1 Gulfam Raza Haidery Don’t Die Before You Are Dead
Don’t Die Before You Are Dead
Human beings are corporeal. It is dead sure that everybody has to return towards The
Creature. One can shed a light at death in two ways i.e. first category is about physical
death where body along with its organs becomes motionless and the body is said to be
dead body while second category includes spiritual death about which we say that body
is stout but soul is no more.
To comprehend the narrated topic, let’s include an instance.
Let’s take the case of two friends. One is named as Brain and second one is named as
Skull. Both are supposed to be brilliant and talented. They try to take the exams of CSS
after graduation. Ultimately, they take exams and result is announced. Brain gets fiasco
while Skull gets success.
One day they meet each other. Brain says frantically;
“Skull, I struggled a lot to access that status. I burnt mid night oil for amelioration but still
I am unequal of your status by a word i.e. backwardness. All that strenuous effort
became a wild goose chase.
It seems to me that I won’t be able to get through the trials of life as it is not a bed of
roses. My future seems to be wavered like a forlorn boat in the centre of the tumultuous
sea. That defeat weakens me and I feel that my senses get blown away like a balloon.
Skull, I am destroyed. I can’t stand up against the social pressure. The chaotic storm of
defeat has created the dimness on my way to the oasis. No hope is left except
Skull listens that with sealed lips. He replies after a deep meditation;
“Brain, you are talking all about to make your soul void of sprightliness. You suppose to
be as wavering as falling rain drop while the mental distortion is ephemeral. You are
going to be as hollow as old pumpkin. Hopelessness is curable only with doze of hope.
A man without heroic approach is considered to be like a still ship which won’t ever find
Let’s suppose you have a wet match box in your hand in the hard winter season and
you need to set fire in the grate. You try to strike a match stick in order to ignite it but it
doesn’t work. You won’t give up but go for another. If it also doesn’t work, you won’t sit
aside with a hope that coldness is near to be less. Rather than that you would keep
trying until sliding surface of the match box gets dried up and you will reach to have
such a match stick which can’t stop burning. Then, you feel warm rays of happiness
2 Gulfam Raza Haidery Don’t Die Before You Are Dead
penetrating through the cold body. Think for a while, how have you gotten that done?
The mainstay was your keenness, commitment and devotion that helped igniting the
grate. Your hands were trembling and shivering but warmth of inner fervor stood up
against the cold of outside. Actually, success pounce upon risk of failures when one
doesn’t try one’s luck but one’s courage. That’s when one doesn’t think about
aftermaths but for the truth of the time. That’s when one stays resolute more for
sincerity and less for survival.
Dear Brain, you should wanna live as a thought until your thought causes to pave the
ways for the beginners. Although, dew drops has an ephemeral life but they always look
stunning and alive more than anything else. Adopting the world of pessimism is just like
the patch of desolate land which can give birth only to useless shrubs. Remember that
there is nothing outside to defeat one’s abilities until one gets defeated by own self.
Resident of thatch doesn’t mean to be the slave of darkness. History delineates the
names who would never repent for the woes of defeat and luck because near to them
presenting woes was an act of cowardice.
Dear crony, muster up your courage and be a shield against the barricades to broaden
the spheres of prosperity. Don’t let the obsession of newness to be dominated by
lethargy of backwardness. Slaves of the timely desires always prove to be the losers of
the time as well as courage of patience. Behave like a turncoat whom time can never
causes to scrawny. Always wait for the fair weather.
In nutshells, Brain, I would choose to say,
“Don’t die before you are dead” i.e. don’t lose courage, don’t be weakened by the trials,
don’t be coward against the catastrophes, don’t surrender against the calamities, one
mustn’t mar oneself just after finding a single defeat.
In broaden way, it means if one is going to mislay one’s identity of sprightliness when
target is a step away, one is marked to be dead. One must not let oneself be let down
even if one is in the center of the desert where scorching heat plays havocs all around.
Try to be like the true loser lover who always smoothens the ways to the target in-spite
of getting disappointment.”
After a while Skull sees that Brain is gonna be rapturous and thrilled.
Skull hugs him and admonishes, “Brain, look dude, you have got a brain in your skull
and you mustn’t let yourself die before igniting the grate of defeat out of wet match box.”