Everything in this universe has a life span. Nothing in the world is forever. Even history and science have a certain life span. History is re-written every century if not every decade.
Even the scientific knowledge of Newton, Einstein and Hawkins has a life span. One day, another Einstein will arise and give a new and improved theory about relativity and will conquer science perhaps with bombs a hundred times more powerful than the atom bomb. The law of gravitation inspired by an apple will be improved still, and it shall be inspired by new gadgets.
In a nutshell, I want to say that nothing is perfect or absolute. New days will come up with new hopes – and also new problems. So, in order to keep updated, we need to bring new thoughts and ideas with every new day in this constantly revolving world.
We try to keep abreast with the changing gigs and happenings. We change or at least want to change our gadgets with new entries. We think we have updated ourselves by changing our clothes, but this is nothing but superficial. The real update or modernisation begins only after we purify our ideology and identity.
We as youths seek an identity of our own, not the one left behind by our parents or relatives. We want to stand on our own created by our own toil even if it is given less priority or even discouraged. But we do not think this way in the case of our country; desperate to come to light. In this revolving age too, we Nepalese hold onto an identity that rests on the Buddha’s birthplace, Mt. Everest, the Gorkhas and Nepal’s natural beauty.
In this age, where people identify themselves through their labour, we Nepalese are still looking up to Mt. Everest in search of our identity. For me, this means that we are poor not only economically, but in our thinking, too.
I don’t know if it will be right to say that we pretend to be more modern than we actually are. We have no courage to break the ice. However, despite the shortcomings, I feel that there is nothing to be frustrated or depressed about because we can still improve. There are some hard nuts to crack but we can still manage.
We need to have a steady approach. We should not be tempted by the rapid changes in India or China; we need to go at our own pace, with trust in each other. We need to believe that we can really do this. When we really believe that we can make a New Nepal that we can all be proud of, only then will we be able to recharge the aroma of being a Nepali.