Suffocating in Mediocrity

        Mediocrity is no mere character flaw, but a deep tendency of the universe, to be ceaselessly fought, with no hope of final victory. Sorry, I don’t make the rules.

        I don’t know about you, but one of the things I’m afraid most in life is mediocrity. For me, life is too precious to be lived in mediocrity. Life is a golden opportunity, and we should use it as good as we can. Living in mediocrity means we do not use the opportunity as good as we should.

        Unfortunately, many people are trapped in mediocrity. I believe one of the main reasons is they do not dare to be different.

        We all have our own strengths and weaknesses. But the fact is, most of us are pretty average at most things we do. Even if you’re truly exceptional at one thing — say math, or jump rope, or making money off the black gun market — chances are you’re pretty average or below average at most other things. That’s just the nature of life. To become truly great at something, you have to dedicate time and energy to it. And because we all have limited time and energy, few of us ever become truly exceptional at more than one thing, if anything at all.

        We can then say that it is a complete statistical improbability that any single person can be an extraordinary performer in all areas of their life, or even many areas of their life. Harry Potter does not exist. It just doesn’t happen. Business tycoon are often fuck ups in their personal lives.  Alia bhatt a good actress lobotomized @KoffeWithkaran show.

        We’re all, for the most part, pretty average people. It’s the extremes that get all of the publicity. We all kind of intuitively know this, but we rarely think and/or talk about it. The vast majority of us will never be truly exceptional at, well, anything. And that’s OK.

        Having the internet, Google, Facebook, YouTube and access to 500+ channels of television is amazing. We have access to more information than any other time in history. But our attention is limited.

        Few of us get this. And fewer of us accept it. Because problems arise — serious, “My God, what’s the point of living” type problems — when we expect to be extraordinary. Or worse, we feel entitled to be extraordinary. When in reality, it’s just not viable or likely.

        Sounds boring, doesn’t it? That’s because these things are average. But maybe they’re average for a reason. Because they are what actually matter.

Hi, I am your new GOD 😉

          I started noticing some not so good things happening in the society from a couple of years like sudden emergence and swift expansion of a terrorist outfit IS, who wanted to establish Caliphate (they are using Caliphate just to arouse the feelings of religious Muslims), killing of secular writers in India (right wing extremism seen purportedly after BJP came to power), serial killing of secular bloggers in B'desh(seen after Sheikh Haseena opened the trial of Liberation War crimes)etc...I started wondering why everything is intricately related to God.
While I was pondering over the issue, a witty thought popped up in my mind. We usually see people asking what do you want to have if God is present and often hear a lot of regular and some weird replies as well like I wanna be the richest or most handsome guy on this planet or beautiful women or I wanna be a bird so that I could fly wherever I wanted to or I want to see US collapse etc. But if I get to see him and get a chance to make a wish I would definitely say "I WANNA BE YOU".
Yes I always wanted to be God (at least let me when I am writing on my blog I am not a narcissist) and explore what God actually does and how he manages all the things. Most importantly I wanted to know whether all the Hindu Gods (33 lakhs) really exists. Of course want the people to pray me so that I could grant them their wishes etc.
Now what do I do after becoming the god- I don’t say I will completely eliminate crime, violence, hunger, poverty, sexual, regional inequalities blah blah. I will leave them for people to handle it. If they don’t have any problem life will be like going in a Harley Davidson on highway with 30 mph. that sucks!!!As I knew people are so intelligent here they can handle these problems pretty easily without expecting much help from ALMIGHTY.
Currently people meet God through intermediaries (pandits, bishops, sufis) but I would want to completely overhaul and rationalize the existing system and create a new one where one can reach him without the help of third person.
I didn’t say what would be the first file I would like to sign after my promotion to God, I will try to supplant all the faiths by a single faith so that people don’t get a chance to fight over petty religious issues and politicians don’t resort to communal politics. And make this world a better place to compete for. Let humanity live longer..!!

Just a passing thought . . .

        As I walk in solitude in the midst of a crowd of millions, everyone seems to appear unknown. Every face that stares me tends to say a thousand words but yet they’re quiet. Probably this is what makes your closed ones always so special, ever so precious. But I now belong to a different world, a world which is devoid of care, intimacy and selfless love. I wonder if the emptiness can ever be filled, the vacuum that has been created in the absence of my friends.
       Someone once advised me to bask in the glory but not to tan myself and now when I try to walk in the road that I’ve chosen, am afraid that I never learnt a lesson. Everything in life now tends to lose its worth and every achievement appears too small when compared to the exuberance that filled the air whenever even a simple bet was won. It is like regretting waking up all of a sudden from a good dream and wish if it would have never ended.
         As I walk in solitude in the midst of millions, I try to find those old routes which led to the path of an institution that probably gave me everything in life. It gave me an army of friends who always stood by my side at the hour of need and bestowed the love which is nothing but priceless. I now no more doubt the existence of God anymore because without Him showering the best at me, I did nothing to deserve something this great.
       The countdown has begun and my journey from the real world to the world that still remains a mystery comes closer. The departure is near and the pain of detachment grows increasingly intense. I so wish to be able to hold back the time or stop it where it is but life is like a flowing river and we have to get going.
       As I walk in solitude in the midst of millions, I just wish to come back soon to this divine land and relive the moments of my past which according to my friends are forever here to stay.


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