On being Fittest and Adaptable Life on earth depends on the individual's ability to compete, survive and reproduce. This, in short, is Darwinism. Which comes first? Compete, Survive or Reproduce? The central point is ‘Survive’. Because without ‘Survival ‘it is not possible to compete and reproduce. Then, how to ‘Survive’? By becoming the fittest - that can mean anything or everything- masculine, brave, cunning ……OR By becoming adaptable? - That can mean anything- weak, coward, understanding…….. In my opinion, survival depends more on the ability to adapt than on the ability to be masculine and cunning. The question then arises, what is needed to be adaptable? It is no sign of weakness or cowardice. It is just adjusting to the circumstances and environment. All it needs is an adjustment- compromise and accommodation. It may also mean submission to what cannot be changed. People living in colder climates of Alaska and Siberia will say, yes. It may also mean being pragmatic. I think, yes. Long back, a very famous Hindi writer, in one of his equally famous novel Godan said- ‘If someone is stronger than you, has your neck under his foot, it is safer to massage his legs rather than struggling to get rid - off his clutches, otherwise he would choke you to death under his foot. If we look around us, we will find the most successful people were those who could adapt to the circumstances as against those who tried to fight. It's like saying if you can't change the situation, adapt yourself to the situation. In other words, try to change but if the circumstances do not budge, change yourself according to the circumstances. There is no use entering into an endless fight. Fight only invites counter fight and opposite reaction. Life is too short. Learn to adapt. It is the key to be successful, happy and fit.