Hope Rikindles on Constituent Assembly Election Day
Remebering April Revoltion
Taking part in the social movements is not only for those who hold up great ideals: even common people get a great value for living. In fact, you are the primary beneficiary – what the society gets is just a by-product.
You can ask any of the millions of simple men & women, some of whom came more than 20 kms afar on foot, who, according to a foreign reporter – changed the Curfew into a Carnival. Everyone was to the full extent of their creativity.
The most satisfying and unexpected thing was that this was truly a social movement – spontaneous & without breaks – the political leaders were far behind the masses. This super-mail of human consciousness would stop only after spending its momentum.
For the 1st time in the history of the under-developed nations, a velvet revolution is happening, which is not centered upon the charismatic personality of a particular leader.
A truly mass-based revolution.
There are no specific heroes and heroines – anyone who takes part is a leader.
Personally you learn how futile most of your personal worries & concerns are, a Dionysian Phenomenon, and you learn to face any situation with boldness.
You rise above your petty, meager, doggish day-to-day life, and suddenly you find that you’re a freedom-fighter.
You rightly compare yourself with all the great people – known or unknown – whose unrelenting persistence to improve social conditions have made our lives better than our parents’.
Those who make excuses by saying they’ve other social or familial responsibilities are advised not to fool themselves & others. Everyone is the master of their own destiny.
If one fears that there are more risks and uncertainties in an adventurous life, then please do not travel or even walk on the roads at all. Road accidents are the leading cause of unnatural death & disabilities.
· You’re the only master of your destiny; you alone are responsible for whatever happens to you.
· Your small effort toward the betterment of society brings about a sea change in the happiness of millions of people; than spending millions in dragging the rotten systems.
· Animals adapt themselves through the evolutionary process, but only humans can bring about REVOLUTIONS.
· No matter who you’re, where you live, what you do, you can still throw a small stone in the still waters of the stagnant society, and start a new wave of ripples.
One more thing for those who missed an opportunity – the people on the street caution that the movement is not over yet, it’s merely taken a new dimension.
As the singer goes on singing:
” imagine all the people…
…cheering all the way…
yu… u.. u.. u.. a…a …ah “
Saturday, May 13, 2006
*First published on cjnepal.org on May 12, 2006