How many of you have heard this before; ‘LIFE IS NOT A BED OF ROSES’, and how many of you have really felt this?
We keep on bugging ourselves with the same repetitive thoughts of this world being overly competitive and the need to struggle to get ahead in this life; which my friends, was never a bed of roses.
But due to our continuous perseverance to achieve the so called moving forward in life or should I say the bureaucratic success, we lost the real meaning of success itself.
When you were born, there was nothing that you achieved, and when you went to school and moved to college to get a degree; you just did what others wished you to do and I know this is right in most of the cases. We keep on following, rather, copying the trends of society. What about the things that you wanted to do? What about the dreams that you had? What about becoming a super hero, a good non corrupt politician or a painter or even a musician?
Did we ever give a thought about this? No, never, we just lose them. In the process of making some extra money to buy the materialistic beauties that surround us, we forget the real beauties which were our DREAMS.
We keep on making our lives a bed of roses and forget that it isn’t made so. It has to be thorny for us to bleed and burn before we can really have that peaceful sleep.
I have tried to talk and write about dreams and how to stick to them before, but, now I feel I should write about how our view perverts the existence of our dreams.
THE ONE DIMENSIONAL DREAM: LINE
I call them ‘THE TRUE DREAMS’ because they are born with our capability to recognize shapes, colors and people.
This is when we are child and cartoons are our best friends. We love to see cats and dogs playing with their mirror images and the books are nothing but a representation of what we can make out of them. Whether we want to tear them apart of try to recognize the things on them with a vivid comparison to the small group of things we are acquainted of.
The time when we want to become the Jerry of the TOM AND JERRY show or one of the cats from THE SWAT CATS; and Of Course! We love to sing and dance with our own sways without any relevance with that of Michael Jackson or Britney Speers.
We are allowed to dream and do whatever we like.
I remember one of my one dimensional dreams. It was that of protecting my house by surrounding it with webs as Spiderman does. I along with some of my friends circumvented the all around the garden with woolen balls to make my dream a success. It was beautiful and I was more than happy doing it which according to me now was foolish.
I hope you are getting the point; THE ONE DIMENSIONAL VIEW IS DOING WHATEVER YOU FEEL MAKES YOU HAPPY. And when we are young we dream in this way.
Remember what made you sleep, or what still makes you sleep; is it thinking about a big house or a fast car or is it still the same, thinking something not so rational.
These, my friends are the one dimensional dreams where you are the hero and the chosen one, where you have a one lined thought of doing whatever makes you happy.
TWO DIMENSIONAL DREAMS: SQUARE
As we grow up, something else too grows up with us, which is the logic of life that is never self-developed but occupied from the world around you.
You wake up, brush your teeth, have a bath and get ready to go to school, to gain some of these educations, not only to make you think more reasonably but also to have a broader vision of whatever you thought before.
The period, I l would like to call as the two dimensional view developers.
Now, you start searching for the reasons and authentications. Tom and Jerry are no more your best buddies whom you dreamt of meeting sometime, they become just some goofy cartoons which made you feel happy.
Superman and Spiderman are not actually as great as they do not exist apart from the comic books you love to read. Now you know the writer and occasionally applaud them for the superb imagination that they carry.
This is the first time when you question GOD.
Before this he gave you this life, but now the school education has clarified that he had no hands or even his pinky in your birth.
In the one dimensional view you ignored the widths of your dreams and thoughts. The two dimensional perspective has the width along with length.
The width forces you to think logically and teaches that the world is not a fairytale.
This is the first time when you hear, ‘There is a big competitive world outside and life is not a bed of roses. If you have to win, you have to strive.’
You pick up one of the two dimensional dreams that someone suggested or probably you made yourself believe as your own, to become your goal.
And there lies the foundation of an engineer, a doctor, a banker or any of the professionals.
Your dreams get a shape now, something like a square.
THE THREE DIMENSIONAL VIEW: CUBE
You might become very successful in the endeavor of giving your life a shape but as you grow one more thing becomes vital; the vitality of responsibility.
Life has taught you one big lesson that as you proceed further in it, you have to become more responsible towards everyone who has been with you to travel so far and even make some new relations to take care of.
This adds one more dimension to your dreams, the dimension of depth/height.
Now, you are no longer alone and your dreams are no longer only yours, although I agree, that they were never yours before too till you were a child.
Suddenly the fight for individual recognition steps off. It takes the shape of the recognition of your family.
‘I’ loses its meaning as ‘We’ takes its place.
This is the three dimensional view of your dreams where you do not dream for yourself but for everyone around you.
The sight which wandered through one surface, has many to wander now as now what you are seeing is no longer a square, it is a cube.
THE FOUR DIMENSIONAL VIEW: TESSERACT
All tasks accomplished. You made yourself a success by acquiring everything that the world around had to provide, may be more than that, but still something remains.
That something which even you do not know, adds a fourth dimension to your view.
You start searching for the unknown, most of the times it is peace and even GOD in some cases.
You start focusing upon the bigger picture of everything that is happening around and are no longer concerned about the materialistic amenities that world has provided you with.
As a tesseract is still only a theoretical concept, your dream too becomes theoretical and hypothetical, without any proper goal in it.
The fourth dimensional view represents your decline, decline from everything that you have or wanted to have.
THE QUESTION IS
My question to all of you, who have gone through this transition or are going through it now, is:
WHAT DID YOU, OR WILL YOU GAIN AT LAST?
Wasn’t it just because you wanted to make your life more comfortable that you murdered the dreams that you originally had?
If Life is not supposed to be a bed of roses, why to give it a try at all, why not to struggle till the end to become something you wished for?
Even if you wanted to become a super hero, why not give it a try?
Why to make it so complicated at last that you are left with nothing practical, not even the word practical which made you struggle for something or the other throughout your life?
TRY TO ANSWER THE ONE DIMENSIONAL QUESTIONS.