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Hope

Hope is like - a bright ray of sunlight gleaming through dark stormy clouds; a life boat for a strangled sailor; the sound of water for a thirsty traveller; the beaconing light from a light house for a lost ship; the first drop of rain for a drought hit farmer; the positive nod from a doctor for a patient; the first positive test result for a scientist.
We all know of many many great people in this world, like Mahatma Gandhi, Abdul Kalam or Abraham Lincoln who started their crusade with nothing else, but hope. Their hopes were for a better country, a better education system for the society, a cleaner world, a cast-less nation, a race-less world. And we all realise the great heights they reached in life.
This “Hope”, is just a small thing that can make us do such great things. It is that small twine of thread that holds a kite in the air. Well, there are times in our life, when the question, “Oh! What will happen?”, will be haunting us day and night! The answer to it and our attitud…

Oh! What will people say?

For a long time, I have been experimenting with the question, “Oh! What will people say?”   
I wanted to know, if it is good to ask this to ourselves before doing something, so that we can be good to everybody around us.

And few days back, I came across this beautiful quote, “No matter how hard you try, you can never please everyone. Follow your heart, make the most of every day, and be proud of who you are.” – John Cena The saying is so true.

I see a lot of analogy between this quote and a small story, which goes,

There was once a man, who had a donkey. He went with his donkey to a nearby town. He was walking and taking the donkey with him. Seeing that, people said, “What kind of a man is he? He has a donkey and doesn’t know to use it. He should be riding on the donkey!” Hearing that, the man mounted on the donkey and before he could cross few blocks, people around him said, “What kind of a man is he? Doesn’t have a sense of pity to the poor creature! Riding on the donkey when he can e…