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Oblivion is defined as “the state of being unaware or unconscious”

Oblivion is a desire of the weak. For those who can’t stand the test of time, or are too afraid to face the reality.

The desire for oblivion is seen in many forms around us- some are rather obvious, like when the poor fellow who has nothing to look forward to takes intoxicants to keep aloof of  his worldly woes or when a person who’s ‘fed up with life’ commits suicide. However, not all forms of the desire for oblivion are so easily noticed by the naked eye. It’s often seen that a person who is worried over some matter tends to sleep more, or undertake some other activity to keep his mind off the problems he’s facing- this too is a subtle form of the same ‘disease’. Others are even more subtle- like when a person plugs in his earphones and tries to block out the sound of discontent, and the cries around him, calling him to wake up and do something purposeful.

In fact, I would go as far as to say that we spend most of our lives, intentionally or otherwise, trying to hide, looking for a place of refuge, when no such place exists. The reality must be accepted. The Reality must be faced. And only the courageous can do that.

We always try to keep our minds off what we don’t have, to avoid the topic, and never try to make an effort to accept that we haven’t worked hard enough to achieve it. It’s very easy to get into this mentality, but, in my opinion, nearly impossible to get out of it- Because it requires a lot of mental strength. Strength to keep yourself real. Strength to keep yourself relative. And not only once or twice a day, but 24/7.

The desire for oblivion must be cured, and the first step to its cure is to accept the problem. And then try to stay conscious. About our steps, actions, words, and their consequences- in short, everything.

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