Imagine for a moment that someone is asking you one question, who is the most important person in your life.
Now, the definition of the most important varies from person to person, but what is the definition of the most important, at least in this story challenge you will come to know when I would share this story with you.
Asked My Mother
But I remember asking the same question to my mother.
Tell me, who is the most important person in your life?
Anyway, my dad was sitting next to her and she looked towards me and she said, Praveen, my brother.
And I said, why mama tell me? Tell me one incidence why you think like that?
She said, “Praveen you know I belong to a very small village, hardly 50 to 60 families in that village. And I lost my mother very early in my life when I was just six or seven years old and unfortunately my dad was alcoholic. My brother took care of everything. And when I was 18 to 19 years old, people started coming to our home with a marriage proposal. One family came. This family was very rich.. There’s no comparison between where they were and where we were. And my father said yes to this marriage, but there was one problem in that boy, he could not see from one eye. And we all were waiting in that meeting. It’s called baithak in Marathi where they decide marriages. So, we all were waiting for my brother because without my brother, we cannot take the decision. And my brother didn’t come intentionally because he knew that if he comes, he will be forced to say yes to this marriage. And because of that, they all left. But then I asked my brother, why did you do that? And this is normal, if you see nowadays, even in those days, I’ve seen brothers that try to get rid of sisters very early, especially in villages. And it was a good proposal apart from that one physical problem in that boy. And she said, I still distinctly remember this. I asked my brother, why you didn’t come. I know you have not come intentionally, but why? And my brother said because I love you and I don’t want to marry you with a boy who is not hundred percent fit. He had all the options of choosing the easy way, but he decided to choose the difficult option without any benefits for him. That’s the reason he’s the most important person in my life. And she said, Praveen wherever I’ve reached in my life is because of my brother.”
Who Is The Most Important Person In Your Life?
And so gentleman in this story challenge, you have to pick one story, which will tell us that, yes, this person is the most important person in my life because this person has decided to choose a difficult option in the presence of an easy option, no benefits for this person.