The two precious things the man has, but the animals don’t have are the words and the thoughts. The nature does the thinking for the animals. If animals have any language or the words of their own that may help the animals to express themselves, but that may not be of any use in effecting a change in their lives. The man’s case is different. He, himself, can think and can effect changes in his life, making use of his thoughts and expressions.
The man can conduct himself, according to his thoughts. He can review the outcome of his conduct and can make necessary modifications in his thoughts. He can, once again, conduct himself, according to the modified thoughts and review the outcome. This process can go on and on till the man arrives at some thoughts that benefit the man. He can make use of the language he knows to communicate about his thoughts, the way he conducted himself, according to them and the outcome of his conduct so that the entire human race can make use of the results of the experiments performed.
In a nutshell, we may say that our conduct, according to our thoughts, must nurture our thought and should add qualitative value to our thoughts. Once our thoughts and the ways to conduct on their basis attain a practical desirability for the benefit of the mankind, the need for their expression and circulation comes up; that must be carefully met with.
When we cease to be creative, we stop thinking. When we stop thinking we conduct, copying to the conduct of the others or to fulfill our immediate desires. Hardly having anything worth expressing, then; we play with the words and make others believe that we still are the people I possession of the two precious things; the thoughts and the words.
No, this is not a philosophy. This is what we find prevailing in our surroundings, immediate or remote. Our teachers, or leaders and all those on whom we depend play with words; unfortunately, we also, are not exceptions.
Just by the way, when will we stop playing with the word ‘leadership’?
PROMOD KUMAR SHARMA
[The writer of this blog is also the author of “Mahatma A Scientist of the Intuitively Obvious” and “In Search of Our Wonderful Words”.]