A Quarter-life Crisis!

Essay by pjainUniversity, Bachelor's December 2009

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Be the change you want to see in the world (Mahatma Gandhi) [1]What occurred to me first as I heard this was that this is the best form of leadership - leadership by example. What Gandhiji said was no philosophical statement but a way of leading and living. This method of living calls for a sense of discipline, a sense of consistency. I shall strive to be the best example of what I believe in, and consistently at that.

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend (Martin Luther King, Jr.) [2]This, according to me, is the Word of God. It is only absolute, unconditional love that can make odds even. I spent years trying to find the secret of harmonious relations and peace of mind through materialistic aspects of life. How ignorant I had been towards this enigmatic weapon I was born with.

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step (Lao Tzu) [3]No goal achievement is a leap across some huge canyon. This brings me to understand that I cannot expect results overnight but at the same time I need not get intimidated by the fear of not being able to leap far enough. I will therefore break my goal down into achievable units and most importantly be patient, not complacent, enough to reach the end of my mission.

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything (Mark Twain) [4]I have always only heard honesty is the best policy. Sounds good to the ear. But haven't really applied it or seen it being applied. It is, indeed, tempting to lie, though I also know it backfires sometime or the other. However, my most convincing argument is that the easiest possible way to unburden...