I always wondered how and what makes a person Great or Greater in their own way. This question always boggles me from time to time. What is it that it differs from a normal person and a great one? Is it their charm or charisma? Is it their way of observation or comprehension? is it because of the utterly for some other reason?
I pondered much about its existence and its gravity. What makes a HUMAN GREAT? I found the answer to my question in a series of events.
I read and discussed with people that if a human gets everything it wants at his disposal, it becomes addicted to it and do not wish to step out of his Comfort zone. I exercised this practice by papering myself with small treats, which indicated its validity.
Then I had a chat with a Pakistani girl, who was programmed to serve his future husband and her job is a temporary matter to deal with it for now. She was at the thought of traditional thinking, where the guy is supposed to earn and the girl is supposed to stay in the house and all the wishes should be granted by their husband. In a way, that is a cultural tradition which is a good perspective, but life is not fair and can create twists and turns which may lead to devastating and shattering hopes and dreams. She always clinked to her parents and family for her things. This made me realize that we are so dependent on others (family, friends and others) that we are unable to do our own menial tasks.
The point is when we are surrounded by our Comfort zone, we never try to step out of it and which may lead us to Disappointment and Hardship.
One of my best friend that I really admire and consult with any sort of issue or information, is almost always helpful in providing assistance with my work at anytime I require him. I always wondered that what makes him so compelling then the rest of my other friends.
Let’s switch to Boss, a word that leads to misery and pain all the way. Luckily, I was termed under a great leader, thinker and guide, which I admire and respect. I won’t be able to share numerous instances that he went beyond the line of duty to help out his subordinates in different matters. One of this unforgettable words is as follows:
“Son, when you step out of your Home, you will always represent your Home ether you like it or not. When you step out of your area, you will represent that area, when you will step out of your city you will always represent your city, when you step out of your province, you will always represent your province, when you will step out of your country, and you will always represent your country.
That is why, always remember when you represent Pakistan you will be representing all of us and NOT just one of you. So, never fear about your decision can effect on all of us, always remember that we are all behind you in Spirit.”
This was just one instance of my boss wisdom. It tells, a lot about a man’s strength and wisdom.
Coming to the great personalities of past or present, select any one of them; General Mao, Quaid-e-Azam, Aristotle, Alexzander the great, Abdul Sattar Edhi, Mother Teresa, and the list goes on and on.
All these people have one thing is common which separates from the rest of the others. Their ability to take the Pain. To take a hit from Life and keep standing again.
Bearing ‘Pain‘ is the only factor that could decide the Human to fall into the category of the Greatness or just another human being.
We all have felt pain at some point and we all know how it can be agonizing to bear that pain. Imagine the amount of pain that Great Personality went through. The suffering and the sacrifice they have made to make the world a better place.
My purpose to write this article is not about tell my readers to bear the Pain for no reason but to define what and how the individual becomes a noble and respected personality and the cause it undertakes to build his/ her own character.
My experience has taught me one thing, pain can last for an hour or a day or a week or a year. It will subside eventually, but if we give up now, PAIN will last for a life time.