A Good Thing :)

Today I was inspired. An inspiration so hard and so big that it had such an impact on my life that maybe one day I’d be thankful for this day. Thankful for deciding to step out of my house. And I’ll be grateful to God, for because he vested the power of reasoning in me, so that I could understand the answer to a burning question that spawned in my mind today : “What motivates the common man to work so hard?”

As I was peeking out of the window of the rusty old bus I was travelling in, I saw people. People commuting, going somewhere, carrying objects in their hand. Each one of them carried a tired look on their face, as if they are trying to escape from an invisible shackle, but were unable to do so. Some of them have stopped trying, accepting their fate, while a very few of them being content, and by few I mean one in thousands. Looking upon them,I asked myself : What drives these people so hard that in spite of what conditions it might be out there, they step out of the comfort of their houses and they work. They work hard. Hard enough till their bodies crack. You might say that it is the need to survive, or the hunger which drives them. But I say no. Obviously those are some of the reasons, but they are not all.

What I believe the greatest reason behind all the hard work and dedication is a four letter word called H-O-P-E. Yes HOPE. I quote Andy Dufresne from the movie The Shawshank Redemption,’Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies’. Hope makes you strong. It makes you believe that something good will happen to you,and that good will change your life forever. I feel very lucky to be able to live and walk by such men, for these men instill a sense of hope in me, that something good will happen to me too. But then I question myself. Will I be able to work as hard as them? And then comes the inspiration. The inspiration to do more. The inspiration to work harder, longer.

As once a wise man said ‘The best preparation of tomorrow is doing your best today’.