This is the second picture I put into my dear scrap book after I started maintaining it. The picture was published in The Nation newspaper on November 29, 1997. At the time I started collecting pictures, I was just doing it for a hobby but now when I look back at all the pictures I’ve saved I find something more interesting for myself so I thought to share with the readers of my blog.
My View Of The Picture:
Looking at this picture reminds me of love birds. From my teens I was fond of love birds due to their harmony. The lesson of their harmony is in their way of sitting together. The way they share warmth is really inspiring. And by watching these cute seed eaters sitting together in harmony it reminds me of love birds. This also reminds me of the seven continents of this world. But we have never seen any harmony among our seven continents. I know it is a sort of living in a fool’s paradise thing, especially after watching current events, but I wish all continents lived in the same harmony as these seed eaters are sitting together.
But the million dollar question is how to bring harmony? Who will sacrifice for the harmony of this world? Would it be Super Power, being big daddy or others or both? Who will have courage to spend life just for life and not for money only? Who will stop killings on an ethnic basis? After the rise of so many questions, how can we ever find the answer when things are very bleak around us? So what can we do? What would be the solution to reduce this chaos?
I personally think that harmony in this world starts with the individual. Talking about an individual’s life, harmony should be in health, finances, religion, family, job, feelings, relations etc. Now everyone of us, including me, should look and judge whether there is any harmony that exists in our life or not? The questions to be asked from ourselves could be;
- Are we doing justice to our body by eating simply and caring about our health?
- Are we spending mostly within our means and not in debt?
- Are our religious beliefs pure and not destructive or volatile?
- Are we giving our family proper time and guidance?
- Is our job not affecting our personal life and vice versa?
- Do we have control over our feelings so that we don’t let our feelings be so dominant that it results in hurting others?
- Are our relations with friends, relatives and others loving and supportive?
Utopia would be the result if answers to all these questions were “yes”. But the world could be a better place to live if even a majority of answers were “yes”. So the best and better thing is to keep trying for “yes” in our lives.
Being the my first blog in the category of “Old”, I wish that I, along with all participants of the comments section, subscribers and followers, will keep going in harmony irrespective of differences of opinion.