Thursday, December 23, 2010

Talking of "would have beens....."

This is a very nice article taken from eBarabanki

I wondered and I pondered….. questions and thoughts crisscrossed my minds. I am not going to make the effort of trying to recapitulate all of them, Or for that matter, to try to organize them.


But here are some of those, with which I haven’t reach a conclusion. You could try answering these for yourself as well !!

1- Why and I ask why, is it so bloody important to be a “has been…” or something other than who I AM ?? Why must each one of us be a super achiever ?

2- What is it you would want to be, if you could ??

a. A business Tycoon
b. Superstar
c. A Humanitarian
d. Famous politician or whatever….

3- Reflect on your 2nd choice, it shall tell about your priorities in life, re-evaluate the question 2 in the light of this discovery.

4- Let’s learn about the life of people, who are known as “superachievers”. What was their motivation for being who they became ?

“Be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.” William Shakespeare

a. Was it a burning desire to have their names etched on the fabric of time ? ( immortality, ambition )

b. Live up to the expectation of someone, father, family ?? ( social pressure, to measure up, to be accepted, respected ?? )

c. Was it LOVE ?? ( Like that of, for a man for a woman or like of a Father for his son ( Lorenzo’s OIL, Cindrella Man ), or like that of a state of being as in FREEDOM ( Mahatma Gandhi, Subhash Chandra Bose ) ?? )

PS: Lorenzo’s OIL, Cindrella Man are movie names

5- And for those of us who after going through all of the above come to the conclusion, that the only way to exist is as “someone”, otherwise we are lesser mortals. When to do you throw in the towel ??

When can we officially declare someone as a “would have been….”. Following are a few examples that would probably surprise you:

- Abraham Lincoln

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Late_bloomer#Adults

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