Monday, January 14, 2013

EMBRACE THE CHANGE


















Some people call it ‘being open’. And, some call it ‘being pliable’. Whatever it is called, it is absolutely needed to live in this world – not only effectively but also intelligently. And, yes, peacefully, too.

Being rigid about anything in life – be it a religious, social or moral idea – makes living only more and more complicated.

The world we live in is an incredibly fast-changing world, incredibly vibrant… And, therefore, by its very nature, it is not compatible to any kind of rigidity. When things churn, you need to swing into action… keep moving, keep fitting, and keep finding your new space…

Else, you will be knocked out into the sidelines… Left behind into the oblivion.

It applies in every sphere of life…

As a parent, you need to be pliable – realize that your children live and grow up in a swiftly changing world… So, change with the times… Be open to the new ideas which your children embrace as they grow up…

As an employer, you need to deal with your employees the way you are expected in a fluid environment… The employees and their families have to adapt themselves to a changing environment; and so, you have no option but to facilitate this adjustment. Else, be ready to be knocked out into the sidelines… left behind into the oblivion.

These are just two instances…

Whether you are the teacher or the taught, the boss or the bossed, and whether you are in the business of making money or spreading God’s Word… whether you are White, Black, Brown or Pink… whether you are a believer or an atheist… and, whether you live in the world’s most affluent nation or the most downtrodden one… 




You have got to be pliable like a flowing river… 

Keep on finding a new way, a new direction 

to move forward… to live well.

 

A river that doesn’t’ move, stagnates. Stinks… Isolated…Dies!

If your life is rigid… the same fate will befall it...

Embrace the change…

“O Life… Change is thy name!”



GERALD D’CUNHA

Pic.: Manoj Nair





5 comments:

Dayanand Shetty said...

As the old saying goes: "The only thing constant in life is 'change'!"
- Dayanand

Vinod Naik said...

Bend like the grass... Flow like a river... Nice post. Thanks.
--- Vinod

Roopa Deshpande said...

Yes, fully agree. We need to be extremely pliable. Roopa

Leena Srivatsava said...

A practical advice. Thanks. Leena

Priya Maru said...

We need to change to fit into this changing world. Right words, thanks. Priya