Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear.
We see this text on our car or bike’s rear view mirror.
What this means is “objects in the mirror are closer than they appear”, period.
This post is just an attempt to contemplate the above line differently.
Well for this let’s make small changes in the characters.
The driver here represents all of us.
The mirror represents the ‘Ultimate Truth’, trying to convey a message.
The road represents ‘Life’.
And now the twist, the road ahead of us, is the ‘Past’ or the ‘Illusion’ in our life.
The road behind us is the ‘Future’.
The car is the ‘Present’ (all the science students can revisit their relativity theories).
The steering wheel is our ‘Inner-drive’ to do anything and everything in life.
Now I can go-on-and-on and make this sound like a user manual of a car.
But, that’s not the intention here.
The intention is to warn the driver that, what he sees in the rear view mirror is not his distant future.
And now the million-dollar question, @ Rs. 50.64/ dollar as per current dollar rate.
What does the driver see in the rear view mirror?
The driver can see his old age, retirement, pension, grandchildren, being impotent, huge medical bills, some stranger (*#&^%$) enjoying all his earnings and ultimately death.
You all had looked forward to your last exam in SSLC, the first day at college, the first kiss, the first drunken spell, the first day in a different city all by yourself, the first salary treat to your parents, so on and so forth.
They all looked like a distant future at some time in the distant past.
But they all came and they are history in your life now.
All our rear view mirror is trying to say is, dude these events in your life look like a distant future now, but watch-out they are much closer to you than they appear.
April Fools Day wishes to all of us.