It’s of no use to discover our own faults and infirmities unless the discovery prompts us to amendment. – John Quincy Adams.
The unexamined life is not worth living – Socrates.
Hello friends, I greet you all with the above quotes. It’s the day of a year end and another about to begin in few hours time. So a retrospection of our life and behavior, by our very own self, is not quite unwelcome in this opportune time!
You see, the tendency of judging others, comes very easy to us but as far as dissecting and scrutinizing our own self is concerned, we seem to dither. It’s human nature to see ourselves as the wronged one, most of the time and others, the perpetrators of the same. But acknowledgement of our inherent faults and maladies and subsequently working on rectifying them, has the potential to make our lives more worthwhile and meaningful.
If I tell you about myself(the perusal of it is still an ongoing process, may be a lifelong one!), it is an image of a preson who has the propensity to please all, having generally mild manners and benign temperament. But I confess, when I happen to explode by other’s indiscretions (as perceived by me), it leaves them absolutely dumb founded and find it very hard to digest. Frankly because they never see it coming.
The other fault related to the malaise, is, if my anger explodes ( I’m sincerely working on it to make it as rare as possible), it cools only after venting all the hot molten lava inside me. So the unfortunate person at the receiving end, is left quite incinerated by the act!
Besides the aforementioned drawbacks in me, one fault I very much want to correct is my laxity in time management. My failure to adhere to the stipulated time has landed me and my family into a soup many a times in the past. You know, during a connecting Delhi-Srinagar flight, a whole plane was waiting only for us to take off. All the passenger boarding doors closed, the repeated announcement for our appearance( fortunately we had our boarding passes)blaring around the airport. It was acutely embarrassing, when we had to enter the plane through cockpit door and all the crew members had a knowing smile on their faces, seeing us all exhausted by sprinting along with the luggage through the terminals.
Actually after getting down from Kolkata – Delhi flight, I was so lost in admiring the freshly done interiors at the airport that I seem to have overlooked the reminders of my husband about the scheduled departure time of our connecting plane to Srinagar. It was only due to God’s grace that we could board the plane, otherwise we had to cool our heels for more than 24 hours for the next flight. There were couple of times when we ran similarly to catch a train. The moment we get in, the train started chugging in. Once, afterwards the passengers were discussing, why the train had taken so long beyond its depature time to run. They didn’t know that the driver and the guard both had seen a family running frantically on the platform to catch the train.
Friends , as a New Year’s resolution I diligently want to work on my anger management, though very infrequent at this time already. The second is to manage and keep the right time! I genuinely want to get rid of both the flaws for good and would sincerely going to strive for it in the new year to come.
How about you? Have you already made your new year resolution and the prospective roadmap to achieve it? I shall be glad to know about them, if you feel like it to share them with us.
See you all in a brand New Year. Till then, I extend my heartfelt goodwishes to you all. May all your wishes come true and make you happy and contented.
Adieu for now.