He was supposed to become a doctor. But of course, this was what his father told him to.
His father said: “Study hard and become a doctor because doctors make good money, and you can buy a great house and wonderful gifts for your wife, and have a great life.”
He was a little boy. He didn’t know what precisely study hard means; to have a great life, but he could see in his father’s eyes that it should be an excessive thing.
The boy grew up and fell in love with the neighbor’s daughter, and every night just stood at his window and looked at her for a few minutes, and she looked back like she was waiting for him.
The boy wrote a letter to the girl every day and explained that he would become a doctor, buy a house for her along with great gifts. But he never gave her the letters, just kept them in a box.
One day his father came home and said: “My son, it is tough to get into the medical school. It would be a waste of time. You should become an engineer. They study in a short period and make good money too. You can be rich that way also.”
The boy could see happiness in his father’s eyes, and he had to become an engineer now. He started to write new letters to his love and explained how an engineer could make her happy, too, and again put the letters in the same box.
One day he saw that his love is walking in the street with another young man. It was too late to hand all those letters to her. She belonged to someone else.
Years passed, and that boy didn’t become a doctor, nor an engineer, scientist, or anything that his father was dreaming for him. He became a poet, a writer.
He never told his son what to become.
He wrote a book of all his beautiful letters, dedicated it to his son, and his message was: “My dear son, fall in love, and every single day offers her a gift of the beautiful word of “LOVE” before it’s too late and you don’t see her ever again.
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