Just for a minute, I wish I could stop the world for a minute. Maybe the clock would have ticked midnight on December 31st, and instead of everyone screaming Happy New Year, people would stop and listen, to me. Big ego? Maybe. But what If I had something really important to say? Something more important than the realisation that humanity has decided to have years of 365 days.
FIGHT TO CHANGE IT
If I gave a speech to the world, I would ask them kindly to feel human. While they listened I wouldn’t but tell them, transfer to them what other people have said. What kind of world we live in, where religions, opinions, history and man-made fear separates us. We have developed technologies, we have learnt so much and know so little, we spend our lives doing wrongs we regret, we passively observe unfairness, wars and terror. We accept the world as it is, we don’t fight to change it. We say, that’s the way the world works, we don’t question it. We stop each other from doing things, we don’t encourage each other. We don’t try to make this world a better place for us.
MAN DIES HAVING NEVER LIVED
Dalai Lama said about Man(people, mankind): “he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die and then dies having never really lived.”
HARD AND UNKIND
Charlie Chaplin in his Great Dictator speech said: “We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in; machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical, our cleverness hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little.More than machinery we need humanity, more than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities life will be violent and all will be lost.”
It might sound pessimistic, but it’s needed to be that way. Because deep inside we all wish for happiness, we all are good, we all seek peace. Peace for our mind, peace for our souls and peace for the world. The problem is we haven’t found one way to achieve that. We’ve found too many, and mans selfishness and beliefs have made us fight over the right way to bring peace, through religion, through wars, through cultures there is no common understand of how we achieve peace for man. Yet, peace is the same for all. It probably wouldn’t make sense, my whole speech; I don’t understand everything I am talking about, I don’t know but merely the things that I’ve studied or read or heard about. But I know one thing, we should challenge ourselves, what we hear and what accept as the truth, we should improve ourselves, to improve the world, to help us live in peace. We shouldn’t stop, we must carry on. We must carry on being the best we could possibly be. We should enjoy the little things, we should enjoy the big things; we should feel and care not because we have to in order to go to heaven, but because we are human.
Now, to contradict myself, the world is full of wonderful things, positiveness, people who want to move forward. The world is full of good. And if we are lucky enough to be in a position to see good, it is for us to share this good, to expand it and let more people into the great things in life. It’s for us to challenge the existing situation and stop the war, stop the misery, prevent children from dying, stop the unfairness and be good. Good.
We cannot undo the past but we can change the future.