I would first acquaint you to some of the definitions:
These words-”art of written works” these four words define “literature”.
Furthermore, art is defined as: the process or product of deliberately arranging elements in a way that appeals to the senses or emotions.
And so, according to these, literature is and can be called an artwork, (since art at most occasions is known to be associated with paints only) where only the paints are replaced by words.
For all these centuries, or shall I say that from the third millennium B.C. people have been contributing to different types and forms of literature and still carry on to do so. Literature is and has been the best witness to the history, history of this frequently changing world, and keeping all its moments in its stories, novels and poems. From the writings of Shakespeare and several before those to the many literary pieces yet to come, we all have, have been helped to know our past, and not just know it, to know it better, only to better our own future. Literature has been a passage for the world to travel from its past into its present, by knowing the facts and figures of yesterday and how to improvise and build its present on them.
Many of us are often afraid to write something or anything we feel about our present or our surroundings, they not only are keeping the world away from their perspective but also, who-knows not writing a literary piece. Why do not we all realize the fact that if we do not write about what we feel we are being a hindrance in to that passage that would lead us to the future? I clearly can use the word hindrance because it is the collective perspective and perception of the world that would lead us to the future and not a mere future but to a better one too. We think, that what may our view carry, so that it would help the world to progress, but we often fail to understand that is us and only us that make the world, that constitute the world.
The literary piece that were written centuries ago are still being studied and analyzed and the reason for this is that those literary piece not just have a storyline to them but also possess the evolution of language. It carries hints of evolution of language, a medium of communication and thus also a very or one of the most important factors in the development of the humans as a whole and together as a world too. Communication as all might agree is by far one of the most essential element with being the most important one too in the development of the world, because when we communicate to one another we not only gain perspective, but are also forced to think the pros and cons of the thing we are talking about, give arguments if any and finally judge it, if it is simply good or bad on the basis of it harming anything or not or the extend of the harm caused too.As language is the medium and the basis of communication and so I suppose it further is the basis of development.
Language is the beauty presented, along with the art of the words woven together, and as language comes hidden along with literature or shall I say provides literature the invisible base itself, to create and write will only help stimulate the progress of mankind. So, all the non-writers-but-only-wishing-to-write-and-share-their-views-people start writing on anything and everything you feel about, because you never know you might create literature!
It’s just not something, it really means something. Every one of us has heard loads about, how and why should we have a high goal, set our final aim high. But I am talking about none of it. I and every one of us are very much aware of the whole “thinking and aiming high” thing, how if we aim high, we start to work for it, tirelessly and finally achieve it and be successful! But what I am really writing about is how we should think high of ourselves and not just our goal. The things mentioned below are not produced only from my own head but also from a conversation I had with my mother, though I was the one who started it! I just want to say that if we think high of ourselves, we expect and demand more of ourselves and then finally after much toiling as we have to do for every single thing, when we achieve what we were asking of ourselves we not only are, are successful but happy too! In this case I would say successful, because of the toiling and happy to fulfil our own emotional expectations which are I suppose one of the greatest satisfactions we could or can ever have. And so if you set your goal high, you are successful but if you think highly of yourself you are successful as well as happy.
If you think highly of yourself,
First of all you start to feel the birth of an elegant sense of pride in yourself. I say elegant because the kind of thinking high and having to possess the pride I am talking about is not in the smallest possible way false but is just elegant. The birth of this pride not only helps you to get through situations, but helps you to manage things even better than expected of you(may be even by yourself).
Secondly, once you have already thought high of yourself and have pride at the thought of it, you immediately get to work to maintain it and not fall short of your known expectations. This, i.e. you getting to work to maintain your own self respect and expectations, makes this pride different from a false pride.
Thirdly, when you are actually working to keep up your self-esteem you not only work on your goal and aim but also on each and every thing you do or say or behave like. So, by checking yourself at each and every moment, be it an emotional thing or anything else you are a better person also.
Furthermore, when you work real hard to achieve your goal and keep a check on yourself, you finally achieve success as it is always said-the sky is the limit. So according to this statement made, there is a very less chance of you not achieving what you really want after endless amount of hard work.
Even further, you achieve success, and then you also start to notice a certain amount of change in yourself and that too for the good because of the check you had on yourself. And there you go, you have happiness as well!
And so if you think high, think of a high goal and of yourself too, you tend to follow the things mentioned above and finally are happy-you improve and become a good person from your soul to the skin. Obviously if we really are successful in becoming a good person then everybody and anybody would think highly of ourselves. Therefore;
“If we do not think highly of ourselves, then nobody will”
And so everybody out there, think good, better, best and the highest of yourself because only by thinking highest of yourself everybody will think highly of you and this is because of the observation I have made and read about that we often are unable to see the best in others and see the negative first. Though the ones who can really see the best at the first sight they would surely think the highest of you!
I am well aware of the fact that this is not a very appropriate time to write about Santa Claus but then tonight I saw something very significant to me and I just wanted to throw light on the little discovery I made today.
How many of us believe in the existence of Santa Claus? I guess the people who do (please note that I am making a mention of the people only and not any kids) are very less or insignificantly small in number. Most of the people do not believe in Santa and just deceive the existence of Santa as very not-possible-in-the-real-world-type. But have we really given a thought of what actually is the significance of Santa or what that person or man stands for and symbolises?
Santa for children has to be a big, huge man with a round belly, white long hair and beard and always radiating happiness, jolly and dressed in red. For others or as I may say adults does that man has to have a red dress and a white beard for them to understand the actual significance of Santa and what it genuinely symbolises? In my view an image of a Santa with white beard, round belly and dressed in red is made only to help children understand the true meaning of Santa and the happiness Santa can bring to lives. One common thing to be observed in all the Santas or as I may say is that the one Santa that is represented and depicted in so many diverse ways is that Santa brings joy and happiness to peoples’ lives.
Ok I do get the idea that children are attracted toward fantasy and fairytales and that’s why most of them develop a liking towards Santa, whereas, adults of this ‘real’ world have less belief in fantasy or as may be termed by many as supernatural and so they do not find Santa very real. But then I fail to understand that we, humans have the intelligence to interpret things and yet are unable to see Santa in our fellow human beings.
By seeing Santa in others I mean that when a person does a favour for us or does something unsaid but very much in need of, to be grateful and thankful to that person in the same pure way a child is to his Santa. To recognise that act that has been done for you as a favour.
And so I made this tiny discovery tonight while watching an episode ‘Jingle Balls’ of the television series ‘Will & Grace’ and thought that it was important enough to make a mention about. And so a belief that has been amended, my belief (at least), that Santa does not necessarily exist in the red dress, covering a round tummy and a smile as a backdrop of white beard and hair scattered all over but as and when god intends he can be seen and felt in others too and not just be seen but well seen.