The Impending Doom

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Great mysteries push people to seek like-minded folk as much as any tourist in a foreign land, wanting to meet a ‘co-passenger’. This again, would highlight the longing to bond with another being as well satiate the inner-most urge of every man: to explore another being’s world and feel another life. Human dependencies and the intrinsic nature of our mind is to seek strength and solace in another being.

Most of us have friends. A few of us have companions. Even fewer are those who are actually themselves.It indeed is a steep task to remain oneself without being influenced by the world that we live in.

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Insufficient recognition and a host of things which come with a ‘prejudiced’ tag makes us skeptical of even potentially life changing novel ideas. The fear of the future makes us retract from the very thought of taking risk. On retrospect, most of the things I end up hating are, in fact, things that I know not much about.

Original image: http://www.history.com/photos/world-war-ii-damage-and-destruction/photo2

Then, it was destruction of the world. Now what awaits us the destruction of our very own worlds.
June 1944, two boys overlooking the ruined remains of the village of St. Lo, France after the D-Day invasion of Normandy. (Photo Credit: Corbis)

Now where is all this leading to? The point I am trying to make here is simple: our insecurities and narrow-mindedness are causing more damage to our lives than actually tragedies a few unfortunate fellow human beings go through. People are slowly but surely becoming objects. Objects of interest. Considering the severe ‘interest crisis’ we would soon be going through… it would not be surprising to find disappointments and dejection plaguing the society we live in. The 2012 doomsday might have been a hoax call, but I am afraid of the ‘Doom-years’ that loom ahead of us.

Let us all grow up, broaden minds and be happy whenever we can.

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The Roller Coaster Ride Begins.

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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