*All human beings are unique*.
Of course. We’ve probably heard ,read ,seen this quote like, hundreads of times. Yet we sometimes can’t comprehend the meaning it holds. There is a time, in every person’s life when he’s *judgemental*. Now ,I’m not saying this ‘judgemental’ phase has anything to do with one’s personality, it’s merely the phase in which one lacks the crucial part in one’s life. *Perspective* .
Perspective changes the way you look at things, on a drastic scale. Once the person who was arrogant and selfish can seem just self-consious. A thief can seem needy, a murderer can seem pitiful. The universe is the same, but you’ve just switched the angle by which you see it. But not everyone is able to achieve this ‘divine ability'(Not an exaggeration, it is truly divine.). We call them ‘Old farts’ and ‘Rock-heads’ and stuff that basically means uncomprehending stubborns. And again,it has nothing to do with one’s age, although one’s surrounding where he spends most of his life is a factor. An open mind, as we say, is what they lack. For the sake of conviniance and simplicity, let’s call these folks as ‘Toads in a coup‘, or just ‘toads‘.
Toads are basically just the brains with tumors, which clots the flow. They live in a small pond, and deny the existance of the ocean. ‘How to change toads?’ well, you can’t! Now it may seem as a harsh conclusion, but that’s the conclusion I’ve come to after a lot of failed experiments. And I’m sure many of us have tried and failed. The thing is that, you can’t change one’s view towards things. The closest thing you cant do, is change the channel. Change the subject. It’s because perspective is gained through experiences. It’s basically the expansion of your thought processing. Realising that there are no boundaries. This Universe is Infinite.
Having said that, the question comes, where do you draw the line between a free person and a toad? It’s not possible to draw such a line. The truth is,*we all have the toad inside us*. When I say ‘they’, I don’t mean a group of people, but deep corners of our minds, where we think and decide to act. And we can’t get rid of the toad, but we can supress it with the divine light of perspective. You know, the yin- yang thing (Again, not going spiritual and crap..). As balance is necessary in life. Here’s something for the ‘toads’ inside us.
So, I was watching This certain brilliant series (Anime actually. Some toads would totally skip the rest of the article if I had used it up there.), about a girl, who’s going through a personality phase or a syndrome, where you play- pretend to be an RPG character. So, she’s naturally isolated from the rest of the class, does not have many friends. Now understand that , when I say play-pretend,, it’s not like a playtime thing ,or a role; she practically lives her life as a RPG character (RPG is Role Playing Game, you know console games with mages, warriors and dragons.. ).She comes across a classmate, a boy, who was a victim of this phase in his earlier years, and had gotten over it. Now this guy, certainly sees her situation to be familiar with his own, takes pity on her, and starts helping her in her play-pretend, hoping that she would eventually realize the fantasy and reality. The more he helps her ,the more he falls in love with her. He finds out that she uses this fantasy role playing as a shield from the truth of her father dying all of a sudden. She was too scared to just accept the reality, as she was just nine years old,and still hoped to find the realm of souls, to bring her father back. Although through years, she hadn’t gotten any better. The boy snaps at her. Asks her to finally accept the reality and get past this phase. She does. Only differnce is that, she’s not the same person he fell in love with anymore. She had lost herself completely.
Although this story ends with a happy ending, where she goes back to her role-playing self, where she is comfortable and happy, the point of this story-telling is, that some birds are not born to live in cages, in nests or in forests either. Maybe the bird wants to live as a sloth! Maybe the sloth want’s to run like leopard! Maybe, they are not what the nature wants them to be. They are weird. And to people like them, aren’t we the one’s who respond like toads? I think our imagination, is a whole new dimension, which exists! And we rule it! If we don’t play with it, we’re just ruining a whole existing universe , carelessly. Well more on this later.
We know that ,we see the world as it is today, because of the light that illuminates the objects, and is percieved by our eyes, hence forming an image. The colors we see are impressions of the light. Scientifically, the different wavelengths of light impress different colors, which makes red red, and green green. It’s true that we’ve named certain wavelength as red, but we cannot say what our eye truly sees. Maybe what my friend knows as yellow color, is what I identify as the color of red! But we will still call the color red, because we’ve been taught too,and well we’ll never know how the other person sees the color through his eyes! Maybe, just maybe ,red is green, and green is red. You just need an eye to see the world differently. Your perspective, will change the universe.
*All human beings are unique*.