What do you think? Do we have to strive for greatness or goodness? Is it really worth being great or is it better to be good? Or is there a real difference between them?
We tell our children to be a great person when they grow up but do they really lose out in other areas of life.
We can only say our life is positive, when we have an optimum (good) balance between the 5 aspects of life i.e. Relationship, Health, Finance, Knowledge & Spirituality. However the problem is that we get too focused on only one aspect (Most of the time it is Finance :) ) and we tend to lose out on others. Is it really worth focusing all the energy and time trying to achieve greatness in only one aspect. Do you expect your life to become positive just by being great at one? Think About it!!! The Simple truth is it’s NOT Possible. Look around the 5 aspects of your life, where do you stand in each?
How can you achieve positivity in your life, if you have all the money with no health to enjoy it, if you have all the education but no family to live with, if you have all the education but no spirituality to have a peace of mind.
Lets take another scenario, Do you remember people who have done something good or people who have done something great. Lets take an example, when you talk about a great President or Prime Minister of a country, who comes into your mind and how many are remembered? For Indians, I think it would be “APJ Abdul Kalam”. Why? Is it because he is good or great? Tell me the names of the other Presidents of India before him? How many do you know? Any person who is the President of the country is great during is time but it is only the President who does good to the people and the county, who is remembered. Mahatma Gandhi had no particular position but he only did good and so he is remember forever.
When someone is the President or leader of a country, he automatically becomes great, powerful and has his follower but what happens after his retirement? If he did good he will be remembered if not he will be forgotten. It’s that simple. With position you might become great but after you lose that position, if you are still remembered then you have achieved goodness :) . Now everyone cannot be a President or Prime Minister of a country so let us consider your family. When you leave this earth, what foot prints have you left behind, would your family remember you and for how long? Lets take it to the next level, what about your community? What about your city? What about your country.? But first, you need to start with your family. A Positive life can only start with a Positive family because that is the foundation. There is also an aspect of Spiritually which I will discuss later.
So stop running after money, look around how is your relationships? how is your health? how is your education? How often do you pray? and then bring them into balance. Then transfer that to your family, community, city and country. Be “GOOD” at all those aspects rather than “GREAT” at one. And you will see your life moving towards positivity.
Goodness is True Greatness. Let me know what you think !!!!
Live a Positive Life,
Deek Parassini - SAID
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