Think Less, Feel More
Hamza Iqbal Chughtai
We think too much and feel too little. Whenever our heart wants us to say something, our mind interferes and we start to focus too much on the consequences of uttering those words. Eventually, we swallow our feelings and keep our mouth shut. We keep our feelings locked inside our hearts. We don’t tell people how much we love them, how much we care for them, how often we think of them, and how much we miss them. I won’t mind anyone telling me this then why should I hesitate in saying the same to others. And sometimes I am desperate to hear these words to be loved, to be missed. But when we think if the other person doesn’t say this then why should I? we shouldn’t be egoistic or be ashamed of saying what is in our hearts. We need to be true to ourselves and the people we love. We should be able to express our feelings and say what we want, whenever we want.
We keep so many machines around ourselves, we spend our whole day and night on machines. As a result, we are becoming one too. We don’t value feelings and emotions. We value the loss and gain. We value what is beneficial for us. We value the image we have in society and in the eyes of those who don’t even matter. We think too much about our self. We think too much about the consequences. What can or what will happen if say or do this? We don’t take risks; we play safe our whole lives and live a mediocre life.
We have become machines with machine minds and machine hearts. We are not machines, we are humans. We should feel for others and express what we feel. We should love and make our life the best possible adventure. But what do we do? We keep our feelings and love to ourselves, make our life miserable, and keep on suffering our whole lives.
The lesson is: don’t think too much and try to feel more. More than machinery we need humanity, more than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, our life is no better than these machines we use. Be spontaneous, be adventurous but most importantly be a Human.