As the clock turned 12, I completed 25 years on the Planet Earth. The day started usually with the cake cutting and calls from different people wishing me and me thanking them. Somewhere in between them wishing me and me thanking them, there was another me started thinking what are these people doing? So I started answering me, Dude these people don’t even know that there are people like us exist inside this Ram Manohar guy and they don’t know that both of them are just tiny parts like us. Just because they have flesh and talk doesn’t mean they are superior and forget us.
I dozed off. Meanwhile while I was sleeping, I was working in office cutting the cake brought by team mates and started walking in the hot sun. Suddenly I got up seeing myself walking in the hot sun and slept again. I continued walking and had my food, returned to my place and slept off. I started working again on and on that I was not able to wake up at all. I got frustrated in the sleep and woke up to find myself doing all sorts of non sense.
I started thinking about today and realized that I have completed 25 years. What does it mean? I thought and I understood that I have completed 25 years on this planet. What if I was born in another planet where life is supported which is far away from the Sun? I might have completed 10 years.So if I am even far I might have just completed a day or a second. But this is absurd! I thought again. I understood the concept of time and how our dates are so irrelevant. The amount of time I spend on earth is same as the amount of time I will spend on another planet. So logically speaking that one second on that planet is same as the 25 years I spent here. So what’s the whole point of birthday in this? I don’t get it. It just doesn’t fit anywhere.
Once we are born time just moves forward, it doesn’t repeat. There is no guarantee that today is same as the day we were born. It’s just all random non sense. Finally after realizing this I completely woke up from the deep sleep and found myself still sleeping 🙂
Hi friends. You might be wondering what exactly does the title of blog post mean. Catch-22 is a paradoxical situation where one cannot avoid a problem because of the constraints and rules involved. It means if you solve a problem it will lead to another problem, which on solving it again leads to the first problem. This situation arises due to the rules involved and the person involved has no control over the rules.
The most famous example for this kind of situation is “Chicken-Egg Problem”. You are restrained with the rule that chicken only arises from an egg laid by a hen. If you go back from that situation you will only be confused and left with a question which is first whether its the chicken or egg. Its because of the general rule that a chicken can only arise from an egg and for that to happen a chicken should lay the egg.
In most of the similar situations we will only be left with confusion and dilemma. But not the answer. To find answers to this kind of situations we should think out of the box keeping the rules and constraints aside and should never miss the logic which can be possible in the nature.
To explain it more clearly, lets take the chicken egg problem.
- If you ask the question to a lay man who haven’t studied Science but a strong believer of God he would say that God had created the chicken and hence solved.
- But if you ask the same question to a person who has studied some basic Natural Science he would be in a situation where he can be able to answer it in a scientific way. Since the evolution theory is a famous approach proposed by Charles Darwin it conveys that all the life on earth started from a single cell due to mutations in the DNA. So the mutations might have created a creature similar to chicken which laid the first eggs and then chicken hatched from these eggs and hence solved.
- There are other set of people who explains the situation in a more philosophical way as by proposing a theory that “Time is cyclical” which means there is no starting point so neither an egg nor a chicken is first.
So the thing I wanted to convey by CATCH-22 is everything that happens around involves an explanation at various thought levels whether its a Theist way or a Scientific way or Philosophical way. Its your choice to choose which thought process to believe. So the main aim of my posts is to make you more open-minded on understanding various things.
P.S: I hope you are having a nice time reading my posts. All the content (excluding graphics) in the posts are strictly not copied from any website and is solely written by me. Of course the knowledge involved comes from different sources which I read in the past, the experiences I had and some of my own observations.