Will You Jump off the Cliff?

When you jump off a cliff, which is the better place to land? A pile of jagged rocks, or super-heated Magma? The correct answer is what most of us are never able to think of. We shouldn’t jump off a cliff in the first place.

Our lives can be related to almost everything that is going on in the universe. It’s similar to the ancient science of Augury where the future was predicted based upon the behaviour of certain entities. In our modern way of life, it has become a tad bit more simpler than it ever was, all due to the ‘herd mentality’; as it is called these days.

We can almost always predict our future, because we have planned it, we know our chances, we are familiar with the environment around us and we are aware of our own limitations. But all of these added together cannot achieve one simple task, which should be pretty simple. To stop us from following others blindly.

It takes us back to the first question. When we are ‘a part of the society’ and see everyone jump off the cliff, aiming to choose between the two, we let our judgement turn cloudy and thus follow them without much thought. ‘They are doing it, so this must be good.’ We knowingly forget the fact that we are jumping off a cliff, simply to keep up being a part of a society which doesn’t have a collective ounce of logical thinking or brainy matter.

We call ourselves ‘modern’ and try to do something which is different from the ‘orthodox’. In this helluva rush, we have failed to notice the sheer quantity of people trying to get away to do something different. The result is very much unexpected. ‘Different’ has become the new ‘orthodox’ and the ‘old way’ is unique right now.

So, the question remains the same. When you jump off a cliff, which is the better place to land? A pile of jagged rocks, or super-heated Magma?

I hope you know the answer.

-Gyan Akarsh

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