My Story: I Spend Very Little Time With My Dad. That’s Something Which Hurts You More As You Grow Up

The Logical Indian

March 20th, 2017 / 6:27 PM

Source: Humans of PES

“My father serves in the Indian Army. This meant that I was constantly on the move around the country. Until today, I’ve lived in around 15 places in India.”


Tell me a unique incident from your past
“Most of my experiences have been unique given that I was constantly changing schools and meeting new people. While this meant not having long-term friendships, it helped me become more adaptable.  Interacting with people from so many walks of life and cultures helped me learn a lot about our country – and people in general.”


What’s it like being the son of a soldier?
“I’ll be honest: it’s difficult. Some people may think it’s cool; they ask me, “Does your dad have a gun?” or “Have you ever shot a bullet?” Truth is, I spend very little time with my dad. That’s something which you don’t realize as a child; but as you grow up you begin missing him. Be it during the PTMs, sports practices, school events or my birthdays, my dad made his presence felt simply by his absence. And it’s been difficult to deal with. It may sound clichéd, but what a soldier’s son desires most in life is simply more time to spend with his father.”


Is there anything else you’d like to add?
“Yes. I’m proud of my dad.”


If you also have a story to tell the world, send us your story at [email protected]


Contributors

Edited by :

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

My Story

My Story: “There Was No Gender Stereotype….My Mom And Dad Were The Perfect Team”

Human Eggs Grow In A Lab For The First Time; Opens Door For Fertility Preservation

My Story

My Story: It’s Very Painful To Lie To The One You Love. I Cannot Tell Her That I Am Afraid To Lose Her

Beach

What Will You Do If Your Area Is Filled With Garbage? This 19 Year Old Did Something Different To Clean A Beach

My Dad's Cancer Story

He Used To Drink Whisky Like Water, Now He Can’t Even Drink Water – My Dad’s Cancer Story

Newspaper Which Fought Hitler

The Newspaper Which Fought Hitler & The Nazis Till The Very End

Latest on The Logical Indian

Opinion

BJP MLA’s Comment Calling Mayawati “Worse Than A Eunuch” Isn’t New, She Has Faced Worse

My Social Responsibility

To Treat Differently-Abled For Free, This Organisation Set Up A 100-Bed Camp At Kumbh Mela

Awareness

Unpaid Work Done By Women Across The Globe Is 43 Times The Turnover Of Apple: Oxfam Study

News

Delhi: 37-Yr-Old Sanitation Worker Dies While Cleaning Sewer, NHRC Takes Cognisance

News

Under Modi’s Era India’s Debt Increased To Rs 82 Lakh Crore: Govt Report

News

Cows, Cows Everywhere: UP Farmers Drive Students Out And Lock Cattle Inside School Premises

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.