NO ONE FIGHTS A DEAD DOG-The end doesn’t justify the means:
Most people, including the great writers and philosophers are unable to see the great good. Actually, the basis of good and bad that we people know is just the peripheral of the deeper of either which none can fathom without the extra senses. Whether Socrates, Plato, or Aristotle or even our modern great thinkers would tell a good life from a bad one depending on how smooth life presented. These people accepted life with challenges to be a success if at least a man fights through the challenges and emerges a winner. However, this could be a hard consideration regarding these thinkers for at times they stretched life to be meaningful and even possible valuable beyond the normal physical death.
It could be the above conviction of victory even beyond our physical body that Socrates gave in his life to the corrupt politicians of his time. He denounced their ideology and belief in greed and died for the satisfaction of heart that humbles itself paradoxically getting raised as the wisest. For those who follow my writings closely, you have determined what I want to say; Even when a man continuously loses up to the point of losing even his life, it is not a guarantee that the path he followed was the wrong one. Unfortunately, most of us, including the so called ‘wise’ judge people’s ways by the results they get. This is a lame kind of reasoning you know it. The end does not justify the means, don’t fool the world anymore.
Because a man has HIV, It doesn’t mean he is a womanizer. Because a student failed his exams, it doesn’t mean he was a bad student who didn’t revise his work. Because a man is not having enough money on the account doesn’t mean he doesn’t work hard. Because most people disapprove you at your workplace don’t mean you are wrong. Because am not working for any newspaper yet or a writing firm doesn’t mean am not a best writer. The end is not a justification for the means. If you still discern the greatness of people by how much wealth they have accumulated, by how much money is on their account, or by how much degrees they have, I call that shallow thinking and I can’t enlist you on the great thinkers’ list.
You see, nobody fights a dead dog. At times, the challenges we meet, the betrayals we face, the hatred we have encountered, and all the sorts of failures we meet may only mean one thing: That we are too righteous to go unchallenged, too good not to be envied, too right to go untested. If your boss at the workplace is against you, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you are wrong. Actually, it may mean that he is afraid of your perfectness and possible suppression of him in the seat. If you are facing a lot of challenges in your new venture, it doesn’t necessarily mean you ventured into a wrong business. Actually, it means you are on the right way more than you can think.
The reverse is true. Because a person has a lot of money, cars and plots in the city don’t necessarily mean he is a hard worker. Actually, he might be the one who is responsible for all the heads of corpses that the police pick on sides of the streets every morning. And because a lady is so quiet and calm doesn’t mean she is innocent of men under sheets daily. Actually, fear those people whose physical success and recognition is easy, their souls are empty most of the times. Finally, it is not the failures or challenges we meet that justify the righteousness of our ways but the great grace that satisfies the living soul with happiness via inevitable faith.
And if many oppose and discredit your life, don’t lose in without introspection. They wouldn’t mind fighting against you or even block you if you were a ‘dead dog’. Whatever you score in life, you have done your best and always look forward to doing more of your best.