which part of your life you recollect most.......

@krajibg (11936)
Guwahati, India
May 14, 2009 10:30am CST
Life has many things to present. Sometime it is sad and some time it is happy. But as a whole life has been kind to you. Now the million dollar question is which part of life has been a turning point in your life? And now you fondly recollect those days? Please share.... RAJIB. 14,05.09
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@abanerji (1026)
• India
17 May 09
hi dada! turning point of my life...? i am now waiting for the next turning point... anyways.. my first turning point came when i had completed my high school. i was studying in this convent school for long but by the time i was in 8th grade i had started losing confidence in myself... there were some teachers who always misinterpreted my potentials. many a times i was not allowed to participate in competitions because they thought i would not perform well. i was a quiet girl so i never complained. with time it seeped into my mind that i was incapable and other students were far better than me. after my 10th i moved into a different school and on the first day i said to myself that i would start a new era for myself... i participated in all activities that i desired and i proved to myself that i was not incapable... i regained my confidence and proved that even i can be one of best students.
@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
17 May 09
Hio sis, Now that phase is over and would be better to forget that bad experience. Yes that could be true for teachers treatment in the classroom teaching and outside the campus has a great impact on the future performance of any good student. The same thing happened to me too. I was the best student from 1 to 4 but as I stepped into High school I was no more counted one among the countable one and that almost sent me to the verge of hating to go to school. But as I was in my ninth grade the turning point occurred and now I am what I am thanks to that teacher of mine.
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@ketybhagat (4125)
• India
15 May 09
Believe it or not, I was brought up by a cousin of mine who wanted to be a saintly person, and to help her achieve that, I was unfortunately chosen. I was just 12 years old and my life changed drastically. All of a sudden I was not allowed to eat non veg, no movies, no friends, and just my unhappy self. I was too timid to revolt then and very much a kid under her thumb. That was the first sad turning point of my life. This continued till I was nearly 23, for even after completing college, I was not allowed to work, so I never had money. Then around 25, I said, too much is too much and revolted. I refused to be a slave to her demands, and walked out. That was the second turning point of my life, where I tasted freedom after years and years. Today I am happily married with a son, and she lives alone with loads of sicknesses. I still find it in my heart to forgive her, every time I see her.
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• India
16 May 09
You are a perfect example of new age woman.I am very much touched and moved by your story.I thank God that He gave you the courage and determination to fight back.
@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
17 May 09
Hi Ketty. it was tremendous that you underwent such an ordeal but came our at the end, I wonder how many of you are there to seek the real essence of life ti live. All congratulation to you.
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• India
18 May 09
Thank you, it was hell whilst it lasted, but now its ok. I was never born to be a saintly person.
@Darkwing (21588)
19 May 09
Oh, I've had lots of turning points in my life. For example, my three years in Germany, my change of beliefs to Norse paganism, finding my roots, various places and times. I don't have any one special time as every day is special to me. Brightest Blessings.
@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
29 May 09
Hello Darkwing, Yes I agree to your point to. We have so many at times that it becomes difficult to pick up any at a time. Thanks for the response.
@celticeagle (119215)
• Boise, Idaho
19 May 09
I am going through a period where I recall times when I was young and living at my grandmothers. I think it was brought on by my going by the house that was my grandarents for so many years. They are long gone and the house sold and remodeled. It is hard to see the change even now after so many years have passed. Memories of my childhood spent there are sweet.
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@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
29 May 09
Hi celticeagle, Yes most recollected ones are of the childhood. I too have some that I would like to recollect and go back to the golden days. Thanks for the response.
@Archie0 (4669)
17 May 09
when ever im with my boyfriend that point becomes my best day to recollect and smile everytime... He makes my every moment special.. what i think is, there is no need of only one reason to smile and to recollect and to feel better.. but your every day wid the one whom you love should be so great that you should just dont need any other things around i guess my every moment spend with my bf is the most happiest days when even if i dont have him with me i jst feel so good by recollecting my old memories.....
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@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
17 May 09
Hi, Bur ironical is that even with the most loved one everyday round of your life does not go. May be this is the call of the day and we are made just like that. Thanks for responding.
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@bamrahkirti (1819)
• India
16 May 09
There are so many incidents to recollect but i am going to share with you a good incident which has made me stronger and determined.Basically i was a very shy,sensitive and introvert kind of a person who had had lot of inhibitions about the way she looked.I had been always been treated badly by my relatives because of my dark complexion.I had lost confidence and it started affecting my life too.Then i joined college in 1993 and there i met my Principal.She was a great lady with good qualification but her leg was affected by polio and she used to walk unsteadily.She had great inspirational skills and slowly and steadily she got me under her influence and i started following her. I thought that she had been hit by polio,even though she has reached on the top slot then why can't i.This attitude became my weapon and i took my studies seriously and there i got first position in the University.She was more than happy and hugged me. She has been my lucky mascot throughout my studies.I always owe to her what i am today. I just worship her like God.
