Pakistanis are unique! I know you would agree with me. One of their uniqueness is their sense of curiosity. Curiosity is an inquisitive behavior. But too much of it is not good.
One of the most seen example is watching aeroplane or jet fighter flying over our heads. Thats the type of curiosity i’m talking about. Let me quote couple of more examples.
Have you ever watched a news reporter reporting a news while standing in a mall, road or even on a crime scene? Yes, you got that right. Everybody around the camera tries to make into frame of your T.V screen.
One fine morning I found my internet connection not working properly. So, I accompanied my friend/hostel mate to the services center of the high speed internet provider. We were on a bike, quite a muscular bike I must say. Few minutes later we had to stop at a signal. Mean while on the far side of the road one driver just brushed the bike, the warden witnessed that and stopped both of them. Everyone who was part of the clogged traffic started watching it. Mean while my friend who was riding the bike starting commentating….
“Nazreen 2D walay ko bike ko halki si side marnay per warden ny bike walay smaiyt dono rok liya hai aur ab garma garmi shuru honay wali hai…. aunty b gari mein say utar aien hain aur woh obviously apny driver ki side lain gi… aur warden nay ghalban kaha hai k aunty mein hu na ap andar baithan plz aunty ap tau andar baithain.. aur aunty wapis ja kr gari mein baith gayen hain…”
Suddenly, I intervened and made him realized that signal has gone green.
I was shocked to see no vehicle was moving. We both started laughing at the situation that everyone is so involved and forgot that where are they… I tapped on the shoulder of the rider beside me and made him realized that signal is green.. and we exchanged smile. Rider ahead (courier guy) us looked back and did the same.
If that little fight had not happened everybody would have been more than eager to move.
We need to sublime our this curiosity (of no use) in more positive things. There are 3 “i” for creativity
If we can sublime our curiosity to these 3 i(s) we can achieve more, much more..
Author is MS scholar of Management Science
Member Youth Parliament Pakistan (Sargodha Youth Assembly).