~Henry David Thoreau~
“luxury means a state of great comfort or elegance, especially when involving great expense.”
“While meaning of life is ,the condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding death.”
Man is always curious to know the real meaning of “Life” from the day he born.starting from his early cave life,to the age of modern Era,he himself is anxious to know what life is?and what it is all about?
In his curiosity he has invented a lot,explored a lot,done a lot but can’t find its real meaning!while God is the writer and director of all his life’s script!just man is performing it down on Earth.In spite of that,he still has some authority to perform some of his jobs by himself.
In order to live in a Good human friendly way,he has invented and created a lot,according to Marc Jacobs ,if you want to know that what luxury is ?he once said, “Luxury is anything you don’t need, right? I mean, you need food, water, clothing, shelter… but good wine, good food, beautiful interiors, nice clothes; those aren’t necessities, they are luxuries – it’s all luxury.”
So as you know what is luxury and what is life,here comes a point which reminds me of a poem,i read in my high school classes,it belongs to Coventry Patmore,in which he encoded a scene of a child,whose mother had died and his father scolded him because he had disobeyed him for the seventh time,the child with a heavy hurt and tearful eyes went to his room and fell asleep,his father felt guilty and went to have a look at him,and found him slumbering deep with wet eyes,the father kissed away his tears,and his eyes became wet himself,there was a table drawn beside his head,on which the boy had collected some stuff ,like a box of counters,and a red-vein’d stone,a piece of glass abraded by the beach,six or seven shells,a bottle with blue-bells,and two French copper coins!the little child had collected all these things just to comfort his sad heart.Although,these things were of no-use for his father,but they were the most precious things for that little boy,a source of joy,a thing for his happiness.These were his precious “TOYS”.But in real these things had no reality.That night the father felt a deep feeling,and he Cried and prayed a lot to God,and he said that as human beings,we have sinned alot,we have always dis-obeyed the great God,in order to gain the bubble reputations of the World,the Comforts,and the so called “luxuries” which are nothing more than inessential, desirable item which is expensive or difficult to obtain.
These luxuries are nothing but worthless “Toys”in front of God.
Now what childishness mean here?
The childishness means “running for worthless worldly wealth,the act of foolishness involving men to collect those materials which are nothing in front of God but everything to men,the journey to get this “Everything” involves all those acts which are evident for the stupidity of men of all races.The newly branded Cars,Bungalows,Cell-phones and bank-Accounts they have no reality,but Somehow they are affecting human lives.And all these Luxuries have done nothing but dragging human beings away from “life” and “humanity”.In his search for “more Luxurious” he has not only destroyed his life,his peace but also the lives of others.
“Everyone was born with a word so called “life” and real meaning of life is basically to be more beneficial for others,to be more creative,to stay happy and peaceful and much more contented and most importantly its all about a pleasant journey.”
Here i remember a story,A group of university graduates came to meet an old professor,they all had a same problem,that in their running lives they had forgot to laugh,to love and to live.The professor was an intelligent person,he asked them to have a cup of tea with him,then after a couple of hours he came in,with a tray having totally different types of cups,having hot tea in it.Suddenly everyone started to grab that cup which was the most beautiful of all,and like usual this competition ended with regret and sad faces .So the Professor came to conclude it to them,that in their competition for “the best” they forgot “to enjoy”,because everybody had to have the tea,what it was meant for,but in their thirst for the best ,they forgot about the tea and ran for the Cups which had no value,Every cup had the same Tea in it.they forgot their aim which was to enjoy the tea.
This was the real reason!In this busy World Everyone is running to attain the highest Rank,the best position and the best of all Luxuries,and thus in their Thirst for bubble reputation ,they forgot to live the Life at its full. .
“the reality of this World is that,we are here for a very short period of time and in this time we keep on running for nothing,we forgot to laugh,to love,to think,to create,to feel,to help,to breathe and to live “ simply we forgot the true meaning of life”.
Moreover the Status differences has not only divided the people,but also destroyed most of them.God has created all men from Dust and in Dust everyone will be buried. Nobody.Nobody will have these luxuries along in their graves,and in the end all graves will be of the same sizes.
But these status-luxury difference has made all men to forget the true meaning of Humanity,Everyone is trying to Achieve the best position,by being so selfish for this one cause he is creative-Enough to betray anybody near his limits.To secure his own “future” he is Strong-Enough to destroy the “present” of his loving-ones,to make his own self a Legend he is Destroying the struggling ones.
So it is necessary to “Live the Life ”with its true meanings,with all the basic requirements being fulfilled,with having a smile on one’s face,a heart that beats and feel things around,a mind which can Create and help others,a body Strong-enough to bear the problems,to hold ones hand from falling,and to heal the sick.It is not necessary to have all the Luxuries,but its essential to live the life happily.