The ocean of thought.
August 28, 2008 § 14 Comments
We are all like fish.The only difference being that,we live on land and not in water.All the waters of the world,converge into one thing called sea.We all live between water,which occupies most of our world.Isn’t it beautiful that,the water has given us space to live? Among humanity too,there are a few people,who make and help create lives for the whole of humanity everywhere.These people are not huge in numbers,but in importance they are the oceans of the world.The men and women,who changed the world,are the reason why we all are still here.At every point in history,a few take it upon themselves,to save the race.There are so many forces within humanity,which exploits and makes humans,discard,their true purpose.At different points it has always been different forces.Today our world is very fast moving.Money is what talks,yet is it wrong making money?I don’t think so.I think what we should see is the way a person makes the money.To do ,to achieve things in life,we need a force and for man,that force is thought.Everything we do arises from somewhere within us.We need to think to survive and live.For us,what is really important,is not just eating and dieing,but beating our ancestors in every possible way.For us,GROWTH is the word.
Growth is the true purpose of everything.The universe keeps growing,species keep growing and life keeps evolving.Yet there always is a resistance against this force.The resistance,is the friction required for us to move forward.true enough,but the friction is too great for a few people. If each one of us could use our ability,to the maximum,just like that,without having to face the resistance of “society” imagine,where we would be.What makes the society,is us.We all are born with the same ability,yet why do a few people refuse to use their ability to think?Why is it that people lead to their own starvation and destruction? While i just wrote in the last post,that destruction is a phase on the way to peace,I didn’t mean the kind of destruction that these creatures ,these parasites of society impose on humanity .The destruction i was talking about there was the destruction of the walls,the destruction of ones illusions,the fight one has to go through within ,so that they understand the world better.Yet the only destruction that has taken place around us,is the destruction of thought.Once the ability to think is done with,then nothing else exists.We all are very proud of humanity,for having produced great intellectuals.Just think, what we have given for that.The tsystem a person like Einstein had to beat.The fight Galliello had to fight, etc.We all talk of some ancient battles which form the corner stone of our belief,yet do we realize why it had to be so? Do we understand what really the story means?When we talk of the Mahabaratha and the Bhagavath Gita,do we understand what was happening.I don’t think those our just story books, they represent the truth,for they were written when humanity was smaller and knowledge greater.Leaving everything else aside,what they say is this:- Do what you are supposed to do.Now to do what we are supposed to do,we need to use our head.All of us have the head,alright,so why not use it?
Terrorism.The most brutal form of not thinking.While a few of the better minds use their power,the others involved in it are just dumb creatures,whose brains have been washed,cleaned,dried and then filled with the idea of plundering.We all know where the diamonds come,don’t we? then why are we still fueling terrorists?Whose mistake is it that those human beings were to take up to such action?What law do they feel is breached,that they create more fear among the “commons” ? Incidents like 9/11 have always happened in the past,then why didn’t we learn from them?While it is necesaary to live in the present,if you think of the past,then you need to see it clearly.We all have heard of kingdoms being plundered and looted,we all have heard of people being killed in numbers,yet we never learnt.The only reason why those few intellectuals leave the “right” and take up the “wrong” is that they didn’t have a place here.There are stories which depict this,yet did we learn? Just take a second to think of those bed time stories.try analysing them.You will find that,you have,in your life,been all those characters.You have been the snow white,you have been the hare and you have been the tortise.Yet no one has told you think of those stories as such.By the word of mouth a lot of things have survived.And by calling a few things as “tradition” many more things have survivied.Take a closer look and the truth stares at you.
