Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The Center of the Universe

Have you ever tried to quantify where the centre of the universe might be located? Actually do you believe that the universe could have a quantifiable center to it? After all, the universe is infinite so technically there could be no center to it right? Or in contrary terms, because the universe is infinite, I am the center of the universe. (talk about being self centered, huh?) well actually, if you think about it in terms of your own life, you are the center of the universe for yourself. Everything that happens is entirely related and intended for you in some way or the other. Everything is happening precisely for you and for no one else. Everyone in your life exists solely to serve a purpose in your life and for no other reason. What you define that reason to be is completely up to you and how you want that reason to influence your life is something that is completely your own prerogative. Think about it with a sound and practical voice of reason. Nothing and no one in this world is as important as you because if you aren’t around, the universe ceases to exist in its current form (for you at least…) Every event in your life is taking you somewhere to a final destination. Everybody else is just a passenger and you are the sole reason they are travelling. Everything they do is somehow serving a purpose to service some need in your life.

It’s a view that could help you perceive life in an all new light. Whether you land up as the most famous and successful individual ever or not, you are all that matters to your existence on the face of this planet. Even the most successful people in this world serve as gossip in your life. Think about it, their whole existence is simply to provide for that minute of gossip in your life, no more! After all, our very existence is a freak mishap that none of us can explain or understand clearly so why burden ourselves with petty details of how and why? Why not simply revel in the fact that the only thing that matters is you. Its such a comforting thought if you believe that you are the center of all existence and everyone else is just secondary. I could come up with a whole lotta terminologies here and go on expanding this theory into that of multiple dimensions co-existing at the same time, an analogy on how love changes this uni-dimensional point of view into a multi-dimensional one and how people compromise on their existence for someone else. What a bloody waste of time as the center of this universe. Well nonetheless, I wont. I have neither the time nor an inclination to write a self-help book to help pessimists see the positive side of life. I am sure there are plenty of wannabe writers out there who would help with that. To me, it was just something absurd that popped up in my head some time ago that I have been playing around with. Have fun imagining yourself as the center of the universe and the most important person, event, place or time in the universe… period.

I have to get back to my life (which ironically means trying to finish a terrible self-help book for a book review…) damn, THIS universe sucks… got space in yours for me?

7 comments:

Saurabh said...

Hmm ...
Really really interesting - and every sentence out there makes sense you know?

Damn cool! Never thought of it that ways ...

Though, the lucky thing here for me - and most of the people I know - is that we generally (and thankfully) don't keep such an image in mind everyday of our lives. Helps to maintain our sanities ...

Imagine if everyone started thinking this way literally!

Anyways, really cool - loved the logic and the reasoning :)

Mulling Over My Thoughts said...

hehehe...
yeah, i really stumbled upn it accidentally. lovely concept though. wonder why i hadnt thought of it before...

Fangs said...

huh?

whats with you man?

haven't we discussed this before?

its one's perspective.. nothing more than that..

i might have digressed from topic, but i kinda skimmed over this post.. like i do to most other posts...

:)

Fangs said...

have i mentioned that this was quite a ramble?

Mulling Over My Thoughts said...

rohan, i forbid you from coming here again...
GSAT...

Aarushi said...

Though my feelings at the time of writing that poem had a completely different root, I am not surprised you were reminded of this post :)
As I read through this, I could draw parallels... "Nothing and no one in this world is as important as you because if you aren’t around, the universe ceases to exist in its current form (for you at least…)"— I felt as though I was reading my own lines. This chain of thought is true (and well expressed). However, treating yourself as the centre of the universe seems a little extreme...must remember, each one is a 'centre' then...rather complicates matters, doesn't it! :D
But yes, perhaps if you remember that you are the centre of YOUR own universe and the same goes for every person on this planet, then baat ban sakti hai! Hehe

Bikram Snehi said...

As the centre of the universe, you come to realise that not only does the world revolve around you but that you are the only one responsible for everything that happens to you and everything you feel. Its all a matter of the choices we make. No one can make you feel good or bad unless you choose to let them make you feel so. That was what I picked as the theme for your poem so I thought I could interest you in an extension of that realisation...