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Survival Instincts


The theory of evolution states that those who are the fittest get to survive. We’ve kind of pretty much messed up evolution, so we’ve really done the same to the perceived results/causes/consequences of it too. Therefore, survival of the fittest no longer holds true. Not if you’re just the fittest, if you aren’t the meanest.

It has been a few decades now, or should I say centuries, when you see the pattern of who finally has survived, you know it really isn’t Darwinesque anymore. You might have the talent, the ability, the initiative and the motivation; but when one isn’t sharp, knowing where to spar, seize and slight, you might not survive in the environment. It isn’t about being ‘fit’ anymore. That’s probably why we have so many ‘survival’ courses sprouting out of nowhere, on “How to…” a lot of things.

The thing is, what those courses can tell you, you already know (Darwin said this too 😛 ) – you just need to re-discover yourself 🙂 For example, these 😀
Self confidence. Uh oh, for that you’ll need to believe in yourself, which is kinda hard, ain’t it? I mean we’re so busy believing in everything but ourselves, that you’ll end up believing anything, but yourself 😀 (You, one, we, our… same difference 😛 )
And to believe in oneself, one needs to know something of oneself? Do we? Enough? Except for doing things as told, and not asking why?
So, if you do not know yourself well enough, it would mean the effort of introspecting, and digging deep, as to what your strong points are, and where there is scope for improvement? Ah. Way too much work. It’s better to listen to others pulling you down, or setting you up.
When you get to the nitty gritty and know that there is work that needs to be done, on yourself, how often would you find yourself up to it?
When finally even that is addressed, do you sometimes get a whiff of cold air, from around you? LIke, traitor, how could you change/how could you do this to us?/what shall I tell the FAMILY?/RELATIVES?/COLLEAGUES at work… yada yada yada.

Indeed, it’s way easier to stay stuck in the rut, and go on the same thought-tramlines as your go about your way in life, as those blobs of humans/humans? did in “WALL-E”, than to actually take charge of your life.

However, when you do, you display survival instincts of the highest order. If you have, wow! Great? Want to start a course, online if possible, for me? I have to be the most messed up, crazy-scheduled, time-mismanager I know. The fact that this is DAy#19 for #RamblingsInFebruary, written on 25th, speaks volumes. I rest my case.

Don’t forget to let me know of that course, when you begin 😀

25 February, 2015

february ramblings



Author: Usha Pisharody

A rambler, pretends to be a teacher, loves to dream, and go on Quixotic Quests in the Realm of Romance With Life...

2 thoughts on “Survival Instincts

  1. Pingback: Ramblings In February – Mission Accomplished! | A Quest on Overdrive ... :)

  2. Oooooo, now this here post is profusely profound
    Do any of us dig deep and examine what we found?
    ‘Tis hard to admit
    That we’re faking it
    And there’s no real substance — all only sound!

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