Though falsehood may prevail for a small time, truth is immortal. Trying to gather some more thoughts on similar lines, I was just trying to write something on the co-existing forms of life, some lead it with truth, some in falsehood, and some with both with the motive of defining everything as it suits them. It is not that I am shooting spearheads on humanity, I am no less and may be worser than anybody. Though I try to be a truth follower, I am too human to always remain one. Life plays smartly, never letting you know that it made you do your chance – and you can’t do a look ahead. Amidst all this slurry of thoughts, I can recall Mother Teresa writing beautiful principles of life. If we try to circumscribe our living within these simple facts, it appears that we win over life. Else, line of fire always passes from between your toes. As some say “Larger than life”, these principles teach us to be ignorant about certain things and happenings and the power of the word “Anyway”. Here goes the fragrant bouquet of couplets -
People are unreasonable, illogical and self centered, love them Anyway.
If you do good, people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives, do good Anyway.
If you get success, you win false friends and true enemies, succeed Anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow, do good Anyway.
Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable, be honest and transparent Anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight, build Anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you may get hurt, give the world the best you have Anyway.
My frail minded extension:
People favor underdogs, but follow only topdogs, fight some underdogs Anyway.
If you try to be honest, chances are that you will be exploited, but be honest Anyway.
If you do good, you will be kicked in teeth, do good Anyway.
If you speak truth, you may be regarded a blunt and straight shooter, speak truth Anyway.
If you express your true self, you will often be misunderstood, speak your heart Anyway.
If you fail, it may be difficult to proceed, but spin back with more force Anyway.
If you fall, rise and again fall, rise again Anyway.
Success, failures and happiness are too small metrics to measure life, be confident, cheerful and live life ANYWAY.
-G 29th July, 2006.