Monday Story #29 – Responsibilities

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New day, new opportunity. New Monday, new Monday story.

This week we have a not-so-talkative 25-year old whose name is Esra. She lives in Ankara at the moment and isn’t a student anymore, so her story is, in a way, an insight from the world of the grown-ups. At the same time, she is one of those people who grow up without growing old (at all), because sometimes I feel she’s 16. Like, seriously. Anyway, let’s see what hides in that era of life..





”Everyone has bad times every once in a while. I always have them, though. (laughs)

I think it is important to accept the situation you are in. The more you resist it, the more you rebel, the more you get hurt. However, if you accept it, face it and start working on resolving it, then that situation becomes a normal one. An ordinary one. I mean, it doesn’t hurt you anymore. Or at least not as much as it did. It doesn’t make you feel a whole spectrum of emotions you don’t really want to feel. Emotions you don’t like. And eventually, you forget about it.

And when it comes to Mondays.. Well, nobody wants to get out of their warm bed and face the daily struggles of the cold world. But we do. Because we are grown-ups. And we have responsibilities. For example, what would happen if I didn’t go to work? I would most probably get fired. Even if you don’t work. For example, as students you have attendance rules. And there’s a punishment that will be applied if you don’t go to the classes.
What I mean is, we understand that the sanctions of not getting up will feel a lot worse than getting up on a Monday feels, so we just do it. Because we simply have to.”



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