By Author Times - September 30, 2023
Welcome to an intriguing journey of self-discovery and enlightenment as we dive into the fascinating world of “Letter to Future” with its visionary author, eShan. In this conversation, we’ll uncover the inspiration behind this thought-provoking book and delve into the unique concept of the “Family Registration System.” eShan will share his journey of organizing a myriad of diverse themes into a cohesive narrative, striking a balance between philosophy and humor, and his hopes for influencing readers’ perspectives on human relationships and societal structures. Get ready to explore life’s naked truth and empower your children as we embark on this enlightening voyage with eShan.
1. What inspired you to write “Letter to Future”? Were there any specific experiences or moments in your life that served as catalysts for this exploration of life and relationships?
We all face numerous situations in life that makes us question many things around us. But we simply ignore or work around and move on. I am no exception too. But there came a phase in life, when I realized that this has been the trait for generations where we simply look up to the next best thing and move on, without giving proper attention to anything. So I took upon the responsibility of analyzing all aspects of life and embarked on the mission to open the bonnet of life, and inform the future so that the newer generations can lead a better life than what we go through. Me hailing from a Systems Analysis / Business Software programming background, made the difference as compared to others who may have analysed life.
2. Your book presents a unique concept, the “Family Registration System.” Can you elaborate on the origins of this idea and its significance in the context of your book’s message?
We have a registration system for everything, like for birth, death, for the vehicle we buy, and any business or company we start and so on. Though we use the word FAMILY, only very few countries have a Family Registry. For the rest, the family is just a notion created by marriage. Strictly speaking an orphan is one without a family and not the one without parents. That made me realize the importance of Family Registration, and why it is the way forward for humanity.
3. “Letter to Future” takes readers on a journey through time and explores a wide range of topics, from gender and sex to marriage and family dynamics. How did you go about organizing and connecting these diverse themes into a cohesive narrative?
Oh my god! That was the most difficult part, as on one side my mind was just erupting like a volcano, and on the other side I was struggling to organize them. In fact, my first few versions made no sense at all. But an overseas student who I met online came forward to help me edit and he pointed out that the version is incoherent and asked me “who are you writing this for?” and then it was he who gave me the idea of addressing the content to my sons who were just 4 years old then. And that opened up a gateway and also posed a new challenge as well, as I have to write in such a way for them to read years later, and since I am feeding them with food for thoughts, the food menu aptly suited the content, where all the incoherent ones became a sizzler and all fell in place.
4. Your book combines deep philosophical discussions with moments of humour and awe-inspiring revelations. How do you strike a balance between these elements to create an engaging and thought-provoking reading experience?
In Software Programming, there is no beating around the bush. Every line of code we write has a purpose. The book was such a software project for me. This book would have been impossible without computers as I get the liberty to write the moment I think of something and then push it down to attend to it later. Thus I let my mind think freely and whatever without restricting it to focus on what is being written. So the moments of humour were captured then and there and then inserted where appropriate.
5. “Letter to Future” raises important questions about the future of human relationships and societal structures. What are your hopes for how your book might influence readers’ perspectives and actions in these areas?
I see it as a boon to the generation next, as they can get a lot of perspectives about Life at an early stage, so they can shape their life in a more informed manner, rather than leading life with hearsay information. They also get to contemplate and discuss with others and make informed decisions, rather than making hasty decisions, especially when it comes to crucial aspects of life.
6. Throughout the book, you delve into various philosophical and existential topics. Are there any specific philosophers, authors, or thinkers who have had a significant influence on your own philosophical views?
Absolutely None. In fact I came to know about Bertrand Russell only from one of my reviewers who compared my work to one of his quote. That’s when I started browsing about Bertrand Russell and fell in love with some of his quotes. But I am yet to read any of his work.
7. As a final question, what advice would you offer to aspiring writers who are interested in exploring complex philosophical themes in their work while still making it accessible and engaging for a wide audience?
I would say just everyone can and must become a writer. I encourage everyone to write emails, instead of picking up the phone and explain things, thinking its easy, for it invariably leads to an arguments and ego clashes as both want to talk at the same time and none want to listen. Writing on the other hand is a therapy for the soul. It is meditation when we sit down to draft a document to explain some thing. Internet forums are a great platform for aspiring writers as they can test their viewpoints/ opinions. The most important aspect for a writer, in my opinion is the flow of presenting the subject matter. Once we get the flow, we then know how to start, when to cruise and where to end. No theme is complex after that.
And there you have it, an eye-opening conversation with eShan, the author of “Letter to Future.” His insights into life, relationships, and the importance of the Family Registration System have left us with much to ponder. Aspiring writers, take heed of his advice on making complex philosophical themes accessible and engaging. Remember, writing is a therapy for the soul, a journey of self-discovery that can enlighten not just yourself but also those who read your words. Thank you for joining us on this enlightening voyage, and we hope you’ll explore “Letter to Future” to empower your understanding of life and its myriad mysteries.