Sunday, May 8, 2011

Philosophy of Seeing Life

Philosophy of Seeing Life

Wise people have said- the world lies in the eyes of the viewer. Yes indeed, the world is how you want to make it. Some people find solution in every problem whereas some other see problem in every solution. Some smile in every worst situation whereas some other regret in every happy moment.
It is you who decide who you are, how you are and what you are. It is you who decides how you live your life. It is you who decides how you see your life. But your decision of seeing life gradually changes with your experience, knowledge and wisdom. In the course of life time your decision might be guided by the dominance of any of the following philosophies or summation of these. The three philosophies are SEEING LIFE- HOW YOU WANT TO SEE IT, HOW YOU NEED TO SEE IT or HOW OTHERS WANT YOU TO SEE IT.

As the time passes by, the age begins to dissolve us; we sense changes on our perspective. The first philosophy is the Childhood days of seeing life that is seeing the world how you want to see it. Children’s, they live their life how they want to not how their environment wants them to. I remember my childhood days when I always tried touching candle fire, slept late until sun gets perpendicular to my head, cried loud if I hated to smile, urinated on my bed if I felt lazy walking up to the toilet. I lived my life the way I wanted to live. I am aware of the fact that my childhood days were not different, I lived my life the same way you lived your life when you were a child. Be it a crush with someone, dress code in party, game of marble in muddy street, climbing of tree, running in stormy rain or shouting with friends- seeing the world how you want to see it is listening to threshold of your heart and living your moment. This is the reason why people say childhood days are the happiest days ever, school days are memorable forever.

As the time passes by, as the age begins to dissolve us, as we start understanding the diplomacy of life. We slowly and gradually shift to the second philosophy that is High School of seeing life which describes seeing life how you need to see it. I stopped touching candle fire the day my hand get burnt, my eyes were compelled to break my morning dreams as I joined the morning classes, The same person who read the beauty of life now reads book for distinction. The same person who proudly said I AM NEPALI is now in the queue of American Embassy. The same volunteer of the country now fights for good salary carrying qualifications on his hand. Be it a tendency of finding your partner because you do not have one or battle for good Grades, installing an opportunistic attitude or developing public relation for better future- seeing our life the way we need to see it is the listening to our mind for a better future. Here the same person, who lived his life to live every moment lively now starts living his life to live wisely. Life is no more how you desire; it is how you need to desire.

As the time passes by, as the age begins to dissolve us, as we start understanding the diplomacy of life- as we pass our High School, now we are promoted into the next demotion of life that is the University of seeing life. In this University you learn to see the world how the world wants you to see it. The same person who cried to forget his sorrows now stops crying because he has now become a big man; and big man does not cry.  The same person who danced on the streets, played with the rain and sang on the bathroom now learns to drown his desires into vain because of the fear of being called a mad guy. He now sees the world from the eye of 6 billion people. Here you are no more director of your life instead a cheap actor of other’s opinion.

This University not just teaches us the diplomacy of life but also to create barriers on our freedom. The graduation ceremony is huge and ever remembered. Graduation party comes with nostalgia of Childhood day’s philosophy and ends with regrets of joining this University. Yes, this University gives us a new qualification of experience but I complain the course of study that does not teach us the way of crossing these barriers of happiness. The fear of taking risk, the fear of embracement, the fear of being victimized and the fear of living life with tears gives us the scholarship to this University of seeing life. I am afraid if I am slowly getting admitted to this University of seeing life. I wish if I drop out before I learn this diplomacy of seeing life.

I wish if I could always see my life the way I want to see it, to some extent the way I need to see it and to least extent the way how other’s want me to see it.

Saunak Bhatta (Saunak Sparks)
Youth Activist.
 8th May, 2011


  1. i like wat u ve written.. its very deep.. :)

  2. Yeah, it is deep. But let me add few modification if no one minds.
    Man by his nature is a biological being. He views life according to his natural, indent eyes.This is generally the childhood, and early adulthood.

    Through socialization in schools, colleges, universities, religion, socio-cultural norms, he become social being. He learns to adapt the society. He learns that he should lead a social life. He has to view with the eyes that others(socializing factors) have given him.This period too starts from childhood, and never ends.

    Finally, man learns to become a spiritual being. He starts questioning about the worthiness of living. He becomes curious about the existence of God and religious belief. He develops his own idea regarding life, love, and God. He becomes himself a philosopher, an old tree with too many virtues. Unfortunately, most of the men never mature enough to become a spiritual being.