Though India has been able to clinch an important test win over England, the topic of my current post has nothing to do with cricket what so ever. I am talking about the test that life seems to put on us every now and then in order to see how resilient we are and how much we have matured over time to be able to take care of the nitty-gritty of the very phenomenon which we all call life.
I recently saw this movie jab tak hain jaan and the test that life seems to take is well elaborated and perfectly brought out by this dialogue from the protagonist and it goes something like this: zindagi to har pal hamari jaan leti hai, bomb to keval ek baar lega.
Though this has a negative tone to it and seems to project the pain and sorrow of the protagonist, this can very well be interpreted in a positive manner, if we just change the angle of the lens through which we are trying to interpret the same. A better way to put it would be: zindagi to har pal hamara imtihaan leti hai.
The test starts the very moment one is born, as one tries to step out of the haven that a mother provides to him/her for nine months and then he/she has to meet the harsh realities that the surrounding environment provides.
Growing up is not very easy for majority of the population. Every stage of life is met with innumerous challenges. Some, we are able to overcome and some tend to drain us of our energies to the extent of us falling victim to the situation.
Every stage of life is met with successes and failures. A philosopher has compared life to a book composed of chapters where there are some good pages and some bad. The art lies in keep turning the pages of the book and keep exploring the next page, for if you don’t then you won’t ever know as to what lies ahead.
And true to its sense, no one is a born winner. One has to go through immense suffering and challenges before one emerges a winner or whom the world generally calls a winner, because it all depends on the interpretation of victory. Without really going into the philosophy of victory, let me just stick to the practical/societal definition of a winner.
And what makes one victorious is an enduring desire to reach that one important goal of life that he/she would have made for oneself and to keep trying for it. One might fall several times during all these years of trying and one might have to suffer a lot to the point of challenging the very concept of destiny that God has inscribed for him/her.
But what really matters is to realize that one might and will be faced with hardships; one needs to keep trying, for winners are those who decided not to quit.
All those out there who feel that God is not being kind to them, stay positive and keep trying for the victory is just next door and trust me you cannot afford to give up on it.