Plenty of web space has been lost to idiots writing about their experiences in the tumultuous world that we live in. Here’s one more addition to the ever-growing list of mindless blogs.
In a third-world country with ample chances to go ahead with the herd, to get lost in the little trials that life throws up and to run around insignificant things that neither lead to victories, nor fulfilment. More often than not, our priorities, vision and dreams lose all semblance of direction and effort when life’s travesties begin to take a toll on our happiness and survival. Before we know it, we are left clutching at the straws of frugal achievements and failed campaigns. I believe that only when doing things which we are comfortable with, thoughts that have a clear resonance with our Inner Self, can we excel in the path we chose to traverse. As Benjamin Franklin puts it, “Some people die when they are 25, but are buried not till they are 75“.
Here I am, 20, full of the enthusiasm and drive that will surely take me to the peak of the ‘Observer Hill’, ready to witness various sunrises and glorious sunsets; many battles will be fought, too. The funny thing about battles is that its all in one’s head. Aren’t people but mere pawns, creatures driven by desperation, hunger and a faith that plays to their need. Now, come to think of it, till we learn to fly..fly high above the mediocrity and escape the gravity of human pessimism, aren’t we all the Bill Murray ( in his brilliant portrayal in Groundhog Day) of our lives, running around like spring mechanised toy jokers, living the same day over and over again?
As Joseph Heller in his best-seller ‘Catch 22’ analyses the World War II scenario through the eyes of the self-declared lunatic Capt. John Yossarian might very well push the reader to the brink of immense introspection. Here, for instance, Yossarian speaks, “ Let me see if I’ve got this straight: in order to be grounded, I’ve got to be crazy and I must be crazy to keep flying. But if I ask to be grounded, that means I’m not crazy any more and I have to keep flying. ” These words would definitely have had considerable impact on a large junta of the readers, with enough depth in each word to keep a thinking mind running.
For the keen eyes and the hunger to know more :
Groundhog Day– 1993 Movie- * ing Bill Murray and Ann MacDowell- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107048/
Catch-22 -Authored by Joseph Heller -1961 –http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catch-22