The premise of compromise
If there were ever a conflict between being yourself and making someone you loved happy, what would you choose?
The answer may seem obvious but it isn’t. For one thing, it is really quite difficult to stay cold and oblivious to the desires of the people we love. All of us do it – compromise on things that matter to us for the people who matter to us. After all, somewhere down the line, while you might stay true to yourself, is that life, life at all, without the people you love, in it?
Tere bina zindagi se koi shikva to nahin
Tere bina zindagi bhi lekin, zindagi to nahin
And yet, having said that, do they care about you enough if they want you to change so much that you don’t recognise yourself anymore? Perhaps they need you to. And if that be the case, will you?
Would you destroy yourself for the sake of a loved one? Or would you take the colourless life of someone who stands alone, touched by no one and also touching no one?
How far would you go for someone you loved? When it comes down to it, is a relationship a test of your love or a determinant of your own rigidity?