i Shouldn’t Be Alive!


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This is the name of the great TV show that is aired on Discovery channel. It shows true stories of people, those who have survived a major mishap happened during their sea travels, treks, or others such incidents.

What makes show exciting is all are true stories, and the narration n presentation of discovery makes it even more exciting!!

One thing I have noticed is that those who survived have shown a great will power to live for some thing which was more important to them. That is obvious, you will say, but in order to survive they have done things for which they were NOT trained , they knew they can not do this, and they themselves were surprised how they did it!

What I learned from this is that we have great potential abilities to do things which, we might think we CAN’T DO, but unless we find ourselves in a situation where it’s a matter of life or death for us we dont tap into those abilities. We tend to be in our comfort zone of competence.

So the conclusion is, we will not know our limitations unless we DO great things, with a do or die attitude. But then a question comes to mind if everything reasonable is possible then, what we should do, that truly matters and makes a difference?

I think only a motivation for making a difference, excitement to do great deeds, or fighting for right cause, that is what inspires those great heroes who leave their marks on time.

I am gona test this hypothesis 🙂 ….

Here is a link to it’s episode guide:

http://dsc.discovery.com/fansites/alive/episode/episode.html

Have a thrilling experience…

Addition:

Recently I saw a movie ‘Seabiscuit’ in that there is a poem by

Emily Dickenson

it say:

“We never know how high we are Till we are called to rise;

And then, if we are true to plan,

Our statures touch the skies.

The heroism we recite

Would be a daily thing,

Did not ourselves the cubits warp

For fear to be a king.”

So it does sounds like we can do great many things when we find ourselves in particular situation, and then we rise to that situation to achieve great things.

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3 responses to this post.

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  3. Experience or realization, whatever it is, there’s one thing to learn. Put yourself in adverse situation with willingness to rise above it, success isn’t far. I’m glad that I could spend those precious moments with the author last year!

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