Since the big bang, countless number of people has walked the earth and laid down their footprints. However, history books only remembers those who refused to be “nobody” and thrived to “somebody”. Would Tipu Sultan be remembered if he had chosen not stand against the enemy when they stood at his doorsteps? Would Socrates be remembered if he choose not question the way of thinking of mankind at his time period. Spanish novelist, poet and playwright by the name of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra once said “The brave man carves out his fortune, and every man is the sum of his own works.” Throughout a person’s lifespan. They have a choice to withier “follow the crowd” or question it. While many would support the theory of letting life run as it is going, I believe to question it at each and every moment which I believe to be unsatisfactory. Many people would blame any obsticle they face to have bad luck. As a Roman scholar by the name of Seneca one said “”Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” Since childhood, we have an old saying that “fortune favors the brave”. If one is to analyse it, they would see that regardless of the field; success will be achieved if one is determined and courageous. In the world filled will war and conflicts, only the brave men and women can bring peace to the world.
In the end, I leave you all with a poem by a phustun poet and warrior by the name of khushal khan khattak
“Life’s no life when honor’s left;
Man’s a man when honor’s kept.
Nation’s honor and nation’s fame;
On life they have a prior claim.
With thoughts of these I do remain;
Unvexed with cares of loss or gain.
I am that brave sailor