Nothing comes from Nothing

Posted: June 18, 2015 in Uncategorized

When I was a child ….  well, … I had a fever. But that’s not what I am writing about! Floyd will come, sometime later.

When I was a child, I saw “The Sound of Music” by Robert Wise. My father had spoken highly about the film and that got me interested. I enjoyed the film then, and I loved the story. Not that I understood much about cinematic values, but the emotions did connect. After years of growing up, I now feel burdened with a lot of trash that our education system had dumped upon us. Little emotions fade away, and so does our memories.

But two lines of a song keep ringing in my mind.

Nothing comes from nothing

Nothing ever could.”

These lines, I realized, were growing up with me. Back then, I had considered them simple lines in the context of the narrative. And now, these two lines make a vast philosophical universe. Pre-Socratic Greek philosopher Parmenides was possibly the first one to indicate the ‘nothing comes from nothing’ philosophy back in around 500BC. Many philosophers, artists, religious preachers and moral teachers would have used these words since then. These words do fit, in multiple contexts, and in amazingly intense ways.

“The Sound of Music” had imprinted these lines in my mind. When I think of these lines, I inspire myself. It also gives me the energy to work hard. All of us, I believe, have a nihilist inside ourselves. That nihilist which tries to make us believe that everything in this universe is meaningless. To try, to aspire, to dream, or to love, is just a waste of time. At the same time, I also find a dreamer in each one of us, who knows how to dream, but doesn’t know how to live them. To move from the nihilist’s lap to the dreamer’s heart is our way of life. That, to me, is our true identity. Hopes without action doesn’t help much. Remember, nothing comes from nothing, nothing ever could!


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