Have you ever wondered that whenever you do something in life, for you or for others, whether or not you are giving it your 100% ? Have you ever thought that whatever you did for them is not enough and you could do better? I believe many of you would have thought on the same lines. As human beings we are also conjurers while we are also artists. We like to put up a show, good or bad, in front of our family, friends, colleagues and even those who hate us. We as human beings, never like to be left behind. We always like to prove that we are the master of our destiny and it is our ultimate responsibility to ensure that in the ‘show of life’ that presents in front of us, we are the leader of the show.
Confused? Let me explain. Charlie Chaplin once famously said “In the end, everything is a gag”. Everything including the life that we live, is a show, a visual treat for our mind and body. When the show climaxes and ends, we inevitably die. Think about people who are on their deathbed. Most of the time they feel like an artist who has overstayed his role.
Why is the view that I am proposing in this article important? We as human beings need to understand one inevitable fact in our lives. In the end, we are just an obituary. We live finite lives and the experiences that we have are also finite in nature. Just like a good movie has to end, our lives also has an ‘expiry date’. Once we realize and accept this painful yet true fact, we set out on a mission to change the way we do things in life differently.
I don’t know if any of my readers have watched The Truman Show, where Jim Carrey brilliantly portrayed Truman Burbank, who doesn’t realize that he is living a life, which was actually a constructed television reality show. I saw that movie long time back and like many who watched the movie even wondered whether our life was infact a big show.
So what if your life was one big show? Will you have stage fright, forget your lines and bow out in shame? Or will you look at your audience and act it out from your heart. Believe me you have nothing to lose in your life, but everything to gain from portraying a stupendous performance. What will you do ?