In the times of specialization today, aim selection is becoming more and more a difficult task. Moreover success is assessed only by money. Personal satisfaction and happiness have taken a back seat. Mind is always busy in manipulations. How to earn more money? How to possess more luxuries, better houses etc. the availability of latest models of each and every household articles according to changing fashion and style has left the people confused.
No one is ready to accept one’s responsibilities and duties. Availability of easy loans in the market for each and every household tempts the buyers beyond imagination. Credit and debit cards are also a source of overspending in many cases. Of course if all these facilities are used carefully and wisely, they prove to be helpful in the hour of need. But not many youngsters are able to resist the temptation. ‘Buy’ now and ‘pay later’ in very easy installments lure many gullible customers who later on regret and repent when they are not able to pay back the installments. Lot of interest and surcharge make a big hole in their small pockets. And many of them are forced to indulge in wrong moral practices of money making.
Desires must be checked in time. Aims and ambitions should be chosen carefully and intelligently. A life full of peace, happiness and contentment should be given top priority. Unfavorable comparisons, jealousy, greed promote unhappiness. Anger comes as a by product. All these vices pave the way for failure, frustration and depression. The mind gradually becomes lower and lower, weaker and weaker and diseases like blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack result. Heart attacks were heard only in old people but nowadays even youngsters are not spared by these monsters. And this results in anxiety, misery, tension and more diseases.
The precious life which could have been lived with higher pursuits like truthfulness, honesty and selflessness is wasted!! “We get what we deserve and not what we desire.” So let us have the courage to accept the life as it unfolds, work hard according to our capacities and face it boldly if our aims and desires are not fulfilled. With a longing heart, let us pray to Almighty not for money or our endless desires but wisdom and viveka to strengthen our good qualities and improve them. Let us at the same time accept our limitations. Let us not become too self-centered and selfish. Let us try to help everyone who comes in our contact and who needs our help, especially the weak and poor. Service of any kind however small scores a higher point for attainment and leads to fulfillment which is based upon our own happiness and contentment.