Friday, September 6, 2013

Why LOVE can change the world?

Love…this four letter word brings about an emotion…a feeling like no other. Today let us understand why Love can indeed change the world. 

The Last 5 seconds of your life

I saw this wonderful commencement speech by the writer Neil Gaiman recently. At the end of the talk Neil puts forward a scenario that made think about why I don’t love more? 

“Imagine you are 80 years old and on your Death Bed. It is the last 5 seconds of your life and then you tell yourself this, ‘I should have told my parents I loved them more?’
When Neil made that statement, I was struck by something. It was a thought that disturbed me. What if I came to the end of my life and could never tell the people that meant the world to me, that I loved them. What if I came to that moment and had any life regrets.

Watch the Neil Gaiman Speech Video here

 The Bomb that wiped out the entire human species

Somebody had put forward another scenario in front of me. Imagine you were told that  a bomb was going to wipe out the entire human species and you had just 5 seconds to live……

Not one, I repeat and I believe that not even one person will want to call their stock brocker or business client in this moment. All the phone booths and mobile phones will be busy with people calling their loved ones telling them how much they love them and why they mean the world to them.

One World and An Extra – Terrestial Visit

What if an Extra – Terrestial Being visited our planet? This Extra-Terrestial being will see Planet Earth as a whole. When it looks at the human species, it will be confused. It will not understand why there are differences between the human beings that share the planet like

  1. Different Countries
  2. Different Cultures
  3. Different Religions
  4. Different Clothes
  5. Different Food
  6. Different Rituals 

The extra terrestrial will see only similar beings, with two hands two legs, two eyes, a nose, a mouth and every other organ that we have developed and perfected through evolution over the ages.


Why must you Limit your Love

If an extra-terrestrial being can see no difference than why must we?  Why must me limit our love only to our families, or only to the people in our communities or neighborhoods.

Aren’t we one species? Aren’t we all part of the Same planet.

People like Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela understood this concept of ONENESS.

Some of us maybe engineers, some artists, some sportspeople and some just students. But we are all working towards the same goal…to be Happy…to be Loved for who we truly are…


As Mother Teresa once said, "The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread." Let us play our part to remove this hunger.

Love Today

So love today, not because of small differences we think we have. But because of all the things the human species has in common.

Don’t just love the people in your family or community. But love every person from every country on this planet. Don’t just limit your love to humans…But love nature and the plants and animals that live and strive in it. Do not find a reason to love, but love without judgment. Love without any condition.

And when an extra-terrestrial being looks at our planet from the stars let it  take home this understanding of the human species, an understanding wonderfully put forward in the words of  Ken Robinson,

“Human beings were born of risen apes, not fallen angels. And so what shall we wonder at? Our massacres, our missiles, or our symphonies? The miracle of human kind is not how far we have sunk but how magnificently we have risen. We will be known among the stars not by our corpses, but by our poems.”

So will be know by our ability to destruct or by our ability to create the world again with love.That is the question to ask. And from this new Definition of Love … let us hope a new planet arises and when the time of judgment… comes the human species will be known not by its ability to destruct, but by its ability to love and…. to love unconditionally

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