Slow n Steady wins the race – Let the race be with ourselves, for ourselves, to be ourselves……rather than(?)
Each of us can have our own bucket list of what we want to race for. Mine is long and includes amongst other things to be able to leave a legacy behind me. I often wondered how I would be able to do it.
wasn’t the richest in the world, which meant I did not have loads of money to
pick a cause or a charity.
I wasn’t from a royal lineage which allowed me to have a silver spoon in my mouth even before I wailed for the first time.
I wasn’t into politics either, so I did not have a political party nor a following nor connections with industrialists, bureaucrats, the rest of the good and not so good part of society.
I wasn’t any young bright scion from any established iconic or recent novea rich industrialists’ family to be privy to a nasty bank balance due to my prized birth.
So, it got me thinking how I could leave my mark, my legacy behind. It was during my, many such moments spent in solitude with myself and my thoughts that I chanced upon thoughts which dated back several decades. It got me thinking that if I had the power to change something, what would that be and what would I do first.
I did not take more than a second to arrive at an answer: Change or undo all that I felt was wrong or wasn’t being done the right way around me.
This was fantastic. For how noble I was!!
But then the pragmatist inside me jumped up from slumber and nudged me sarcastically to ask: How in practical terms will you do this? Which brought me back to where I had started yet again.
But I thought hard and fast for even with no fancy trimmings to my life of all the fun stated above, I was quite the star of my family. I was doted on and admired amongst my small yet significant group of friends and as an absolutely common man of this country had my most ordinary life spanning in front of me and with my education, everything seemed like a canvas for me to paint on.
I did. Did a huge variety of work in small districts of my state, with
children, police personal families, semi-government organisations and since I
always did it voluntarily and honorarily – my motivation never dipped. For I
was in it because I wanted to be, not because of the money, not because of
anyone else but myself.
So, I had decided, who’d run my race with me. Well, JUST ME.