The basis on which we now live our lives is the criterion initiated for the necessities of life. But basis have changed; dramatically. Over the years we have thrived to live for values, culture and substance. It is almost scary how rapidly the definitions for these are changing.
We now live in this self-absorbent world where being selfish is absolutely fine. “Charity begins at home” as we say. Put yourself first, see if it suits you, is it convenient, and skip the non-essential. But who determines what’s important or not. Us, we do and it is ok to do so. It’s ok to look out for your own self and to be a tad bit selfish.
But the next question that arises is being how selfish is ok? If everybody is staring inwards, who is looking out? The window to the world has been shut down or is becoming increasingly opaque. As we become more “advanced”; we have started living in the world of virtual reality. It’s almost like there is another hemisphere outside our own world. We are concerned by what takes place at our end but what happens in the ‘hemisphere’ has little or no impact on our lives.
Ignorance is bliss. Not knowing something is better than knowing facts that might negatively impact you. “To each its own”; is the new mantra. Why should other people’s actions or thoughts impact me? I should look out for myself without letting the external factor impacting me.
As sad as it sounds, it is the harsh reality of today’s world. And it’s acceptable to a certain extend. One can think, people are focused for their own success without having to pay any heed to other’s opinions. On the flip side, people have become so self-centered that the universe now needs to revolve around them or so they believe.
Ironic as it is, we are all looking inwards but still walking in the same direction like everyone else; to attain the ultimate goal. The definition goal might diverge, path might be altered but that is the ultimate destination.