One is all and all is one


Ever wondered what one is all and all is one means. An anime taught me the meaning. All is the world and I am the one. When you hear it sounds deep and heavy even the meaning is intriguing. And it is. The world is a whole entity while you’re just a part of this entity who contributes to it. In however small a way it is. Its not like the world would seize to exist without you but you definitely need the world to continue. Simply put you need the world the world doesn’t need you.
Think about it this way. Like how Ed and Al put it simply.
When you die….what happens? Obviously the people who care about you will be really sad and the people who know you too. Your presence, or lack of it here, would have an impact on all these people’s life. In one way or the other they’d be reminded of you and it would make a difference in their life. This is looking at it subjectively.
But if you look at it objectively…..your death would definitely have an impact on their life and ways. But as time passes by they’ll put it by. After all life must go on. You can’t stop living just because someone you care about isn’t with you anymore. You can cry about it but it’s a reality. A fact you just have to accept.
Now look at it from the world’s point of view. When you die nothing changes. What happens everyday will continue. The sun’s still going to rise, the wind’ll blow and there’ll be floods. When you die your body, made of carbon, iron, magnesium, sodium, all go back to the earth the composition doesn’t change.
On one hand the small world that you’re a part of is totally torn apart but on the other hand the world at large….well nothing changes there, not even if you’re the president or the prime minister of the country.Life goes on for everyone, your absence doesn’t stagnate it.
You have people telling you that even one person and his smallest action can change the world, the way it thinks. But then you have this where your absence or presence makes any difference. The composition remains the same. So do we really make a difference in the world?

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Manasa Manjunath

Automotive engineering master student from India who has a LITTLE TOO MANY interests in life. I'm not the most knowledgeable person out there but I do have an opinion about things. They need not be right but at least I'm my own person. My areas of interest range from fashion to food and literature to automobiles. I enjoy reading as much I enjoy trekking, traveling and working with cars. I love music but can't sing to save my life. I enjoy theater and have a keen interest in architecture, art, history and how they all come together. Always interested in trying new things and meeting new people. Most important part of my person you ask? Potterhead, Bangalorean and proud!

6 thoughts on “One is all and all is one”

  1. Manee,
    I have always wondered if my death will make a difference to anyone at all.Amazing flow of thoughts.
    Write more often!

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  2. @ above: You may not know what difference your death might make but it will surely put your loved ones into depression for a while, to say the least.

    The essence of (any) religion very well covered. 🙂

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  3. Well, nice post but you should be thinking of what DIFFERENCE you should make to the world while YOU ARE ALIVE than thinking of What difference your Death will make.

    Right??
    🙂

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  4. yeah ur right but i’ve mentioned even if ur the president….
    but ur right i need to make a diff while i’m alive
    this is the afterthought;)

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  5. Another well written article, though I would be happier to see it written in a more refined way. 🙂

    Amazing topic to write about, though. Does get you to start thinking.

    Of course, for a pessimist, or even a megalomaniac, it can be the biggest demotivation(?) ever. A pessimist will probably say “I dont make any difference anyway, so what is the point of me doing anything?” And a megalomaniac..well, he/she will be so upset, they wont want to do anything.

    You have people telling you that even one person and his smallest action can change the world, the way it thinks. But then you have this where your absence or presence makes any difference. The composition remains the same. So do we really make a difference in the world?

    A person’s presence or absence might not make a differnce. But what the person has done during his lifetime does. Where would we be, without Einstien, Archimedis, Galileo, and the rest of them? There deaths did make a small differnce, because if they had lived, maybe they would have done something else.

    There is this theorem called “Four colour theorem” in Graph theory, which explains how you can properly color a map with just four colors. Only one person till date has proved it, but he died before his proof came out to the world. And as a result, no proof exists.

    Now, isnt that a case of a difference made by his death?

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