Of course! Human Beings are progressive by nature and always eager to change. Each of us has our own set of rules, values, and principles in life in order to live happily and meaningfully. However, I feel that many of us are misguided by certain statements that we encounter in everyday life while interacting with others.
- Everything is possible: Like most people, I embraced this maxim at a young age. In my innocent childhood, I hover around the fantasy of becoming a doctor in spite of weak financial condition. To tell the truth, I haven’t become a doctor but I am very much happy about myself what I have become today. In my opinion, many things are possible in life but not everything.
- You have to go through pain in order to get pleasure: It is not certain that the pain generates pleasure. Many of the people in the world are in pain due to hunger, starvation, conflict, political instability, and so on for decades. Is it certain that they get pleasure and out of suffering by going through this pain?
- Practice makes perfect: Frankly speaking, perfection is an illusion. Nobody can be perfect in anything. However, in the pursuit of perfection, we end up attaining excellence. It is said that a perfect picture has never been painted and a perfect symphony has never been composed.
- Money is not important: I often hear many so-called intellectual people say that money is nothing. The most important thing is peace of mind. Of course! I agree. It is not the most important thing in this world but it is important enough to peaceful sustenance. Those who say money is not important are either stupid or billionaires. If money doesn’t bring happiness, so does poverty. I have not seen many poor and destitute people happy.
- Schools and Universities are Power House of Knowledge: Schools and Universities give us immense knowledge and information, but real knowledge comes through life experience that can’t be acquired in Academic institutions. It is said that we don’t know what we don’t know. So that there are many things that we don’t know and yet to be known. The Academic Institutions are not Power House of Knowledge, and they do not determine your success. The real success comes from real-life experience and your attitude towards life. I heard a story a few years ago. It goes like this: One day a student asked a teacher, ‘ How can I achieve my potential? I want to be a great writer.’ The teacher asked the boy, ‘Do you know where the greatest potential lies?’ The student replied- ‘Yes, of course, in schools and colleges.’ The teacher said, ‘That’s not true. Come, I will show you where the greatest potential in the world lies.’ He took the student to a cemetery and said, ‘Look at all these people lying here; Most of them had good potential and wanted to become great artists, athletes, musicians, writers, and entrepreneurs. They all lived and died with the philosophy-“I could have”, ” I should have”, but “I didn’t”. They died with the potential in them.’
- Educated People are rational and skillful: I am not judging anyone here, but I don’t think all the educated people are rational. So many arsehole are seen in your territory and community. Some of them are ethically and morally corrupted.
Dear fellows, if you have other misguided maxims or statements then please share in the comment below. Let’s learn from each other.