Daily Prompt: I’ve Become My Parents

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Do you ever find yourself doing something your parents used to do when you were a kid, despite the fact you hated it back then.

If I could do what my parents used to do back when I was growing up, it would make my kids less selfish. These days kids follow what the friends say.

Even though I looked after all their needs, even taught them, so they wouldn’t have problems in school, they not only fail  to  appreciate it, they do not hesitate to tell me I know nothing.

I’m not sure if all the kids do that, but my kids certainly are guilty of it.

I recall the first year of teaching in a small town in North America, I had some very outspoken kids, who cared little that the teacher could hear them, one of them addressed his mother as that ‘Woman’ when I heard it I could not take it lightly, I had to tell him, it wasn’t very nice to address his mother as ‘that woman,’ it was disrespectful. He looked at me and showed a, ‘I don’t care what you think attitude.’

Two weeks later we had our “parent teacher interview,” I told the mother about this incidence, she clearly was embarrassed. She assured me she was going to take care of his bad behavior.

Next morning, I could see a drastic change in his behavior, he was extremely polite and never behaved improperly.

Not everything parents say or make kids do can be taken as negative, it is a learning process for the kids,and parents are the best people who can give their  kids that knowledge!

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365 Writing prompts: I want to know what love is

We each have many types of love relationships_ parents, children,spouses, friends. And they are not always with people; you may love an animal,or a place.Is there a single idea or definition that runs through all the varieties of “Love”?

It is true there are many varieties of love, such as: people, place, and animal. I’m not sure one definition will be enough for all of them.

When I think of love for parents, I feel it is not the same as love for the spouse, children or friends.

I know my parents would do anything for me to see me happy, whatever they do they do it unconditionally. They are never selfish, their whole world revolves around their children, they’d be devastated if anything bad happened to their children.

The children on the other hand will love their parents up to a certain point. When they feel that they are self-sufficient they’d either forget their parents or will have very little to do with them. This love I call “selfish love”, e.g A daughter sends an email to the mother which says ,”I only want to have a courteous relationship with you”. A parent will never dream of writing this to her child.

This  is a  comparison of love of the child and love of the parents.

Love for friends is different, if it’s your best friend you confide in him/her everything about your life, and hope it will be kept a secret.

With animals love is the reason we have them anyway, the animals on the other hand have no selfish motives like humans, their love for you is unconditional. Our love for an animal will always be the same,pure love.

Love for a place can change if you find some other place better or you can easily visit. I used to love a  place for a very long time, the distance, the difficulty of visiting it, is the reason I don’t think about it anymore.I do have a very fond memory of it.

Human beings are different , not everyone will treat their parents like the one I mentioned above,which happens to be a true example.

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Writing 101 Day Seven: Give and Take

Today’s prompt: Write a post based on the contrast between two things–whether people, objects, emotions,places or something else.

Today’s twist: Write your post in the form of a dialogue.

There was a hot debate going on between Selfish and Selfless. Each told the other  it was better, I could not help listening in  to their debate.

“I have learned from experience it’s not worth helping anyone, I’m happy taking care of myself,” Said Selfish.

“Aren’t you ashamed of yourself admitting this hideous behavior, what exactly is the privilege  you gain by being like this?” Said Selfless.

“Privilege?”  “well for starters, I do not have to share anything with anyone, I live in this huge mansion, my servants are instructed not to  let anyone in.”Said Selfish.

“And this is how you plan to live your life, what happens when you are sick, no one will come to help you?” Said Selfless.

” I do not need anyone, I have all the medication I need with books to help me what to take when.” Said selfish.

“Oh give me a break, if books and medicine is all you need, why do we have physicians, they prescribe the medicine and tell you to use them with instructions?” Said Selfless.

“I don’t need a physician, I have a state of the art TV, I can switch to any channel and get my instructions from there , I do not  have to go to a physician” Said Selfish.

The discussion was heating up Selfish felt a pain in his chest, he didn’t know what brought it about, he lay down in the nearest couch, he was breathing hard, his servant came running to see what  his master wanted, but the master was having severe pains, therefore he could not find out what he must do.

He ran to Selfless and pleaded with him: “Please sir,” he said, “can you tell me what I must do?”

“Call an ambulance, take him to the nearest hospital.” was his reply.

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365 Writing Prompts: Your’e a mean one, Mr.Grinch

What is your least favorite quality in others? Extra points for sharing your least favorite personal quality in yourself.

