A man’s struggle
A man struggles – struggles to find his ground. He sees millions of people around him. He sees poor people on crowded streets, selling day to day commodities to sustain a living.. on the other hand he sees thousands of people living posh lives, with luxuries that the poor only dream to have. He wonders.. why this divide? Why this punishment for the poor? He ponders over the topic and strives to change the world where every human being would have equal privileges, a place where every human being would have the power to choose what they want to do.
He draws a path to do that.. and thinks to himself “What good can a man do to the poor unless he has dominance, a voice that has audability to reach all? What good can he do until he is successful, rich and has the power to actually change the world in a meaningful way?
On the other hand, he imagines a scenario where he’d walk down those streets, help the poor with whatever he can, but realises that the task is humongous. Giving up on that route, he tries to take up the responsibility by doing whatever he can to make money in a way that will help the masses anyway and then using it for the poor.
On his path of hardwork, attaining knowledge.. he eventually finds a way to make money. Once there, he realises that there are a thousand avenues open for him to make more money. He tries to make more to make more difference. He thinks what he has made is still not enough to make a difference. He continues on this drive, until he reaches a point where he finds himself on the verge of death, after living a long hard life, and asks himself – “How far will this money go in making those millions of poor lives better”?
At that point he looks back at his life and realises his money, although a lot for him, is no good use to make a larger difference.
He then realises – he always had what it takes to make a difference. He always had a vision, of a better community, he had power in his ideas and thats all he ever needed to change lives of the poor. He regrets not having taught every person he met to dream big, to believe “Nothing is impossible”.. and to tell the same thing to people they met.
He lives a life dedicated to this cause, not realising that his money is never enough. He realises that the only thing he could have done is spread a message of self empowerment and education.
Man is the most powerful machine ever, but it will always remain with a man; what he wants to make of his life.