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An idiot trying to analyze egg and hen confusion

by Rinku Khumukcham
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By; Heisnam Lakeshwar Singh
Head (Academic& Admin), JCRE Global College, Babupara, Imphal
Go down to any street catch one person and ask him “do you like the movie, Three Idiots”. You don’t need to hear his reply; I will tell you what he will say, of course he will reply yes. When people watch Three Idiots they find their idiots hidden inside them is provoked and that makes the movie a life story of everyone.Who else do not love their own life story? I mean this movie gives a chance to convince myself that there are always reasons why I failed. It helps me in finding excuses for the failure I faced, and also hope for finding success in future. Oh! Am I too negative? See I too love “three idiots” very much. (Bad that I cannot insert smiley here)Life is so unpredictable because we do not know everything. We do not know everything because that is not possible, that is not possible because the definition of life cannot be answered as we answered in university examination. There are different dimensions for defining our life. We are irrationally predictable and rationally unpredictable. Hmm! I am sure you are confused. Let me come to idiot part. I am neither practicing philosophy nor spiritualism; I am just wasting few minutes of my life trying to vomit what I have been engulfing from last couple of year.
Can I say that I am an idiot because I do not know the answer of the question what comes first, hen or egg? Or am I an idiot because I am thinking of answering this question? But wherever I go and enter I always encounter with this question and at the end I end up with confusion. Now I am 100% sure that you are thinking I am not only an idiot but become a lunatic too. Hen and egg confusion is everywhere; see the example, my/our state Manipur, which is facing lots of problem (which state do not have problem anyway?). Politics is one, worst affected, as many people claim. We follow democratic system of ruling government. We are the people who choose the right candidate. Therefore if something wrong happens we are to be blamed. Same thing is happening at the present case of Covid tsunami. Governmentframe lot of advisory to cut the chain of spreading coronavirus. But who is following the advisory strictly? Similarly, the authority that made the Sops’ and advisories break the same by themselves as reported in the news and social media. Government ban thabal chongba, sumang kumei, and restrict the number of attendee in religious rites to avoid social gatherings; however we all have seen how our so called public leaders (Ministers, MLAs) behaved in some of the recent musical concert and by-election of five assemblies in later part of 2020.Regarding the Mt.Koubru impasses, Chief Minister N. Biren expressed serious concerns over the deteriorating condition of Mt. Koubru. Chief Minister lamented, he feels like crying in seeing the condition of Mt. Koubru, which is reserve forest area. No trees are seen and even the roots have been uprooted in the Mt. Koubru. He blamed the government employee, particularly those in the Revenue and Forest department. He said none of the government employee rendered their duty with sincerity. Aren’t these people employee of his government? It is also said, illegal encroachers were provided fake patta in wetland and other reserve forest area of the state. Then the question is-who is the culprit? Encroachers or fake patta providers? These are”egg and hen confusion”. But when we go deeper into the problem, well educated people, as they claim, says there is not even a single person who is trust worthy and capable, all are same. Again intellectual people says in – order to educate and guide people into right direction we need a very good leader. Since we do not have very good leader our people are confused in choosing right person. Again people are not good so they are not able to choose the right person, they do not give chance to develop a good leader. So people are blamed because government is not capable, and government is weak because people are not good, again the same confusion. Oh! Let me stop here.
We can put this question in international level too, big egg and big hen. The conflict between terrorist group of third world and USA government also can put in the confusion of egg and hen. USA upgrades its military power, they are getting stronger because the problem caused by those terrorist is increasing. When we look from the side of terrorist, so claimed by USA, they are becoming more aggressive and causing lots of problem to USA because USA is getting more aggressive, their military power is expanding. Actually we can put this egg and hen confusion to every problem we face, it is kind of one size fixed all confusion. Starting from your personal problem like relationship with your boyfriend/girlfriend to international level problem. OH! I am sorry to entire chicken species for putting egg and hen in problems alone. Let me try to put them in some positive phenomena also. Everything has to be balanced, bad and good, positive and negative, ugly and beautiful Once one of my friend from Bihar told me, when we were walking post dinner walk, every energy and shapes tends to achieve circular shape because that is the most stable state(noble / inert state). He was talking about the physical things; he was not talking about the procedures and phenomena. But phenomena are also follows the same rule. Good things we do today will come to us again; bad things we faced today will go back to its source again. It means whatever the action we have taken today will give fruit someday (I mean someday for sure, may not be tomorrow). When our moral gets down, because of continuous failure, when we don’t want to wake up in the morning because of fear of reminding the failures, when we breakdown our enthusiasm because of doubts of failure, the simple word “do your duty don’t think about the result” also sometime becomes the best word we ever heard. But this word is not that simple word, it has lots of meaning, the meaning can be found with help of egg and hen’s circular movement. The Alchemist written by Paulo Coelho also talks about it. Where the treasure was found, and would he found the treasure if he did not travel his journey? Beauty and handsome doesn’t measure based on look only; there are various attributes for measuring.

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