I remember my teaching job in a boarding school, there were a few things I didn’t know about the system, I’ve already mentioned in my previous post I did complete the degree in education, unfortunately I did not learn that much from the  experience .It certainly helped me  get a job.

I had a colleague who knew everything about the system, she was one of the most experienced teachers, she was very nice to me, I was sure she’d help me if I needed it, but I had a very rude awakening, whenever I asked anything about the school system,she changed the subject,after a few times I learned she won’t help me.

I watched and figured out myself, months later, she took me aside and said, “I like to let you know, do not teach anything to the new teachers.”

I was not pleased to hear it, I already knew how she avoided telling me anything, I did not like her selfish behavior.

I dislike people who are selfish even if they are my relatives.

Human nature is peculiar, we are so different, one of my worst habit is I’m very sensitive, this makes me  do things  I’m not proud of .

I presume things without being sure, as a result I take action with my writing, sometimes it’s better not to put things in writing, it may come back to haunt you, I make up my mind not to repeat the mistake, so far I am not successful maybe some day I will!

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365 Writing Prompts: Love to love yourself

What do you love most about yourself ? What do you love most about your favorite person? Are the two connected?

I love everything about myself, I am not selfish, I love children, I love good friends.

I never wanted to be anyone else but me, I am proud of my parents,my mom taught me how to deal with people, she was extremely religious, she pointed out if  I was doing anything wrong. I learned a lot from my mother.

I try to help my friends and family whenever the situation demands.

My favorite person is a very kind, extremely nice individual, we agree with each other, ‘that kindness is never wasted.’

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365 days Writing Prompt: Shape up or ship out

Write a letter to the personality trait you like least, convincing it to shape up or ship out. Be as threatening , theatrical , or thoroughly charming as is necessary to get the job done.

D ear Cynic,

You have a lot going for you, you are smart,educated and have a beautiful family that some wish they could have,yet your dealings with the very people who helped you  reach where you are is deplorable. You are selfish, conceited these are traits I absolutely abhor, you think you’ll always have this life and you don’t have to make concessions for the people who are always there when you need them.

Let me bring you back to reality,there will come a time when all these people whom you are treating badly, will leave you and nothing you say or do will make any difference, they’d be so fed up they’ll even stay away from your shadow.

There is still time for you to mend your ways, you might still have some hope if you turn around and change for good. So either you make yourself presentable to others or my dear the clock is ticking, you may face a day when no one would come to your assistance.

Do not wait until that day!

Sincerely,

Well-wisher

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Blogger challenge,letter S

Selfish and Selfless 

Are two different acts

I’d rather not choose the former

If I can’t be the latter!

 

So I tried to sort out 

Among the people to

Tell me sincerely 

Which one they’d select!

 

I was surprised to know

Nearly all of them voted 

For selfish and ignored selfless

Because they said,

“We’d like to look after ourselves first!”

 

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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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DP Daily Prompt : Placebo Effect post by Ranu

If possible I want to think of something to calm a person. I’d like to invent by careful thought and observation,what can work for someone who leads a very stressful life.

Our environment has altered immensely.No one has time to think of anyone but themselves. A selfish society like ours  requires a selfless person who is more than happy to spend a few minutes to relieve a fellow human overcome stress.

Stress is the cause of a lot of ailment from heart problem to high blood pressure and so on. In my mind if a person can calm down and not worry about everything we’d have a healthier world.

It is said pets such as cats and dogs can help to cure stress to a large degree. By playing with them and looking after them helps to calm down.

DP Daily Prompt: A to Z Post by Ranu

1776 map of Bengal and Bihar by James Rennell

1776 map of Bengal and Bihar by James Rennell (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

An aristocratic family,

born in Bengal,

cared dearly for the planet,

did not spend time idly,

easy going and compassionate,

faced his country’s problem bravely,

gave his all to humanity,

his songs are amazing,

in every home they are sung,

joking I am not,

kindness is his middle name,

love all is his motto,

maybe you don’t know that,

never was he selfish,

O what a joy to know him,

please bear with me,

quite a lovely man he was,

right now we have his songs,

sorry he was not a fraud,

try you may but you can’t prove it,

unlike any other you can see,

vocal chord was his main profession,

wow what an interesting fellow,

xylophone he did not play,

yahoo I am almost done,

zenith is where he belongs!

GUESS WHO IS THIS?