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Hitch your wagon to the stars!

Smaller than the smallest and bigger than the biggest. Yes that is what the creator is [Anoraniyan… Mahatomahiyan… I don’t remember those Sanskrit words which gave us an idea of the almighty]. When you tend to boast of your abilities, your status etc at the expense of lesser beings, just think of planet earth which is so big and so lavish but at the same time too small when compared to the sun or the tiny-looking stars, some of which are bigger than the sun! When you suffer from inferiority complex, think of those smallest and unseen creatures which can make or mar anyone.

In everyone of us there is a scientist or a historian or a poet or an administrator or you name it! All we have to do is to identify it and work on it. You may succeed or not but there is no harm in making an earnest attempt. Curiosity, keen observation, aesthetic sense and respect and love for the big and small are the qualities which lead you to your goal.

All said and done, beware of the fanatics, selfish and the greedy elements who would mislead you and make your life miserable. Look at the stars, the rising or setting sun, the hills, mountains, birds… oh there are innumerable such things which inspire you. Your time starts now!

Author: P U Krishnan

First things first. I am one of those retired chaps who are young at heart. I watch cricket matches and jump for joy when Tendulkar scores yet another century. I read newspapers and books too, though I am not crazy about them. I think I have a mind free from hatred and I owe it to the wonders of nature and music. I scribble something now and then and call myself a writer! Though I have settled in Ooty, a lovely hill station in Tamil Nadu—I must emphasize the fact that I was born and brought up in Tellicherry in North Kerala and studied in the good old Government Brennen College. Of and on, my mind goes back to my ancestral house at Tiruvangad in Tellicherry in front of an ancient Sri Ram temple. I am indebted to this wonderful place which inculcated in me a love for cricket and literature. But all said and done, I am an Indian first.

One Commnet on “Hitch your wagon to the stars!

  1. Wonderful post Sir, couldn’t agree more with your thoughts!

    Isn’t it a shame that we human beings crow about our achievements, which, as you said, are less than a mere speck in the cosmos?

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