April 29, 2014
John Webster (1578 – 1632), English playwright, The Duchess of Malfi, writes:
Ambition, madam, is a great man’s madness.
It is quite interesting to make a note of an incident which one face while participating in a presentation in one of the days in past in which it was about the architectural plan of a given building in which the plan had video like presentation, which sounds very artistic and profound in the visual displays of the building since it has been done in professional and excellent manner. However what was interesting in here is that the cost of the plan along with other related costs invested and put on the video or plan in auto-cad or whatever and the size of the presentation are by far greater and more expensive than the actual cost of the project.
One was wondering as to the types of things that are going on in the world in which the significant part is more costly than the more significant part. There are various activities that are going in here in which the NGOs’ are good examples, they are the ones which such complaints are mostly heard of since the salary and benefit of technical advisors paid are by far costly than the actual cost of the project and the type of benefits such given advisors deliver in relation to the amount they are paid and such given activities could be covered and performed by local employees, by less costs, but with great passions compared to the expatriates.
Sometimes, one think and relate such experience of life to a singer who is singing a slow music or what they call the solo music but dancing on stage a rap dance in which the movement could be by far faster than the music which do look ugly into the eye of the viewers and it is not even hope giving to the person as profession since one has performed in bad and irritating way. This kind of drama do also exist in many places unless and otherwise such presentations and performances are done for joke or for fun, it is useless to have such people on stage since they make the color of peoples’ life to be boring and dull even if no matter prestige and achievements they have in their life.
They say as a principle, in the world of art, the first 10 seconds of every artistic work plays major role, the 75 percent of the work since first impression plays significant role in taking rapt attention of the audience. However in cases, when there are artistic presentations which are presented to fulfill the first 10 seconds impression, but put everyone in the auditorium to be bored to the rest of the entire work, here such given artistic work is under jeopardy since it plays tricky game on the principles and presentation and it costs itself very much since the intro is bigger than the motto and the rest of the program as those movies that begin with comedy and end up with series tragedy or whatever which is quite contrary to the motto and agenda of the matter.
Prestige, fame, power or authority, money and other related aspects of human lives have tricky aspects in which such types of things on life on earth are like opium since the more people have them, the more they need, the greater is the thirst level, and thus people could end up in the middle of nowhere since they could think that they have the best of everything and the end of everything. Such aspects of people give birth to unquenchable ambition in which the end is crystal clear; they end up in embarrassment and great desperation and disappointments of life since life has its own mystery and way of going. Ambition should be integrated with humbleness; otherwise it leads to great destruction and bad ends.
I was wondering as to a given experience of life in which there are people who make a living and who do play various kind of drama and games on other peoples’ lives by virtue of the achievements they have acquired in life in which such people are heard that they know what other people think and they invest or make other people invest funds so that they continue their sheet drama, which is more of rubbish and garbage theater in which the trick lies on their achievements, and when one values their achievements, it is fake and empty, and is like a cloud in desert, it vanishes for nothing.
Achievements and prestige are not warranty for such people that they are void of doing bad, or crime against others, but they commit grievous mistakes in life, they think evil and heinous acts on others. They say, behind every prestige and fortune, there is wrong and crime. There should be mechanism which should be employed that such given achievements are merit along with what they do and think on others. What is important in here is not the personality of individuals, but the act which is more valuable. An ordinary person who does think and do good to others is by far nobler and precious than an achieved people who think and do bad on others due to the fact that such achievement and prestige should enable them to perform good deeds and thoughts than bad on others. Otherwise, why people are achieved, what is the point and purpose of having fame and prestige?
Whatever cost and energy and time they put on garbage dramas they have, the amount of time, cost and energy they employ on such undertaking is more costly than the end result, even if whatever claim they do and have, they have futile claim since they cannot see the future, they have failed to manage such undertaking with precision and void of mistakes, but failure is the integral part of such undertakings. In such process of life, silence is the answer one can deliver since it is a shameful act to they have done in history and in the generation they belong.
In silence, disagreement, hatred, loss of appetite, opposition, confusions and clarity, lack of information and the like are spoken out, which they do not understand. Silence costs less than any other method one can employ since it is better to watch the end by observing silence than get involved in any of the undertakings people have. One speaks louder in silence than words and speeches in cases necessary and useful. In silence there is no penny, but time for contemplation and solutions, and the wise use to carry forward the next productive plan and undertakings than other costly projects people devise since it only requires patience and tolerance which is acquired by stability and maturity of inner state of being of the individual, which is derived out of experience.
