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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Origin of chaos

Once there was a party going on and a cockroach flew in from somewhere and settled on a lady. She started screaming out of fear. With panic stricken face and trembling voice, she started jumping all around, with both her hands desperately trying to get rid of the cockroach. Her reaction was contagious, as everyone around her got cranky to what was happening. The lady finally managed to push the cockroach, but it got settled on another lady nearby....
Now, it was the turn of the other lady to continue the drama. Then the waiter rushed forward to her rescue and in the desperation of pushing and throwing, the cockroach next fell upon the waiter. However, the waiter stood firm, composed and observed the behaviour of the cockroach on his shirt. When he was confident enough, he grabbed it and threw it out....!
Food For The Thoughts ....
Friends, was the cockroach responsible for the chaotic behaviour of the ladies?
If yes, then why was the waiter not disturbed? In fact, he handled it near to perfection, without creating any fuss. Therefore, it is not the cockroach, but the inability of the ladies to handle the disturbance caused by the cockroach that disturbed the ladies.
Similarly Friends, it is not the shouting of our bosses, or our spouses that disturbs us, but it is our inability to handle the disturbances caused by their shouting that disturbs us. Its not the traffic jams on the road that disturbs us, but our inability to handle the disturbance caused by the traffic jam that disturbs us. More than the problem, it is our reaction to the problem that hurts us.
The women in the party reacted to the cockroach, whereas the waiter responded. Reactions are always instinctive whereas responses are intellectual.
Friends, one should learn to be a part of the ‘Solution’ and not a ‘Victim’ to the problems of life.
Have a Nice Day !!!