“A reasonable man tries to adapt himself to the world, but an unreasonable man makes the world adapt to him and all progress depends on the unreasonable man”
Imagine how everything would be if life went like this… the sun rises…the cock crows…You get up…Do your daily chores…etc.etc…Take a nap…wakeup again…etc.etc…sleep for another eight hours and the wheel moves on. Boring isn’t it? Don’t you think there is a need for a change? For something, out of the ordinary, past the mundane, off the beaten track?
It is only when someone thinks that things ought not to be the way they are that there is progress.
History tells us the same thing. Imagine how the world would be if some unreasonable man hadn’t decided to rebel againt the roman empire?…We would still be seeing half-naked men draped in shawls with olive reeds on their heads,olympics would always be held in Athens.And Gaul would still be defending itself? True, Rome wasn’t built in a day. But still, I like the present day world better.
Think of how the world would be if Jesus Christ hadn’t spread “the good word of god”?Majority of the world wouldn’t have a man on a cross, dangling on a chain, around their necks.
Or if Christopher Columbus hadn’t decided to go against the Turks and take the sea route to India?…We still wouldn’t know that the American continents existed.
Think of how the world would be if Gandhi hadn’t decided to use the yet-unheard-of methods of Sathyagraha and Non-violence to fight against the colonisers?…The sun still wouldn’t set on the British empire.
Think of what would’ve happened if Hitler hadn’t decided to overrule the Versailles Treaty? Germany would’ve burnt its boots. And most of all Democracy wouldn’t have as strong a hold in Eurasia as it has now.
So, I think that its only change which brings progress to the world and hence would want to make it the motto of my life ( Until, ofcourse, some “unreasonable” man decides that it should change)