July 8, 2011 11:01 PM

“If you don’t do much in life, you won’t get respect”

I and a friend from work were having a casual ove-the-coffee discussion about something not so important when he made this statement. I was stuck to this line and somehow it seemed to be much more heavier than what he probably meant. And I though to myself that tomorrow, when we all would be on our deathbed, looking back at the life that we are living today, we might want to know if we did the best of the time we had ? If we were to be given another chance to live this life again, could it be any better ? Did we do enough of what we could have done ? Did we do much, to have earned enough respect from the world ?

Respect is a precious thing because you can’t demand it. Respect is to those who deserve it. And to me, it is always people who have achieved extraordinarily in less that ordinary situations that makes me respect them. Be it Oprah Winfrey, Benudhar Sahoo or Samanta Sir, I seem to have a deep sense of respect of people who have worked hard to be where they are today. And it is the same perspective, that makes me a little workaholic at times. But then, am I doing enough ? well.. we all know.

As we all know, “Everything comes with a price tag” and fame is no different. Sacrifices gives a meaning to your name, hard work gives it a shape. Achievements make it popular and Success makes it immortal. Life is often what you make of it. The richer your experiences the deeper are your inferences. Those who have experienced hardships in life, often differ in the perceptions of dreams and happiness. And probably that’s why its just obvious that the heights you achieve also speaks about the depths you started from.

I remain, as I wonder “What respectful deed did I do today ?”

2 responses

  1. I am going to make a vague comment. Ur question “wat respectful deed did i do today?” sounds to me like “how much did i save today” as i am planning to save at least a Rupee each day… do u think i remember to do so ? noo! i believe if there is goodness in you and you live enjoying each sec..and stop asking “is it enuf”?? it will probably be moremeaningful. we will never do enuf..but we can do something without actually thinking of it!. jst be urself.every small deed, whenever u do ,knowingly,unknowingly ,counts…

    September 26, 2011 at 10:03 pm

  2. Now that’s how I’ve seen you since 2000. Thinking what have you done to earn the respect is so very vague. There would be many instances when you have earned the respect of people around you, of course you would never be aware of. Its not how big you do, but how often do you do that matters. Small things too count and you need to realize that the small efforts that you take are definitely one step further than not taking any.

    I believe, you just need to keep your vision intact, then success will not be too far away. All the best!


    September 29, 2011 at 2:40 am

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