Saturday, May 26, 2007

The Power of One


I remember watching the movie Dumb and Dumber. And i loved the character Jim Carrey played in the movie. It was this particular scene where the lady he was in love with, tells him that she is engaged. Jim Carrey, asks her "What are my chances ?" And she looks at him and says, "One in a million !" And Jim Carrey jumped with joy. A lot of people thought that it was really dumb. But i think it was really smart.
People think that quantity is greater than quality, but the exact opposite is what is true.
One is enough all by itself.
I was in Goa once and i was devasted to witness a bus run over a dog's leg. He was howling in pain and was bleeding profusely. It would not survive if he didnt get help. I immediately began to call Animal shelters and vets in Goa. My first call met with an answer, "Sorry we are closed today." Second call, "Your place is too far from where we are." Third call same answer, fourth call same answer. I made 12 phone calls and no one was willing to help. It was the thirteenth call that i was able to get some help.
The dog had one out of thirteen chances of surviving that day, and the fact that "one" was there, he still lives.
Never under estimate what "ONE" can do. The world has benefited from "ONE" Jesus, "ONE" Budhha, "ONE" Mahatma Gandhi and so many "ONE" people.
So Jim Carrey's character knew that as long as he had one chance, out of how many was irrelevant, he still had hope !!

6 comments:

jack said...

The creation of a thousand forests is in ONE acorn.
waldo emerson.

Ankita said...

The power of 'one' has often been cited. Yet we fail to apply it effectively most of the times. There's an opportunity out there for each one of us. Its upto us to see it and grab it!

Suraj said...

Let me start by saying thanks priya..right now i have come for a meeting at prabhadevi. They asked me to wait for 15-20 mins first i thought its not fair that it was decided to meet at 9:30am but later i thought i got an opportunity to read a blog & now after reading it i am POSITIVELY motivated... Everything happens for the best & i should keep on doing my work....Thanks

Vishal said...

I totally believe in the power of ONE and your post really helped refresh and reinforce this belief.
Thank you.
(Jim Carrey example-- excellent :o)

Anuj :) said...

Wow!! That was such a super post. I am ONE out of soo many in this world, yet this ONE has the power to impact and change the world!! Thanks for all the inspiration.

nupur said...

thanks is such a super cool post and rebuild the confidence in me, that i could be the ONE in billion.
Jm Carrey example was great