When I see someone commenting on my blog or liking it, I immediately rush over to his or her blog. It is my instinct. I want to know how he or she writes, because I want to know whether his or her perception matches mine. Most of the times, it doesn’t. Even then, we connect. For that, we have to give up our inhibitions, and just talk. Comment. Talk it out. Discuss. Tell each other our point of view. In today’s world, I could have looked her up on Facebook and sent her a friend request. But that steals the fun of blogging. It steals the fun of imaginative perceptions. When I write, I do not put pictures because I want the reader to imagine the entire post for himself, because everyone thinks differently, processes differently, based on his experiences. That is what makes this experience so much fun.
Four years since I started writing for this blog, and every day I feel it is a new start. Like I am on a level Zero. I know writers who take pain in making every post of theirs a good one. They do not care if they are already reputed. On the other hand, I see people getting swayed away by visits on their blog, and what is the consequence of that? Their quality degrades. And that is exactly why thinking that we are all at the same level, same base ground, is important. Because, I cannot have experienced more than you unless I know how much you’ve been through. And we both know I don’t know you. So why should I brag about things I know when you might know much more than me? Why can’t we all make this a simpler learning and a fun-filled experience? I am not getting paid for writing, neither are you for reading. Then why do we need to be superficial, and tend to dream big, bigger than we know we can ever achieve?
Sometimes it is quite different. Sometimes we are on level Zero, and we know that too, deep inside our hearts, but even so, we do not acknowledge it, because acknowledging it would be painstaking, would be tough, would be laborious. Sometimes we don’t want to learn, and that is absolutely okay. You do not need to learn everything. It is totally different and extremely exhilarating to experience things you have no idea of. Sometimes learning comes automatically. But we should not run away from it. Knowing when to restart, when to give up, when to make a fresh start, is equally important. We may choose the path less travelled and walk on it for a long long time before realizing it was really a very bad decision to have done this in the first place. But if we’ve travelled for half the road, should we turn back, go to the beginning and start afresh? Or should we walk through this once this time, and remember never to walk on it again? There is no single answer. There is no right or wrong. It is all on perspectives. And perceptions. For what you perceive is what you preach. And years later, when you see a man walking down the same path, would you warn him against it, or let him experience and realize for himself what he should or should not have done?
A lot of talk and no work has been done. It is time to stand up. To work. To make a fresh start. To walk towards our destination. We have taken our part of rest and now it is time for action. For if we don’t start now, we don’t start ever. So let us begin, and work towards our goal, so that tomorrow when we are ahead, we look back at them, and see our past, see when our value was nothing, when we were nothing but Zero, and smile when we realize how much of the sea we have crossed, and soon see ourselves to the other shore.