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@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
17 May 09
Hi there, there are really some people who really helps our live take a different term might be unknightly and they are the maker in a way and we should be obliged to them. thanks bamrakirti for sharing your experience.
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@code_11 (902)
• Nigeria
15 May 09
Well it all depends on how you look at this, a book i read sometime said let sad things make you sad and happy things make you happy. this i believe in cos its only when you let these to happen that you can but only learn and add more vaule to yourself. You know a bad thing that happened to you today might be where you'll draw up your source of inspration.
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@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
17 May 09
Hi, Adding value is what I appreciate but sad things and you sad and happy things do the same is not the case. Sometime even sad things make us happy and hee what is important is the perceptive quality.
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@rocketsky (1014)
• China
15 May 09
what is more important for me to stick to now is my translation dream .I hope in the following two months I will make it become true .
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@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
17 May 09
Hi, that is the most important thing I too feel. Thanks for your response.
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• India
15 May 09
The part of my life immediately after my marriage are the most memorable ones. It was a wonderful feeling to feel so responsible all of a sudden…there’s a clear distinction between things belonging to my parents and mine…the freedom of doing so many things without having to answer to anybody for them…and the best was to be with my best best best friend…my husband
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@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
17 May 09
Hi Sudipta, the life before marriage and after marriage holds a lot difference and I hope you too had the similar experience. And if it were all good for you you are a lucky one for all do not have this concession. Thanks for sharing.
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@derek_a (10902)
15 May 09
I think the part of my life that I remember as being the most transforming was when I encountered Zen for the first time - it was 1981, and although I had read about it and thought it was good, 1981 was my first experience of the discipline and what it could do. It was truly mind-blowing for me. - Derek
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@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
17 May 09
Wow Derek, that is really an experience. Congratulation for that.
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@subha12 (18453)
• India
15 May 09
There are many parts of life that I recollect. all are not very good about those periods. i remember my childhood spent in another home. then I remember the part of life I spent in other city.
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@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
17 May 09
Hi Subha, I know there are many turns and curves in life that it is quite difficult to pinpoint any particular even as a turning point. Thanks for sharing.
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@hotsummer (10449)
• Philippines
15 May 09
There are more than one event in my life that i can say a turning point in life. but the last one that is unforgettable and affected me was a decade . so long time ago but i can still feel the effect of one short incident in my life. still affected me in many ways, feel sorry about my mistake and makes me want to correct it but still no opportunity seems to present itself yet for me to correct that. I could talk about it over and over again without getting tired. That is how much i got affected by it. it consumed my whole thought and being. it is just something that i can't drive away from my thoughts and my system. even in my life i could be dreaming of it many times. It is more like a nightmare to me to experienced this thing in my life. sometimes in my dreams i am begging for that event to have a second chance to change that thing. I feel that i have lost a very wonderful part of my life because of my mistake during that time. I always think what could have been my life would been if i had not neglected that and i could given that opportunity a chance.
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@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
17 May 09
Hi, It was quite a different experience that you had and I was really moved by your experience. I would really love to think upon that.
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@mimuche (163)
• Canada
15 May 09
for me it was maybe when I was 17. I left my country to go study in the States and that just hit me really hard because it was not as easy as I had thought. But I learned to appreciate more my family and friends and after a year that i will never forget I realized how much I had learned and how much stronger and independent I had become. And that is what has been keeping me going on ever since.
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@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
17 May 09
Oh, That is really an experience to share. Hope your stay in the US was as fruitful as it should have been. It was difficult , I can realize. But life is like that.
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
15 May 09
I am struggling to pin point one particular turning point because there have been many chapters in my life. The biggest one would have to be when I came to live in Australia from Italy at the age of ten. My life changed completely because the way of living is so different in Italy especially back then. It was not an easy experience as a kid to make the transition but nowadays I feel so grateful that I did because I know I would not want to live anywhere else but Australia; I love it here! I often wonder what my life would have been like now had we not moved.
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@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
17 May 09
Hi, Paula, I can well understand what might have gone into you mind as you were a migrating bird. Now that you are an Australian and you love to be a part of this great country is really phenomenal. Thanks for your response.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
15 May 09
Life is full of drudgery and broken dreams but it is still a wonderful world to live in. In my life I have sailed through many patches of events which are memorable and some are no less heart wrenching memories. Life happens and there are many things within it. First of all there is great wisdom, the wisdom of experience and deep thought. Not the forced-ripe wisdom of youth. Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings some truths may emerge, but rarely wisdom, for wisdom rest in the hearts of those with understanding. One that brings me down memory lane which I most treasured in my life was my college days where I enjoyed the prime of my youth and the sweetness and bitterness of falling in and out of love can never be erased from my life history. The few years spend in the mini world of my campus life has given me a great start in life. To realize that there are no secrets and there are no shortcuts that will lead us to wisdom and joy. They still have to be earned the hard way. That's what makes them so rewarding. How can the world not be better even if it is only a few souls who keep the torch of idealism alight.
