A QUESTION THAT BUGS THE MIND….

Posted: February 26, 2013 by Ankur in Writes...
Tags:

Hey… look the train is coming…hurry up… we have to cross the tracks and catch the train… no I don’t have any time to go through the over bridge as I am already late and if I miss the train I will be late for my office…come quickly….
CRASH…

Oh my God! The poor man went under the train, go quickly, and find an ambulance… oh! Good Lord he is completely cut into pieces, his body cannot be recognized…

FEW HOURS LATER…
Madam, I am so sorry to say that your son is no more…He has been run over by a train while crossing the tracks….
WHAT ARE YOU SAYING…MY HEALTHY SON, ONLY TWENTY SIX YEARS OLD…HOW CAN HE DIE…NOW WHO WILL LOOK AFTER US…ME AND HIS PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED FATHER??? WE WILL STARVE TO DEATH…
What a tragedy…A young lad crushed to death by an approaching train that could have taken him to his destination if this young man would have used the over bridge to go to the platform…this is a problem that all of us face…in this modern world where everyone has to participate in the rat’s race, we try to run ahead of time…we feel that if only we can move a little faster, we can easily compete with someone and move in front. But what we fail to realize is in doing so we not only keep our life at stake but also that of those who are dependent on us and eagerly wait for our return…

To modern man ‘leisure’ is a word which has become extinct along with the words like ‘love’, ‘humility’, ‘fantasy’ which now belong to the group of most endangered qualities…these qualities roamed about freely in the minds of men even a few years back…Now days we give more value to material things and in order to possess them we just battle with one another without stopping to think even for a minute that we are not only destroying ourselves and our fellow beings but also this planet in order to meet our selfish ends…
So, as we have forgotten to enjoy leisure, we have also forgotten to just sit at home with family and relax…we have forgotten to take our dogs for long walks just to enjoy nature…we have forgotten to appreciate the beauty of sunrise, sunset or a night illuminated with stars…in short we have forgotten to live…Like robots, from morning to night, we are just running…running to catch the bus…running to reach our work place before time…running to complete our projects and again running to reach home…

Human beings are called social animals…if that is so then why we, like addicts, are just running after those things which are difficult to acquire instead of admiring and appreciating the sweet pleasures of life…
I DON’ T HAVE ANY ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION…DO YOU???

Indrani Basu

St. Francis Xavier School

indrani_official@rediffmail.com

http://indraniofficial.wordpress.com/

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s