One of the qualities which you would find in today’s young generation is “ATTITUDE”,Both positive and negative attitude,In the past had been instructed by my friends and teachers(Brindavan) to change my attitude, used to dwell on this during my hostel days which side of the coin did I belong to???.Friends often said “Nandi,you have to change your attitude towards teachers”.Was my style of approach really bad????,One of the reasons was I was pretty straightforward,which I feel was one of the reasons for people judging me on the negative side of the coin.They were confused between” ATTITUDE ” and “ADAPTABILITY”.The same thing continued in my worklife,and the yielded result was the same.I would still be the same,changing yourself for a better life which will be a short term goal wouldn’t yield you any result in the long term.You need to portray yourself with two different facets everyday then, which I hate the most,and one final day you might end up getting a bad name in the society.So have an attitude of your own and don’t worry about what others feel about you.At the end of the day you want to be happy in life.So I have always backed myself in doing certain things which I feel in the short run may have hampered my career but in the long run Iam sure because of this quality of mine Iam going to succeed in life.
I had narrated a story during the end part of my hostel life which still rings in my ears,quote:
“ALTITUDE IN LIFE DEPENDS ON YOUR ATTITUDE”.A rabbi was delivering his lecture on the TORAH to students and they came across a line,”The truly evolved person is he ,who continues to smile in the midst of great difficulties”.One of the students remarked ,”If we are in such difficulty ,how is it possible for us to ponder in such conditions?”.The Rabbi could not find a solution as he pondered over it.The Rabbi then knew a old man who lived in their city,who was an orphan in childhood and crippled now.The old man’s life was a saga of pain and suffering and yet he wore a lovely smile.The students approached the old man and asked him,”Sir how is it inspite of all these difficulties you wear a smile?”,the old man replied you have come to the wrong address and he added on saying that in the past age of 73 years he has never faced a difficulties because GOD was with him,In times of difficulties don’t ever say “GOD ,I HAVE A BIG PROBLEM,instead say ,”HEY PROBLEM I HAVE A BIG GOD”.With the right every adveristy becomes an opportunity,every failure that came to thy,I learnt to look upon them as a chance to improve myself.
I would like to conclude with a small poem:
People are often unreasonable,illogical and self-centred,
LOVE THEM ANYWAY.
The service you do may seem insignificant in the eyes of others,
SERVE THEM ANYWAY.
If your honest and simple,people may cheat you,
BE HONEST AND SIMPLE ANYWAY.
What you spend years building,someone could destroy overnight,
If your successfull ,you will win false friends and true enemies,
If you find serenity and happiness,others may be jealous,
BE HAPPY ANYWAY.
If your kind,you maybe acussed selfish,ulterior motives,
BE KIND ANYWAY.
The good you today will be forgotten tomorrrow.
DO GOOD ANYWAY.
If your generous and helpful,others may take advantage of you,
HELP PEOPLE ANYWAY.
Give the world the best you havemand it may never be enough,
GIVE THE WORLD YOUR BEST ANYWAY.
FOR IN THE END IT IS BETWEEN YOU AND GOD,
IT WAS NEVER BETWEEN YOU AND THEM ANYWAY.