Been there, learnt that...

KBC has united us like never before. When we see a person sitting in the hot-seat opposite Mr. Bachchan, we always wish them the very best of luck, irrespective of their caste, creed, religion or sex. A perfect host, interesting and knowledgeable questions, and a transparent screening process... Not one contestant leaves the game feeling bereaved or cheated. One very important thing that I learnt from this game-show is that we always get what we deserve, sooner or later. But the first step, an honest one, has to come from our side only. Like the latest Mr. Sushil Kumar who won Rs 5 crore. A simple, smiling, honest little man from a remote village, with an iron-clad resolve and even stronger will. There was just something so innocent in the way he talked, laughed and saluted his relatives.

His financial challenges not withstanding, this man reaches out to rural kids and provide them with education even when his own roof is threatening to fall down any moment. Its people like him who are the new face of India. As Mr. Bachchan says himself, a new India which is smiling, an India which wants a renovated home, yet it hasnt let the crumbling walls weaken its resolve.
An India that wants to amass wealth and prosperity, yet knows how to remain happy with a meagre income.
An India which works as a tailor, grocer, cobbler, auctioneer, and yet is aware of its own true value.
An India with its head held high and feet on the ground.

Kudos to the KBC team.. They are uniting, educating and motivating a whole country, all at the same time!
Anyhow, all this got me thinking...
And I'll quote the great Kabir -
"Bura Jo Dekhan Main Chala, Bura Naa Milya Koye
Jo Munn Khoja Apnaa, To Mujhse Bura Naa Koye||"

A man must be the change he wants to see in this world. And instead of doing that, I was busy blaming all else. As someone taught me, I must not have foul-mouthed about my own college before making an honest effort for everything that I lost out. And though many of the things which I said were true, yet, there's a knot in my gut that wont go out until I take responsibility for my own inaction. So here I am, guilty as charged. I didnt put my 100% into any damn thing and as a result, was ignored for the most part of my college life.
Its not about the destination, its about the journey. If you remain grumpy during the ride, podium's a long way off. So  what if someone snagged your wheel. Just get out and prepare for the next race or your demons will haunt you forever. Ask Lewis Hamilton if you dont believe me :D
People, take the first step, fall down, stand up and take the next. I gave up on the first fall and have been falling ever since. All the best, to myself and to you!

5 comments:

  1. nice said ra1 .
    be positive always :)


    darkinspi

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  2. nice one.. :)
    m glad u finally understud wat i used to say.. :)

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  3. I knw...
    how perfectly courteous of me, isnt it? B-)

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