VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE
This world is a stage upon which the drama of life is played by men and women. It is a very interesting drama. That is why nobody, however, miserable, likes to leave this world. This drama is so gripping because the scenes are changing every minute. Light changes into darkness ; childhood changes into old age ; life changes into death ; dry seeds change into lovely tall trees and rosy lips and cheeks change into wrinkled faces. Change or variety is a part of life. In fact, it is variety only that adds flavour to life.
‘Variety is the spice of life’ is a true maxim. Life would have been dull and dry, dismal and dark, if there had been no variety in it. No dish can be relished if there arc no spices in it. It is the presence of the spices only that makes a dish full of taste and deliciousness. Variety plays the same role in life as the spices play in the preparation of dishes. In fuel, it is not possible to think of life in which there is no variety.
Change or contrast is essential in life. ‘Light’ for example has no meaning if there is no ‘darkness’; Love’ has no meaning if there is no ‘hatred’.
Any action, however interesting at first, becomes monotonous in the long run. Take the case of an executioner. When he hangs a man for the first time, he is badly shaken at the idea of putting a human life to an end. But as he gets used to it, he becomes a hardened soul.
Change has its own thrill and delight. Look at nature. Does it not undergo a change every moment ? Everything is changing. Every moment there is a change. The sun rises and sets; autumn changes into spring and summer changes into winter, flowers bloom and wither away; ; day changes into night and night changes into day. A poet has rightly remarked :
“What is on earth,
Nay, under heaven, continues at a stay ?
Ebbs not the sea, when it has overflowed,
Follows not darkness, when the day is gone ?”
Variety in life is, in fact, a biological and psychological...