All of life’s essence both physical and otherwise, is filled with activities and exploits that have the tendency to fade— Lifetime events, Fresh memories, Youth, Beauty, Strength, Time and even Life itself. Every day, we experience diverse taxes on our general systems (Health, Business, Society) and these requirements that we must meet, keep us on the move to find solutions and discover better ways of sustaining them. And as all of these go on, deterioration of time and its equivalents set in and it becomes a threat to all that has been built for keeps.
The notion, “ALL is vanity” is obviously, the reason for constant memories and insatiableness, that is why you could spend millions on a dress and the next minute after wearing it to that special occasion, you wish you had many more dresses for many more events, apart from that particularly exquisite one. Vanity is the reason there is a working effect of Nostalgia in a person’s life. After a phase of life is gone, after a moment is lived, after an event is experienced or even a person deceased, we are left with just wishes and memories and a stronger feeling to go through a PAST phase again.
Most times, our achievements stare at our faces, placing on our shoulders a heap of pride and this contributes to the effortless disposition of subtle arrogance. The knowledge of the many values we possess have a way of giving our humanly open lives off. . we know it’s pride but because of ‘the’ vain reality, we allow it take position and this most probably leads to a FALL but it is understandable because, even though Vanity surely stares at all our faces, which is really unfortunate, we still cannot help but indulge, as humans that we are.
Indeed, the Realities of Humanity is Vain and that is why, no matter how hard you try, the inevitable which brings every reality to an end, steps in, one way or the other, to take its place in the scheme of things. Even more sadly, with the rise of various economical, physical, climatic and global uncertainties, we are left to wonder what becomes of our lives, business, families and general well-being. These cross examinations that come up at many instances should make us realise the importance of living in the moment and enjoying every bit of what we have, what we share, what we hold dear because the whim of a minute could become a testimonial of vanity. There should be, affixed in our consciousness, that the vulnerability of man and of his various endeavours is an installed system in the scheme of life and is capable of manifesting at any happenstance of reality’s choice.
The futility of every human experience lies in the fact that all things must come to an end. It’s sad but most definite. Most times, at the end of the day, we are left to question the essence of all the experiences we have; doubt the gains of certain breakthroughs; uncover more harsh truths associated with the life we live and enjoy and this discovery that what keeps us all alive will one day become a mirage, leaves us with a question “what then is real”?
©Nympha Chinenye Nzeribe