Rachana Sharma | Mar 11, 2009
We have a natural tendency to reflect about the past. I often hear people saying wistfully, “Those were the days!” This expression is almost always followed by some criticism of the present life be it environment, economy, society, politics or any other aspect – the pollution has increased, politics has become dirty, the economic world is in turbulence, the crime has increased, cancer and AIDS are killing the human race, people have become impatient and less tolerant, they have lost their innocence, and so on. The litany continues endlessly
Many of you are worried about our present development and progress and sceptic about the so-called progress. But, have you ever compared the conscious state of the present man and any man from the history? You will be surprised that it is the reference only which has changed though we, as humans, are facing similar world at the level of consciousness that our ancestors experienced.
I am trying to give a glimpse of the human conscious state. Read it and decide where we stand today:
1- As soon we become conscious we find ourselves surrounded by an environment.
2- There are things which we like; there are things which we do not like.
3- We try to grow and develop what we like and need; and eradicate what is not favourable.
4- We need to work mentally and physically for survival and growth.
5- We have an inner search as well as outer search.
6- The surrounding world has many problems; some given, some caused – we need to face all.
7- We have pain; we have joy, both physical and mental.
8- Life seems to be sometimes blessing; sometimes a curse.
9- Life seems to be sometime chosen; sometime imposed.
10- We have some fulfilled dreams as well as some shattered realities.
11- We know some things; we do not know many things.
12- We have a future; we have a past.
13- The world is full of good and bad people.
14- I have become what I learnt.
15- I as an individual have limited span of life and I want to make the best out of it.
16- There are people who have understood what life is all about, there are people who are working hard to crack the puzzle of life.
So, the world is the same. Challenges are the same. The struggle is the same. Today everything might have taken a new form in comparison to the past but nothing much has changed. As always we have situations and, we are required to face them, win over them and succeed because we were humans then and we are humans now.
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