As a really close friend embarks upon a new phase in life I want to wish her all the very best...so all the best Shilpa…go take on the world. However it really makes me wonder, is change such a good thing? Frankly, I for one hate change. Just visualize a world free of change, your friends will always be around you, your college life will never end...hmmm seems like an ideal world doesn't it? But on the other hand change does bring in a breath of fresh air into the dull boring lives of people. Imagine being stuck in the same job doing the same old monotonous work for ever ..aarghh!! So, this leads me to believe that no matter how much I may say that I hate change, I do like it when it makes me happier. So is this really about change being good or bad. The selfish beings that we are, we judge everything depending on the benefits we derive out of it. I want my friends to stay close to me because I feel happy with them around. Notice the self references in the previous sentence. I, me, my...just proves that we as a species are extremely selfish. Again, is being selfish actually wrong. In many species new borns compete with each other for food. The ones who are able to whither away their peers and take the maximum amount food brought to them by their parents are naturally more suited for survival. So, it seems we have been genetically programmed to be selfish …so why fight it? I think I know why. According to me (I may be wrong) greatness is a virtue not achieved by being a part of the crowd. Greatness is achieved by being different, by exceeding one’s abilities, by thinking beyond mere survival, by not making your brain a prisoner of logic where 2+2 has to be 4. I think the day I am able to overcome this selfishness will be the start of incredible new things for me. Till then I think I'll just have to contend with the torrents of unwelcome change that continually flock my life...till my next post..So long!