Saturday, April 24, 2010

Be Practical!

A phrase I get to hear from everyone associated with me for not following the general norms been laid down for living a life. I often wonder what it means to be practical. Is it synonymous to 'follow others'? Is it a polished way to say hide the creativity and explorer in you and follow the examples what our great leaders and legendary social, biological and scientific gurus have set?

I wonder if those legends came into this world as a legend or were they not blessed with good friends who asked them to be practical for a happy life? Let's imagine where would we have been today if people over the years have been practical.

What if people in NASA would have been practical? They would have followed the path of others and wouldn't have developed the space shuttle as going to space wasn't practical those days. Airplane would have been the highest we could reach.

Imagine if Wright brothers had a friend who would have asked them to be practical. flying was nowhere near being practical. we would have just ended moving in cars, bikes, buses and trains. People flying so high in a metal object? Come on guys, be practical.

The list would go on and on moving backwards in time and we'd finally reach the greatest invention of mankind. The invention of WHEEL. Imagine if the early man who invented wheel was asked by his friends to be practical. well today everything is on wheel but if that man was practical, there wouldn't have been a wheel.

But i believe what made the discovery of wheel was the absence of this phrase in early man ages because of non-emergence of English. The term of 'be Practical'. Because if early man had known of and utilized this phrase then we would have still been in the jungle. I wouldn't be typing this here, you wouldn't be reading. We would have been battling other animals wearing a piece of leaf.

How I wish to strike off this phrase in the present world. So as to discover more and explore the happiness in life rather than being practical and stay in the jungle. Remember, Going to moon wasn't practical earlier!

lets re-invent practical than be practical!