Quotes were made in different phase, age and context based on their life experience of some instance at some point of time

Contradicting meanings of the quotes as perceived by youth cause confusion on their mind. They do not understand that, the quotes were made in different phase, age and context. The people who stated the quotes also made them in different contexts based on their life experience of some instance at some point of time.

For instance,

“Satisfaction is death”
“Be satisfied with what you have”
Now, which statement to follow? Be satisfied with whatever you are or aim at sky?

“Give a damn to what people say, you cant satisfy all”
“Its important to make an impression”
So, should you be bothered about improvising yourself or ignore what impression you are creating.

“Give time to your family.”
“Sacrifices make you successful.”
Accomodate your home sickness approach when your work and career is calling? or Sacrifice your temporary happiness to make your family permanently happy?

“Money is not everything.Make sure you earn enough before speaking such nonsense”
“Money can’t buy happiness”
Which statement again to chase?Make an excuse for not earning? Have money or dont bother to earn enough for your and your family’s comfortable life?

“Hardwork pays off”
“Work smart not hard”
We hear children justifying their laziness to their parents by quoting, you were a hardworking person, but I’m smart, so do not expect hardwork from me. Which one to follow?

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesnt change you.”
“If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
Should you go beyond your comfort zone ? Or avoid challenges resorting to the second statement?

We see youth picking up one of these statements for their convenience at different times.
Should they be making these statements as excuses for their laziness, incapability, poor confidence or other weakness?
Or should they be understanding the advantage or disadvantage of implementing these at the right time in the right way. Partial wisdom is widely spread in the youth now through social media giving rise to baseless arguments and beliefs just to get rid of hard work and challenges. Time to revisit the fundamentals and aligning the youth accordingly.

-Sucheta Gour

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