One measures the importance of others in one’s life by the good they do and think, not by whatever thing which others claim since one is the sole of author of such drama. One values others based on what they have thought and they have done, not what they will do and think, not on what they have known since what they know is not warranty to what they have done. One has self-centered standard in which it is what they did and think that matters best than what they have known. As it is nicely written in a given book, did you feed me while I was hungry, did you give me water while I was thirsty, in which none was found as good friend while living in such valley of desert in fact the claims few people do, is something hypocritical and they tried to use as insulting and belittling one’s capacity and undertaking, which is shameful act on them.
While bringing back the idea of comparison of costly project in relation to significant and more significant aspects, in this given case, the reverse is true in which those costly projects on the video projectile or power point presentations and the end result in which the video display is costly than the actual cost, inhere, the end result is more expensive than the method since silence costs nothing, but the end result of silence deliver huge triumphant and an astonishing result since one is cost and time and energy effective project one employs in silence than other projects people have devised all over. What one has employed in such given project is silence.
When people get achieved, it is automatic that they are crowned with prestige. Such prestige give birth to an ambition on the next undertaking which they aspire to perform which is good, but with ego centric and selfish aspect in which most people are more of ambition oriented, it is not with the intention of achieving further, but with the intention of protecting the prestige already acquired on stage, which is the hidden drama going in their hearts and minds, in which most fail to realize in their own reality since they are not even aware and they are already veiled by the previous achievements they are already acknowledged and recognized.
There are quite few people who keep on going and doing and building up achievement on achievements since they are motive and intent oriented and they are not working for achievements, but they work to find something or do something and their efforts end up by being an achievement in which achievement is the process, not the end, and they use every recognition and achievements as prelude and energy to work and do something to their reality whilst most fail by the first whistle blowing achievement since such world need quite mindset and a maturity.
When people are achieved, they are invited everywhere; they are the ones and who are arranged to give speech all over; they give similar and form letter type speech all over which make everyone to be bored and such speech serve as a trade mark to their identity since they are in state of fears of criticism and other comments yet to be delivered on them; they are the ones who are guest of honor; everyone likes to be around with them until the next ones and drama come on stage. Once, next drama is on, such people are forgotten and ignored since the new kings and queens are borne on stage until they become old as those before them were doing. In this case, the motive and intent of getting achieved is tested, is this to seek for fame or recognition or for genuinely to do something.
Basically, there are two types of such people in which the nature of the thing they are engaged in tell the type of things they seek in life. There are people who work for fame so that they get prestige out of fame which goes to artists and those jobs that require the approvals and involvement of people in which if their work is not admired and recognized by the public, they are lifeless and they consider themselves as useless since it is up to the public to judge who they are no matter best work they have.
The other kinds of people are those people who work for something in which it is not the public that could judge since the public has no adequate capacity to judge who they are, and they do not even seek the approval of the majority as the nature of the job does and they are oriented by the type of thing they work on their daily routine in which the scientists are good examples. Scientists are not involved on a given task to obtain round of applause from the society, but they are sincerely interested and concerned upon type of difficulties society face and thus they are doing that given undertaking with that given and defined intention and motive.
In the former case, prestige or fame is the end goal in which in the later case, prestige is the process that occur toward such undertaking. In the first types of people, in which prestige is considered as the best and elegant end and way of life, it is the nature of the job which demand and made them think to be in that given shape and color as in the later case, such people, the scientists, are not public or vote oriented type of people due to the nature of the task they are already engaged in.
When a scientist seeks prestige or becomes fame oriented by collecting majority vote and public approvals without doing one’s own efforts and here one even becomes strange and lives in state of fear and frustration since such undertaking should be proved and approved by the type of job one is undergoing, and one has to change one’s own profession since the nature of the job demands an outcome, discovery, not public vote and approvals. When an artist becomes a type of people that seek recognition without public engagement, one lives in empty pocket and in hardship.
Those people who wisely understand and integrate prestige which gives to birth of an ambitious attitude and thinking, employing with humble gesture in their relationships, interactions and communication with the environment, other people and the like, people see them shining all over and their entire lives of their stay on earth since they live adding achievement on achievements and they give light to the multitudes and they are hope givers to the millions of people in this world since they have prudently applied and employed such prestige for productive and healthy purpose. Let the number of such people increase on daily basis on the earth!!
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882), U.S. poet, “The Ladder of Saint Augustine” said:
The heights by great men reached and kept
Were not attained by sudden flight,
But they, while their companions slept,
Were toiling upward in the night.