Wednesday, April 1, 2015

'PROGRESSIVE LESSONS' OR 'BULLYING?'


The boy of 14 yrs just cried a little bit…. 

"Do you still cry like a kid?  You are going to be an adult in a year or two….  Stop doing that and start behaving like a grown up boy!” a well-wisher pointed out instantly….


"The other boy had hit me for not listening to him!" the boy was in tears not knowing what to answer....

Time moved on.... The same boy was the then young man of 22 in the next 8 yrs…. As usual, he was showing off his style and ease….

“Hi! What is this behavior still?  You should be taking up some responsibilities of life at this age….Have you seen? Some of your friends are already doing….....” in no time, he was squarely commented upon….


"What's wrong with me?  I wanted to dress up smart and........." he murmured....

The same young man soon became a little responsible individual when he had grown to 30 years….

“The problem with the present day people of your age is that they think themselves as still twenty years old.... At your age, I was having around me so much to do, so many things to answer, no time to breath ….” he was rebuked by the worried parent for certain lapses on his behalf…. 


"You don't allow me to do a little on my own!  Every where Sermons and Sermons only!" the then man of thirties was complaining....

Such a man had become fully responsible and grown to a man of 40s in the next 10 yrs….


“I will say that you are very much careless in your actions.... For a man of your age, I should be seeing here, the Right Personality guiding youngsters on crucial issues and behaving like…....” the Boss was jumping on him on a day when he acted a bit odd….

"These people should be firmly told back.... No guiding and advising will help here" replied the forty years man very much asserting his actions but hurt within....


Soon that man alone was a good Guide and Mentor when he touched fifties of his life…. On a fine day, he just lost his cool and was a little more noisy for a while....

“Hello dear!  Do you still talk and argue like this even at your age of greying hairs? You should control yourself, man…. Do you see how others looked at you when you had lost your temper….....” a Senior Colleague cautioned him…. 


"Yeah! This man too had lost his control the other day.... Now he is advising Me! Limit to the hypocrisy!" vented out the man his anger at Tea time with his colleagues....


Finally, he was a man of matured personality guiding many people on many issues, solving the most crucial problems at work and in life and coolly retired from his Service on a particular day…. Post retirement, he was at home for a few days taking rest.… 

“You are not that much old to sit at home doing nothing…. People of your age are doing so many things running around with their own plans and schedules…. Your that friend who retired a year ago is a very active man today and looks like a man of fifties only.... You should get into some job and start doing something…......” were soon the words of advice constantly heard around from all the active family members!

6 comments:

  1. Maybe he really stopped bothering when he was 25 and just went along with the game? :D

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    1. These are the general comments from the world as one grows up here towards maturity where in the giving back ultimately zeros down or settles at the lowest! Thanks for the Comment!

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  2. Real stories of life, but people nowadays really don't bother what others are saying....especially the young generation...

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    1. You said it... But the saying goes in life....'A son may not listen to his father on what he says but sure keeps it safely in his memory and passes it on in total to his child in the right time!' The Right forever stays only Right in this life!

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  3. Empathy and understanding is so much in need here.. as we all face all these situations but we never hold back our tongue before saying/sermonising to the other ... no matter of what age , we have a words or two of advice for all....except ourselves !

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    1. Rightly said.... If I advise a person in the right way retaining the softness in my saying, the job is well done.... My harshness in advising indirectly shows my authority alone.... But it's truly difficult to be aware of that whenever I advice.... Thanks for leaving such a nice Comment!

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