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The Value of Pain

Pain is different for everyone. When I explain to someone that I am facing an issue with something, I have heard a few people point out saying that isn't an issue at all. Pain isn't always caused by the same reasons for everyone. It is different for each and every person. If I haven't felt pain that another person felt due to a particular experience, it doesn't mean it is irrelevant. 

Similarly, everyone's pain has its own value. It brings a change whether we appreciate it or not. For some it makes them brave, to a few others it makes them get in touch with their vulnerability again and to some others it just lets them open up and stay that way. In some way or the other, it lets us see ourselves a little better than what we know us. If we don't understand someone's pain, it is better to stay silent than sabotage them for feeling that way. After all, it is pain that breaks us and makes us whole again. 
Pain need not necessarily be physical. It could be a wo…

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I don't have to bear your chauvinism, I take you as a challenge, Everyday I learn what to ignore, And break free to live a bit more!
A woman is not meant to cook all day, Or clean and pop out babies just as you say, You are not a man, If you don't know to respect a woman!
You shout to make us fear, Expecting us to shed a tear, So we will totally disappear, And forget our dreams dear!
You have failed right there, You just put me on first gear! I am not willing to share a word, To you who will think it is absurd.
I will never shed another tear, Instead I will send above a prayer, To save you from your cruel thoughts, For a day will come when you realize what you lost!
You were a king of crafts, You definitely had skill, That does not mean, You can demean everyone else.
You have your own fears, Face them to find thyself, Do not trouble another, For you will never be respected ever!
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