Monday, February 23, 2009

Tale to Understand - Do not abandon your dreams.

There were once 2 brothers who lived on the 80th level. On coming home one day, they realized to their dismay that the lifts were not working and that they have to climb the stairs home.

After struggling to the 20th level, panting and tired, they decided to abandon their bags and come back for them the next day. They left their bags then and climbed on. When they have struggled to the 40th level, the younger brother started to grumble and both of them began to quarrel. They continued to climb the flights of steps, quarreling all the way to the 60th floor.

They then realized that they have only 20 levels more to climb and decided to stop quarreling and continue climbing in peace. They silently climbed on and reached their home at long last. Each stood calmly before the door and waited for the other to open the door.

And they realized that the key was in their bags which was left on the 20th floor!!!


This story reflects on our life...many of us live under the expectations of our parents, teachers and friends when young. We seldom get to do the things that we really like and love to do and are under so much pressure and stress, that by the age of 20, we get tired and decide to dump this load. During our youth, from the age of 20, when we become independent and full of freedom, we begin to feel much lighter from our burdens of previous stress and pressure, and thus we work enthusiastically and dream ambitious wishes to fulfil them, especially all our desires.

But by the time we reach 40 years old, we start to lose our vision and dreams. We began to feel unsatisfied and start to complain and criticize. We live life as a misery as we are never satisfied. Reaching 60, we realize that we have little left for complaining anymore, and we begin to walk the final episode in peace and calmness. We think that there is nothing left to disappoint us, only to realize that we could not rest in peace because we have an unfulfilled dream ...... a dream we abandoned 60 years ago.

So what is your dream ?

Follow your dreams, so that you will not live with regrets! Do what you love to do in life and start NOW, as only that gives you the complete satisfaction and a sense of fulfilment, when you sit back and reflect in your old age, about the life you have lived all along.

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