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    Be a rubber ball but not a clay ball.

    We all will be encountering many problems in our life. Some are very big and some are small. But the individual has to sort out his problems. He has to make use of his abilities and capabilities, take the help required from well wishers and has to come out of these problems. But some people always think about their problems and worry too much without doing any healing up works. It is of no use.
    You should come up with in no time if you were made to fall down like a rubber ball. The harder you throw the rubber ball to touch the earth, the faster it come up beyond your height also. That should be the attitude. A ball made of clay will get shattered if you throw it on to the earth. Sometimes it may not shatter but it can't move up.

    Everyone should have the attitude of rubber ball to come out of woods. The stronger the problem the better you should come out. It all depends on your personal understanding of the problem and road map you derive for coming out of it. The zeal is more important. If you have no determination of surpassing the problem you will be on the ground like a clay ball.

    Be cautious. Be proactive and take the attitude of a rubber ball. A very high flying balloon says that the outer appearance is not important. What you have inside will take you to new heights.
    All the best to you.
  • #601622
    The author has given a very nice analogy of clay ball and the rubber wall.
    There are people, when something bad happens to them, they become extremely sad. They keep wallowing in their self pity and keep getting more and more miserable. Then they talk to their other loser friends and start complaining about the unfair nature of life. These are the clay ball people; they never focus on the solution to the problem but keep dwelling on the negative aspects of life. These people never amount to much in their life.

    Then their is the opposite kind, the rubber ball people. When something bad happens, they also get hurt but they pick themselves up and start looking for the solution. They see every setback as a learning opportunity, they face their problems, overcome them and come back even stronger.

    If one wants to succeed in life, he/she must possess the rubber ball mentality. Train your mind to see good in every condition. Be positive, spread positivity and encourage others. Fall down but bounce back even harder.

    Don't sweat the small stuff and it's all small stuff.

  • #601637
    Nice to see the author comparing our challenging life with rubber ball and not restrict our life to be a clay ball. By the way when we are child we are introduced to the clay and making ball out of it was the fun activity that was taught whenever we go to sea shore or beach area for recreation. That means a feeler has been created in our minds as to how the things look round and what is the significance of round. And after the child becomes intelligent and get to know many things, he also develops his mind and try know about rubber ball. Slowly his interest to having clay ball is diverted to rubber ball as there is a tendency of bouncing back and that gives great thrill to the children. Same is the case with our life. If the challenges are met timely the ball would bounce back with same reaction and right into the hands, otherwise, we miss the ball going elsewhere.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #601640
    On more thing. A clay ball is easy to mould. Don't be made of clay. Don't be influenced easily. Don't absorb negativity and surrender easily.
    Be like rubber. Absorb what others give you, be good or bad, and return them the same.

    The stronger a light shines the darker are the shadows around it.


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