We all know the saying of Shakespeare, “All the world’s a stage and All the men and the women are mere actors”! This has several meanings, one stating we humans tend to cross different stages of life, the other meaning is, even though, we humans think we are independent, in this world’s stage, we are performing our role that need to sync with the play! Whatever Shakespeare thoughts are about, in my colloquial English, I say, “All world is a stage, where All men and women perform different roles for the same play named ‘Life’.”
As a human, we never performed one single role through the entire time in this Earth. We switch roles, we imitate others roles, we steal other’s part of the play, we sing, we dance and move on. I now try to hypnotize you, and lets move to the ages of childhood. Now we at the age between 2 and 3, the one & only superhero of the world is none other than your Dad and the one & only angel of love of the entire world is your Mom. The faith, hope, truth, love, passion and happiness (FHTLPH) has the same meaning as your own Parents. Ofcourse there were so many struggles during that part of your life, something like, ‘the ants are not listening to your words’, ‘the toys are not moving by themselves, you have to carry them by yourselves ALL the time!’, ‘some mosquito bit you’, ‘your sibling tortures you by not giving you biscuit’ and so on! Everyone faced these horrible struggles that are to be faced in that small age. Life is tough isn’t it?
Isn’t these struggles thinking now make us laugh? Is because, we are no more playing the same role in main play. We have passed so many clouds now. Lets go back to our hypnotizing session. Now lets see, where we are! And that be the age of our teens. Now our FHTLPH got shared between our parents & friends. Friends & crushes are the most important persons in life. “Man, how could one live without friendship?”, “I can give my life for my friend!”, “You are my ONLY best & true friend”, “We will be friends forever”and so many dialogues in these years (definitely got applauds during those years). We wanted to spend more time with friends than with family. Friend’s problem was our top priority problem that is to be solved. Suddenly, friendship is the best part of this play. There are many good friends even after we pass on this roles, but you will notice the change at the end of this article.
“Friends are my world”, slowly changes when comes the part of your role change during the ages of 21 and 28. Travelling towards this age, what we see is the fear of future, fear of career, fear of life. What job opportunities I have?, What am I going to do without job?, What a struggle to settle down?, Even if some got a job, Why am I here in this boring job?, Do I want to do this job for rest of my life?, How to save money?, My FRIEND got a better job! and so on and on! Little confused, not so many around to trust, already lost the hope on our parents (during our previous performance), being alone & confused. This is the time our role in the play is to shaping oneself. The number of years for this role varies between person to person. But the more your put good acting skills in this part of the play, you get better paid at the end.
Now the next part of the play with a new role, as a head of your own family. Between late 20s and 30s, a life partner comes into your play. This character might have entered in any part of the previous roles you have been performing before, but from now on, this character follows your role with their own scripts to the scene. Suddenly, you start to realize career is just part of life & so, it has to be double performance during the same time. Most difficult so far isn’t it? Even your life partner character doing the same, equally performing like yours. Home, becomes sweeter, lovable, and there exists some reasons to continue this play. As we are doing parallel performances, struggles both the sides and it continues, until, the next role turns around, is to be a responsible Parent.
Its time to concentrate fulltime, take care of your kid as your parents did. And just as recap, we already not thinking about our parents, friends, crushes, life partner but just kids and career. All of them are still in part of this play, performing their own roles just like you, everyone thinks about each other sometimes and move on.
CHANGE, The only thing that NEVER changes. In these roles it is not just FHTLPH that we carry along but also Ego, Angry, Greed, Selfish, Sad, Hate (EAGSSH). Lets try carry our memories filled with FHTLPH and face the rest of the roles, while leave behind the rest. And share FHTLPH to all our beloved ones while we travel in different roles of the play..