Sunday, July 11, 2010

A gift for others

Water is like the numeral 1. Anything you mix it with, it happily takes the property of the thing in which you mix it. Not because it doesn't have a personality of its own. This is exactly what Stephen Covey says 'Seek first to understand than be understood'. It's tough to listen to other people's stories when ours itself seems spiralling downwards.

This is what leaders are made of. They are good listeners. I think women naturally have the ability of listening better than men. They are more intuitive, and don't create a scene. Men love to talk about work; women about relationships. So, although somebody may be a gladiator, he may be weak in relationships. A sound person is complete in all aspects.

Every man has a woman in him and vice versa. But the manifestation varies from person to person. Some men are feline like and some are wild cats. Some display a womanly disposition and others are extremists. But everyone has a sense of legacy. We always want to leave behind a mark set by us. This is a natural feeling among all, and I mean women too.

The question is not of breadth, but the depth. As the depth increases, the breadth will follow. In short we have to display some inclination towards what our love is. Towards where the heart is. And when this love blooms, it spreads across the scent of happiness all across the world. For this to happen, we need to work towards the same.

In the end, what matters is not how many people we touched or how we completed a major project. What really matters is 'Did we leave this place better than what it was before?' - A gift for the budding generations to come.



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