Of late I was engulfed with a strong feeling of speculation over certain phrases that are so lavishly overrated but in reality is wasted into the drains of human ignorance. This is certainly my own perception and therefore felt there’s no sense of immorality or error in the analysis of the following statements.
1. Winning is not important but the participation is
During my 13 years of schooling, I have noticed many of teachers recite this phrase after every event with a good intention though, to console the losers. This phrase was so infectious that even I had been contaminated to spread the same. But today, realizing the fact that this statement was manufactured only to be sold prior to this 21st century, I lament over using it. Seriously. It has already met the expiry date and should be erased from the shelf of our mind (at least for me).
No matter what quantity of energy and determination we invest, unless we win that event, none cares. Winning is therefore, the ultimate lifeline to mark the footprint of our presence particularly in this 21st century. Edmund Hillary, a New Zealand mountaineer who climbed the Mount Everest with Tenzing Norgay Sherpa of Nepal for the first time in the world record is remembered for saying, “No one remembers who climbed Mount Everest the second time”. The same cake of statement is baked by Walter Hagen when he said: “No one remembers who came in second”. Incredibly said.
Other than that person who came second or someone who stood third does always remember but certainly not the mass, not even the history sometimes. People never care to remember losers and they don’t want to lose. Watch world class sports and we certainly realize how a single point can cost the life of that once leading coach. Even if he had won a whopping 99 matches, 1 lost is enough to delete his track record and weed out from the team.
2. Honesty is the best policy
An honest truth is commonly described as a nice cake of human values but rarely does we love to taste it. Instead, every one of us adore to get painted by the magical brush of a sweet lie than the stroke of a bitter truth. In recent times, it has become like a pill that can’t be swallowed easily and for those who can, often have to overcome the hiccups of refusal.
Although it depends on what form of truth is spoken, at what situation, with what purpose and to whom but in many cases, the result is simply earth-shattering. Sometimes to be honest, we are forced to be dishonest. Suppose, a good friend of mine who is a smoking addict asks me to point his bad habit, I cannot instantly relate to his smoking habit. May be I have to design some sweet lies about his hair style or the smell of perfume or for that matter his sleeping pattern. A boss who hates listening other than the music of praise never appreciate honest lies. A reporter who reports the truth of that government today will end up as a figure behind the bars tomorrow. Nobody likes truth and its stand of being the best policy is sometimes costly.
3. Money is not everything
I heard people say, money can buy bed not sleep, buy clock not time or buy sex but not love. But in this materialistic world, money can buy everything. Money is simply everything.
People work for money, suicide for money or kill for money. They fabricate the fake to truth for money, kidnap for money, marry for money and love for money.
Movies for entertainment is money. The education from renowned university is money. The status of celebrities based on the box office collection is money. The updates in the social network is money. Finding a toilet is money. Travel is money. Music is money. Seeing the same human, so-called super stars is money.
Though money is not everything, people have already created an artificial world to measure in this way.“Only in the darkness can you see the stars”- Martin Luther King Jr.