'Reflect Your Own Pure Self'
Riasat Singh Khosa 7B
When William Shakespeare talked about the seven ages of man, he only referred to the seven acts that human beings play as they go through life. But he did not take into account the facades or masks which humans wear to conceal their true-selves, displaying seven thousand roles in a lifetime.
Integrity which means ‘principled behaviour’ is an important virtue. But many a times, humans follow unethical paths to achieve their goals. They close their ears to the voice of their conscience to fulfil their desires. We succumb to cheating, lying, stealing and other vices. It is in human nature to show the world that we are first-class, but actually we are broken from the inside. For example, on social media we will show that we are hunky-dory in our little world. When our friends do well in business, we congratulate them, but perhaps on the inside, we are burning in jealousy. When a friend asks us for a favour, we either make an excuse or help them only in hope of expecting the favour to be returned in the near future. Humans are peculiar; if someone else does it they call it hypocrisy, and if they do it themselves, then they call it diplomacy. Many people make us believe that they would forever be there for us but eventually as they grow in life and start assessing the utility of their relations, they stop investing time and energy in the ones they feel will not serve them in the future.
It is rightly said that, ‘All facades fall sometime, then the mask comes off, and the real heart is seen’. We should meditate and reflect on how we can eliminate our multiple selves to be our true-selves, which is frank and true hearted, that it could be laid bare in front of the world.