A while back someone sent me this picture on my BBM

I of course laughed. And then suddenly remembered a rather odd event of my life. 
For starters I am usually never jealous of anyone no matter what their achievement or attributes are. Yet there is someone I have always been jealous of. I have no idea why because as far as I see I managed to do better than her in all aspects. But still something about this person has always evoked a weird sense of competition in me.
Moving on. So the story is that this person was an avid reader. And so was I. But the difference was she was much much faster reader as compared to me. And one day out of the blue I took on the self imposed challenge of becoming a quicker reader than her. 
Yes I managed to achieve that. But do you also know that this is the only thing about me which I also hate now? Books don’t seem to last on me. I read them at breakneck speed and they get over as quickly as I started. It has now become a curse.
So the moral of the story is that anything born out of negativity or a destructive sense of achievement can never evolve into a happy end. 
Because the grass is greener on the other side provided it continues to be the other’s side.
You tell me how fast can you read? And what do you think, is being a fast reader a boon or a bane?
I am taking part in the Write Tribe Festival of Words 8th-14th December 2013 and this post has been written for Day 3 which has the prompt as books.

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