Once upon a time there were two pessimists. They were always surrounded in gloom and obscurity. Both of them failed in every class but somehow graduated from a college as a result of which they weren’t able to find a permanent and sustainable job. Due to acute shortage of funds, no girl was ready to marry them and at last they relocated to a village and married the daughters of a poor farmer. After a year, they had kids who were plunged to live in abject poverty.
Once it so happened that their village was struck by an intense dry spell that continued for a year. Lakes, rivers and ponds in the village had dried up and people began killing each other to get access to the remaining water. Due to non-availability of water, their crops died as a result of which they didn’t even have a grain to feed their family. After a few days, due to acute shortage of food and water, their wives and children starved to death.
The two pessimists somehow made their way back to the city and started begging in a temple. One day a renowned spiritual guru came to the temple and gave a lecture on the essence of life. He concluded his speech by saying that pessimism is the greatest inhibitor in one’s life and one should renounce it to experience the real enchantment and fascination of life. The pessimists experienced bliss like never before and decided that they will no longer be trapped in the realms of melancholy and despair but would come out of it and lead their lives on their terms and conditions.
From next day onwards, they started working as laborers in a nearby construction site. After returning to the temple premises, they burned the midnight oil and started learning English language. After a year of intense hard work, they got a hold over the language and were able to converse quite well in English. As a result, they left slogging as laborers and started working in a call center and earned a decent income. But they didn’t confine themselves and pushed their limits even further. They enrolled themselves in a distance learning course on a few engineering streams and after two years of intense hard work, they were finally absorbed as full time engineers in a multinational company that not only bought them a stable career and high income but also laurels and respect from others.
MORAL: MAKE A CONTRACT WITH YOURSELF THAT YOU WANT TO LEAD A WONDERFUL LIFE AND SURPRISINGLY, YOU WILL LEAD ONE.