Saturday, September 22, 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 !!

4 comments:

Debesh said...

Since its the blog of 'The One Minute Coach' and she has written about ONE, take time to ponder over these few lines from the poem 'If' by Rudyard Kipling...

If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And..which is more..you'll be a Man, my son!

Have a beautiful day :)

Amrita said...

This post puts forth the idea, that as long as there is "One" hope, "One" hand to help, "One" opportunity, "One" friend, life is beautiful and can be made better!

Thanks

jayu said...

Thanks for the amazing blog, the power of ONE is so strong. I can be the ONE who can change my family's lifestyle upside down.

I will surely be that ONE.
Thanks again

Suraj said...

Makes lot of sense to me... as i completely believe in one thing that whatever i want i can get it if i want it. Thanks so much.