Knowledge is power.
In life, the contrast is felt only when the opposite exist. Till a person is there in our life, we feel him/her as a burden but the day we lose them, we feel their absence. In the same way, as mentioned in the post and above, when there is an absence of the opposite say, bad, evil, foul smell, darkness, fear, loss, failure, fight, etc, we won't feel the importance of its opposite i.e. good, virtuous, fragrant, light, confidence, gain, success, peace, etc.
“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz
A rich person will never know the importance of food as he never feels hungry. Only a person who is having hunger only will know the importance of food. Same is the case with the value of money also.
K Mohan @ Moga
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
Once Teacher Drona sent Duriyodhana to a village to list out the good persons and to bring a ten names of that.
Subsequently He sent Dharma to the same village to collect at least ten names of bad persons in that village. In the evening both of them returned with empty list. Drona asked both of the separately what was happened as he sent there without the knowledge of other. Dhuriyodhana said no good persons in that village and Dharma told no bad persons in the village. Then Guru Drona told all students that human beings possess both good and bad character in them but the thing is what they are applying in their life is mostly observed. Our deeds should be good to others always, In the vision of Dhuriyodhana he noticed all persons with the bad character because his mind is polluted and Dharma finds no mistakes in any persons as he looked the goodness in them.
I base my counter points from what I read or heard from wisdom talks or wisdom stories retold from our sacred texts and scriptures.
This is like the Egg or hen situation.
Darkness is absence of light. Lie is absence of Truth. Similarly bad is due to absence of Good.
The original is positive. Its absence becomes negative.
Darkness cannot occur when there is light. The moment a light is switched off darkness comes in. But as far as light is there darkness cannot enter. But light can always eliminate darkness.
Similarly good is the original. In its absence bad enters.
From the olden days, we can see that the birth of Sri Rama or Sri Krishna is mainly because of the evils acts of Ravanna and Kamsa. When we see failures we learn to take a safe step leading to success. Similar to the mobile games and their impact on children , parents always should take initiative in teaching good deeds over bad deeds through out the years as and when the situation arises until they become knowledgeable to take decisions on their own.
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