Writing Prompt: Alma Mater

You’ve been asked to speak at your high school Alma Mater about the path of life, Draft the speech.

Good evening ladies and gentlemen, I am here to to talk about the “Path Of Life”. Before I begin my speech,I’d like to use this quote:

“We are what we think.All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world”. Buddha

Our thoughts can be our friends or our foes depends on which path we choose or what makes us comfortable. Good thoughts will bring good results. If we try to be selfless because it makes us feel good ,we can help those in need.

I have witnessed some terrible people who because of their selfish motives did not follow through a dying man’s wish. I do realize money was the motive,the said person couldn’t give up her greed, I sometimes wonder,yes she has the money but does she have piece of mind knowing she betrayed a brother’s trust? She knows the brother can’t come after her, but what about her conscience,I am told these people are devoid of it, so I guess it works for them.

Buddha is right about ,” All that we are arises with our thoughts”.

When I was in the lower grades in school I imagined myself becoming a teacher. I watched my siblings learning Urdu from a teacher,instantly I knew they were not learning to read but were memorizing the words by repeating the words of the teacher.I asked my sister to read, when she repeated the words without looking at the page I knew I was right.

I took the proper courses to fulfill my dream. It’s the path I chose for myself.

Another part of Buddha’s quote, “With our thoughts we make the world”, all the inventions by famous inventors came to fruition because they thought how to improve our world. Their invention of telephone,airplane, camera,video , TV , automobile etc., has made our lives much more comfortable than the people who didn’t have these things.

Today change of climate is on the list of things we have to think about and do our part of taking care of our planet.

Thank you all for listening to my speech, I hope I did not bore you.

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6 thoughts on “Writing Prompt: Alma Mater

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for this wonderful post about the power of thought and human will! This fits nicely into our current line of discussion on our Iqbal forum.

    All good wishes,

    robert

    • Yes I was kind of leaning towards it,I got tired of writing and ended it abruptly. if I had first written on paper and transferred it to the post I could do better,since I started typing I’m neglecting my hand writing,which I think is essential if I want to produce good work.,maybe next time I’ll seriously keep it in my mind.

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