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Friday, April 2, 2010

Power of Circumstances

I had scorned even the thought of reading the autobiography of Adolf Hitler. Why would I want to read the mind of a murderer! But since yesterday I am thinking of reading it.

Yesterday I happened to switch on the TV to a movie which held my interest. It happened to be based on the happenings in Adolf Hitler's life that gave him the major and final push into politics. It seems that Hitler actually wanted to make his carrier as an artist, and politics was just a fall back plan for him! His dreams to be a recognized artist were destroyed once and for all; his final attempt was squashed (by those who noticed his oratory skills that could mesmerize people, and wanted to use it for their political interests). That is how the movie ends.

Just Imagine how history is made! Men, who understandably need career and success in life are often forced by this very basic need to walk in a particular direction and path which is fenced on both sides by firmly closed doors!! And that makes for 'His Story' in many possible ways- the good, the bad, the unimaginable.

A month back I had read 'Devil in Pinstripes' by Ravi Subramanium and had arrived at a similar conclusion. The innocent ,clean hero of the book eventually turns out to be capable of being as much a devil as the two in his company whom he loathed. Carrier, need for success and growth, professional rivalry, all this throws up situations where profit and self interest thwart away every moral consideration.

We may learn our values very well, ingrain it firmly as a part of our very self, but ...circumstances...,they have an undefyable force of their own that can push away the firmest of values like paper cards. A power that could make 'any' man do or be what had been once unimaginable. So it is not really wise to think we are clean and good people, when we have had no 'fenced paths' in our life. To have walked the wrong path or the possibility to walk the wrong path is also therefore not impossible in any person's life. But to have the will to break the fence and the emotional power to push to the right but difficult path against the power called circumstances,..... that is what in fact actually requires all the substance and all the spirit in Man.

6 comments:

maheshwar'sblog said...

Yes, Jerly, I agree. But this is only a fact but partial. This is not an absolute truth. An absolute truth is ONLY you. Yes, circumstances take you under examination, still, after all, human being is all powerful. Yes, i agree, this part being one of vitals ,but not more powerful than being like us.... , circumstances tries to mold, but we govern...we are governor, not circumstances..., it 's my opinion! And, to say it another way-
the vast universe has endless choice, a cow got poisoned by the bit of a snake, snake fell down from the sky. How? perhaps it escaped off an eagle's mouth. The cow died. you say- look, the destiny! Destiny governs! No... destiny too governs,,,, this is not an ultimate fact, ultimate fact is you...., if happens to you...to us..to all...but always not in same way..., this is the third part unknown to us...and here we call-destiny...God sometimes...and all. The universe is absolute, but our life is /lives are relative! Anything wrong....????

Jerly said...

Hmm..I think I understand what u mean...We pull in certain things by our karma or our thoughts. There is an article that I had written dealing on that. Maybe I will share soon....Thanks for reading and commenting :)

FherYmas said...

I think given whatever situation, it's our choice that lead us exactly to where we are....

Jerly said...

Hmmm U have a point there

maheshwar'sblog said...

not only the karma,,, karma, together with situation and space/ or time. There could be many karma alike, but not the situation and space,, always this seems in three dimensional.., in place of hitler, if i were there, the result might be different, in place of me, if you were, perhaps another result could happen,,still , i would say, you govern your destiny, not governed by circumstances or what we call, destiny alone...

Jerly said...

Now i get what u mean. Circumstances do effect but the person is the one who makes the decision and each person in the same situation would make a different story

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