OUTLOOK — By Mohammed Al Balushi — People are strange, not because of their shape and colour of skin, but because of their brain and emotion. It is the brain and the emotion which make people behave in different ways and think of different things. The mind which is made up of many secret sources, begins with internal and external forces. Whatever is there in that small "brain" is a great mystery for you to find. You might never know what is there even if you investigate. People should always keep on thinking of better ideas. Isaac Newton was once asked, "How did you discover the law of gravitation?" Newton smiled gently and said, "By thinking about it for a long time".
Here the discussion is not about someone who thinks and brings scientific ideas. The discussion is about the person who wants to think but is unable to do it. I met a very strange person recently. He was sitting alone, not even he was with himself. He came to me and started talking about empty feelings. I was excited listening to him. He began with his nice talks by asking me, "It’s a good day today, is not it?" Yes. I replied. He smiled upon my reply, and said; "No. Today is not a good day". Please, elaborate why? I asked him. He replied back expressing his feeling;
Today is the day which cannot be explained, neither is it good nor bad. As you know there are human beings who are without feelings. I call myself a human being because I feel. Today I feel I have no feeling in my heart. No good things nor bad things, no friends, no enemies, no life, no death, and there is nothing on this planet to live and die for. The world has become very strange and cannot be understood. Who do I go to sit with and explain and discuss what I have? Of course, there is nobody.
Where do I go to sit and talk with myself and to try to understand who I am? Of course, there is no such place to hide myself and whisper. Today, I am in such a situation where I feel that I have never been before. Today I am unable to talk, to walk, to hear and to tolerate anything.
Since I became interested in the way he expressed his feeling, I asked him: Who do you love? He again gave me an innocent smile, and said;
I love whatever I have seen in my life. Whatever I have seen as same as whatever you have seen in your life. The world, the nature of the world, the people, the animals, the birds and the rivers. I love all kinds of human beings. I love those who loves me, so I love you, and myself. I love you because I am nobody without you, and I love myself because I am a part of you, neither worse than you nor better than you.
I love everyone, every things on this planet. And those who don't love me I still love them. They don't love me because they don't know me. How would they love me? I am sure one day they will know me and understand me. Once they understand me they will love me, and everyone will say; "we love you".
While he was talking, I saw tears dropping from his eyes. I saw that he was completely in a different world.
He looked very strange with no goals and plans in life. The whole world was a mystery for him. He even did not know why he was born and why he is going to die. Do we still have these kinds of people, in the modern age? I asked myself.