“Misery loves company”.
I have heard this proverb since I was a kid. I am sure most of us have. This proverb dates hundreds years back.
But what does this mean? Does misery really love company?
I tell you my experience. I was frustrated because I had lost some very important documents, not just one but almost all that I possessed. I knew that I could at least get duplicate copies. But that meant I had to lodge a police complaint, reapply for it, had to run through different government offices and all the schools & colleges where I studied many years ago.
It was a tedious job. But I had no option.
So, I reapplied for it. To whoever I shared this were like.. “How can you be so careless?”, ” Stupid you are”. “My documents are all safe in my suitcase. How could you? “
I knew for sure that I had made a mistake. I don’t have any grudges against them. But I tell you how I felt. I felt more miserable talking to them. I felt like I am all alone in a deep sea of darkness and everyone else is there on the shore enjoying.
I stopped telling this to anybody.
I went through all the tedious procedures, went through all the offices and schools. For getting my school certificates, I had to go to school and get a form signed by the head of the school. Then I had to take that form and go to the Board office for submission.
I went to the Board office and when I reached there I could see several others also lined up. When I enquired, they were also the ones who had lost their certificates. Some lost it while travelling, some while moving house and so on.
It funny but I will be honest with you all. I felt so relieved. All the heaviness that I had in my heart was all gone.
I was happy not because they were in trouble but because I was not the only one.
So, I can say.. Yes, Misery definitely loves company.
To all my readers, I would like to tell whatever situation you are in, you are not alone. Death, failures, disappointments, struggles, losing loved ones… We all will go through darkness. It’s all part of life. We have same frustrations, disappointment, feelings of failure, fear etc. at many stages of life. Our journey might be different but our emotions are the same.
But always remember, only light can overcome the darkness. Everyone went through darkness and overcame it with positivity. You might be in darkness now but you are not alone. Keep moving until you see the light.
And yes misery definitely loves company but let’s pull each others up not down. Let’s be the company that uplifts each other from misery.
PS : I got all my duplicate copies of documents now 🤗
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