We can not deny the fact that great writers and artists have indirectly brought big revolutions in this world. The French and Russian revolutions are glaring examples of that. Their role was not active, but they portrayed the facts of life having remarkable similarities with then prevailing society, which made the ordinary people aware of their condition as well as of others living with them. The depiction of intimate realities of life on the piece of paper or canvass is the essence of good literature or art. If a piece of art or literature is true to the vagaries of life, it leaves an indelible mark on the minds of readers to the extent that they rise against all the odds hampering their living conditions and growth. Why these writers rake up the dirt in society and throw it everywhere to make all gloomy and sad. They do it deliberately to awaken the people, who are in deep slumber of ignorance and indifference towards their worst conditions created by few for personal gains.
It is well known fact that good writers, painters, actors, singers and dancers are acclaimed by every one, but I personally feel that all credit should not go to them only and they only should not be considered as artists. Every profession is contributing to society equally. A good teacher, a good engineer or a good accountant is not also less than an artist. Art is usually attributed to excellence or perfection in any field and not to any particular trade or profession. Therefore, trade and profession does not matter, but what matters is excellence in that profession or trade. Whosoever achieves excellence in his trade is an artist. A good mechanic or a good accountant is also a good artist in his field of occupation.
Even a housewife who is managing her household and children perfectly is also an artist par excellence because her contribution to manage her home and children with devotion is devoid of any pecuniary interest or motive of recognition.
Therefore, aim of every person should be to achieve excellence, if not perfection, in his profession. A person having aptitude for his trade should follow the technique of trade and try to achieve excellence in it with honesty. He should not follow money or success. When he will achieve excellence in his trade, money and success will automatically follow him.
It is nice to see that good work or good performance of our players, Actors or writers is being recognized these days by giving awards to them. Army personal are also awarded decorations for doing some heroic deeds in wars or fighting against terrorists. Recognition of good performance of a player, musician or an actor is very important to acknowledge their hard work and difficulties they faced to achieve the art.
The sacrifices made by our army personal for Nation at the stake of their lives can not also be ignored so easily.
Actually heroism is a basic instinct present in every human being, which gets activated at the time of exigency of incident or as per the demand of event. We have also seen many incidents of civilians also doing heroic jobs by saving the life of persons from drowning or many other accidents at the risk of their own lives. But army personnel often get opportunity to show their bravery or valour and civilians get it rarely. Every ordinary person gets a chance ,at least once in life, when the trait of heroism already present in him gets activated and he responds to the situation with gallantry and great valour. But how often this trait gets activated depends from person to person.
Once I had also a privilege of helping in saving the life of a technician who was working at the site of construction of my house. He was engaged in floor work with a grinder inside my newly semi built house. I was supervising the job of some other workers outside the house. In the meantime I heard a wailing shriek of technician and sound of some big object falling on the floor inside. A cold shrill passed through whole of my spine and with out going inside to look into the matter, I immediately rushed to the switch board outside and switched off the mains. In the mean time all other workers had reached inside and I followed them to witness a nerve racking scene. The technician was lying unconscious on the ground with the electric shock and the grinding machine was upside down. We immediately applied first aid and rushed for a doctor. The technician regained consciousness after lot of hassle. His colleagues thanked me for saving his life. But I felt it was a matter of chance that a good sense prevailed upon me to act at the nick of time without any heroic impetus as it was not accomplished at the risk of my life.