In the heat of preparation most of us neglect our social ties and stay cocooned in our homes or accos in coaching towns.
I also stayed anonymous for around 2.5 years thinking towing the popular line that it somehow assists in preparation. But I was wrong. Once I came out of the self imposed asylum and reworked my family, friendship and social ties, I realized that it is a support system instead of being a drag. Family and friends encourage you and catch if you fall.
And this thought was strengthened when recently my grandmother was lost to heavens. I realized how much I miss her and I could easily have interacted more with her during preparation years without affecting prep. Thus this odd thread.
------------------------A very happy mother's day to all aspirants.
God bless your mother who gave birth to a fighter spirited soul. All the best for preparation. @root @ForumIAS
Can this thread be made an announcement just for today? Please.