It is never too late to be what you might have been.― George Eliot
In life we all, knowingly or unknowingly, give up on things that makes us who we are. We casually forget our roots as we climb the staircase of life on the ascending steps of age as time marches by. Only memories remain of a time and place wherein certain habits, ideas, mannerism and a life, which perhaps, laid of the foundation on which we ascend, through the mirage of time.
Many who look back, often see a reflection of their thoughts and dreams. Dreams which remained unfulfilled or latent talents that remained untapped. Many, at this point of time, give up on something that they held so close during their childhood for they realise that pursuing a hobby or developing their talents would simply put additional strain on their resources. But there are few, brave enough, to muster courage to pursue their long cherished dream. It can be anything, viz. learning to play a music instrument. learning to learn a language, work for an NGO, pursue and develop a hobby etc.
When you indulge yourself in activities that are close to your heart, it only helps to cheer you up and cleanse your mind of the ill thought of having to give up on something that you held so close during younger years. It is a process of self discovery, which leads to self awareness. It takes you on a journey through a world where there remains no competition, no stress but only and only awareness. It is like fighting for yourself which ultimately helps you realise your own self. It is path worth taking.
Thus, the above mentioned words of Mr. George Eliot, I feel, ring very true in this context.