A Letter Back in Time

Posted: February 17, 2011 in Uncategorized

Dear Earl,

How’s everything? I hope that you are okay right now. I know that you are still very young to understand these things; you are just 13 years old, and thus, I won’t be at all surprised if you will not be able to fully understand anything that I’m gonna say.

 I am very well aware that what am I about to say will sound like cliches to you, but I do hope that you will lend me an ear…or at least, pretend that you are doing so.

 I know that you have been suffering at the hands of those ignorant people; just calm down and keep yourself up! They will soon realize that what they are doing is wrong; they are simply too immature to understand this fact…

I know you want to have a very good relationship with your friends, but you must also know (and make them know) that it does not come overnight. I know that you are pretty frustrated, but don’t worry. Just stay with your friends, and just be yourself.

I know that you want to be successful in life, so I have some bit of advice for you: Don’t give up, keep your sights right on your target, and aim for the stars, but don’t forget to put your toes on the ground.

I know that you would very much like to do something for your country someday. Don’t make the same mistakes that I did; You should learn sharing with others; you should learn to prefer others than yourself, and you should learn to improve yourself steadily. And as for loving others, I should say this right now: You will meet many people, and they may have dark pasts or skeletons in their closets, but I hope that you will not judge them according to that. Love them for the sake of loving, not for the sake of gaining something…

 I know that you want to have revenge on those who did harm to you, but I think you should not do that. As a scholar says: “One minute of bitter sweet revenge is equal to a thousand years of suffering in the Hereafter…”

And as for opportunities in life, they’ll just come at your path. But, you should learn to make choices, and I do simply hope that you’ll do the right choices in all of them! And to be able to do that, you should listen to the advice of your friends and elders… So much for that. Take care of yourself, and I hope you all the best in the near future!

With my deepest regards, Ilhan

P.S.

You should find out about the rest of the things in your future, for unfortunately, I have forgotten most of them! Don’t worry; just take it easy!!!

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