The Show Will Continue only if...

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The games and shows are based on storylines, have specified rules and are generally run for a fixed term. The duration may vary or change depending on factors such as the budget, program ratings and other variables. If the show maintains its spice and character the duration may prolong and vice versa.

Submitted: June 05, 2017

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Submitted: June 05, 2017



The Show Will Continue only if....


It is the element of monotony which may eventually stimulate the urge to end the journey, if the end is not premeditated.


The games and shows that we watch mostly on television are based on storylines. They have specified rules and are generally run for a fixed term. The duration of the show may vary or it may change depending on factors like the budget, program rating and other such variables. If the show manages to maintain its spice and character then its duration may extend, and vice versa.

Sometimes the participants are keen to continue with the program and audience want the show to go on but the producer wants to shut it down due to whatever reasons. In that case the end is not mutually agreed by all parties and leaves feelings of resentment and discontentment.

On the other hand, if the audience want the show to end but the producer or participants want to continue with it then its rating drops due to low demand, hence a lopsided deal.

However, when all parties are fully aligned to either continue with it or end the show and take a mutually agreed decision then it is the best situation and heralds a happy ending, the ideal culmination for any project.

These are some of the possible scenarios but what really happens and why does the need arise to end a show or to continue with it? Well, there are certain preliminary objectives established beforehand which need to be met in order to conclude the show while some may develop or evolve during the run.

For example, in a treasure hunt game, almost all the treasures need to be found for the game to end. In other shows, the key milestones are to be achieved per the original script written for the game to come to a logical end.

If the storyline is modified while the show advances then the interest level of viewers generally goes down. Some may however manage to maintain or even enhance the interest span of their viewers or listeners.

When a superb novel is picked and an appropriate script is written then any changes introduced at a later stage may ruin the whole premise. It is therefore important and highly recommended to maintain the original character of the play.

Assuming that the universe is a complex simulation and there are clearly delineated milestones to be achieved before it gets wrapped up by the Creator of this ultra complex formation. So, what would be the most likely assumptions in that scenario;

  • The Creator of such a highly sophisticated simulation must have designed it with perfection. By clearly defining the objectives to be achieved and in such case it will come to an end when all the specified parameters will be achieved and validated.
  • The Creator of the simulation must have had a good idea about the approximate duration and timing for project culmination.
  • If the current simulation is to end then there should ideally be another simulation planned right after this one to build on the previous results...
  • In case there are repetitions, monotony, lack of interest shown, poor performance by participants and loss of overall spice and heat then there are chances that the time is up, and that the show is about to be wrapped up any moment. That moment can however be in years, thousands of years or even in millions of years if viewed from the perspective of our world assumed to be a game show?
  • For a play to continue, the participants must try new approaches, new techniques and exhibit rejuvenated creativity to avoid making their audience feel bored, who in this case is also the producer of the show. The clues are like adding a new dimension to the show, like completely changing the existing patterns. For clarity purposes, instead of creating more friction, try to foster harmony. Try to make this world a better place for existing and future generations.
    • Like working towards attaining gender and race equality.
    • Like establishing new colonies on the nearby planets such as Mars because if they are there then who is going to populate them? The planets just can’t be redundant in an efficient universe.
    • Like accelerating collective efforts to find cures for diseases like cancer and AIDS.
    • Work towards minimizing our injurious footprints and try to reverse the global environmental damage that we have already caused.
    • Like creating a new and more equitable global economic system.
    • like initiating efforts to make this world a one-government set up where all humans are treated equally, no biases, no discrimination, no wars and no injustice.

There are too many possible options to choose from. The key is the magnitude of the change and its impact to convince the producer to let the show go on.

What we witness these days is the overall waning creativity. The analogy of the treasure hunt game; almost all finds have been unearthed and there is perhaps little left to be discovered. There is nothing novel in music, arts or science. We are just building on previous knowledge, like repackaging the old stuff.

The technological advancement has negatively impacted creativity and critical thinking. It is also isolating people from each other rather than bringing them together. The electronic gadgets and communication infrastructure are creating distances and rifts rather than bridging them.  

There are however some good steps taken by humankind which can be worked on further, like;

  • Research and development in various fields, especially engineering and medicine.
  • A general shift in the human thinking towards noble causes like helping others and pooling of resources in wake of awareness created by the Internet and unrestrained social media.
  • Desire for voluntary work by masses as a result of positive motivation by a few.
  • Dissemination of information which was previously guarded, and as a result an increase in the general cognizance level of the people.
  • The technology is enabling people to capture instances of brutality committed by those in power, sharing such incidents on social networking sites, hence containing the untoward incidents by creating a sense of surveillance and empowerment of the people. It is like a deterrence to help prevent inequality and creating a peaceful community.
  • A general realization to move away from ostentation and adopt simplicity and resources thus saved to be used for poverty alleviation for nstance.
  • More interactions resulting in improved empathy across nations.
  • Issues like deforestation and globl warming coming in view and individual and joint efforts by people and the governments to reverse it by planting trees, discontinuing use of toxic chemicals and curbing poisonous emissions etc. In other words, preserving the planet for future generations.
  • A general shift from selfishness to selflessness.

To summarize; If we want the show to go on then we must do things which should assure the Creator of the simulation that we, the participants are keen to continue with the show and that we are earnestly trying hard to play our part well.

If we exhibit indifference, selfishness, greed and lethargy then the game will certainly come to a close.

Why drag it when there is no benefit as such? A Win-Win scenario for all!



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