Do you work hard?

bushJake work’s really very hard that’s why he earns more money then Ryan,since Ryan does not work equally hard so he earns less.My daughter work’s harder then my son so she scores better then him in academics,these are some of the conversation’s i have overheard and it would always make me think what exactly was hard work,was it working for long hours or was it straining oneself or falling ill working towards one’s goal,i did not know what working hard was,because the society around me always associated hard work with success,which i was not at least in terms of “certain” academic subjects like math,i would be labelled a lazy douche bag or a failure or something similar,but even i would study just like others but i just could not connect with why A square= B square or why some thing was equal to something and not equal to something else it just did not make sense to me i would ask myself how is this going to help me in my everyday life,but still i was the one who was not working hard according to my teachers,that is  when i started to feel that only successful people were hardworking or vice verse,but then as time passed i entered college and that is  when i realized there was no connection between hard work and success,rather i would go to the extent of saying there is nothing or some term that “successful” people have invented to highlight their success,i felt hard work was not possible either you work smart or you slog,you do not work hard,working in a manner in which you can increase the output and reduce the time to produce the output has made people successful,but this is only theoretical,the real thing was it does not matter how many hours you work or how well do you concentrate what people care about is the end result and the earlier you give them results the more the chances of success you have,now how do you get these results is unto you you want to cheat go cheat you want to find shortcuts go find shortcuts you want to manage your time well do that but just get the results.is this what we as a human race wanted to come to,we have created a hierarchy those who are the more successful personalities of their profession or whatever they are hard working and hence successful,the two have no co-relation those who achieved success and those who did not had only one difference the successful one’s did know how to get their or to put in a more respectful manner find their way,they knew when to do what and when to be where,you are not a success or a failure you just haven’t made the right moves unless obviously you do not like to move your ass but for all those who put in an effort but have not tasted the so-called-success,just hang in there success might just be on it’s just waiting for that one move i do not know what that one move is but we just need to hang in there and keep trying.I myself being a student who struggled to pass in so many of my subject in school to going on to studying in one of the most prestigious law schools in my country,but i still do not consider this to be a success because i still do not  know if i really am happy doing what am doing so i am going to keep trying by doing things that i like doing something that i could turn from a hobby to a full time profession,something that i would enjoy working alongside my legal studies,something that i might even want to replace my studies with.Success according to me would be to continue exploring the various aspects of your life and then finally settling on something that would give you satisfaction,the kind of satisfaction that you were always looking for.

That bloody(literally)toe nail.

The curse of the ingrown toe nail,how many of you have heard about this,well those of you who have never heard about it leave alone experienced well i basically  envy you,so as i was saying it is called Onychocryptosis (from Greek ὄνυξ onyx “nail” + κρυπτός kryptos “hidden”), also known as an ingrown toenail, or unguis incarnatus[1] is a common form of nail disease I don’t want to call it a disease but it makes it sound disgusting actually it  actually starts off all innocently your skin next to your big toe starts to get all red,you think it’s just some rash it will go away then comes the swelling again you start thinking the swelling and redness would go away and then comes the pain and a watery white thing whats it called i cant get the term and that’s when you go berserk and go to the doctor. It is an often painful condition in which the nail grows so that it cuts into one or both sides of the paronychium or nail bed. This condition has been found only in shoe-wearing cultures and does not occur in habitually barefoot people since it requires downward pressure on the nail by a shoe,well i unfortunately belong to the shoe wearing population,so now the fun part starts you go to the doctor he examines it and if you are lucky enough then he will give you a anesthetic  and try to non-surgically remove the pointed portion of the nail which has entered your skin,but if it is deep as in my case well then god bless you,you have to surgically remove but it’s not always as painful but mine was a little complicated so i was put to sleep for about two hours or three i do not precisely remember,and then by the time the drowsiness wears off it’s about two hours 45 minutes to three hours from the time you are put to sleep,well you know once the drowsiness and the anesthetic effect starts to reduce the pain increases but that’s fine at least you don’t have the dirty toe nail,rather dirty half toenail,i started to get all happy and stuff,and the doctor was like u need to hire a nurse or a doctor who would dress the wound for the next 10 days,once everyday, i got all happy and stuff well not so fast,, after the surgery you have to shut the wound firm and tight  to prevent any further loss of blood,so on the first day the bandage gets stuck to the flesh and they try to apply betadiene and other stuff to try to get the bandage to loosen its grip on the flesh the bandage luckily started to loosen its grip from onto my flesh and came off but to my unluckiness the threads got stuck and oh boy they had to start pulling the threads of the flesh that’s what u call “true pain” started,but that’s only for the first day and i did not have saline water for the first day as well,from day two after using saline water a lot of it ,it is easier to get the bandage off your flesh so the painful part is only for one day,it might not even be one day it might be pain-free for others from day one,i am speaking about my experience.well i was all happy at the end of ten days that now no more dressing is required and stuff and i got all happy that now i just had to apply neosprin  on the wound and put on a light dressing for some time approx till a thick casing like skin start’s forming,now everything was fine and i happened to go an international trip representing my law college so we would be in the conference from morning to evening and then at night you know as everyone likes meeting new people and partying and stuff we would do that but now i don’t when during this trip i banged my leg against some hard object head on now this caused the front portion of the shell-like structure to break a very very tiny part of that casing like skin but now this was enough to cause bleeding along with an infection  i did not even realize that all of this had happened i had gone to the doctor only to show him the bleeding that was taking place,he told me that all of this happened so that was how tiny the broken casing was that i could not even spot it but that does not matter,now he put me back onto antibiotics to firstly stop the infection and the bleeding and  he was 90% sure he would again have to surgically cut open the new hard skin that has formed in the place of the nail and again let it re-grow so there is no chance of an infection,and all of this breaking and infection happened about one or maybe two months after the surgery.I am supposed to show him my big toe nail on the 18th of this month lets hope for the best.

So the moral over here is that even though some time might have passed after your surgery but you still have to be very careful for about at least six months after the surgery.

  • all views and experience stated over here are mine and that i am not implying that everyone has the same experience with toe nails and toe nail surgery if any if it takes place.