A group of back-packers arrived at a village and decided to halt their travel that day. Unknown strangers and known acquaintances filled the group.
The dusk showed a mild shade of golden light rays to the travellers during its pursuit of closing down the day and handing over the reins of the day to the hands of the night.
The kids of the village climbed a mountain-cliff of roughly 100 metres height and gracefully jumped into a nearby pool of water. Peculiar it was, during that particular time of the day. Few travellers made a bonfire while several others quenched themselves with wild drinks. Music started, dance and party followed suit.
In a claim to climb the mountain-cliff and stand tall over it, few people challenged the rest. Most stood away citing various reasons. Only 3 came forward for the challenge. Most were upbeat to comment joyfully and drag the 3 down.
The climb began so was the initial cheer that transformed later into 2 words “Fall Down”. It appeared to all that the third person seemed lost after the first few metres of the climb. He held on to his position for a while searching something and then continued climbing.
The chant of “Fall down, Fall down” kept on increasing in its intensity.
The first person fell from the height of 35 metres into the pool. Cursing himself, He got up and joined the chorus of “Fall down, Fall down”.
The second person fell from a height of 60 metres into the pool. He too later joined the chorus of “Fall down, Fall down”.
The third person successfully climbed the cliff and got down steadily to meet the group. Awestruck by this guy, the group hugged him and enquired him about how did he do that even after he appeared lost soon after the start?
The third person apologised to all saying that he cannot hear any single thing to whatever was spoken by the group now because, he had lost his hearing aid machine during the first few metres of climbing. Seeming blank first and happy next, he rushed to takeout a new machine from his backpack.
Observe the rope walkers at circuses too. This is one of their core strengths.
These may tell us to stop hearing once the act starts.
However, one shouldn’t underestimate the power of listening before the act.
It’s important to lose the hearing aid (stop hearing whatever people say) during the act – from the pursuit of the goal to the reach of the destination.
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