10 Things Mumbai Taught Me!

10 Things Mumbai Taught Me!

For those who have ever lived here, Mumbai is more than just a city! It is an emotion that won’t let you live anywhere else once you have stayed here. That’s where Mumbai becomes special for every single person living here. And, along with filling your stomach every day, this city also teaches a lot to its residents.

1. Never stop dreaming


This is the first and foremost thing that the city teaches us. The one who called it the ‘City of Dreams’ for the first time wasn’t wrong after all. Because it will teach you not only to dream but to chase your dreams, rise stronger and fight harder.

2. Struggle is the only way of life


The city sees a thousand immigrants every day, each one coming with dreams in their eyes to survive here and make it big. Be it a super star like Shah Rukh Khan or a roadside beggar, Mumbai has taught everyone to struggle.

3. Time is everything


Oh yes! This is the city that will teach you to value time like no other. Because it runs on time, quite literally! Catch a 9.05 am local instead of the 8.55 am one and you will know!

4. Never give up


Giving up is certainly not a virtue you will inherit after you have lived in Mumbai! The city teaches you to struggle, hold on to your dreams, chase them, fight and never give up!

5. There’s nothing like midnight


Do you know why Mumbai is said to be a city that never sleeps? Because it literally doesn’t! Take a trip to the Marine Drive at 2am in the midnight and you will know there’s nothing like midnight here!

6. Sometimes, you got to be selfish


Especially when you are trying to get into a local train during the rush hour! You just can’t think about the other person first. Because everyone has to reach office on time!

7. You never know when your life would take a turn


This is one thing that makes life in this city challenging and interesting. Be it for the good or the bad, you will never know when your life will take a turn here. That’s the magic of the city!

8. One must have a life insurance


If you are staying in Mumbai, you ought to have a life insurance! And also a medical plan! If you don’t have it yet, get one right away. You don’t know when you will need it.

9. Being alone can actually be soothing


How many times have you sat alone feeling the cool breeze at the Marine Drive? Or ventured into random shops on the Linking Road in Bandra? Believe it or not, you will love your life in Mumbai even if you stay alone. Because the city has so much to offer and you will never feel bored!

10. Every day is a new opportunity


If you stay in Mumbai, you certainly know there’s no guarantee of a man returning home safely in the evening once he leaves home for work in the morning. So, if you are fortunate enough to make it to the next day, rejoice and enjoy every moment of it. Because every day is a new opportunity!

Pooja Kshirsagar is a full-time Copywriter, a passionate blogger and an aspiring novelist. She believes in the power of words and loves writing entertaining stuff and opinion-based articles.

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  • Sheetal May 05, 2016 04.56 pm

    What a beautiful post is this !! Totally agree with all these points … I personally love to spend Me- time at marine drive 🙂 🙂

    • pooja May 06, 2016 11.29 am

      Hi Sheetal,
      Glad you liked it. Mumbai is really an emotion. Having been born and brought up here, I can’t think of living anywhere else but Mumbai.


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