It is easy to play a facade, easier to talk about the good things one does; but being bad and accepting it is not everyone’s cup of tea. All of us do bad things. All of us have a darker side. All of us, at some point, lie, deceive, fake and trespass one or another civic boundary. Be it a simple lie said to stay away from office for a day or secretly having a crush on someone while already dating the love of our life – we have all been there done that.

I am nobody to comment on what is right and what is wrong. There is a black, a white and a grey area. But yes, I do acknowledge the fact that people who at least accept the bad they do, to themselves, deserve to be on a higher step in the social order. Being perfect is not possible (To Err is Human) but being honest to oneself is a choice that one can make. It makes me happy that at least I am aware of all the lines that I cross. I choose to cross them for the sake of my happiness. (I sound selfish but then who does not think about their interests primarily..Read with rolling eyes.) Sometimes, I do things which I know might not be right or say things which I should not and even expect people to accept me the way I am. ( I think I am broken! That is what the society would make of me, at least.) But then, at least I know and accept it.


By Surabhi Pandey

Surabhi Pandey, a former Delhi Doordarshan presenter, is a journalist currently based in Singapore. She is the author of ‘Nascent Wings’ and ‘Saturated Agitation’ and has contributed to over 15 anthologies in English and Hindi in India and Singapore. She writes on topics related to lifestyle and travel and is an active reporter on the tech startup ecosystem in Southeast Asia. She is the editor and founder of The Vent Machine.

2 thoughts on “Being Bad and Accepting It.”
  1. there is nothing called good or bad.. its just the perception. being happy is the best thing.. do whatever you like; if you are aware of what you are doing and what are its after effect.. then its called being honest to you own self! and its a positive thing.

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