After walking about 50 miles, Rizwan couldn’t bear the heat and was exhausted. The water bottle was empty since hours and he knew there’s no drop of water in the sand. But sometimes will power plays an important role. He had a hope that he would find some water and he kept moving regardless of his situation. He had covered two miles now that he saw a well. A well! Rizwan’s eyes shone like the stars in the galaxies that too when the sun was burning his throat away. He knew he would survive now. He realised that the water would quench his thirst and then he knew he would cover the distance to the well in minutes even though it was far enough to be seen like the size of a Matchbox. He continued to walk with the stick in his hand that helped him walk in the sea of sand. With each step, he knew he would get water and he decided to fill his bottle too for the rest of the journey. Rizwan covered the distance within a shorter time limit than he expected. He just now had to drop the bucket in the well and pull it out and drink the potion of savior. The bucket was tied up with the rope and thrown into the well. Tannnnn… It sounded. Heck! The well was empty and now his face too. All the shine from his eyes was gone. Gone forever because that was the last time he had opened them. Yes, he died. With the fact that he would no longer be surviving. Maybe he would have, but he gave up and he killed himself with the hopelessness!
There was a hope for some water. Seeing the well turned it into expectations. But you know what? Expectations hurt and over expectations kill. That’s what had happened with Rizwan. The well didn’t promise him water. There was no way he would know it from the distance. Peeking inside was only way out to know. Having expectations was life taking afterall, he imagined that the water would be found and would no longer need to wander around for it. He decided it was his final destination and so was!
Nothing is promising forever. It’s you who expect and sometimes the expectations grow too much and they kill you deep inside. Learn to live with a two sided mind. Know that a coin has two sides!