Whatever I have up till now accepted as most true and assured I have gotten either from the senses or through the senses. But from time to time I have found that the senses deceive, and it is prudent never to trust completely those who have deceived us even once.
—Rene Descartes, Meditations On First Philosophy
A bullet is an amusing thing. As far as it stays inside the gun, it has potency as a tool of peace. As soon as it leaves it though; it becomes a merchant of death.
Remember 3 idiots? What a rhetorical question! We all do, because an innumerable number of times do we quote its message : ‘Every child is special’. So, am I going to jibber-jabber about the same? Nah, I am going to take it further.
Whenever we talk of the ‘talent’ or the ‘God gift’ of a child, we essentially restrict our talk to academic or creative excellence. My question is : why to restrict the gifts of God to so small a category? Why to always look for intellectual or creative talents, why not ‘emotional talent’?
If the ability to solve complex problems or deliver artistic masterpieces is not found in every child, so are the virtues of patience, perseverance, trust and love. We never lose a chance to appreciate academic or artistic talent, why not so with ‘emotional talent’? Ponder over. Think.
There’s a man out there
said the soldier with a low
He says he’s an acquaintance
continuing as he began to grow
The man was brought in
He had a strange demand
painting, he asked for a glass of water
and six square feet land
The king was puzzled
The minister grew war
it was an old friend,