Friday, 21 August 2015

LESSONS FROM TARZAN: THE APE MAN.




              I am sure most of us watched TARZAN while we were young, while some of us were still toddlers. For those who haven’t watched it at all and for those who have but have forgotten all about TARZAN, here is a summary.    
             TARZAN is all about a boy whose parents were killed by a Tiger (Sabor) while he was still a toddler. 
           Fortunately, he was found by a gorilla (Kala) who had also lost a kid to Sabor. Kala took the toddler to where all other gorillas lived and presented him to their leader (Kerchak). However, Kerchak didn’t like the toddler because he didn’t look like a gorilla and complained that he –the toddler- will never be one of them. Unmoved, Kala named the boy TARZAN.           
      TARZAN grew up with the gorillas and in no time he became what we can call the Ape Man and then it happened that the most dreaded enemy of the gorillas, Sabor (the tiger that killed TARZAN’s parents and Kala’s kid) visited the gorillas once again. They all fled but TARZAN didn't. He fought Sabor and killed him; ridding the gorillas’ family of their greatest enemy-something Kerchak couldn’t do. 
              Let’s stop there for now and learn some lessons. Kerchak, the greatest gorilla of all didn’t want TARZAN to live with them at the initial stage when Kala brought him. That time Kerchak made a very notable statement: “He’ll never be one of us.” He said referring to TARZAN. He didn’t see anything good, anything worth keeping in TARZAN but TARZAN promised to show Kerchak and this he did when he killed Sabor. 
       We are in a world where people won’t see anything good in us until we let them see. The few who will can’t show others, that’s for us to do. TARZAN fought against all Kerchak’s discouraging and humiliating words and showed them there was something great in him. Eventually when their leader Kerchak died, TARZAN was made the leader.
           Yeah, there is something great in you. Discover it and use it to better our world, to destroy our 'Sabor'. 
Show the world!
Stay alive.
Thanks.

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