Monday, October 1, 2007

pain!!

You can’t say to spring : “come on and stay forever”.
You can only say : ”come on and stay as long as you like and fill me with your hope and splendor”.
Pain and suffering are an indispensable part of human life. We are born to enjoy this gift of life but, what we actually do ? from the very beginning we are taught the virtues of sacrifices .one sacrifice leads to another and before we can even realize what is going on we end up getting tied up in a chain of sacrifices.
A soldier doesn’t go to a war to kill his enemy . of course , he does but he is gloried or, rather , eulogized if he sacrifices himself for the country. He is hailed as a true patriot!
What does a wife want to show to her husband ? does she want to say that she is happy> the answer is , a definitive no ! all she wants to show that how devoted she is and how she sacrifices her well being for the joys of her husband.
Why does a husband go to work? except for a few rare cases, he doesn’t go for his personal happiness. he toils hard manfully only for the good of his family.
When it comes to us, we are no better . we are ready to give up our dreams to please our parents and they gave up their lives so that we could have a better life.
So where do all these things lead to?
What we actually seek that compels us to make these sacrifices ,howsoever small they may be ?
Do we have any answers ?
I suggest we seek joy, love , happiness and all the other human emotions that have long since been confined to books and in our blind race for success we have lost our identities. We have forgotten that we are after all, humans! We have our own flaws and no one is perfect. learn to live with the flaws without ever letting them to be an impediment in your quest of life.
Don’t get used to pain. It’s a powerful drug, intoxicating, incarcerating and highly seductive when it comes in disguise of self-sacrifice! Howsoever hard we may try to reject this idea , but it’s a fact that we human beings have a tendency to live with pain and extract joy out of it, making it an indispensable part of our lives. What a paradox!!


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