Overpowering our self-centric life

07 Jun 2018

People are unrealistic, illogical, and self-centred. Love them anyway.

Mother Teresa - Saint

People complain about not having the sensual gratification derived from the fulfilment of their wishes, expectations or needs during their mid-life. Some may not complain but aren’t in a state of peaceful happiness during their old age, especially after their retirement from work. That is why sometimes money or the wealth someone made makes no sense to them after a while. They tend to seek something that appears to be unattainable and most of the times they end up searching in the spiritual realm to see if they could make some sense out of their life.

Use or abuse

A human being, unlike a machine, goes through a cycle of changes of state of being active and a state of movement to relax and recover strength. There should be a balance between using and abusing our physical bodies. There are times you may have to eat a lot, and there are times you may have to starve, to rebuild yourself. There may be times you spend sleepless nights, and there may be times you have to get enough of it. Athletes need to give up on many luxuries for their physical bodies to live up to their ambitions. End of the day you may choose to give up many things to live your dreams, or you may do whatever pleases your physical bodies at the cost of your goals.


Our vision is not just through our eyes. Many times it is also through our imaginations or how we look at the mental image of certain things. It usually happens that everyone tends to see people or things that are attractive and carry them along their journey in their imaginations. The problem comes when we use these imaginations as a consideration of the similarities and the dissimilarities between those people and us or those things and ours. When these thoughts run through our mind over a period, we end up yearning to possess something, especially those that belong to someone else. It’s not keeping yourself away from being attracted, but the key is to have greater control over the considerations.

Modest Estimate

The world we live in is possible with the social investment made by people who lived in the past and those living right now. Nothing would have been likely without the contribution from many others. A tree planted 100 years ago is still home to many birds and animals in some places. Quite often when we lack support from peers and when we succeed we tend to think that we won by ourselves. We believe that it was our self and no others who made it possible to achieve. Social dependency is a fundamental building block of humanity, which is often unintentionally neglected. This has lowered the quality of one having a modest estimate of one’s importance.

Life is not about fulfilling the desires of our physical bodies, not about fulfilling the desires of our eyes and not about the pride of one’s achievements, possessions, or abilities. Life is all about the selfless concern about the needs of the people around us and how much of a change you can bring about in their lives, as a consequence of your actions. Let us overpower our self-centric life to live our lives to the fullest!


Abilash Praveen

I have over a decade of experience in technology and business. It is my passion for the development of the rural and the underprivileged in the society that has driven me towards contributing the wealth of my professional and personal experiences for the welfare of the society.