Category: Opinion

Procrastination

I want to work really very hard but my inertia and procrastination get the best on my willingness. I believe that just by thinking or wishing for success couldn’t materialize my dream or want. I feel repulsed with this hatred on myself that why I am so delayer in almost everything. I have personally observed that the things of luxury nature attract me instantly rather than the things of study or something that could really make my life meaningful.

Today I had a telephonic discussion with my egoist landlord. He, like almost everyone who loves to bluff or braggart himself too much, started to sound off really smartass.

These days, people who think they can speak English simply look down upon those who prefer to speak in their language than choosing a foreign language to speak to other people. This landlord talked to me in English just because he wanted to show me that he could speak that language.

That’s okay if someone speaks English with me, but that is surely not okay and of course acceptable if the person uses that language to show off his superiority complex. That guy started to show off with a tonality of superiority complex by using that language but I guess that was backfired when I retorted him in English.

This should be a topic of discussion on a worldwide level that why English is quickly embraced by so called intelligent society as a smart way of communication by discrediting the prestige of Hindi, the language which is one of the most spoken languages in the world. Anyway, the point of talking was that my landlord, when he heard me of retorting in English, just resorted to Hindi but I kept talking nonstop just because I wanted him to believe that I was not less than him in any way imaginable.

I may be wrong that I had stumped him, but his resorting to Hindi and unmistakable vacillation told me different story.

The conversation concluded with either party having reached to a unanimous point. However, that left me wondering if my procrastination had something to do with the POWER or convincing appeal in my English, for I have not been in touch with the practice of the language for many days resulting in less than required convincing appeal in it.

I believe that procrastination is killing my real talent, which is I can impress other people with my way of speaking. However, I believe that my eloquence won’t bear fruit until and unless I work really hard to make it more meaningful, charming, attractive, and convincing. The conversation with the landlord had me disabused of the misconception that I am perfect in speaking English, quite oblivious to this naked reality that like any foreign language to have a good command on it, one must work really hard, harder, to say the least.

May God bless me the power of working too hard so that I could have my dreams fulfilled. My aim is to become one of the richest guys. I want to fulfill the desire of my wife and give my son a quality education for his life. I also want to be known as one of the most intellectual persons who talk sense and people love to listen to him.

Amen to that.

Respect when someone means to be respected

I don’t think respect must be given to someone on the impression that he/she is superior to you in a certain way, like in terms of wealth or education. Respect is something that must be earned, and most importantly, I tend to believe that respect is something you should give in the same manner as you receive it from someone else. I might sound little imperious here, as my statement sort of represents a sense of arrogance. In other words, you may feel asking – okay, I get that. You mean to say if someone else is disrespecting me, I should return the favor in the same manner of conduct. Is that right?”

Well, if you ask me this question that would be hard to argue because even I believe that respect is counterproductive when you have given it to someone who has disrespected your respect. According to Gandhian philosophy if someone has hurt you in a way causing you an immense loss of emotional or mental peace, show the person love and kindness instead of your hatred in return of his ill-treatment.

I am not entirely a Gandhian type of guy because I have not the unfathomable gravity of patience like him. In today’s context, if you try to see people and their conduct, you kind of imagine that your way of respecting them would fall on deaf ears as not all of them are considerate enough to appreciate the value of your good-natured treatment. This is because people are driven

This is because people are driven to their own ego, and anything or anyone that may sound or appear hurting their ego in certain way would be treated badly, to an extent of their hatred. I believe that respect should be given to someone when that person really appreciates the virtue of what an honor stands for.

Let me narrate a story…

I was travelling in a bus where one of my fellow passengers was blurting out some godforsaken jibes at the driver, cursing his inability to drive carefully. He was of opinion that if the drive were careful enough to dodge other vehicles hitting the road heading to the same direction as his vehicle, he would probably drive far ahead of them, bringing us closer to our destination.

I could not stand his ill-informed judgment and ventured out my opinion humbly – how can you talk like that? Do you have any idea what you are suggesting? You are suggesting the driver should overtake other vehicles on this busy road fraught with many vehicles? What if the driver lost control on the bus? Do you know the result of it? Instead of appreciating my questions, he snapped at me, asking – “Hey, you speak like a chicken-hearted fellow who

Instead of appreciating my questions, he snapped at me, asking – “Hey, you speak like a chicken-hearted fellow who is scared of the speeding vehicle. I have taken personal enjoyment to witness when a vehicle speeds past other vehicles leaving them far behind. God, it was a sight of utter thrill.”

“So what? It doesn’t mean you should provoke the driver to overtake other vehicles just because you want to head your home in a hurry. Just sit tight and let him do the job.” On being rebuked by me, the passenger seemed to have lost his temper, and in a fit of rage tried to call me by names until the driver himself got up from his driving seat.

Holding the passenger by the collar, a row of slaps landed on both the cheeks of the maniac passenger, sending him into the whirlwind of some other form of thrill. The slaps were accompanied by some cuss words for the passenger which I don’t want to elaborate here, but the point of the whole conversation was that I really lost my respect for that fellow, considering his inability to appreciate the sanity of other fellow passengers.

I honestly believe that you should not demean your respect when the favor of which is not returned in the same etiquette. Well, I won’t force you to be stingy in your manner of respecting other people, but if someone tries to belittle it for some unknown reasons or his madness, it is better to get the drift and follow your way.