## Tuesday, August 15, 2017

### Regenerating Rotten Apples

Solon was one of the great thinkers of ancient Greece. Even today, he is remembered as a great lawgiver.
One day, Solon went out among the citizens, holding a rotten apple in his hand. He raised a question to the people who had gathered around him, “Can anyone tell me what I can do to regenerate this apple, to make it new?”
The people shook their heads in negation. What could one do with a rotten apple? As for making it new, whoever heard of such a thing? It had to be thrown away – and that was it.
Receiving no answers to his query, Solon cut the apple into four pieces.

On collecting the seeds of the apple, he said to them, “The way to make this apple new, to create new apples out of this rotten apple, is to sow these seeds. Out of these seeds will bloom forth new apples.”
The people marveled at the lawgiver’s vision and wisdom. How could they have forgotten that even the rotten apple contained within itself the source of new life – its seeds!

If you wish to build a new town, plant trees!
If you wish to build a new humanity, begin with the child.”

PRACTICAL TIP:

Encourage children to read about the lives of great ones and to keep good company. They must be able to choose between what is right and wrong and what is ethical and unethical. Equally important, is to instill in them the lesson that when they face something or someone corrupt, it does not mean that all is lost. When humanity becomes rotten, remember that the seeds of humanity are its children. Invest in them. Take care of them, for they can regenerate humanity.

## Monday, May 01, 2017

### 100 percent is Attitude?

OH! 100 percent... So good listen that everyone wants 100 percent and it is also good to have 100 percent. Yes. In life everyone wants 100 percent for him/herself. Why should one thinks that he/she wants only 99 percent. There such example of how attitude becomes 100 percent.

Let's check one mathematical expression for how Attitude=100.
If A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z is represented as 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 then...

Then  S-K-I-L-L = 63 percent (19+11+9+12+12)
S-U-C-C-E-S-S = 89 percent (19+21+3+3+5+19+19)
K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E = 96 percent (11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5)
H-A-R-D-W-O-R-K = 98 percent (8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11)
M-E-D-I-T-A-T-I-N = 110 percent (13+5+4+9+20+1+20+9+15+14)
P-O-S-I-T-I-V-E = 115 percent (16+15+19+9+20+9+22+5)
P-E-R-S-O-N-A-L-I-T-Y = 154 percent (16+5+18+19+15+14+1+12+9+20+25)
and finally
A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E = 100 percent (1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5)

Sometimes it is good to have more then 100 percent but it is not necessary that all time having more will be helpful. It is like having Overconfidence or like having some sort of Ego.

## Tuesday, March 28, 2017

### How Much Do Parents Love And Sacrifice For Their Child?

Once upon a time there was a huge apple tree. A little boy used to come and play near the tree for many years, he would search for juicy apples, play alongside the tree and rest under the shade. The tree was so happy after meeting this little boy with bundle of joy.

One day the boy approach the tree with a sad face. The tree was surprised. "Come and play with me", the tree asked the boy. "I am no longer a kid to play around trees" the boy gave dirty look at the tree. "I want toys, I need money to buy them". "Sorry, I do not have money, but you can pick all my apples and sell them" replied the tree in a calm voice. The boy grab all the apples and left.

Spring has gone and autumn came by but there was no sign of the boy. One morning the tree saw it's friend, the little boy had grown up into a big man. "Come and play with me" the tree said. I can't play, I have a family now. We need a house for shelter. Can you help me? the man replied. "Sorry I do not have any house, but you can chop my branches to build your house". The man cut all the branches of the tree and left happily. The tree was glad to see his friend smiling again.

The man returned one evening. "Come and play with me" the tree said. "I am getting old. I want to go sailing to relax myself. Can you give me a boat?" said the man "Use my trunk to build your boat". He went sailing and never showed up for a long time.

The man returned after many years. "Sorry my boy, but I do not have anything for you anymore. No more apples neither branches nor a trunk for you to climb on", the tree said with a pain in its voice. "No problem, I do not have any teeth to bite and I am too old to climb trees" the man replied. "I just need a place to rest after all these years". the man replied."Old tree roots are the best place to lean on, come sit down with me and rest". The man sat down, the tree was glad and smiled with tears.

THIS IS THE STORY OF EVERY PERSON.
THE TREE IS LIKE OUR PARENTS.
WHEN WE WERE YOUNG, WE COULD NOT
HAVE IMAGINED OUR LIFE WITHOUT THEM.

BUT AS WE GROW UP, WE LEAVE THEM.
NO MATTER WHAT, PARENTS WILL ALWAYS
BE THERE AND GIVE US EVERYTHING
TO MAKE US HAPPY.