July 4, 2006

Coincidences .....

July 04, 2006 Posted by Vijay 1 comment
Been wondering, how much of coincidence there is in life. For, without this english word, I can't imagine anything to be existent on Earth. Wasn't it coincidence that Adam and Eve Arrived and met ? Wasn't it coincidence, that a spark by rubbing two stones was found to create fire ? Isn't it coincidence that creates all the movies around us ? Isn't it coincidence that we believe the earth is round and meet our very own long lost friends after years and years ?

True, all this can be attributed to God's gifts to mankind, that God gave all these boons. But, if we were to think for a moment that "God" does not exist, won't it all boil down to a mere coincidence ? But, coincidences have also been forced into existence, by the sheer want of mankind. The more the human understood the power at his disposal, the more he wanted it. All inventions have been coincidences. This is not to say that theory of relativity would have come into being without Einstein. But somebody had to stumble upon it. And Einstein did. But the point to be thought of is, what would have happened if there were no coincidence ?

Lovers often say, love at first sight. Isn't it sheer coincidence more than love at first sight ? All movies which we rave about, have all been made under the assumption that, in the span of the movie time which lasts just about 120 minutes, there is coincidence that an alien drops on earth, that superman is born, that a spider bites a man and makes him spiderman. Aren't all these creations, but coincidences after all ?

Yet again, the argumentative point could be, where am I crediting those who create such magnum opuses ? I never discredited them in the first place. It is just that, as i said, these creative people, were willing to seek that coincidental part of their life, which would create an icon which millions of people will follow. And that is a credit which is the sole propriety of these great individuals.

But, the very essence of coincidence is what makes our lives more enjoyable. We meet new friends, and get to know that they are in someway related to you. And the cycle goes on. Life will move on the wheels of the ever chugging coincidental train. And mankind will continue to believe, it is God's gift, that it is the talent of the man, to do something so spectacular in a field. But what we don't realise is that, at the back of it all, is the drive to find that coincidental instant which can make such a big difference to life. It is upto us to seek that instant and make our lives better.

1 comments:

peter ivan said...

Dear vijay,

Its a really well written article...
May be i dont agree with all your points raised but i can say with all my lifes experience that coincindece have made my life and even meeting you and having u as a freind was just a coincidence..
Even reflections was made just because of a coincidence meeting with my freind Rupesh Paul...
We would put this article in next edition of The Bars...