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Everything Has a Reason
Why on earth do you believe in God?' my friend said after a long chat in café.
'Listen! Not everything in this world has a reason to begin with', I said when I had nothing else to say or put a fact.
My words were like I was hanging on a leaf to save myself from drowning. A long silence followed between us in which neither of us said anything. After all, some things really don't have a reason at all.
That's why I am writing this piece right now. If everything were for the sake of questions and answers, I don't think we would be the way we are now.
My friend was moved when he watched George Carlin's show, 'It's bad for ya'! He came straight towards me and started questioning like an interviewer. Everything went well until we came to our good old topic, God and religions.
He asked me those questions that I never thought in my life, never questioned about them from anyone. Not even from my parents who were the source of this knowledge of God and religion.
He cornered me with a line which is worth mentioning here. 'Have you ever thought that we (human) are the only species who have killed our own kind more than any other species on this earth?'
I obviously did not know what to say, he told me that the line was from George Carlin's show.
What is Philosophy?
We left the café after a silence of 15 minutes. I don't know if I was infuriated by his vast knowledge or my lack of knowledge. I couldn't help myself from saying, "Everything in this world can't be explained with your Science!!"
Was I wrong when I said that or was I merely trying to escape the fact that I knew nothing about the things I thought I knew? In any case, I am now thinking whether everything in this world that is happening or about to happen has a reason from the very start!
May be or may be not! I do have reason for several things that I do in my daily life. I've a job and reason is I want to earn money; reason, I want to buy things I like or need; reason, I can't live without them or feel happy with those things around me; reason, .......... (silence)!
Now when I think about it, the only reason that made me shake was why on earth I want to be happy!!
Pretty lame question, isn't it? Well that's what made me feel a bit better after the horrifying interviewing session with my friend.
I think the one thing that matters a lot and is above from everything is ‘happiness’ and though, I can’t say honestly that I want everyone to be happy (because one person’s happiness could mean the destruction of someone’s whole life), I can say that I want everyone to at least care about happiness and something along that line (I am not a preacher you know)!
Anyway, what you guys think about that? I’ll heartily accept your words, but please, keep it clean friends.