Uneasy Lies the Head that Wears the Crown ? or does it?

‘Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown’.

This is an age old adage that has been shown true time and again. In day to day activities too one might have subconsciously attested and or demonstrated this. Whether its the class monitor in school or the chairman/head of some local body or the President of a nation, each one wears their own symbolic crown and carry its burden. Now the term burden is relativistic. One may ‘enjoy’ all the perks/powers that indeed come with the crown and not display or hint at any of the associated burden. This case could imply two things. That the bearer is highly efficient and has dispensed off all his duties well or he is a smart little person who turns tables on all burdensome events and avoids facing them. Or on the other hand one may get literally /figuratively burdened down by the crown. This, in my opinion shows up immediately, and i feel is dangerous for all parties involved, however a very fast self correcting mechanism exists that definitely results in replacement of the bearer.
Now..now… there have been centuries worth of stories, real life incidents and personal memoirs on this topic. However my intention, dear reader , is to draw your attention to the Uneasy Head that doesn’t wear the crown.
So having startled you,hopefully, and woken you up, not hopefully, from the monotonous rant above i present to you the uneasy, restless, burdened and troubled head of the uncrowned head.
To those; who wonder what i mean by head that doesn’t wear the crown…i speak not of the vast majority, the public… but of each individual each human. There comes a time in every ones life when each moment is like a wait…a wait to being crowned. Crowned is not necessarily a public position…but i feel at an individual level signifies the personal goals or targets set both short term and long term. The uneasiness before a courtroom trial, restlessness for getting your first job, burden of the future, and troubled times before a crucial event happen to one and all. These manifest themselves in different ways such as changing sleep and food patterns, restlessness in day to day activities, loss of patience and lack of interest. The mind plays games….and the brain joins in too….and what happens next is what people call philosophy and/or psychology and/or emotional intelligence.
A cynic might say…uneasiness with or without the crown…so screw the crown! Yes, that too is a philosophy found in abundance on the banks of the Ganges and the tops of the Himalayas. But for the other vast majority… its part and parcel of routine life. Being in a similar state myself …im sort of restless now…and need to do something else….

Author: mysterytryst

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4 thoughts on “Uneasy Lies the Head that Wears the Crown ? or does it?”

  1. Very well put…. Amazing way of looking at things… can understand how you feel !!! Put your hand on your chest, close your eyes and say All izz well:D 😀 [Desi style!!!]


  2. Very true…but it is difficult for us humans not to be covetous about the crown. You apply for a crown and you work hard to get it. The crown is the driving force(a positive thing). We cannot wait for things to happen to us. There could be few who don't think about crowns. They could have their own paradigm through which they make their own new kingdom in an untrodden dimension which other crowns will acknowledge with respect.


  3. @sneha… thanks and its funny how u always catch the feelings… 😉
    @ruchi.. thanks !
    @amit… hmmm….still trying to digest the new kingdom paradigm and slowly slowly its sinking in …. :P… however the main ….umm… motive for this post is best described by the 'Langda Tyagi' character in 'omkara'… while on this i was sort of having flashbacks of the scenes of his uneasiness to get the crown…quite literally in this respect…


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