Mark Twain

Non-Political Brainstorming

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Working around the edges of the politics, we even sometimes forget what we are, what we do, and even sometimes the real face of humanity is just scratched away. Politics being the most ancient occupation of the civilization, ‘Course after the prostitution but I, like many, don’t get the real difference between them at all. One is metaphor for selling the body and the other is for the land. And it’s very much ironic that always it goes in the hand of the one, that don’t seem to realize the importance of the position that they have been chosen for. Yeah they do care about the power that comes along but it’s considered to be the tertiary root, Power is one real and primary to it (so far).

The so called “of, for and by” rule is always having a nagging effect on me. It’s doing grea’ for the West and those who respect the system. Contrary our people rise, present the best discipline of liveliness when it comes to Shahzeb Murder Case, Mukhtaran’s issues, Dr. Afia Siddique’s Confinement or should I say imprisonment, Sialkot Case, Tauheen-e-Risalat Case, Salman Taseer’s Case, with a force that can move mountains and the next moment this emotional build just falls back with another so-called-counter-blow, and then it seems like we aren’t there anymore. Nothing’s the problem with the democracy, but our emotional compatibility is disastrous. Sharing of government and hereditary issues, is an old story now. Seems like I have talked much, but hey it’s just one of the packages that come free under the tag of “Awam”, so let me just talk.

On my way back to home from Lahore, there was one person and he was a journalism student. We sort of started the conversation and what we concluded at that night was very simple and so easy to put like “Every bad news is a good news, and good news (brows meeting), well there is no such thing as “good-news” fellas.” News channels have come up to the same reputation as we had for StarPlus sometime back in a near past. Live Transmission of Royal-Births comes in bonus like we have nothing else to do in the seven kingdoms. Ramadan transmissions are even in worse shape. What-in-the-name-of-God is going on? Our dramas, reality shows and morning/evening transmission, do they really are presenting our culture and a common man? Is it really who we are? Is it really our culture or is it just new us in-making?

The real talk was to have a non-political view but to be honest; in every walk of life we can’t just ignore the political issues. It just comes up, from ground zero to elevator point; we all seem to have an aversion towards the apolitical views. What we need now is a thorough grasp of our actions. We need to understand that Politics isn’t the only issue we have; our day to day activities do have a cut in our fall. Somewhere in ma mind I see a common point for Prostitution and politics, and I call it “Prostitution of mind”. The state of mind where we have contradiction between what we think and what we do. What we need to do is, we have to shed the attitude. HM Naqvi said, “We’d become Japs, Jews, Niggers. We weren’t before.” We need to act for M.H. Rakib says,“A small dream leads to a big idea and endless opportunity…..!”

Take the opportunity and don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams. Work around the edges and live to the fullest but keep apolitical track of the life. You will be amazed what you can achieve.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than the ones you did. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

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