Personal Perception

Different people have different perception. One man's meat could be another man's poison. A couple bought a donkey from the market. On the way home, a boy commented, "Very stupid. Why neither of them ride on the donkey? "Upon hearing that, the husband let the wife ride on the donkey. He walked besides them. Later, an old man saw it and commented, "The husband is the head of family. How can the wife ride on the donkey while the husband is on foot?" Hearing this, the wife quickly got down and let the husband ride on the donkey.

Further on the way home, they met an old Lady. She commented, "How can the man ride on the donkey but let the wife walk. He is no gentleman."
The husband thus quickly asked the wife to join him on the donkey. Then, they met a young man. He commented, "Poor donkey, how can you hold up the weight of two persons. They are cruel to you." Hearing that, the husband and wife immediately climbed down from the donkey and carried it on their shoulders.

It seems to be the only choice left. Later, on a nar row bridge, the donkey was frightened and struggled. They lost their balance and fell into the river. You can never have everyone praise you, nor will everyone condemn you. Never in the past, not at present, and never will be in the future.

Thus, do not be too bothered by others words if our conscience is clear..

Need or want

We are all chasing after desires in our lives. For our desires to fulfill, we are coming to know that money only will help us to achieve these desires. These desires may be want or need. When we are at young age we do not know how to differentiate between want and need. A need is a one which is required for us to survive. A want is a wish which your mind converts to a need when you began to think about it often.

Even if we are reading this in articles or experience, we still do not follow this. The reason being that at that age we have no big experience in life, so everything we see in others and we don’t have it, we desire to have it. Once we have what we desired, are we still happy. Yes but at some time only. After some time another one is placed in our mind. Our Life goes on like this till we get matured and you don’t have strength in your body. At this stage you began to know what life is by all your experiences. You began to know this is temporary only. So if you start knowing difference between your need and want, Happiness will be there in your life.

A new maturity will come over you. But this is not an easy task. At least try to know the difference and think before making a decision whether this is a need or want. Thing whether is this as important that it is going to change your life. Instead of that you constantly think that you want it then, your mind converts a want to a need. So give a break for some time and then think whether it is a need or want when your mind is calm.