So to understand things better,we need to think.Shakespeare says it as ” let discretion be your tutor”.When will we learn to use it? When will the society on the whole,choose the right people to lead them?When will the society,understand those few beings who have been the sea,in which they live?Is it that the society is scared of deeper waters ,that it calls the sea evil?Unless,every individual,realizes his/her true capability,till then we will never always have the two sections of humanity.There is no inbetween here,you either belong here or there.The third over here,is you.Unless we all decide to think and see beyond the contradictions,then their is no use,trying to emacipate.The only way to see the light,at the end of the tunnel,is the start moving.It doesn’t matter if you walk or run,you can take your own time,but stop trying to live in the darkness,you can’t live where you can’t see.
A lot has been done to try and light the lamp.Yet if you stamp or blow the light away,thinking that it is either waste of fuel or some enemy,you will never get to the end.The lamp is lit,so that you can use it to guide you.As you move along the path,add more fuel and let your fire grow.You will be able to see more and more around you.Realization dawns only ignorance sets,so throw shed your fear of the light,there is a better world and there are better things,then disgust and contempt and animosity.
Next time you do something,try to think why you do it.Next time ou speak,try to hear your own voice and try to understand what you are saying.Next time you are struck by beauty,see yourself as a part of the beauty.Next time face a problem,think of what might have presceeded it.Next time when everything seems dark,remember the day when we found fire.Next time you are left without hope,think of you as a child and see your future.And before all those next times,now think of your self and what you could be and what is your potential.
the light shines the brightest
P.S: Among other things,one of the major inspiration behind this is,the book “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand.
ohhh…pure fish 😦 love this shot!!
You write beautiful and you think beautiful.
Let the fire in your heart to unite YOUTH,(inspite of the age) never dies.
I agree with Tarun, your thoughts are beautiful, although a little too serious.
It could be ayn rand or perhaps it could be your looking 12th boards! 🙂
Nice thought provoking post!!
it’s always the good and bad
The world is like this ‘coz some good people and some bad people. There is always good and bad and will be there. ‘coz if bad doesn’t exists then good also doesn’t exists.
Very thought provoking!Keep it up 🙂
very good post indeed
… i too agree with tarun and nita
sometimes its difficult to comprehend what u are trying to convey, ,
my brain is not as fast and creative as urs 😦
Thoughtful post. You are right about the friction. But Friction needs to be there in a limited amount in order to grow with a speed limit. Otherwise, we would go smack into a wall and it could hurt. With a speed limit we can maneuver properly.
wow some great piece of advice for us humans here! Well-said Vish..before we speak or do things, its best to think WHY. lovely!
btw read my today’s post 🙂
very thought provoking and nicely put..I agree that evolution is the key word here
@angky: thanks 🙂
@tarun: lol i am 17..so i think i am a part of the youth,right?
@nita: lol 🙂 no it surely not the boards…lol,when i write the worry about things like exam are forgotten,unless of course i write about them 🙂
@aneesh: well said 🙂
@sameera: thanks 🙂
@arvind: lol,well in ur terms…the terrorists are those who fail to think…only thing here ,we don’t shoot them(and forget the dal) we try to make them think…our weapon being thought 🙂
@dinesh: i agree…we need friction…i didn’t mention that in the post,cause i don’t want to give any space for people to say they are a part of that small friction 🙂
@keshi: very true…saw it 😉
@sakhi: LOL 😀
how much can your mind GROW?
what seeds do TERRORISTS sow?
is DISCRETION facing death-row?
is you POTENTIAL facing a low-blow?
use your own LAMP, the light shall automatically GLOW!
loved this post- your mind and its meanderings are a treat to the soul 🙂
You are great in expressing your thought what truly exist!!
Great post! 🙂
“At every point in history,a few take it upon themselves,to save the race.There are so many forces within humanity,which exploits and makes humans,discard,their true purpose.”
“We all are born with the same ability,yet why do a few people refuse to use their ability to think?Why is it that people lead to their own starvation and destruction?”
This question has baffled me as well 😕
“We all have heard of kingdoms being plundered and looted,we all have heard of people being killed in numbers,yet we never learnt.”
A wise man learn from others’ mistakes,
An average man learns from his own mistakes,
Fools never learn until it is too late!