Monday, 23 December 2013

Human Greatest Power as well as biggest Drawback: Is to forget !

“TO FORGET” is one of those spices of life which can be both boon and curse for human being. At a time it makes human life easier and forward looking but there are also incident where it makes life miserable. To forget is quite common phenomenon in current life style. To sustain not to forget habit has given market space to huge number of products which enables human being to remember things on time.

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. (Maya Angelou - an American author and poet)

 Let’s discuss some common incident of day to day life which contributes to drawback factor.

1.    Traveling abroad but reached airport by giving miss to a passport/travel documents back at home. Same with train tickets.

2.    Forgot to attend meetings due to interesting long conversation in cafeteria.

3.    Homework done but forgot to carry notebook at school.

4.    Prepared for wrong subject on following day exams.

5.   Missed to wish birthday or anniversary of closed ones of correct day, though it touched our memory a day before.

6.    Reached home from friend’s house in late night but missed house keys at friend’s house.

7.   Bought every other item from Supermarket/shop which are in sale but forgot to buy items for which was the purpose of visit to supermarket.

8.  Many more…………….

Many other similar incidents in our day to life bring anxiety but there are ways to tackle most of them although not all for sure. But none of them is life threatening; it results in monetary/time loss. One cannot ignore that such incidents has also brought life changing experience in life. I am sure you can remember many and must be smiling by thinking so and so happen as so and so was forgot.  

I am more interested to highlight the boon aspect of forgetting. To forget is also godsend. Yes? No? Let me try and give some common routine happening which is not under human control but To Forget power of Human nature has helped to heal and to move ahead as well.

When someone loved one or family members passed away in any unfortunate event is shocking. Death is ultimate truth; still it shocks and surprises all human. It leaves one in utter confusion. People console each other by sharing thoughts of similar kind and emphasis on idea of death which is common sorrow for everyone. Death is uniform. It never distinguishes between rich & poor , Happy & sad etc. It is the forget power of human which gives them alternate mean to sustain and advance. The loss can never be filled but slowly fading of related memory helps the survivor to find happiness in whoever is around them. My father passed away on 2nd December 2013. I experienced all the above mentioned. I am too trying to use forget power to move ahead and take care of who are around me but ITS VERY- VERY DIFFICULT MAN!!

Last year i.e. 2012, I watched complete Mahabharata (Indian epic) in 45 days and remember one episode where Yaksha asked several questions to Yudhishthira. Among them three questions were very interesting which I would like to share:-

Yaksha asked: - What is heavier than earth, higher than heavens, faster than the wind and more numerous than straws?

Yudhishthira answered: One's mother is heavier than the earth; one's father is higher than the heavens; the mind is faster than wind and our worries are more numerous than straws.

Yaksha asked: - Who is truly happy?

Yudhishthira answered: He who has no debts is truly happy.

Yaksha asked: - What is the greatest wonder?          

Yudhishthira answered: Day after day countless people die. Yet the living wishes to live forever. O Lord, what can be a greater wonder?
Thank You!

Satender Kumar Mall

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