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@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
17 May 09
Hi zandi, So many patches and so many curves and so many by-lanes are the essence of life I presume. Almost all with a sensitive heart would feel nostalgic of the falling in and falling out days and the bitter sweet experience wrapped round them. Even I too have so many things to recollect and feel happy and feel sad too. My turning point if at all it is applicable was when I was still a school kid and had started accompanying a bunch of "GOOD" friends was addicted sort of to watching movies but a new teacher that joined my school when I was in my ix th standard and he made all the difference and sans his being there you wouldn't know a person here today. thanks for sharing.
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@yoyozhou (356)
• China
15 May 09
I want to say the turning point of me was in my high school. It was the last year of high school.It was a key semester because I should get ready for the university. At that time,my mom got a cancer and divorced with father.I went with my mom. My family changed a lot and I were worried about my mom's health all the time.It seemed everything was wrong. I don't know how it went but all matters passed by.My mom is ok now and I finished my study and got a job. But in my heart something changed and never be back!
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@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
17 May 09
Hi, Thats is wonderful. Is not it? To have the sadness turned into happiness. Thanks for responding.
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• United States
15 May 09
Rajib- Dear friend, there have been many turning points in my life journey as I study, learn, and experience all she has to offer. There is much to learn from Wisdom. The first turning point to me was when I married my first husband. My second when I left that abusive relationship. I had another when I turned to Paganism, and another when I took my first teaching post. My life has been filled of almost mini samhadis as I've learned something from the peace that followed very turbulant times. I had another with several teaching posts, and when I remarried. When I had my children in my present marriage. I think that we can find small turning points all of the time if we look and take the time to listen and be in the moment. I do recollect now and then, but for me I try to stay in the moment as to enjoy what life is offering me right now, right here. Namaste-Anora
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@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
17 May 09
Hi Anora, I do admit that it is really difficult to pin point one or two events as a turning points in life when life become itself a whirlpool of turning points. I can well understand your pain and agony in those troubled time but as you never give up your self and try to derive the most from anything you put your hand on is your great virtue. Thanks for responding...
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@sandymay48 (2031)
• Canada
14 May 09
Hi Rajib..this is a very difficult question to answer. My life has had soooo many ups and downs and turns and twists that I dont know which one to choose. Do you want the good turning points or the bad.... I would have to say as a whole, my life has not been kind to me until I met my second husband whom I married in 2003. Meeting him back in 1995 I guess was the turning point in my life. He was my escape from a life of torture and cruelty. He will be forever in my heart and is definately my soulmate. I live my life now to make others happy, now that I finally am.
@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
17 May 09
Hi Sands, This is really a tough job to pick out any of the so many events from our lives and each has its uniqueness. Still foe some people one or two emerge most important and knowing yours was a delight that a person finally is there to extend a helping hand to others. Thanks a lot.
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@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
14 May 09
I've had so many major turning points I can't point to just one as the most important. Perhaps this one comes close: I was in my late 20's and very poor, living along in an apartment building in a very bad part of town. I was taking my garbage out to the dumpster, it was cold and I had no winter coat. There was an old man walking his dog, he had a cane and we began to talk. He asked me if I ever wished on stars and in the course of conversation he said he always wished for the strength to fulfill God's plan for him. He then told me to put my garbage in the farthest dumpster, not the other one and he went back to his apartment about 20 feet away. In the dumpster was a very warm, practically new coat that fit me perfectly. I knocked on the door he went into but no answer. A look through the windows showed a deserted apartment. I never saw him again. I think he was an angel. I regained my faith that night and have never lost it again. What was your turning point?
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
15 May 09
That's an amazing story dragon54u! I loved reading it because I have had reasons to question my faith in the past and it has never been the same since then. Reading stories like yours does a lot for my spirit! I do think the man may well have been an angel for sure. Thanks for sharing it!
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@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
17 May 09
Wow, this is unbelievable. Did it really happen so? May be. Our faith and believe takes us to the destination sometime. And yes one has so many incidents in life that it really becomes difficult to pin point one. Thanks for sharing such an awesome experience.
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@Trensue (5253)
• United States
14 May 09
Everyone has those ups and downs, but truly - I have a place to live, food and some family and friends who love me and I guess that is all I really need. My turning point came when I learned that people will always mean more than things to me, but this is not the case with everyone and I need to be tolerant of that difference.
@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
16 May 09
Hi You are right that life does not go evenly with everyone else. To speak the truth we may have several turning points in our lives of which one is always crucial. Thanks for your response.
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