A decade back, Shiv Khera’s ‘You can Win’ had engulfed me full force. More like, I had it chewed complety.
As I hold the same book now, one possesion amongst a few items I could carry across seas, countries & continents because it meant a lot to me, I am travelling down the memory lane! And very nostalgically.
I feel a little sad too at NOT being as passionate of it as then.
The highlighted excerpts, page after page of this very book had motivated me to use them as ‘ Thought for the Day’, to young minds during the morning assembly.
Today, I wonder if even one single soul remembers a piece of those hundreds of motivating passages from ‘You Can Win’ .
I have come a long way from that idealistic state, I guess. Times have changed and with it my own thoughts. Rather, I am having to examine my perceptions, expectations of what is, what ought to be or ought to have have been!
I do not regret then because it was part of my job as a teacher to help mould the young minds to the extent possible. I however, do wonder how those impressionable young minds have turned out to be!
I hope they all are headed towards the boardrooms;
not breaking backs at warehouses;
Formulating policies and solving problems; not struggling to keep the ends meet!
Sleeping peacefully at night; having worked for a better tomorrow!
Socially, mentally and physically alert; not afflicted by the ills of today; Understand that rights come with responsibilities; not be arrogant to take freedom for granted; Responsible & dependable citizens; not a far cry from what their mornings had promised!