The Changing Lenses in our life !!

Lenses are those bits of our lives which define our values. If anyone’s aim is to be an politician his lens will be to be socially compliant but if someone believes in business then s/he would have an economically enriching mind set. For me, my lenses or values of life constantly changed and that happened when it was until 14 or so.


It was until when I was 14 or so, I used to believe “sports” had been “the” clear lens of my life. I had an accident, where I got hurt on my right thigh which came along with six stitches. Then, my family didn’t allow me to take part in any sport.

Now, I believe that the one particular thing what had changed my perspective of looking at the lens of life, was that incident. I then started believing, a person can have more than one lenses in life if s/he chooses to have them. At the meantime, I had a friend who was also my classmate, he was good at sports, art, poetry, music, study and everything. It was another part of me which helped realize the importance of having different lenses in life.

After joining high school, I started going to an amazing platform called “Smart Club” which now has completely changed me as a person. There, I got an opportunity to meet many common minded-people who were striving forward to find out “their” lenses like me. Soon, I felt public speaking might be a lens after participating in Public Speaking Competition: SMART SUPERLATIVE HUNT-2012.

Also, I had a wonderful chance of knowing a place called “We Inspire Nepal(WIN)”. WIN helped me learn a lot and experience leadership, motivation, etc , thereafter contributing in adding some more lenses in my life.

At the same time, I have deep interest in learning photography. Travelling has been one of the inseparable parts of my life. These are the some of the lenses which I’d love to have. Furthermore, life has been all about experimenting the different lenses so far in my case. Many lenses have just been momentary and faded away. I’m not sure about those above lenses too. I don’t know when my passion is going to end towards them and new ones are going to be added up. After all, its all about keeping our spirit and hopes alive to explore our true potential in order to follow our lenses and pursue them.

And finally the question remains “Are we ready to work upon achieving our lenses? “


About the author

I come from the land of Gurkhas; the brave soldiers who fought tirelessly and didn’t let any countries rule Nepal. Because of those Gorkhalis, the Nepalese are proud to call “Nepal has always been an independent nation so far.” Nepalese Flag is the world’s only non-quadrilateral national flag; red color symbolizing the bravery and blue symbolizes peace and harmony. What a proud thing. Also, Nepal was the Hindu Kingdom in the past and now a secular state welcoming people from all the religions. Nepal is a country of living heritages and Kathmandu a city of temples. All in all, Nepal is a country with Unity in Diversity. Thank you for reading the boring random shits. These things don’t relate to me in any way. And those are not the things that describe me. If I introduce myself with the common voices of any nationality, group or community, it’s nothing but sheer stupidity. A part of it can be a shared introduction but not fully. So who am I? I don’t know who I am. It’s been years of SEARCH but nothing has been excavated yet. And also, I am not the right person to describe who I am. It's you who know me and whatever I say about me makes no sense. You tell me who I am ;)
22 Responses
  1. Pushpa Joshi

    nice one. similar to every young people’s life. The interests keep changing. you have to catch one and enhance it. All they need to achieve their lenses is inspiration from a person like you and a strong determination. keep inspiring others 🙂

  2. naresh bhattarai

    Lyf is oll about getng hapines n satisfaction ; enjy yr Lyf with yr works but dnt frget that u have to use oll these experiences at 1 work with pipeline vision!

  3. Sanish Maharjan (Sean7Jalmi)

    indeed it is true broda…. well its a part of every ones life to have different lenses… and it calls the growing older…. n this is the major thing Y we have culture to respect elders, cuz they’ve seen the world through more lenses than what we hv gone so far….. 😉
    N I guess after these you ll hv a lenses of writing too.. (Y)

  4. Mohit Rauniyar

    This is great stuff, Manoj! Certainly makes one think about opting for a different ‘lens’ in their life and makes a point that having a single ‘lens’ in life isn’t the end of the road.

  5. Nishan

    Good post boro. Everyone passes through the same phases as one moves on in the journey called life. AFter certain time, you come to realize that it was not necessary to have lenses (which i mean to call beliefs) to depict our life. For instance, when you were child, you used to have a mindset when you played but now you have a different mindset. But we have to ask ourselves, was it important to have the particular mindset? Wasn’t the game of cricket (or whatever game) more important than the mindset itself? I think so dude. So, what i have realised is that when we don’t have a certain type of lenses (or mindset or prejudice), we accept and see the reality as it is without making the reality contaminated with our lenses. Cheers.

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