" Be Good and Do Good "
I believe that we should have many sources of inspiration wherever we are. Holding one's little child in the arms should inspire us to do better is life so that our children can benefit. Seeing the milk or paper boy who delivers milk and papers to many homes in the morning ( to help his parents), then rushes off to school to study should inspire us also to do more in life for the sake of our family.
Seeing positive news in papers or hearing about people who have sacrificed a lot for the sake of others should inspire us. I'm always inspired by my children, family and people who I work with.
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
Coming to the main thread, I am influenced by many people. A person who irons clothes just beside my office also inspires me because of his (and his wife's) devotion to the study of his children.
However, I have been most influenced by my parents, one of my maternal uncles, a retired military officer Lt. Gen. B.N. Sircar and our History Teacher Late Gauri Shankar Jyoti. I have written about my teacher in the following article:
My favourite teacher in school
Non-violence is the greatest Dharma; So too is all righteous violence
At work the person whom I admire the most if my immediate line manager. The quality that I like in him is he has the patience to dig and find out the root cause of a problem. Also he is always ready to help anyone even though it is not part of his job. He might end up not doing his tasks and will have to sit back and complete it but still he will not say 'No' to anyone. From all the departments people come to take his help.
"Do not give up, things might not favour you always"