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#Wisdom

Posted: March 17, 2016 in Quotes to Quote, Uncategorized

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My interpretation of the above quote illustrated through a micro-fiction –

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It is always better to stay quiet and let people think you are a fool instead of speaking up to prove them correct.

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Posted: June 23, 2015 in Quotes to Quote
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3Days, 3Quotes Challenge – 

1. Share three quotes on three days in a row, one on each day.

2. Nominate three bloggers on each day.


 – Today’s Quote – 

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“Satyamev Jayate” – “Truth Always Triumphs”

Image Courtesy – fineartamerica.com and flickr.com


– Today’s Nominations – 

1. Fading Shadow

2. Away with Words

3. MillyMollyMandy

Looking forward to some quotes from you. Feel free to leave a link in the comments section below.

Thanks.

Happy Blogging.

P.S. – For the next quote, click here.

Daily Prompt – Our weekly free-write is back: take ten minutes — no pauses! — to write about anything, unfiltered and unedited. You can then publish the post as-is, or edit a bit first — your call.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Charity or Empowerment? Are charitable donations to feed and house the poor really the way out of the mire of poverty or do NGOs need to focus more on skill development? Should we as donors be more proactive rather than merely donating money?#CharityorEmpowerment

There is saying that goes like – “Charity begins at home” meaning one should take care of the near and dear ones before worrying about helping others. So, my question is if we only give the required money to our loved ones, are we free from our responsibilities? If a father (or say, mother) gives all the money that their child has asked for, will that suffice? Do the old parents need money instead of proper care, love and respect? Do we, the independent youth only require money for survival?

I’m sure majority of us will answer all these questions in the negative. Because whether it be a child, the old parent or the youth we all need love, care, concern and respect. These are those intangible and invaluable things that money can’t buy. Undoubtedly, in today’s materialistic world, money is important but could we have earned that had our parents not given us proper education, a set of morals and ethics? Then, how can we be so indifferent towards our society? Does giving ample donations relieves us of our moral responsibility? Just take an example, if we keep giving the desired money to our children, won’t we have a fear in mind of his getting spoiled or won’t we be concerned about the use that money is being put too? Then shouldn’t we do the same for the money we donate?

My dad says, “It’s okay not to have money, but one should know the correct ways to earn it”.

Also, there is a proverb on a similar  thought process, Give a  man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach him fishing, and you feed him for a lifetime.” 

Going by what my dad has taught me and the above proverb, I think it is crystal clear that if we empower the people with the requisite skills, we are doing something more than mere donation could do. This way, we will help them earn their living and help them lead an independent life.  Moreover, money is an exhaustible resource while skills are our own for the lifetime. So, my call is that we as donors should be more proactive rather than merely donating money.

And, imagine if we could empower(or help) a few people in our lives and if those few could empower(or help) a few further, I think our job is done and I hope a day will come when we won’t require donations. [This is a thought I have always believed in, though you will feel more connected to it when I’ll relate it with the Salman Khan starrer movie, “Jai Ho”]. There are other sayings supporting this “Many a little makes a mickle” and “Little by Little, fills the pot”. So, if we all do our bit, the world would turn out to be better place to live-in.

This is written in response to the Indispire Topic – 31 ” Charity or Empowerment” hosted by Indiblogger.

P.S. -Though this isn’t a ten minutes post,

but today, this is something that I wrote.

I would love if you read and connect,

as a part of the Daily Prompt.

Ping Back –  10 minutes Hat-Trick


What’s you call? Please feel free to comment and share and if you feel connected with my thought process, please do your bit.

“CHANGE”

Posted: September 12, 2014 in Quotes to Quote
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QUOTE #2.
Instead of trying to change the world, change ‘Yourself’.
You’ll be happier.

“Leo Tolstoy”

Posted: September 9, 2014 in Poetry.. :), Quotes to Quote

In Fond Remembrance of Leo Tolstoy

Benjamin Franklin once said  ” Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. “ He did both.I feel honoured & lucky enough for being able to write and write something about this legend.

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To one of the most efficacious authors,

To one of those prominent & deep thinkers,

To one of those renowned & creative writers,

To one of those distinguished & notable persons,

To one of those eminent & great personalities,

To one of those legends,

who are born once in centuries,

He’s gone but his works will forever stay,

This is just to say that on his birthday,

he is missed by the world,

he is fondly remembered.

 

Some of the quotes from his writings – Worth Quoting, Worth Reading & Worth Following.

Do Good, Be Good, Stay Good…!!!

Posted: September 9, 2014 in Quotes to Quote
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” If you can do no good, at least don’t do the evil..!!!

If you can’t donate smiles, at least don’t give tears..!!!

If you can’t spread joy, at least don’t leave behind pain..!!!

If you can’t heal the wounds, at least don’t cause the harm..!!! “