This is one question I always ponder on. Many instance in my life generate lots of frustrations, blocks my thoughts, disable my activities; makes me feel am one of the worthless creature in Adam’s series. Sometimes I sink into dejection thinking why the hell I am entangled to all these monster problems flitting in my life.
But seldom does it kill my courage or belief in myself. And the only reason to that is the realization of various truths in our lives. Many stories and narrations help me get out of my frustrations effectively. And this one pinnacles them. It had left an indelible mark on my conscience.
Arthur Ashe, the legendary Wimbledon player was dying of positive for HIV. Doctors told him he most certainly contracted the virus by getting an infected blood transfusion in during his heart operation. From world over, he received letters from his fans, one of which conveyed: "Why does GOD have to select you for such a bad disease "?
To this Arthur Ashe replied: The world over 5 crore children start playing tennis, 50 lakh learn to play tennis, 5 lakh learn professional tennis, 50,000 come to the circuit, 5000 reach the grand slam, 50 reach Wimbledon, 4 to semi final, 2 to the finals, When I was holding a cup I never asked GOD " Why me? ". And today in pain I should not be asking GOD " Why me?"
Should I say anymore?