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No more evil

Randy Pausch wrote in The Last Lecture, “Find the best in everybody. Just keep waiting no matter how long it takes. No one is all evil. Everybody has a good side, just keep waiting, it will come out… Wait long enough and people will surprise and impress you.”  

It never struck a chord with me, until now. The negativity in me had set my default mode to ‘don’t trust’, ‘the world is bad’ and ‘people are guilty’, until proven otherwise. Small gestures, strangers, life, does change the way we look at things, and sometimes for the better. I’ve realized that the world is not all bad and not all evil, but we have to believe that before we start to see it. I think I’m starting to believe it. It’s the beginning of a new phase for me, one that I hope will outlast all the hatred. Evil really lies in the eyes of the beholder. It’s a nice world from hereon.

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Hello! I'm Shivya. 7+ years ago, I quit my full-time corporate job and started travelling the world. I gave up my home, sold most of my possessions and embraced the life of a digital nomad. I'm passionate about sustainable tourism, offbeat destinations, solo travel and veganism. If you enjoyed reading this blog post, leave me a comment and let me know. You can also buy a copy of my bestselling book, The Shooting Star. Thanks for joining my adventures virtually! Connect with me on Instagram/Twitter @shivya.

7 Comments

  1. Pingback: No more evil | jdTVu

  2. Evil really lies in the eyes of the beholder. It’s a nice world from hereon. ..

    Very nice! 🙂
    Happy journeying on the path of optimism! 🙂

  3. thats great 🙂 So u r givin optimism a chance now 😀 ‘Small gestures, strangers, life’ hope everything helps you in this new phase n hope it lasts 🙂

  4. Randy was an inspiring person. In spite of what he was going through he held his head high and lived the last days of his life. I admire him truly!

  5. When I was growing….all I could hear that world is really a bad place, but now it occured to me, it is really a nice, full of positivity everywhere! Randy Pausch’s Last Lectures are just amazing!

  6. I do agree that “Every cloud has a silver lining” ….. but not all the time one could wait on and on to see the good side of others ….. sometimes you can’t wait long enough to let people surprise and impress you ….

  7. @ saadil: Thanks. It’s not going to be an easy journey though!

    @ Jayesh: I’m already having trouble making it last. You need to write something inspiring your blog (high time too) 🙂

    @ Dinesh Babu: Same here 🙂

    @ neilina: Wow, I thought it happens the other way round. Kids always think everything’s good. And then bang, they hit reality. It’s a good thing you see it otherwise now !

    @ harsh: hmm, that’s why we blog and try to convince ourselves that it’s well worth the wait 🙂

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