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So if your parents are pressuring you to compete with ‘Sharma Ji ka Ladka’ then it’s you who has to assure them that you are not even part of that rat race. You have to let them know that you believe in your potential and you’ll be doing great in your own path. Mindsets won’t change unless you show them the big picture. And more than that there’s always going to be a 'Sharma Ji ka Ladka’ doing better than you. But it doesn’t really matter, for your goal is not to impress anyone but to make sure you’re getting better than your previous self. Your goal is not be where ‘Sharma Ji ka Ladka’ is but where your previous self hasn’t been(of-course progressively).
Therefore you owe nothing to anyone out there, but yourself. The only person you need to keep up with, is the better version of you.
PS: I MEAN NO OFFENSE TO ‘SHARMA JI OR UNKA LADKA’
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