“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players”
Life is so beautiful and fulfilling when we decide to take the simple way instead of complicating things.
I often remember the above phrase and it touches a chord within me. If we all start to treat this world as a stage and that our life stages are merely different roles that we need to play, the pain will ease.
While enacting a play we might play an angry role or a happy role. But we do not let that affect us, as we know that it’s just a role we need to play. To an extent, life also needs to be taken with that kind of lightness.
Today morning as I drove to work, amongst a bad traffic jam, I saw this hoarding of a health insurance.
It made the whole proposition sound so ridiculous. Man himself is the creator of the many problems we face right now. Imagine if we all bicycled or took public transport to work instead of driving, there would be lesser road rage, better health, lesser stress. All this could lead to lesser dependence on health insurance. First we eliminate exercise and peace out of our lives and then invent health insurance.
Another ridiculous example is that of an advertisement I saw on television, about obesity rates being on the rise. It showed images of oversized people and then few people who were fit because they went for runs and exercised regularly. It was a good ad, but only till it ended with the product it was advertising, some new baked chips. If you are out of shape, you need to exercise and need to eat non-processed food. It’s so simple.
As we keep advancing into the new era, a lot of simple things have gotten complicated. One aspect is how we live, over-burdened with things. We keep buying to keep ourselves happy. But we fail to understand a simple thing that to be happy, out relationships is what we must focus on. If we are living with a happy atmosphere at home, the dependence on external things will go away. But if we are not able to receive love and happiness at home, we try to find that happiness through non-living objects like a designer handbag. Otherwise why would we like to collect so much stuff that it almost becomes a burden to take care of all our belongings?