Shorter Height But Greater Aims

by Maida
(Karachi, Pakistan)


I am a little girl who aims high. Ok! Let’s be straight. Basically I am a dwarf.

There is little less in everything I have. Hands, feet, body. But I am happy and satisfied with whatever I am blessed with. I can work, walk and talk like a normal person. Yes this seems a little weird, when a little girl does stuff like an elder women does. But that’s how I am. For me my world is complete.

But! This is a bitter reality that I breathe in a world that’s judgmental and is full of hypocritical minds.

For me there is a totally different world outside my home. Each day, I walk out of my home, and tons of strange eyes are waiting for me. They give me a strange stare. They laugh at me. Story never ends over here. If a person finds me strange, he invites others to see. The person who finds me strange first, pinches the other individual standing by him, he turns, and then they all laugh like it was a fun watching kind of thing. And there is the loop that goes on. Breaking me into billions of pieces, every day.

Every morning I am supposed to gather all my broken pieces, look into the mirror and ask myself if I am strong. Quitting is no option. I have to live this life. I am a strong person.

These 22 years of life I have lived, struggling to prove myself a normal person. I do everything by myself. I am a graduate. Yes it’s a little tough to reach things at height, but there is a stool for me. I am not asking this world to help me, so why do they bother about my life?

For the world or for the people who know me, I am a strong person. Yes I am. I live every day with a huge smile. I laugh my heart out. I ignore every stare and every laugh, as if there is nothing wrong in the world. This is the toughest job for me to walk on roads along with people. They stand and stare like they are getting paid for this. I am brave, but I am human. Deep inside it hurts, this hurts really bad.

I never cry on this particular thing because I hate sympathy. I never cry about my problem publicly.

I know there is no market for emotions. You might be heard and later they would probably laugh about your emotions. Only my pillow knows the tears I’ve cried.

In this entire struggle, my parents have been my greatest strength. Yes! They are afraid to allow me to go out alone. But they never asked me to stay at home. They made me see the world. And face the worst part of it. Frankly speaking, I often feel afraid to walk with my parents. I never want them to see the world through my eyes. This is the worst picture of the world. They never hesitate about introducing me to people. And for sure I will not leave any stone unturned to make them feel proud.

Each step I took in my life was difficult. I started school and there used to be a circle around me often in break time, laughing at me out loud. Mom told me, “They are kids. They are insensitive.”

I joined college, and found people who used to secretly laugh at me. Mom said things would take time. Everything would be ok. In university, no one was young over there. And the people that used to tease me while on my way to university, none of them were kids. Then I told my Mom. Nothing is goanna change in this world.

I am brought to this life to survive, and to bear all such. I won’t quit by any means. I want to tell my creator that I am strong. You have given me a tough job. And there is no option and no quitting. I won’t hide anywhere just because it’s tough to live.

I just want to ask people who laugh and stare to walk one day in my shoes. Just one day. I swear they would cry for the day they laughed at me. I am quite sure all these words might also fail to portray my life. This is just a two page story and I have a life to live with.

I have my own world of dreams. Like my mom says, ’You always fly high!’ That’s how I am. I want to roam in the streets without any fear of being stared at. I want to see the world, to go places, to smell the life with no worries. I want people to know my name. To know who I am. I don’t want people to come and say on my funeral that she had a tough life. I want them to say: ‘What an amazing life she lived!’

Finally, the reason to write all this. Not for sympathy. Just to make each individual realize that think at least once! When you stare or laugh at someone. You might laugh for a second but you would have broken the strength that took years to build.

I have come across so many stories where parents feel ashamed of children like me, and have called off their education and their social life. How long would you do that? There’s a long life to live. You just can’t run away from your problems. I know that’s tough. But you can’t stop living your life. Show them the world. And they would show you how able they are.

Let my life not be so scary!
Let my night not be so teary!
Give me freedom to live a normal life.
Just as your daughter and wife.
This is just a thing, I lack!
Why would that be a reason to stay back?
After every storm there is sunshine.
Let me say, this world is also mine.
Wear my shoe and walk within.
You would feel ashamed of your laughing sin.
This is not that easy babe!
Let me live for God sake!

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May 21, 2018
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Your Job is to Inspire
by: Anonymous

Wow Maida, the creator has given you a great story, beautifully expressed here; He has given you a great experience to have - a great opportunity to make your spirit soar and inspire those around you. Ride the ups and downs, knowing that all will be well.

