Maketh or Breaketh?

 07-13

Life throws challenges at all of us.
For some the challenge is to select a dress for the day out of a walk-in closet they own, for others it might be choosing the course which will have lesser impact financially or maybe seeing your own relatives disown you, or seeing your love fade away. Regardless of the stature and strength of the challenge faced, it is your move to tackle the challenge that counts.
Do you let the challenge make you or break you? Do you become the best or fall among the rest?

Of late, I have tried being empathetic towards others, always considering that something which I dislike in them comes from a struggle they’ve gone through or a challenge they’ve faced. Maybe it wasn’t part of their plan to be so rash, judgmental, overbearing, over possessive, or trashy, but life made them so.

The past few days have made me realize that it isn’t always life or the challenges they face which have are responsible for building a person’s character. It is about the person and his inner soul. It is about the person and his conscience. It is about the person and his expectations of himself.

Irrespective of what has happened to you or what you have gone through, It is you who decides what kind of a person you want to be.

Today, if you try to blame the unfairness of life for disrespecting a woman, for being coercive on your juniors, for not acknowledging your elders and parents, for pushing down someone who should ideally be pulled up, for breaking a friend’s trust, for shattering a child’s confidence, for ruining a person’s life, you should be ashamed of yourself. Ashamed. Period.

Look around, friends. See the diversity of human characters you have around you. Judge them from their reactions in the most uncomfortable situations.

Judge them not from what they’ve become in life, but from what they’ve become out of it.

Graciously Yours!

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10 thoughts on “Maketh or Breaketh?”

  1. Each time I read what you write, I respect you a bit more. And if there’s one thing I learnt from The Godfather is that Respect is far more important than Money or Fear.

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  2. Reminded me the 5 weeks we spent on diversity.. so very true we cant go by what a person looks like or belong to ..

    what that person has gone through or what he is going through matter a lot .. I know I am not supposed to discuss work . but this reminded me of once when met a person and the first look was , she is wrong how can this or that.. but as the story unfolds, we know exactly why it happend what happened..

    VERY GOOD POST ADIC.. Well done

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts… I’ve often seen people jumping to conclusions about others. I’ve done it too. But I don’t want to continue that way … Hopefully, I won’t 🙂

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  3. Exactly. Been trying to figure people out and trying to withhold myself from judging them even if they don’t treat you right.
    But the sad part is not everyone has the self-consciousness to see through their unpleasant nature and feel the shame. I find myself ashamed of and for them, instead.

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