The Reality of Exclusivity
“We start from there and there we end”, we have all heard this statement time and again, but only after a few mistakes and a few heartbreaks do we realize the true essence of this statement.
Have you ever thought of yourself as someone special, someone who was born to bring about a change, a messiah as they are called? Then you are no different than us all. No matter how special we think of ourselves, we are all the same at the core.
I always thought that I would be the one to change the face of mankind, as we know it. Thinking of oneself as a catalyst of change is not wrong. What is wrong is thinking that you are the only one thinking like that. Our thoughts have a funny thing about themselves; somehow they have a tendency to be of the perception that they are exclusive. But the fact is that they never are. When we think about something, there is a strong probability that out of the other 7.125 billion homo-sapiens that are there in the world, approximately 25% have the same thought lingering in their brain. And this is excluding the animals for whom we don’t know what they think, at least not as of now.
So where did this idea of exclusivity come into the picture from. Well it came from the human beings need for social acceptance. We are all in a constant fight for our place in the world, for someone to just hold our hand and say “It’s ok, I believe in you!”. In this process we never realize how we change ourselves to be the person the other would like us to be. It’s like when water is poured into a glass it takes the shape of the glass. Many say that’s not good, but we fail to understand that water never losses it’s identity. It will forever be the one that quenches the thirst.
Kurt Cobain once said, “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of your personality”.
Be what you are and think the way you like. The day you change who you are for someone’s acceptance is the day you loose your identity and hence the exclusivity of your thoughts.
Kanika Kashyap | PGDM 2015-17