One day, a friend asked me whether I block anyone on social media. And my reply was yes. And he took this opportunity to shower his criticism on how I can do that and why was I not able to control my temper (Ironically, I was controlling while he was criticizing in a loud manner).
But when, he calmed down and was ready to listen to my side of the story, I told him this.
I have a house.
It’s exactly how a dream house should look.
It has many rooms.
There was one person X living exactly opposite to one of my house’s rooms.
In that room, there is a small glass window.
X likes to throw stones at my house. One day, he broke the window of that room.
It’s not a master bedroom nor I spend a lot of time in that room.
But that broken window ruined the image of my house.
So, I got that window replaced.
Next day, X did it again. He broke the glass window of that room.
Just to keep the view of my dream house intact, I got it replaced.
It kept happening. I kept replacing the window.
Then I thought, that room doesn’t matter a lot to me. It’s just one of the many rooms I have. Even if it doesn’t have a glass window, it won’t make a huge difference.
So I got that window removed and filled that gap with concrete.
That blocked the effect of those stone pelting.
That helped me in – not going through the glass-replacement procedure every other day.
That helped me focus on other rooms of my house.
That helped me move ahead and spend my time in a more productive way.
X’s stone pelting wasn’t affecting the important rooms of my dream house, but it was ruining the overall image of my house as well as the repair was taking away my time.
I didn’t want that.
So I blocked X.
I wasn’t immature, I was just tired of putting my brain into the activities which didn’t matter much. So I did. So I blocked.
Why don’t you all share your thoughts on the same in the comments? Do you block anyone away from your life?
-Arjuna@War (Parth Shah)