“Oh you’re so good at Math. Why don’t you become an engineer?”
“I think you guys get along really well. Why don’t you get into a relationship?”
“I saw you having fun at the party the other day. I don’t think you are an introvert.”
“You’re 25! It’s about time you should get married.”
Whenever I come across some people making comments like these to other people around me, I can’t help but empathize with them. I wish I could tell them they’re suffering from a chronic case of tunnel vision.
But now I guess it’s time for me to speak because I’ve found the medicine to this serious illness. It is ‘reality check’ – a medicine that helps people see things for what they are (rather than what they want those things to be).
People who take a dose of reality check every now and then realize that the person who is good at math might be interested in becoming a writer. The two people who get along well, might not be romantically attracted to each other at all.
Realistic people know that introverts socialize selectively, they’re not aliens altogether. And, 25 may not be the right age for everyone to get married.