Friday, 9 December 2011

Looking Back in Life

I have seen my father take great pains for the family. He has put his hard earned money and directed great efforts to see that his nephews and nieces, abandoned by their parents, were looked after well and made to become good people in life. It was sacrifice to the fullest which did involve the sacrifice of the interest of his wife and kids. More important to him were these other kids, his nephews and nieces, who had no parental care and support financially. He did not want them to become drivers or load bearers on the street. Today, thanks to his efforts, they stand upright in very important roles, and sadly, for them, associating with the one person who made their life worthwhile seems to be a bother and burden of gratitude..  Is it natural that we forget the past? Is it natural that we become so blinded by the insanity around? And, do we allow unworthy worms that are incapable to decide what is important in life?

I don’t know what is important today. But I am sure of one thing, that a good parentage is a legacy you hold for a lifetime. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if people tell you that you have the vocabulary of a thirteen year old or that you are only worth selling vegetables in the rural market, but what really matters is that it is important to be a good human being, a human being who understands another human being and a human being who doesn’t forego his or her values to the society which constantly prompts him or her to do so.  You may have a degree from a prestigious institute, a doctorate in the best subject, and a whole lot of frills and additions, but if you are not brought up in a family where love, ethics, care  and harmony are taught I think all the other laurels in life get washed away forever.

This post is a reminder to all of us who have reached places in life to look back and thank all those people who made a change in our lives. It is important not to be ungrateful beings, which even animals aren’t. It is important to preserve our great lineage and prove that we have been brought up by wonderful people not wretched devils. Let us remember that our treatment of another reflects our upbringing and lineage. 

10 comments:

Rakesh Vanamali said...
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Vishwanath Seshadri said...

Gratitude is a necessary virtue esp. for people who have sacrificed a lot for our well being. It is nice to see such values strongly coming out in your blogs.

At the same time, we should forgive those who forget to be grateful and to be compassionate towards them.

Thanks for dropping by.....

magiceye said...

indeed! well said!

vimmuuu said...

and this post shows how good a person you are !!! very well written; can relate to the post in so many ways ! :)

Naveen Manomohanan said...

Thank you Vimmu for visiting my blog. and yes most of the time we miss the kindness we receive in our life

Naveen Manomohanan said...

Thank you Magic eye. i feel a lot of peace when i write and all the pent up feelings just vanish. Thanks a tonne for visiting my blog.

Naveen Manomohanan said...

Dear Mr Vishwanathan, i feel God has created us with this inbuilt talent of memory loss. i presume everything we forget is as good as forgiven. but let me be true to u on one thing, may be my inexperience, i sometimes cant forgive.

Naveen Manomohanan said...

Thank you Rakesh its a pleasure to pen down these thoughts. i owe a great deal to u for introducing me to this great world of blogging.....

Nathalie said...

I arrived here through Rakesh's blog. How right you are to say that love, ethics, care and harmony are the most important things parents can bring to their offspring. I find distressing to think that these values that your father so successfully passed on to you, he didn't manage to convey to your nephews and nieces. But life is long and perhaps one day they will understand.

Nisha said...

Well written. BTW which 'Retarted Toad' said u need a great a great IQ and vocab to write an honest article? Please tell her all great works of art & literature are always a true expression of ones feelings in the most simplest of forms ....
Naveen, I dont know why these kids would remember their uncle when they dont even remember their own Mummy and Cheriamma !!!
We are different coz of our parents. So always remember to live a life of goodness & compassion that was gifted & taught to us by them.
Keep writing.