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 ?”