"Go into yourself. Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its root into the very depths of your heart; confess to yourself whether you would have to die if you were forbidden to write." Rainier Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

Friday, March 2, 2012

Vantage Points

Not sure what to write,i decided my 50th post to be a random one !
Here i am just taking time to write about how different people receive,perceive,evaluate and respond to a situation in different ways. And sometimes i really don't know what group of people are actually right and precise and which one's are wrong. Who are we to say that there is just one way to do a thing,or more so that there's just one "right" way to do a certain thing. All we do is carry a moral baton and pound ourselves and everybody else with it and end up burdened by horrendous weight of it.

We are one hell of society,tied together in our own prejudices. Prisoners of our own minds and thoughts. All of us have ended up creating a prison for ourselves and trapped us into it happily or ignorantly. The blame lies in giving 'the run' much more importance than concentrating on how well we do it,or for what we do it. No-one gets alive of this life anyway,so is it any fun in walking a line that had been chalked out for us by the people who are as mortal as us ! Or do even take time and effort to look upto God and ask what He wants us to do !

We are so badly engrossed in "doing things the right way" that sometimes we forget we are put together for a purpose in this life. Will it matter at the end of the road that how "socially correct" or "compliant" we were ! Or what would really matter is that how much we have loved and cared for others and ourselves too. I mentioned long before in one of my posts that people have very short-term memory. Nobody remembers anybody for how and what they had done,we are remembered after our lives only for the way we made others feel ! If you had loved your parents/children/spouse/friends and family and made them happy for even a handful of moments put together in all your life..that is all what counts. Nothing more or nothing less matters than that.

No amount of money/fame/popularity/coolness/designer stuff would help us to be etched in the mind of someone forever. It is our sole responsibility to become and develop day by day into a person who would be proud to finish this life one day,not only with the contentment that we had done well,but also with a hope that we had somewhere left an indelible mark in someone's heart or life.


Breaking Free of our own prejudices

3 comments:

palak said...

m speechless reading this...n dis is da hard fact of life..we ol loose ourselves in things...n forget who we are..we forget r inner self ...each n evry line is beautiful :) keep writing!

palak said...

hmmm m speechless aftr reading dis...each n every line is so beautifuly written..n ya ds is a hard fact of life..we ol loose our inner self..n jst keep on getting lost in nth number of things ....btw kep it up :)

Dr Mandeep Khanuja said...

thank u palak,i just hope each one of us realizes this sooner than later and make the most out of this short life of ours.

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