Saturday, March 12, 2011

Joy of Giving!!


It is party for a kid who is just a year old. A kid who doesnt know what 'PARTY' means. A kid who cannot even talk, leave alone walk! A kid who can recognise only his parents and atmost his close relatives! Who is totally unaware about animals called friends!.. Who is confused to see the world population gathered in his party..!


He will be the most stunnigly dressed and all made up.. the CANDY BAR!.. Ofcourse, he will love the attention he would get and the gifts being showered on him..But the victim of 'unwelcome-d' love along with kisses from all the aunties in the world doubled with cheek pulling!! phew!!... So much of uncandid love! Obviously.. for a kid for whom a 50grand party has been organised!!


The question is what's the point dude? He wont even remember anything when he is 25..


My mom pounced "Why not? They can afford to.. and every parent wishes to do the best for his/her kid!".. Agreed mom.. but how do u define doing the BEST?
She retaliated: "Parents satisfaction. You wont understand"...
Lolzz.. yes mom, I dont understand!!.. 'Satisfaction' .. Lolzzz.. Satisfying what?? Their ego?? Their Status??.. So that 'your' friend will have a PLANE PARTY for their one year old child? What the Heck...! Ridiculous!


Amist, all of this, what does your child learn? He learns to buy expensive clothes? or to display his high class attitude? or how to USE(read Waste) the hard earned money? And then you fuss about them wasting so much of money. Boss, Its your own bloody fault...


Had you thought him to GIVE at the age when you threw a 50grand party for him or had you made him realise how lucky he was to lead a lifestyle that only 20% of the population in India live, he would have grown up with a gratitude that would have stopped him wasting his life away!


I dont say, dont celebrate. I dont say live in rags when you have all the riches. I dont say dont pamper your child. Everyone does. They should! Your child is you Prince/princess. Give him all that you can.


But wait. Stop here and think. What do u want to give him? An artifical life? All material? Did you think about the JOY OF GIVING?


If you threw a 50grand party for him, did you make him give a 1000 rupee note to the needy? Did you give him a chance to feel the smile that spreads on your maid's or her child's face who eats what he wastes? or the warmth of feeding the old hungry man sitting on the street, while he lays on his soft cot?.. Dont tell me you dont earn enough for it. or you have no time!...


Go on..
Take him to the underprivileged. To the aashram's of little disabled children who smile despite of having no legs.. And he will never cry of new pair of jeans. Show him how they eat 2 slices of bread with milk and he will never waste money eating in a 5 star hotel!


We need to inculcate this in the children right from the beginning. Right from their FIRST BIRTHDAY!.. Trust me, he is sharp enough to understand what you are trying to put in him.. Imbibe in him the GOODNESS!!


Chuck the society! Chuck your ego. Give your child that will help him grow into a human being rather than a machine.. and he wont be too busy to care..!
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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

its imp fr us to realise our responsibility towards the society tht alwz gives n make d gen nxt aware of it....good wrk

sibi said...

Excellent message! One should realize that real happiness is secured by giving and not by grabbing!

Payal forever said...

@Anon: Thnks!.. Very few people do realise this.. even I waste money.. but v must also take care of the society we live in!

@Sibi: thnks!! Just an effort!

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Anonymous said...

beautifu. message....i wish everyone of us could think dis way

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