Everyone talks about friends and parting with people and stuff these days. So, I thought I'll talk about some interesting phenomenon (probably more ppl like Y, but he is not even worth talking about..) named "X" that exists at my institute. This is a thing whose presence at IIT made no difference to others, atleast in my opinion
X an entity who used to live in godav did nothing in his hostel life but play chess and watch *shady stuff* in his comp. This entity used to park at my hostel for most of the time and study. Only a handful of people in his hostel knew about his existence ( note: this doesnt include his room neighbour). Even he doesnt care to know the people in his hostel probably because it doesnt help him in his grades anyway. I am not an exception in this regard; he knew me because I used to study with him during exams. I used to think, it was not just because of exams that he comes to my hostel and that he'll continue to come later on too. But I was wrong. In the seventh sem, we hardly had any courses in common, and his visits to our hostel reduced to single digits per semester. Having said that, I was surprised to see this guy pack his hostel and completely stay at home during the last semester. Last semester is the time when most of us are totally free and we always keep hanging out with friends, partying out, nightouts after nightouts of movies and stuff.. and this guy was just the opposite. He completely stayed in his house throughout the semester and when asked for a reason, he says "I am more comfortable in my house da, the grub is good.". Yeah, like we all love the food served at the hostels! X(. Infinite persuasions through chat, phone and talking in person hasnt changed him. I dont know what would have..
I was mostly never angry at him. Rather, I always felt bad for him. I think he missed a lot of college days life and he never really seemed to be bothered about it. Its probably good in oneway, he wouldnt miss it like me, later in life and feel about it. But isnt this the same nostalgic feeling that makes us feel good at times ....? I dont know if I'll ever be this "free" and "happy" in life again. I'll probably make some friends in my grad studies, but nothing like what it has been at IIT... I am chatting with him in the background. I no longer believe I can change him. Time doesnt run backwards, I wish it did. I wish I could change him right from the beginning .... I really do :'(