What we all have seen throughout our lives is that, our parents, grandparents and all elders in the family has always stressed upon doing things at right time. They never were in favor of delaying things or for that matter doing things before they are supposed to happen. What this has done or made sure is that – things did happen in ideal way, if not better. This logic for them applied to each and every single aspect of life. They never broke those traditions that was being followed since ages and many levels of ancestors. This tradition got inherited from the long standing family bloodlines, without exceptions. This was ever neither questioned nor broken by anyone. More or less, this has always been proved correct.
One aspect of this tradition was/is the institution of marriage. There was an age decided and for both genders to get married and go on with their social duties. Except for few, they all followed it and I do not remember a single instances reported in history where this has backfired or been proved wrong. So, can we call it correct tradition? Or should be called just another tradition which can be discarded at ease by calling ourselves modern?
I believe most of us will answer the above two questions in negative for the first one and positive for the second. Now, who decides if the answers are correct ? Who ensures that what we are following today are the right thing to do ?
Today, we have become a participant of the blind race where we all are running with our eyes fixed on one thing, money. Is this what we are supposed to do? Our existence to this immortal world is to come earn and make a pile of money and depart ? Is that all we are supposed to do ? Definitely not guys, we are not here to get a pile build up of money and buy some materials which provides us with some pleasure so that we can continue our race towards being rich and then richer ? How on this earth is this justified. This definitely can not be justified. For sure not.
There is more to life than money guys.
If I say, money is not at all important. I am for sure not right. Money is important,indeed. But, ask your heart, have you not lost the zynx of life running behind what is just another element of this limited life that we have got. Money is important but not everything.
One very important thing that we have left behind in this blind rush towards getting richer is leading a life. A life is an ideal one if we have a family, a happy family. Agreed ? Yes. Then why are we leaving that very beautiful part of our lives behind. Our tradition that goes beyond written history has proved innumerable times that a happy life and family plays a great role in leading a satisfied life. Agreed, that the way world has changed an shaped in recent times has made this almost impossible to set a fixed age for someone to marry and start a family. But, then this never implies that we get to push the limits beyond limits. We as human beings need to understand that, we can not just keep pushing ourselves to be successful, because being successful does not have a definition. This can mean being a billionaire and for some it could be as small as getting 3 meals a day and a happy family. Moreover, except for the few instances, having a family has never barred someone from being successful. Examples can not be counted as they are so many, but the very relatable ones are Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Rajendra Prasad,etc.
Now one can say that, we can not expect ourselves to be in the same status as them as the world has changed. To such people I have two answers – A. Remember, they might have been in less tight situation than yours, but then they had limited resources to survive with than what we have today. B. Seriously, isn’t it we,who has worsen the situation and and it difficult for ourselves to survive in ? If you agree to what I answered, then we have one very serious problem in front of us to think of, how to correct this ?
The only way to correct this is by changing what has gone wrong, change our attitude, cut down the never ending list of commodities that we want and not need. We need to get back to the old school of thoughts where they stressed more on a happy life than a richer one. They never indulged into a gold rush, they never had a blind race to earn more and more. This helped them too maintain a hood and healthy work life balance. They never had to actually worry about not spending time with family.
Overall, we need to understand that, what has made this change that – not spending time with family was a rarity and spending time is the bigger rarity now. Unless, we debug and find the root cause of this problem, we can not be truly happy,never. This might seem to be just another article or speech on the life and maintaining pace, but this is what the truth is.
Enjoy life and not just live it. Being a human itself is a blessing, do not waste it by running behind unnecessary things. Love it, Live it the way it should be.