The World is a Big Mirror. Strike a Good Pose!

09 AUG, 2015
by Bikash Mohanty

These days, risk assessments are all the rage. No expedition or venture can be properly planned without someone first writing a report listing how all the ways in which things could go wrong have been carefully considered. Of course, such exercises create a kind of false confidence. Either the organisers/planners assume that they have not covered all bases, and can thus relax, or they become so apprehensive that their nervousness invites eventual mishap. At issue today, is not 'what you expect to go awry' but “what you don't expect! “!!!

Mistakes, it seems, are easy to make but perhaps they are not always quite so easy to forgive. But then, if many more examples of human error were accepted more freely and philosophically, certain people might find themselves less discouraged from making them. Yet, all too often, the cause of a mistake turns out to be the fear of making said same mistake! 

As you see every action or emotion has a role to play; whether it is making a mistake or it is to forgive someone who has done a mistake or the fear of making a mistake or even performing risk assessment to avoid doing a mistake. If all have a part to play; so should we be stressing out too much about the occurrence of one kind of outcome? Anything can happen – should we let it happen? We must continue to act. The fear of error should not stop the actions from taking place. Nature of the actions we take, will determine the nature of end result - for sure. Trust me.

Here is a little story; I received in Whatsapp. Once a dog ran into a museum where all the walls, the ceiling, the door and even the floor were made of mirror. Seeing this, the dog froze in surprise in the middle of the hall, and a whole pack of dogs surrounded it from all sides, from above and below. When the dog bared his teeth, all the reflections responded to it in the same way. Frightened, the dog frantically barked - the reflections imitated the bark and increased it many...times. The dog barked even harder and the echo was keeping up. The dog tossed from one side to another, biting the air - his reflections also tossed around snapping their teeth.

Next morning the museum's security guards found the miserable dog, lifeless and surrounded by a million reflections of lifeless dogs. There was nobody else in the museum who meant any harm to the dog. The dog died fighting his own reflections.

The world doesn't bring good or evil on its own. Everything that is happening around us is the reflection of our own thoughts, feelings, wishes and actions. The World is a big mirror. Strike a good pose! 

Selfie? No-No-No-No-No! Sorry!!! I didn’t say that.  Definition of Selfie is not “Jaab hum khud ki letein hein” – it is a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media. Here we are talking about a selfie, which is an exemplary image for good reasons of course, for others to follow, to acknowledge and take inspirations. Samjhe? Kya Samjhe?

Chalo; tab-tak – Good Night, Subh-Rati and Sabah-Khair!