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What constitutes the best life? Do we know anything about it? Unrealistically, we do! It’s all within us. Though a little harder to assess. The only solution lies in undertaking the risks we’re scared to take. In them lies the path we had been searching for.
The sole purpose of everything that we eventually do is to step one point ahead of where we were yesterday. Comparative analysis is deceptive. It can either be positive (when compared with someone behind) or it could be disappointing (when compared with someone ahead of us), however, the real thing is in comparison with the self. This is the real indicator of progress in true terms as it shows whether we really are ahead of wherever we started from or not.
All those who believe in themselves are the leaders of every sphere of time. The belief in self is like the highest level of virtue to mankind, it akins the man with the self the only force that can help lead a better life. The self belief is moreover supported by Risk Factor Undertaking. Deep inside in the head, the man knows whether he/she would be able to undertake that possibility or not. Counting the cons too, is very important, often we end up ignoring the cons and expecting the pros only to loath us with what we didn’t expect. Expectations truly suck.
Dreams play a very important part in this understanding. They are the guiding lights of the pros. They’re like the flakes of deceptions adding cherry to the cake. They blindfold the heart and carry away the mind into the fathomed reality of the untrue where at times coming back becomes difficult (impossible to some). However keeping the deviation zero is really helpful. It is well known that doing and saying is different; however, for those who can; they establish in themselves a protective mechanism which helps them stand still in every sort of mayhem.
Expectations are the biggest blocks of trouble. They come with deviation from the true intention and fake aversion of dreams. They dig deeper within a person and find those deepest cuts. They fill him with the heaps of peace and understanding till the mind is relaxed and is ready to talk about it. Then they speak about it and help the mind draw varied interpretations. That’s how we think whenever we’re sad. We drift apart from where we began and end up talking ourselves to sleep. This mechanism of the brain and heart altogether is worked up with time. A one day thing is impossible. This is why we all have a difference in temper, because we take different time durations in analyzing and interpreting the problems within ourselves.
Talking of the term ‘problem’, this as well is pretty much deceptive. The mood and context define the term depending on the impact it has on the man. Sometimes serious things fail to concern us, that are when we’re not ready to undertake them as problems, and sometimes even a pinch of salt less can make us throw away the dish. This is the unreasonable contextuality of the mind. It is dependent on a term which is independent of every other syndrome in the world- Mood. It’s like an unruly horse, takes you wherever it wishes to.
Some problems are heavy (again, mood dependent) which create an apprehension in the mind of being affected to an extent larger than the normal wear and tear of life. They can be for example ones concerning financial difficulties in life, death of someone a person highly depended on, etc. These serious problems drive the mind in the direction of thinking about the root causes and believe it or not, a majority of population ends up in blaming themselves. The reason to this can be seen in the fact that the most closely we know someone is our self, and as such introspection into the self is the easiest. Moreover, the people often talked of, are the near ones, and finding flaws in them can be often disturbing, so we end up blaming ourselves.
Sometimes, the incidence of the problem might not be as big as we conclude it to be. This is often carried out in anger, when we end up in regret after ‘not’ introspecting into the prospects. This not only affects the person opposite of us, but also the self. The very belief on the self is affected, and believe it or not, it is the worst one can do to the self.
The solution to everything, be it big or small, lies in believing that the ultimate nexus of everything in this world, is between the self and God. No one’s judgment matters, only introspection does. Knowing oneself and understanding the best for the self is the ultimate path to progress.
(this is the viewpoint of a theist author, as far the atheists are concerned, if they believe in some higher power they may take that viewpoint and if not, they can limit it to the introspection of the self in the best possible ways.)
First year (moving to the second now)
Hidayatullah National Law University – Raipur