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  • .... you'd overhear this and perhaps think - it's the same story everywhere!

    M: So what are you having?

    H: A masala chai. You?

    M: They've rose tea! I don't know of any place in this city that would have rose tea on the menu. What a lovely variety of tea. I am having rose.

    M: So, how's your research coming along?

    H: Coming along well. Yesterday I met a woman from Old City who insisted I teach myself Urdu to understand people better when I ask them my research questions. Learning Urdu is certainly not on my list but she was so convincing and tried so hard that I paid for the course.

    M: Nice!

    H: So, how's your job?

    M: Not bad.

    H: Enjoying?

    M: Not really.

    H: Are you happy doing it?

    M: No.

    H: Then why are you doing it?

    M: Because I need a job, a living.

    H: But you're not happy!

    M: Does that matter?

    H: It should matter and matter to you most importantly as long as you go to bed with this unhappiness and regret in your heart.

    H: Do something about it. Do something about it NOW. You'll never be 26 again.
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