After reading my previous post Repentance and my Gravatar introduction, one of my amazing school friends (I shall not name that guy or some readers will demand him on the dinner table!) questioned the originality of the Greek philosophy, especially that of the classical era. The debate on whether Ancient Greece borrowed its philosophies from India has lasted for years with the same conclusion in different moulds. Everywhere we get to know that Greeks got these ideas from ‘indirect links’. My friend, however, included not only philosophers, but many other well-known figures from the history. He was confident. I’ve heard this a thousand times when people call them ‘thieves’ because they feel that they’ve stolen the ideas.
I realize my friend and others are right. We steal ideas. Not only ideas, nothing except our arrogance actually belongs to us, and this is what my second limerick says:-
Feet on the road, and skies in the eyes,
I walk with pride and the world espies,
I’m a human, they call a thief,
But uphold an optimistic belief,
I earn, I own arrogance, larger than the skies.