I often wonder why people are not gentle, cordial, humble and courteous to others. Does it cost anything to give a smile even to a stranger? Or do we have any fear that our smile may be misinterpreted and the person may try to take undue advantage? Nothing, whatsoever. These are just our own imagination or may I take the courage to say that we try to reflect our own nature on others?
Goodness has always been an enchanting question in the human world. It is something appreciated by all and expected in others, but rarely practiced and inculcated in one’s own-self. We all enjoy advising and guiding others on the bliss of being good, but rarely look in the mirror to see whether I have this godly virtue in me. Goodness and virtues are like the sweet fragrance that can be experienced and realized by all who pass that way.
Sometime back, in the hot summer month of May in Haryana, my doorbell rang about 2.30 pm. I had just laid for rest after my lunch. You can imagine how irritating it would be to get up and go out in such a scorching sun. But who can resist the temptation of avoiding the bell even in such weather? But as I was moving, my wife realised that being irritated I may overlook the basic courtesy and advised me to keep my cool.
If we expect that people should give us the regard and respect why should the same principle not apply on us?