TEDxLNMIIT

We live in a world where our actions, our thoughts, and our perceptions are often guided by boundaries, sometimes to the extent where our limitations become the guidelines to define lifestyles. Certain restrictions and stereotypical norms have the potential to stop much, if not all latent innovators from taking a step into directions undiscovered. The implementation of numerous ideas doesn’t occur due to the mere reason for the approach being bound by hindrances or limitations. The thought to change the world remains just a thought because it lacks enough energy to break the boundaries of the mind and metamorphose itself. Definitions bind us. Even though they seem to be and are necessary to become references to normalize ideas, they become borders which are arduous to cross. The word boundary itself though, cannot be bound by one definition. From limitations to inadequacy, from dependence to conformity, boundaries can be synonymous to as many words as the number of thinking minds.

A splendid quote from the book “Dead Poets’ Society” by N. H. Kleinbaum goes like this, ‘No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.’ To deceit, the concept of boundaries is an idea that considers an aspect of the life that lies beyond these limitations. While on one hand, law & order, frontiers, and margins are necessary for a society to work as a system, a mind that can think of going beyond the horizons of that system is necessary to bring about dynamism, innovation, and a change that keeps the desire and the thirst for life alive in the very same society.

The theme, not considering the stereotypical imagery that develops by the word ‘beyond’, is not just about going one step ahead but one step into unconventionality. It is also about deriving perception from ideas forgotten and unthought of. It is thus about expanding the boundary radially inwards as well, towards the core of life while we proceed to the end of the ‘unbounded’ universe, keeping human precincts in liberation.

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost

Beyond the boundaries, is a peek into all those untraveled roads, impossible possibilities, an insight into forgotten ideologies, cherishing the rarely utilized power of the human mind in perceiving things a tad differently from the norm every now and then, because those are the things that make a difference!

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