Feeling good about oneselfIt is so important that we feel very good about ourselves. If we can't love ourselves, who else will?
Well, in reality, since we get to see so many atrocities going on, since we are helpless about most or all of them in any given situation, our mind is sort of automatically tuned to receive so many negative signals. And if we some one slightly smarter than we are, or really very smart, we tend to feel very small. We even start finding or discovering something new in us, as if that were sure to run us down for a decade!!
For example, very few can express their thoughts in literary Tamil. Qualifications do not matter. Huge hard work and deep interest do matter.
The former Chief Minister, Mr M Karunanidhi, of Tamil Nadu, is not even a matriculate. Yet, only Tamil scholors with a doctorate can understand his speeches in literary Tamil. I have so many people feel sorry that they are nowhere near him!!!
This is what am unable to fathom. Everyone cannot be an expert in everything. There is no need to, either.
For, the world is full of common sense creative opportunities. We need to figure out where we fit in and then explore what all we can do. Having a close circle of good well wishers can be very useful in helping us weather any storm in life.
We should indeed feel very good about ourselves. Today, and forever.