Life: backwards and forwards

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When I was growing up in India, I always wanted to become an independent person. Someone who lives on their own, has a seperate place, has a job that pays enough to fulfill basic needs/ desires and above all can eat whatever I want without having to ask my father/ mother for permission. Not that they would say no to me, in fact I still remember my mother & father always bringing something nice to eat for me, but it was more so from a…