May 08, 2018
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Pray For You
by: Shamima

I pray for you that you get courage to face all the problems in life and may your all the problems be solved easily. I wish you a very happy life ahead with no problems and sadness. Keep smiling and have a wonderful life.

May 08, 2018
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Allah Created You Unique And Outstanding
by: Sara

I wish you a very good luck for all you life. May you get all your desires and may you get success on every single step. I wish you the best of luck.

May 06, 2018
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A Girl with Biggest Heart
by: Aabi

Dear bestie
The day I met you I realized the true meaning of being strong.

You are a very special person in other context having best qualities which can only be seen by sincere ones.

May Allah tala fulfill all your dreams and wishes and bless you with the best always.
We love you the way you are, and you are our proud and true inspiration.

Good luck for your brightest future.

Your well-wisher

May 06, 2018
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Enthusiastic Learner
by: FYP supervisor

Dear,

I always believed that you are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine. Just Believe in yourself.

You're unique, you have different talents and abilities. You make your own footsteps so that others will follow you.

Good luck for all your efforts. May you get what you truly deserve.

My good wishes are always with you.

Go for it!

May 06, 2018
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Best Wishes for You
by: Hera

Your writing inspires me! It makes me think deep about everything you wrote.

May 06, 2018
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Stay Brave!
by: NKS

Dear Maida
I might not know who you are, but your story introduces you to me as a brave girl who stood in front of bitterness of the world.

After reading your write up I was wondering also about the kind of behaviors we have in our world. But let me tell you one thing ignorance of the negative could be your strong weapon. Just notice the positive behaviors around you and ignore others.

Keep fighting with your weapon and courage brave girl!

May Allah bless you with a wonderful life and hereafter.

May 06, 2018
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Inspiration
by: Anum

You are amazing Maida. You are actually inspiration for many of us. May Allah bless you always. Much love for you <3

May 06, 2018
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Beautiful Person
by: Sahar

May Allah fulfill your dreams. Very nice.

May 05, 2018
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To Beautiful Girl Who Is God Gifted
by: Gulrukh

Allah is always with you. Just be grateful to Him forever.

May 05, 2018
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Appreciated
by: Anonymous

So proud of you! I always see you and your confidence, and it's very appreciated :) May Allah bless you and give you higher success in your life.

Your well wisher
Lots of love 🙂❤️

May 05, 2018
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Simply Amazing You Are!
by: Anonymous

You really don't need to pay attention to those. May Allah give you more courage and strength to achieve your goals and dreams and may you have a more blessed life ahead.

May 05, 2018
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Respect Maida
by: Iqra khalil

Dear Maida, be confident at what you are. Just go toward your dreams and try to be complete. Let it go what people say. Best wishes for you😀

May 05, 2018
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Person With The Brightest Smile ❤
by: Anonymous

I have seen you personally and all I want to say is you are the person with the brightest smile.❤

You dont need to fit in, when you are born to stand out!

Lots of prayers and wishes for you babe ❤❤

May 01, 2018
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LoveYou
by: Tuba

Maida, you are strong. See the world the way you want to see it. You are an inspiration. Stay strong, stay confident. May you get More and more success in life. Ameen. Stay blessed.

May 01, 2018
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Queen👑
by: Asma

You are inspiration my queen 😍

May 01, 2018
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Keep Moving Forward
by: Usama

You are strong and not among the average people.
This world is full of great minds like you. Keep motivating and set an example for others.

Keep moving forward while others are stuck in their parh. You are not among those who forget about their destination.

May 01, 2018
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Chase Your Dreams With High Heals! 😍💕
by: Ayesha

'A LITTLE GIRL WITH
BIG DREAMS'💕


The time i met you i knew that you had such courage to reach milestones and surely would make others reach there too!

I hate how people react but i'm sure too this would change the perspective and help others grow mentally and ethically.

Don't disappoint Yourself in any stage.
All the best for a Bright future!
May all your dreams come true!
and I LOVE YOU :)

May 01, 2018
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See The World The Way You Want To See
by: Madeeha

It was really a proud thing to read this story, and I can say it's a reality based story.

Just don't give up at any step Maida, you are showing the world how precious and strong you are, despite of all things people do just to break your strength.

If you know you are strong then you definitely are, and no one can take you down. The people who love you are always with you.

I want to see you fly higher and higher, so that all the people who made fun of you will realize how capable you were and how strong you are.

Apr 30, 2018
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Good For You
by: Dr. DeFoore

Hi Maida, and thanks for telling your story here.

I can tell that you are a courageous person, and I hope many people read your words and are touched by them.

My very best to you,

Dr. DeFoore

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