People are irresponsible, they are stubborn and miserly. Many are careless about everything. But quite a few are loving, caring, responsive and gentle. Why such a contrastive variation? Man’s approach and attitude towards life is often determined by the socio-cultural atmosphere during his/her childhood. No doubt, one’s education and later life experiences add to one’s response mechanism, yet the broader cast is formed in that formative period of life.
Often, people try to change their lifestyle with the hope that their attitude towards persons and things will display the desired results. But this turns out to be illusory since, if one changes his dress and starts wearing a particular colour, say white, or he turns his food likings from non-vegetarian to pure vegetarian, where even the onion and garlic are also barred, would that thoroughly change his thinking habits and social behaviour?
Similarly, a person may have millions of rupees and unlimited stock of luxuries of life. Would these possessions change his thinking? Would he automatically become generous? Experience is often otherwise. Most rich people are often found to be miserly. Moreover, one may have luxuries and comforts and yet he may be tense or even depressed for one reason or the other.
The more you focus on ‘what you do not have’ the more unhappy and tense you are likely to be.
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