Tuesday, May 8, 2018

'FINE.. NO PROBLEM.. GO AHEAD.. EVERYTHING IS OK!'

A man expected a change in his associate and accordingly advised him on the change..

  • The associate instantly promised to change, appeared too changed but in a short time turned around and zeroed down with no change in him.. 
Subsequently, he offered a benefit to the associate for a change..
  • The associate again agreed to change, appeared too changed but in a short time turned around and zeroed down with no change in him.. 
Next, he created a competition for the associate to change..
  • The associate once again attempted to change, appeared too changed but in a short time turned around and zeroed down with no change in him.. 
In the end, he created a fear in the associate of certain consequences if not changed soon..
  • The associate instantly appeared changed, continued showing the change but in a short time turned around zeroed down with no change in him!
Not knowing what to do further, the man approached the wise man and asked him how to bring the change in his associate.. The wise man advised,

"Leave him to continue his way of living and where he expects you to say something on what he is doing, simply use the words..

  • 'Fine.. No problem.. Go ahead.. Everything is OK!' 
Without a single negative comment from your end on his actions!"

The man took the advice and soon started implementing the same..

  • That looked initially encouraging to his associate with a 100% surety with him on what he was doing
  • But soon made him doubt a small part of his actions
  • Further in time that rose with increased confidence in more right
  • And finally settled firmly at a point of action with the distinct change in him his confidence firming up at that level!
The man again approached the wise man and said that the full effect was not there in his associate in spite of following his advice.. The wise man said,

"That's the ultimate right!"

"Sir! How can it be? I distinctly see even now that my associate is in the wrong line!"

"Dear! If Absolute Truth is compared to a huge elephant, here..

  • I may be holding to the trunk and feeling that that's what it means an elephant,
  • You may be holding to the leg and feeling accordingly and
  • Your associate may be holding to the tail and feeling equally so..
With none of us truly knowing what exactly an elephant is..

In such a scenario, each one is right in his/her own way and each one is wrong in his/her own way and I am nowhere superior to the other

  • However knowledgeable I may be, 
  • However great I may be and 
  • However aged I may be!
Keyword: change

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