Of Success, Failure and Family!

Sushant Singh Rajput

Today, I was reading the messages that were supposedly sent to Sushant Singh Rajput by his family. In these Whatsapp messages, they were literally pleading to his better sense and telling him that people around him are not trust worthy or are destroying him in every way. His relatives and friends kept urging him to reach out and talk to them but to no avail.

Perhaps, we will never know Sushant Singh Rajput’s side of the story. We will never know what he went through in his final days. But there is one thing that has become apparent to me in the last few days.

In 90% of the cases, it is the family that can protect the person from the fakes and the cronies that rally around him when he becomes successful. The flies that gather around the sweet dish of prosperity are generally shooed away by people who care the most. But then why is it that people who taste success for the first time start neglecting their family and prefer to listen to their so called friends?

It is probably to do with the sweet nothings that are whispered, the praises that are heaped and the ego that is massaged. The family on the other hand does nothing of the sort. Instead, the family shows you the truth which is not as pleasant as the false words of praise that are showered. Every one wants to feel like the king of the world and that they have arrived. Perhaps, Sushant too needed to hear those words. After all, he was good actor, he was an intelligent person and a thinker. He wanted to be appreciated for everything he was by the world. Perhaps his family gave him a balanced view or perhaps he was too involved in his life to listen to them.

Now, I understand why people like Aishwarya Rai Bacchhan and other stars have their family members standing around them and creating a virtual fortress of sorts. It is simply to protect them from the cronies and the ultimate damage that sweet nothings can do!

What do you think?

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