You Find What You Seek

A certain author says that there is in every person an eagle and a rattle snake. The eagle wants to soar high above the clouds. He is eager to build his nest on the mountain tops, he is hopeful, cheerful, dynamic ad enthusiastic. Such a person perceives the world as good and strives to make it so. He has an innately sweet disposition, refined through careful cultivation of looking only for the good in life, and he finds what he seeks.

Then, there is the rattle snake, the crafty, deceitful snake which represents the darker side of life, one who considers life as empty, men as hopeless, situations tragic and circumstances diabolically against him. They complain, groan and sob at life. They are angry with everyone around them, and are against everything that is happening, opposed to every dream, unwilling to act, negligent in duty and remain buried in their own sorrows and defeats, They reach the end of their lives only to find a vast desert land of half-hearted acts and partial accomplishments.

People with a positive frame of mind hope for the best and look at the brighter side of things. They can expect lifelong happiness and success in their endeavors. But those who never expect things to turn out well can hardly achieve anything worthwhile in life.

Quote: “The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns, the pessimist stares at the thornsm oblivious of the rose.”Kahlil Gibran


About John Parankimalil

John Parankimalil, SDB, M.A. (English), M.Ed, Ph.D (Education), popularly known as P.D. Johny is a member of the Salesians of Don Bosco. He is presently the Rector and Principal of Don Bosco College, Tura, Meghalaya and Director of Don Bosco College of Teacher Education, Tura. He received the 1st Computer Literacy Excellence Award from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the President of India in August 2002 and the Guruvar Best Teacher Award from Shri Kapil Sibal, HRD Union Minister in 2009. He was formerly Principal of St Anthony's Higher Secondary School, Shillong and National President of All India Association of Catholic Schools (AINACS), New Delhi and the Charter President of Rotary Club of Orchid City, Shillong. He has authored several books. He is an Eduationist, Story-Teller and Leadership Trainer. He conducts seminars for Principals, Teachers, Students and Parents. His popular books include, He Can Who Thinks He Can (Macmillan), An Elocution Manual (Orient Longman), Progressive Parenting (Unicorn), Inspirational Stories for Purposeful Living (Babhani) The Way to Success and Happiness (Savio), How to Win Over Your Problems (Babhani), The Secrets of High Achievers (Babhani).
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