Sunday, 7 April 2013

“A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever” - Professor M.S.Rao

“A thing of beauty is a joy forever: Its loveliness increases; It will never Pass into nothingness.” ― John Keats

Recently I attended annual day celebrations of a college and was returning home in their college bus. I was very excited the way the annual day was celebrated, and especially I enjoyed speeches delivered by prestigious personalities. A woman faculty member sitting behind me in the college bus started to criticize the management of the educational institution for not giving any prizes to their girl students as the faculty belonged to women’s college. And her girl students were also sitting around her. She also criticized in the presence of her girl students that the girls from her college were used by management of the educational institution to give away awards to the noted personalities on the dais. I felt very bad the kind of language she used in the bus about girl students and in front of them.

I realized that the women faculty was upset with management and unhappy that none of her girl students received any prizes. I intervened with a smile and said her as follows:

Instead of thinking that the girls from your college were used by management, think with a positive perception that the girls from your college are so beautiful that they were invited to give away bouquets and awards to the dignitaries on the dais. After listening to my comment the girl students felt happy.  Secondly, I told to women faculty to think and say as follows: “The girls from our women college are so broadminded that they give awards to others and don’t expect any prizes from others. Also, I added that without the active participation of beautiful girls from our college the annual day celebrations will be incomplete.”

The women faculty smiled and felt happy with the way I presented her statements in a positive light and girls were so excited with my compliment. And all of us travelled back to home by college bus with sweet memories.

From this story, it is obvious that everything depends on the way we look at things. If you look at positively everything looks positive; and if you look at negatively everything looks negative. George Harrison rightly quoted, “It's all in the mind.”  Remember the slogan: “We see the world the way we are, not the way they are.” Convert your mindset from complaining to compliment to make the people around you happy.

“Life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it.” ― Irving Berlin

Life is great!

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