If you work yourself for a living, why do you kill yourself working?
- Tuco (The Good, The Bad and the Ugly 1968)
The above mentioned quote is from my all time favorite film and a classic spaghetti western, for those who haven’t seen it yet add it in your bucket list or continue with your uninteresting lives. This summer unlike every other summer turned out to be a life changing experience for me in many ways. The details of which I may or may not be disclosing in the coming posts, so stay tuned anyways. However, I will tell you the secret recipe of worldly success, it’s *drum roll* “Lack of morality”. I know, it’s no big secret and just common sense but as a writer it’s my job to create undue suspense in my writings to keep things interesting. So coming back to the secret of success notion, a friend of mine often says:
“Everything is possible, banday ko beghairat hona chayeh! (if a man has no morals )”
If we look around and see some of the success stories you will end up agreeing in your heart if not publicly (typical). Latest example could be of nation’s favorite religious scholar and disco champion Amir Liaquat rejoining media giant’s and CJP’s media partner Geo. Everyone remembers how last year in Ramzan after the famous video leak incident both Geo and Amir Liaquat were publicly humiliating and charging each other for gross moral corruption but now things are quite opposite. Now, we can flood our facebook and twitter timelines with how wrong this development is but we all know that it’s a big win for both Geo and Amir Liaquat aka Jahil Online. As the saying goes, “everything is possible bas banday ko begherat hona chayeh”.
I wish I had developed this golden attribute of beghairiti (immorality), it would have been a great help to me both personally and professionally but when it comes to personal development there is always room for improvement, isn’t it? The reason I am writing a blog post after ages has a lot to do with the fact that I missed blogging and the fact that everywhere I go I am introduced as a blogger. At meet up’s, weddings, funerals, neighbors kid aqeeqa. I had to do something to retain the title. So, I had two choices, either to write a random blog post which so far has made little sense or to go to a corporate event and write how a sugared water bottle company will change Pakistan if everyone buys their product. Considering how I lack beghairiti, for now I will continue writing lame ass blog posts regularly on my website.
For those who have invested five minutes of their lives reading this post, I will leave with a musical tribute of Brooklyn’s Qawwali party to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s “Man Kunto Maula”. For those who are aware of the historical background of Prophet’s Hajj sermon will be pleasantly amused on how far the message has traveled.
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