Kolkata: Yaariyaan actor Himansh Kohli feels that there will be happy and sad moments, but we shouldn’t let a situation become bigger than life.
“We are social animals and the two things that kill us are loneliness and lack of communication or attention. Some people are loners, but if you see sudden dullness in someone, please care to ask him. Your two minutes of chat might make his day!
Usually a suicide indicates bad mental health and one should never ignore it. Trust yourself and do whatever is needed to lift you from the dark space,” he says.
Though Himansh has never had any suicidal thoughts, but he does get scared that people close to him will leave him someday. “But I don’t want to do that to them, especially not willingly. If you get negative thoughts like this, talk to a friend, guardian, parents, counselor or whosoever you feel understands you,” adds the Humse Hai Life actor.
Does he think emotional setbacks or lack of trust make people go into a shell because of which they don’t express or share what is on their mind or in their heart? “It does happen. But, one should know when to break out of that shell and start enjoying life again. It’s okay to experience setbacks, everyone faces them. We shouldn’t let a situation become bigger than life,” Himansh says.
“My father once told me, ‘Whenever you want to escape a situation or move on, don’t leave it in a bad spirit, fix it first and then do it, else you create a bad memory that hurts you for life,'” he recalls.
Post-pandemic, insecurity in job, business, relationships and marriage seems to have multiplied manifold. Himansh thinks the solution is to stay busy, keep on doing new things and keep getting inspired. To keep himself motivated, he works a lot, exercises too and stays occupied. “There’s almost never a time when I’m doing nothing, I pick something to watch or do or talk to someone whenever I have time,” he says.
Talking about his philosophy of life, Himansh elaborates, “Everything that’s happening in your life today is because of a choice you made yesterday. Choose well for yourself.”