Thursday, May 13, 2010

AN ODE TO THE HERO WITHIN US

Deviating from the usual rant for one post but watever. Its about time that we salute the hero.. that is within us. So, here goes:

Whats heroism? What is supposed to be a heroic act? To fight crime? Jump off buildings? Or, fight for your nation on borders? Is there anything else that can be classified as a heroic act? Or even a cowardly one?

The answer is: Yes. It lies in one word: Living. The way we live defines whether we are heroes or some wimps. The way we choose to define our life is the basis of what we can achieve.

We all chase a final goal known as enlightenment. But do we know whats that? We waste time listening to useless Gurus and reading motivational crap but still remain restless from within. Only because we chose to run after everything, even enlightenment, except our own lives and desires. We, sadly, outsource them to the society. We don’t fight the forces who try to control us and give in. We chose to live like cowards. And that’s why, we remain far from enlightenment.

Ever thought that a desire to achieve enlightenment or self-satisfaction is the most selfish desire one can have? Then why do we look upto society and others to decide for us? Job, Career, Marriage.. even love; why should anyone else has the control and not us?

Society is nothing but a way to enslave a free and independent man. A logically selfish mind is a threat to society because it dares to challenge the set rules. And thats why society tries to destroy it in every which way. By taking away the dreams and engraving into the minds that selfishness is bad and a sin. We all are fed this shit since childhood. We are told to live for others. We are told to sell our dreams at every step. We are told to cram and not explore. We are told not to live but to survive. Everyone says the world is cruel and bad. But only a few see reason and fight it; instead of selling out to it.

All dreams donot see a reality. But reality has no right to stifle the art of dreaming. Those who understand this, become heroes. for they dont wish to just .. survive; they dont wish to compete with stupidity ; they dont wish to waste their time in stupid rituals. They live for themselves without feeling the need to destroy others for that. They understand what selfishness is. They intend to live like heroes.. for they truly are.

So, get up your asses and fight. Thats the only way. Fight for your dreams. Fight for your lives. Have respect for the self. And if you dont have the balls to do that, just sit and pray for society to be a little less brutal!


Cheers ..........................

5 comments:

Priya shah said...

Heavy words dude! N correct.... We all hv forgettn whats it like to b a real hero......

Thumbs up :)

Ankita Rao said...

Wonderfully written......... agreed truly !

Mayank said...

@ PS

Real heroism stems frm the fact tht we value our lives.. so said, ayn rand.

@AR

Thanks..for comment n also that writeup u mailed me... Would check out that book surely.

rashi said...

fantastic Donnie!! how come i missed this one.???gues was not around wen u posted it...
Neway..wonderful thots, n more wonderfully put... :)
Cheers!!! :)

Mayank said...

@Rashi

Thanks don :) ......