Monday, August 06, 2007

Inheritance

Man is not judged on the basis of what he has inherited - physically, mentally or spiritually. It is how much he has moved ahead given his set of circumstances that determine his place of standing among fellow human beings. The cosmos asks not what your forefathers left you - what they left you was of their own making, their karma.

What have you achieved?

Have you, with the loser's backbone, decided to sit in a corner and mope about how unfair life has been to you, even as the world around you passes by laughing, or have you been a man in the truest sense of the word, picked up your belongings, stood up tall and addressed the world thus, "I shall make my own destiny."

Of course there will be difficulties. Naysayers abound will doubt your very reason to exist, people will mock and laugh at you, at your weakling-like efforts to stand up. It is for you to show the world that the small steps you take towards shaping your future are not going to be enfeebled with thoughts of self-doubt, but are only the precursor to earth-trembling footsteps of a giant.

"Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached!"

6 comments:

Arpz said...

hmm, I need to talk to you and get some more of this gyaan, though my blog-plodding experience ... you are a li'l low yourself.
Swami Fundanandjee, buck up and cheer up, here's one moree gal who needs your gyaan as much as you do yourself :)

Shekhar said...

arpz: Yeah, I was a little thoughtful over the weekend. :)

"Swami Fundanandjee" LOL !!

ani said...

mommmyyyy... u jus need to eat well! keep having more of that baked beans and puh-lease substitute the pinapple jiuce with beer! :) luv ya mum! (i really liked the post... forced me to think...)

Shekhar said...

ani: ~laughs~

//substitute pineapple juice with beer

Wait till Mini hears of this !!!

Anonymous said...

Shekhar, Life is what you make out of it. Why worry about people and work on improving your own life for your own sake. I never gave a XXXX whatv other have to say about me. Life is too short for that.

Shekhar said...

anon: ~laughs~ Although I may never be able to completely implement the bit about not giving a "XXXX" about what others have to say about me, I do completely agree with your point of view. Like I say, "I won't burn my house down so that the neighbour has light in his."