Being Alex–Great?

Nearly everyone might have heard of Alexander-the Great.

Seem to be drawing great inspiration from the man, most of us have chosen a certain kind of a roller coaster life ride for ourselves and our loved ones.

I wonder what inspired us to do so?

Primarily social conditioning, which includes demands from society, parents etc. which in turn shapes our own thoughts about goals and purpose in life.

How about drawing ourselves out of this so called wonderful journey, taking a moment to ponder whether its worth it all?

Is becoming powerful (Alexander) in our respective spheres is what we need in life?

What has this tendency brought us all to?

Not to mention the fact that all of us as a society are struggling big time to deal with this tiny little Covid-19 virus!

There must be something that we are not doing that great!

If we don’t realize this now, then when?

For there is a price to pay,

Consequences to deal with,

For nothing comes free in life,

And nature has its own cruel way of taking things back to where it belongs.

Possibly, a wake up call it is, for all!

A realization,

To think and act responsibly,

To go beyond what seems to be the perceived truth,

To be what one is supposed to be as a human being,

To explore the very dimensions of life

and

More importantly, change our role models,

For emulating Alexander, is not working out to be great at all!

Source for the Image: https://www.zogam.com/articles/articles-i/general-articles/3437-alexander-the-great-tangthu.html, https://www.paho.org/en/news/10-11-2020-rapid-antigen-tests-arriving-countries-assist-covid-19-response-americas

The Complete Homo Sapien!

Yes, somewhat inspired from the Raymond tagline,

Inclusive, no gender bias here, because homo sapiens are being spoken about as a whole, 

But who are these who tend to belong to this category? 

Beings who know themselves, 

Why they are doing something, the very intentions behind the same, 

Who seem to be able to handle any situation that comes their way cheerfully, 

Who act upon things that seem to be important not only to them but at least the significant others, ideally the entire society, 

People who more often than not seem to be standing on the right side of the fence, 

Where are they found? 

Here and there, 

Everywhere, 

Demonstrating at least few traits if not all, 

Something good must be happening with the education system, one wonders, 

For the world is certainly progressing, 

Nothing can be 100 percent correct after all, one might argue, considering the current state of affairs, 

But does one even know what being complete really means? 

Is there a benchmark of sorts in the current times we happen to be living in? 

Is there a way, a process, of becoming one? 

Would it require another human revolution of sorts on the lines of industrial revolution? 

Why do we need such, one may ask. 

In order: 

To survive in the best harmonic way we can, 

To realize the dream of welfare for all, 

To make this very life beautiful, rather than aspiring for a heaven, not having the slightest clue of what that might be or to begin with whether it exists, 

Simply put, to lead a life of fulfilment. 

To begin with, 

Do we already have systems in place? 

Or 

Is someone really thinking on these lines? I wonder! 

Source of the Image: https://www.britannica.com/story/just-how-old-is-homo-sapiens, https://in.pinterest.com/pin/346777240058194395/

Crying Kid!

At times, when you are not doing something so called meaningful, meaningful things happen. 

Just noticed, that a kid has kept on crying for more than 10 minutes in a nearby apartment. 

Don’t really know the reason, but makes me wonder whether that’s how future is going to be for most of the kids with the kind of education system we have in place. 

An education system which kills all curiosity and an ability to question would surely lead our kids and thereby society in that direction. 

Not just kids, we adults are often found to be crying over one thing or the other,

Be it the boss screwing us up today with shit load of work,

Spouse quarrels, 

Traffic jams, 

Physical discomfort, 

What not!

Simply being unable to handle different challenging situations at different points of time in our lives, 

Which takes us back to the crying kid, 

What if:

The crying kid was catered to in a manner so that he/she would be able to manage his/her state of mind, 

Adult stakeholders (parents, relatives, teachers, siblings etc), 

Providing him/her the tools to be able to do so,

Giving him/her enough time and attention which was needed to just hear them out, 

Being that eternal friend, philosopher and guide that he/she might be craving for, 

And 

Most importantly, not imposing our own grown up expectations on the kid, 

Would the crying kid grow up to become the crying adult? 

Well, chances are less, though one can always argue on the pretext of one’s destiny. 

But wasn’t destiny about taking control of our own lives, I wonder!

Source for the Image: https://www.pixtastock.com/illustration/57285109, https://www.vhv.rs/viewpic/hTxRRJm_kid-in-tears-clipart-boy-crying-clipart-png/