A teacher asked a class 4th student -“Which is the most beautiful word you often hear”? Without a wink, the student replied ‘Marriage“. The teacher, though not taken aback, sought for explanation, to which the student reply was ” I hear it regularly at home”, “My parents often discuss about and use this word; that marriage is a beautiful experience, marriage creates better understanding between individuals, marriage always has surprises in store, marriage teaches you conflict management, marriage teaches you patience and perseverance, marriage makes you a balanced individual, marriage makes you sociable, marriage helps in procreation, marriage helps you to get your life’s best pal.”
The teacher was a bit taken aback now,hearing such positive words about marriage from a class 4th student, and could not resist praising him in front of the packed class. The same student was asked the same question by another teacher,two years later. This teacher was surprised for sure, hearing the tone of the student on the word ‘marriage’. I am sure, most of the readers by now would have made wild/correct guesses about what the student replied. The reply was “abstaining is better than sustaining”.
Everybody wants to look beautiful. Everybody expects compliments for their get-up. But what actually is worth a compliment is the inner beauty, which most of us genuinely ignore. Beauty parlors are preferred over a ‘inner glance’ these days.
Look deeper into yourself, you will find true beauty. The ability to sacrifice, the ability to give, the ability to contribute, the ability to cooperate, the ability to stay positive and moreover a simmering attitude – all these definitely build the inner beauty. Make-ups in parlors enhances the look for sure. However, a positive thinking process carves the best image out of you.
“I am absolutely fit and fine. What’s wrong with me”? – This is the normal reply which we get from a ‘fine’ person. This ‘fine’ person totally is against the idea of seeing doctors or health specialists, until he/she has fallen ill. Routine health check-up is a sort of ‘taboo’ in his day-to-day routine of affairs.
It is not a typical case though. Even most us are reluctant to see a doctor, unless the need arises severely. “Why to unnecessary waste time and money?” ” What has happened to me?” ” I am absolutely healthy and going strong”. These are typical quotes which we come across. We prefer to move ahead in our ‘busy schedules’, ignoring health check-ups, only to find ourselves in trouble in the later stages.
Hitting the gymnasium is always from ‘tomorrow’ and quitting smoking & drinking is never from ‘today’. Laughing it off over a discussion relating to ‘pot-bellies’ seems quite easy, than pondering over the real facts and acting on it.
In the e-era, where things have become faster and life has become deemed comfortable, the crave for yet easier lifestyle has even shot up. “Getting things done” or “life at the click of a button” have become buzz phrases meanwhile. However, as an outcome,the ease of accessing information has come off as a boon.
Whether it’s shopping online or connecting online, messaging on the go or instant video calling, life has become dependent on that magical ‘click’ or that feathery ‘touch’. Necessity on one side, it has become more of a fad on the other. Challenging anybody on any matter, obtaining information on the spot, creating ‘circles’ for a cause, etc are the things of the present time; thanks to the ‘button’ revolution.