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The other day I was watching a programme on Youtube in which a young man was asking a question regarding spirituality as he felt that he was otherwise settled in life as he had got into a very reputed graduate programme. I smiled to myself thinking that this young man is committing the same folly as I did when I was his age. He doesn’t understand the scope and limitations of his superlative graduate programme. All that it guarantees at best, is that his first break in the job market would be easy. Nothing more, nothing less.
Everything has its scope and limitations. May it be relationship, talent, wealth, circumstances. To recognize that is very important . It helps one to look for what they want in the right place. It saves oneself from frustration. E.g. Habit is an efficient way to get a monotonous routine done well but if you have to make any change in it, the same habit gets in the way. Take societal norms and conventions; some can be very useful like when sharing common space, whereas others can cause impediment and great pain to some.
Shah Rukh Khan in the movie Yeh Zindagi talks about various kind of relationships and their scope. Though the scope of some relationships might seem very limited compared to others, the limitations doesn’t make them any less significant. AR Rahman’s take on limitation: according to him, it’s one’s limitation that gives them their unique signature.
Eckhart Tolle observed that some people overcome their limitation by excelling at it eg. A person with speech impediment overcoming his stammer and becoming a great public speaker, whereas others find something other than their limitation to excel in, like a physically challenged person excelling in academics. In both cases, it’s their limitation which motivates them to become who they are.
Limitations like financial, physical, logistical helps us not only to make small and big life decisions but to also combat fickle thoughts and emotions.