Friday, April 21, 2006

Playing God?

When we are young and dynamic we all might have a little bit of left over childhood nature which is being honest to oneself, if we are aware of that nature early enough we can take that flame going on in you even after well into your adulthood. If you happened to be that way, the fire in you kindles intuitively always to be the best who you are to project onto the outside even if it brings hardship in your life. People who voluntarily go through hardship are the one who experiment his own self, I suppose. For instance, so many activists and social workers fall into that category. Why an activist who constantly goes through all kind of troubles without even expecting anything in return? What makes them to adhere with that kind of life?

To be on that path with that kind of determination one has to be so strong with a belief system whatever it is to his core. Otherwise, a small hardship can make that individual to put his tail between his legs and turn around and run for his life. So, then, what makes them so strong and face the life they choose to be on? I think, two factors could play a crucial part in it.

A) The individual might have recognized his strong passion and bring it forth to his awareness which in turn it gives him a sense of fullness for his existence.

B) On the other hand, out of social compulsion by observing around him as to what is going on and what needs to be done to play as a responsible citizenry.

With these identified ideals the one who wants to serve for the humanity initiate him/herself into the public service. Again it takes ones unshakable faith in whatever he believes in since what all he goes to face sheer disappointment and discouragement at least in the earlier ventures. As he prepares to cling on to the task, as time passes by he learns to cruise around in spite of all those hardships on his way, yet live in complete fullness.

To me the very life itself is like pre-written script and it is re-played over and over with same scene and the nature of stories yet with varying faces. Therefore, the bigger the challenge you have undertaken to experiment the greater the learning possibilities. No matter what, if you are involved in less attractive and more trouble some business like this, we can presume that we are trying to play God’s game a bit. God’s game as we all know, less lucrative economically and socially yet uplifting emotionally. However, what we get out of pursuing that thirst, well, we are making little closer to realizing our own true existence and its purpose. The reward of being truthful to oneself.

6 comments:

Dharumi said...

"To me the very life itself is like pre-written script and ...."//
- are you a 'fatalist' then...?
இத்தனூண்டு நெத்தியில எவ்ளோ எழுதியிருக்கு...!

well..well....that was meant to be an intro. that's all. i found your comments in suvanapiriyan's article on Darwinism! found that probably we have some common things - like the disciplines to which both of us belong and all that...

hope to 'meet' quite often... btw what is your ezact field of research, if i may know.

Orani said...

Dear Dharumi, thanks for leaving your comments! In fact, when I look around my vicinity what is going on, I do not see anything people are doing or going through unique for just themselves alone. It is repeatition of the same, though, the happennings pop up randomly here and there typically with the same story yet with different faces.

Anyway, I am growing on my own pace. My field of specialization is in Conservation Biology, though, at time being I am off from academia for personal reasons. Hoping to go back to the field one day! Are you in the same field or some?

Love,

Orani.

Dharumi said...

"It is repeatition of the same, though, the happennings pop up randomly here and there typically with the same story yet with different faces.""

it is the same river; it is always the same water that flows in the river - is one view; river may be same but the water that flows now is not the water that flew yesterday. everything is different - two different views on a same thing.
i dont get the term for the above...your view reminded me this

Orani said...

//it is the same river; it is always the same water that flows in the river - is one view; river may be same but the water that flows now is not the water that flew yesterday. //

hmmm...that is an interesting perceptional fact to put it that way. It makes a lot of sense Dharumi! This is why, I like writing and interacting a person like yourself. I would really appreciate for sharing your views here. That encourages one to even dive deeper within oneself to discover more and be more in awareness with outside world.

I really liked your quote, thanks again. What prodded me to say the thing that I said is, when I go through the worldly sufferings I can sense it out that the very suffering itself is not uniquely to myself, I can feel that I have been there and gone through them already for some reason, and easily get tired or bored of that suffering or happiness itself (I know you are laughing it out loud ;). Why is that, yet I have a passion for living and love the whole existence. Always out there looking out for more. :-)

Love,

Orani.

Anonymous said...

Our achievements of today are but the sum total of our thoughts of yesterday. You are today where the thoughts of yesterday have brought you and you will be tomorrow where the thoughts of today take you. If he/she is to be ultimately at peace with oneself. What one can be, he must be. Deny not thy self for it is the greatest sin, be not be afraid to go on,if true love was there it will never leave you for being who you want to be.

To put up with me is the first step to understanding me. Not that you embrace my ways as right for you, but that you are no longer irritated or disappointed with me for my seeming waywardness. And in understanding me you might come to prize my differences from you, and, far from seeking to change me, preserve and even nurture those differences.

With love,,

Anju

Orani said...

//Our achievements of today are but the sum total of our thoughts of yesterday. You are today where the thoughts of yesterday have brought you and you will be tomorrow where the thoughts of today take you.//

well said! so the self says, am I correct!!

Orani.