Drink up me hearties, Yo ho!

Jack Sparrow – that quick-witted, swaggering pirate with an eye for treasure (and trouble, if you will). Now, who doesn’t love him? Nimble and resourceful, but always written off by the foes; and yet, he manages to ace it all, when the time comes. Shrewd pirate that he is, he still needed help in his endeavours. From his crew, and sometimes from his foes too. But he had one prized possession – the one which has aided him probably the most in his quests – his compass; the one which did not point north. But he was not seeking north now, was he?

Compass; no, not Jack's
Compass; no, not Jack’s

We all know how special the compass was. It pointed to what its owner wanted the most. That’s enough ranting; Β let’s cut to the chase. Why did I bring up all these? Well, the intention was to discuss one of those problems which most people face these days. They do not know what they really want. Most people are mere puppets, and guess who pulls the strings? The society. Yes, the people created the society and its norms. But ironically, they themselves have become its slaves. Β Shackles created by age old traditions and practices have hindered many a soul from following their dreams. Then as work becomes rote, the mind becomes numb and the dreams get pushed to the back, giving way to daily mechanical chores.

We have already talked about the importance of performing action. How do we know what is the right thing to do? We’ll use the compass. We all have Jack’s compass in our minds. It is in our dreams, which we so happily nurture when we are kids; and which we are (seemingly) more than happy to forget once we hit the rough road of life. You don’t need me telling you that dreamers have achieved great things in this world. Their lives are examples for us. They succeeded because they broke the shackles; they gave wings to their dreams. They knew exactly what they wanted the most. And they pursued it; with passion.

So, feed the little pirate in you. Let the dreams commandeer your mind and sail the rough sea of life. The wind will be on your side, because, only you know, what you want the most. Savvy? πŸ˜‰

[Image courtesy: Original image of the pirate flag courtesy of Chelle.
Image courtesy: Original image of the compass courtesy of Evan-Amos.]

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  1. This was a nice read, being a huge fan of both Jack Sparrow and his compass, as well as of the compass inside all of us, this made for a nice read for me πŸ™‚

  2. Caution, Incoherent Comment, coming your way:
    “I guess another paragraph at the end about Jack Sparrow..wouldn’t have hurt..I enjoyed the first one immensely..maybe I should write about Pirates next…at least I know what I want, now where is that compass when you need it.”

    1. Hmm.. yeah.. another para sure wouldn’t have hurt.. but for some reason I kept it short, just alluding to our dear pirate in that last para. πŸ˜€
      From one pirate blogger to another; when you can’t find your compass, check your first mate who has a history of leading a mutiny against you.. savvy? πŸ˜‰

  3. Now you’ve made me think about Johnny Depp!! πŸ˜›
    I’m glad I re-discovered my internal compass at least in my thirties! You are right that we would go dangerously adrift without it!

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