Screaming beyond Silence!

Screaming beyond Silence!

Every movie or book we come across and is liked is because it has some deep correlation to the events of your life,some characters that resemble you or some characters that resemble the people you know closely.  I watched the movie The King’s Speech (true story of King George VI ) and this movie brought back memories of my childhood and my days as a teenager.If you have seen the movie you must have guessed already but for those who haven’t  …yes I’m talking about the chronic stammering /stuttering that the king has to deal with.

No one learns to stutter when they learn to talk .It all starts due to some trigger event.I believe that stammering is more of a psychological problem that a medical one.My oldest memories of the problem that i recollect is when i was 5-6 years old and the elder boys that i played with made fun of it not knowing how much damage it is causing me.Its unfair to blame them as Hritik Roshan (a stammerer himself) says “it is one of those disabilities that is laughed at” and I believe it requires maturity and a proper understanding to realize that it is a problem ,which most young kids lack.

I dreaded going to the local store to buy bread or milk because the shopkeeper used to mock and repeat my words which sounded some what like  Ba- Ba- Ba  bread and Wa W w wafers. On couple of occasions the other customers just burst out laughing and i cried tears and went back running home.On one occasion a man tried to steal the 50 rupee note that i was holding in my hand for buying medicines and I couldn’t even shout for help..words just wont come out..I came back home with the torn note which the fist of an 8 year old can hold.

Meeting people at public gatherings was always a pain as it required me to talk.to relatives.I avoided telephonic conversations because it made the listener impatient. School rapid reading sections were always pathetic and i wished the bell rang before my turn came in…when it didn’t..I used to shift places with some other friends I had .
Omkar Shibad,Dhruv Mucchal,Aziz Bootwala,Vivek Changoiwala ,Umang Shukla ,Bhaswati Unni, Shruti Menon and Priyanka Pitti are some of the people who realized this discomfort and dared others not to laugh at me.I Thank them today.

Theres a difference between knowing the answers and answering them and I always chose not answering.Eating Samosa was much easier coz I couldnt ask for Wa wa wa wadapav unless the guy is looking at where I’m pointing.

The only times I did not stammer is when  prayed  or when I spoke to myself.

Time moved on I went to national college(considered to be one of the cool colleges as far as crowd is concerned) and while other boys were busy talking to girls I watched.Slowly and steadily by the beginning of engineering I spoke a bit and realized my views were appreciated and even needed by some.My mother has been my best friend and my coach..and I still remember the times I just couldn’t stop stammering and her eyes would fill.

Today I want to thank all those people who suppressed their smiles while I spoke ..gave me time to complete my sentences and waited for my opinions on things.The only way to cure this is making their views felt needed and it requires more than just hearing …do listen to them.

For any stammerer reading this remember a doctor or a coach can only teach you how to play the game ..but in the end its you who is on the playground . You alone can cure this .If you look inside and find reasons you’ll get one strong reason which can bring out the never before side of yours waiting to be heard and cheered and scream beyond the silence and make it audible to everyone.

I know times have changed now..at times people wish I shut up and stop talking…but its been in there for all these years and now it feels good to hear myself out .Thank you for reading ..keep coming back to Ram’s Realizations.

I shall soon publish another post as to how i overcame the Stutter ..
You can mail me at s.ramsantosh@gmail.com if you have any queries.
Click here for a list of stammerers….may be you’ll find someone who you admired !
For more of my posts visit Ram’s realizations and find a better lens to view life..
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  1. admin 8 years ago

    Welcome to the TISA family, Ram! Some of ur experiences brought back a few of my childhood memories too!

  2. Sachin 8 years ago

    Hmm. There is another bright kid on the block! Let us get to know him..I hope, beyond his writing, which of course is very good, emotive and sicere..

  3. admin 8 years ago

    Great work Mr.Ram
    I can feel immense power in your posts. Keep sharing. 🙂

  4. Ram Santosh 8 years ago

    thank you so much for the warm welcome JP Sunda

    Thank you sachin…your comments have left a smile on my face for more than 5 minutes now 🙂

    thank you windstorm…il surely keep sharing!

    do visit my blog http://ramkiboli.blogspot.com

  5. SUPERSANDESH 8 years ago

    am happy to see that more people are coming in …to help themselves and others

    keep up the noble work , Ram . !

  6. Priyanka 8 years ago

    Thanks Ram… u have always been a gr8 friend and i truely treasure that..

  7. Priyanka 8 years ago

    Thanks Shreeram.. u have always been a gr8 friend…

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