I recently had the privilege of getting my hands on a very thought provoking book, “One” By Richard Bach. I enjoyed every word of it. I mean it is interesting to imagine isn’t it,if there were a version of you in another parallel universe, whose life could be radically different, just because, someplace, somewhere in life , that you, took a different turn; and to further sweeten the deal, what if you could get a chance to meet that you!!!
The Question is, Would you really want to?…
I mean sure you could be a successful businessman, have the ideal soulmate, or the perfect physique, or a thousand other of your fantasies come true, material or otherwise . But what if that version of you was a felon, a soldier who’d killed countless times following orders, Maybe a drug dealer, or worse yet a rapist?? i Mean if there are infinite parallel universes with infinite possibilities, your alter ego might just be your worst nightmare too. But i guess that’s just a chance we all have to take if we ever really could move between alternate universes… But there’s no imminent worry because intradimensional travel is just as likely right now as me eating two burgers five days a row, for a month and ending up with six pack abs.(I actually tried that Once, yeah… didn’t work)
Another point that stirred me harder than a coffee being mixed during a thriller(Yes People do drink coffees during thrillers), was the point that all humans on Earth Right now, Yes, the same universe, are all reflections of oneself, or one self. That is we are all One. Now that is what scares me. Is there a bond so strong, that every human being is connected to one another, If there is, why don’t i feel it? Do you feel it? One-ness with everything around you. If such a bond is there , i guess i just can’t connect as well as i used to.
It’s easier to connect as a baby , you cry or you give that cute adorable smile, or if you really don’t like a person you pee on them! No formality there. But as you grow up, you’re more formal, polite, but what’s better to be cold and polite, or rude and warm? And is there a mean between these two states of communication, cause its so damn hard to see “one”. True there is communication through facebook, and ofcourse this blog and so many other blogs. But that’s often speaking to oneself, or to a version of the person you want to speak with…
But before i start blaming Alexander for making the telephone which would be the root cause of all problems( that and killing millions in his conquest of the world!, terrible deed that); Lets ask ourselves a more fundamental question. How many people have you come across that you felt were genuine, not of the same views, not of original fresh views either, just genuine, as in whatever they reveal of themselves to you is not a facade, its authentic (God that sounds So much like an anti-piracy Ad!!) . Those kind of people i can connect with, even if i vehemently oppose everything they stand for ( say for example they are of the view that Windows phone sucks, Apples are silver in color dot dot dot ).
So even though; i like being me And why the hell would i be you; i can feel one; correction : i can try to feel one , with somebody who’s genuine towards me, honest. But otherwise, no , not really, i’m one and your one prime we ain’t the same buddy!!
Another thing that did come to my mind was , boy o boy, do they need to make an Awesome TV show on this book!!