoet says:

        yes that’s right… they might miss the opportunities around!! every aspect of life has pros and cons

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  4. Nandita says:

    Oye kitthe?

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  5. Beautiful words. Being content is important

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    1. Thanks Shantanu…

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  6. Enigma says:

    The entire story is overwhelming but the last line..
    It is overwhelming and underwhelming at the same time, literally and metaphorically.

    A beautiful anecdote with such insightful message.

    Enigma πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much Enigma. I missed your comment.
      I want to thank you and many friends here who have helped me in my hard times. You know, I am writing less these days. It is only because I feel very less of the pain. It is fainting now and I cannot write unless I am is in the moment.
      Hope things will turn now from neutral to positive as they have turned from negative to neutral.
      Thanks a lot.

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  7. This is such a beautiful write and has so much meaning to it. Great work πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks a lot dear.

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  8. Orvillewrong says:

    Another enlightening post!

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    1. Ohh. Thank you so much….
      You always read my posts selflessly. Thanks a lot friend.

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      1. Orvillewrong says:

        My pleasure!

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  9. Wah Bhai .. 😍
    yeh baat hui post wali kuch ..!! awesome read.. jab Dil aur deemag Saath na ho toh Switzerland bhi chale toh khushi nhi milegiπŸ˜‚.. aur agar hai toh fir Ghar pe hi heaven lagta hai .. !!

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    1. Thanks a lot bhai.
      The only contentment we need is of the heart only. Place doesn’t matter at all.
      Dhanyavaad.

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  10. Neha Sharma says:

    This was so beautiful! It reminded me of a quote by Harun Yahya:

    “I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth, then I ask myself the same question.”

    The cliches about contentment being the finest virtue are probably cliches for a reason. Loved how you have captured this emotion so beautifully πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much Neha.
      You got the essence of my post and even acknowledged it with such a beautiful and apt quote.

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      1. Neha Sharma says:

        My pleasure πŸ™‚

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