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    Respect is relative and can change at any time

    Winston Churchill arrived in a taxi for an interview at the BBC office. The taxi driver was asked to wait until the interview was over. The driver said: No. Now comes Churchill's lecture. I need to hear that. Churchill felt insulted. He paid the driver twice as much as the original taxi collie. The driver, overwhelmed with joy, said: I can wait as long as you want. Let Churchill go anywhere and perish!

    Only be interested in what is at hand, until you get something better than what is at hand. Most people go after it when it comes to something else that breaks the joy they currently get. Those who go after everything will never get anything. Those who are not consistent in anything will have no affection for anything. The main purpose of the fan base, which often follows dignitaries, is not to imitate or follow them. Sometimes their only goal is to gain fame by worshiping celebrities. When the benefit they receive ends, they will stop worshiping.

    People's respect is relative. There will always be very few who are respected by all time and by all. No one can rise or grow according to the price set by the crowd.
  • #731235
    The story shared by the author can be inferred in many ways. That the taxi driver seems to be more work conscious and does not want to waste his waiting time for the cause of Churchil to finish his interview at BBC. And having seen the right trait on the part of taxi driver, Churchil was forced to offer him the double fare so that the driver need not be put into loss because of his late interview or something else. And by giving the double fare Churchil might have arrested the driver to be present there, here the taxi driver is the winner because he has not only transported a famous personality but also got the double benefit which he might not have got even returned to his work again. Now comparing the same situation in India, the leader who have boarded the vehicle would have used for free and might have forced the taxi driver under threat or power that may be to stay put until the interview over and not even paying the fare.
    K Mohan @ Moga
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #731247
    There is no other stronger than time and this story of the author also proves the same thing. When a person is respected by others he/she feels proud of it but at the same time when we lose the same respect due to any reason, we may feel bad. People of this world are not too mean but also not too good that they always give you priority among their list. We must have value in others' life but when they get something which is more valuable for them, our value or respect will automatically come down on that list. This does not show that our importance is not as like before but it just a simple process, when someone else changes its priority.

  • #731250
    The story as narrated by the author was an eye opener for many of us. The taxi driver might be ignorant of this great personality and as such he did not pay due respect to Churchill or for him, value of money was more important than paying respect to any great personality. Hence in that way, he might not have hurt the sentiment of Churchill. Being a taxi driver, his prime objective is to make money from this profession. After the fresh offer made by Churchill, he was ultimately ready to offer his service due to receipt of extra remuneration ignoring his great personality.

  • #731369
    I think the taxi driver was a pragmatic person who knew earning money is more important than listening to Winston Churchill. As far as his views about India is concerned.he was against the Indian freedom movement. He highly disliked Mahatma Gandhi. He called him "a seditious Middle Temple lawyer now posing as a fakir of a type well known in the East," to insult him. He hated Gandhiji's non-violent movement. Once the favoured letting him die during a hunger strike.
    Winston Churchill was a famous politician. He was the prime minister of the U.K during the second world war who led his country to victory. He served in other offices also.

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