FORMULA FOR SUCCESS
We have come a long way since realizing that we are not just a lump of creature but creatures capable of analyzing things and possess brains loaded with creative skills. In order to use our mental faculties constructively, for the welfare of society and as a mean to keep a check on our basic instincts we formed moral codes. These helped in the survival of human beings amidst difficulties. But the situation was never so grim like today when the feeling of separateness overpowers the mind of most of the people.
We have adopted a skeptical attitude towards moral principles and tend to consider them as obstacles in gaining worldly success –our ultimate goal. In pursuit of attaining maximum pleasure we have forgotten that there is something which need to be achieved –the goal of self realization .But sadly this has never been the case. The pace of life leaves no scope for introspection, which is so essential for enhancement of ethical values .They lie in a dormant state within us.
We have completely lost the sensitivity to respond and mostly we find man using man as mere means for the pursuit of his vested interests .The domain of man’s virtuous qualities is shrinking day by day –even virtue is relevant only if it has the potential of serving his interests .Nevertheless we continue to live under the impression that our actions, in themselves, are perfect and total.
Today’s man can boast of his achievements but can he boast of being as happy and satisfied as people of the past? Although we may pretend that this is not the case but actually we realize that sooner or later .A calm reflection reveals to us this bare truth.
This situation has arisen because our unbridled ambitions have never been in accordance with our nature and also because of our lack of knowledge as to where these ambitions may lead us to .The utilization of our intellectual capabilities, merely to satisfy our ego , has brought the world on the verge of extinction . We have failed to maintain balance between our desires and needs. Selfishness has overpowered our true emotions.
Society has undergone a sea change –where there is ‘diversity in unity’ the group feeling being absent. The rise of individualistic in man primarily because of modernization has further reduced the importance of paying attention to someone else’s grievances .This has been responsible for the growing insecurity of people who are very well aware of the fact that once they are out of life’s race ,three will be none to take care of them .The need of stabilization has lead to erosion of moral principles which are considered to be of least importance in this world . Position matters more than character.
We have hi-tech sophisticated computer system capable of processing data within few seconds; we have planes flying at supersonic speed and have ultra-fast trains which cover long distance within few hours, but even then we are running short of time. Still an urgency to be at time increases your blood pressure. People are today in greater hold of things which provide pleasure but they continue to live of frustration –a life full of stress strain .Alas these people are not aware of simple truth that true satisfaction comes from within .
To much security breed insecurity and similarly too many sources of pleasure deprive us of pleasure. We should heighten our soul by enriching it with nobler feelings. But then to attain this it is very necessary that we remove ‘spiritual bankruptcy’ from our lives. It is good to satisfy our intellectual desires but then it should be never done at the cost of someone else’s weakness or helplessness .Life full of expectations, together with overweening ambition, leads to the land of sorrow. The aim of life should ‘own the whole world while disowning oneself ’.