Monday, September 22, 2008


Struggles start from the moment a child is born. The struggle to breathe is the first hurdle that the child faces on its arrival on this planet. This struggle has become all the more rampant with the rising population and global warming. What had the innocent child done to brave a struggle of an increasing magnitude? Does one blame it on the crimes that the soul had committed in another body prior to envisaging itself in the child or because of some other reason. Parents struggle to keep their child afloat in a society of cut throats, the child on attaining matrurity struggles to keep himself/herself afloat in the same society.

One needs to ask what is this society and preceeding that why is a child born and why does human being die? Everyone carries on the cycle of life pedalling it through troughs and crests till they lie still. Struggle is imminent in each pedal that is being pushed. My question stands out as why? A thought that might evolve is that I sound much like a coward but what is the result of this struggle - say some momentary pleasure in achieving something or may be a satisfaction of a higher degree which is all but construed into a few glorified moments and recognition.

There is no person on this planet who has not struggled, some have succeeded and some have failed while others are in the process of struggling without achieving any kind of concreteness in the output. A human being struggles for a better life whilst he is alive and breathing, struggles for recognition, struggles for monetary gains. What has happened to Thomas Alva Edison or Issac Newton or Albert Einstein ? These great personalities never struggled for themselves but for the betterment of the society. They received recognition and transformed hidden facts of science into great inventions and discoveries. Have the struggles affected or effected the society?

In fact, the numerous and eminent names have been buried in oblivion. Examples of these personalities are being given to provide for motivation. Where do these persons lie after all their struggles? Are they immortal? Did struggle make them immortal? My answer would be "No" because look at yourself, how many times during a day do you remember them or how many times would you remember them and their struggles after the demise of your own soul? One cannot remember one's own struggles then why do we need to struggle? What is the outcome of such meaningless struggles? Just to be able to live through the cycle of life?

It is still a myth that struggles bring in prosperity, it has never brought in any kind of prosperity rather it has jeopardized the very essence of existence. Human beings have become all the more selfish, all the more materialistic and demons in a presentable form. It is much endearing to realize that the struggles are aimed at gaining "power" which is the root cause of all evils. A beautiful creation is being pushed into the darkness of the unknown. Outcome of struggles is poised to be dramatically inconsistent with the passage of time.

How does one end these struggles which poses greater perfidiousity and inconsistency? Struggles will never cease to exist as long as life is prevalent on this planet but hopefully these struggles will be aimed at better outcomes and a planet devoid of destruction.

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