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Friday, 17 April 2015

OPEN MINDEDNESS



 “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”  Bernard Shaw
The  above quotation  by Lord Bernard Shaw is a  stark reality. Right from birth  we  grow up  with certain notions and beliefs which we consider to be the ultimate. When life is  not  static and  change takes  every moment, how can we keep our mind closed. With an open mind we can experience  new ideas  in our life.  A closed mind  is like  stagnant  water   which  is full of moss, and has no utility. It is the need of the day that we change with changing perceptions. If we stick to the same old ideas which people followed in ancient  times then we will never progress. In fact, if the head of the family  is a person who does not have an open mind, then his next generation has to pay the price for it.
                         This is  a real story of a man, who refused to change with the passage of time. Hira Singh , resident of a small town was a widower. He had two daughters, Meenu and Sonu. The sisters studied upto class x in the local school. This man was not at all amenable to any new ideas. After successfully   completing  class x ,the girls wanted to get admission in class xi.  Being  close minded   he flatly  refused . Sonu, the younger one, borrowed money from a friend and took admission in class xi. She took up a few tuitions,  went to a big city, studied in a college and became an advocate. She married a judge  and led a comfortable life.It was her own effort and open mindedness that she could achieve so much in life. On the other side, due to the close minded nature of her father,  her sister had to suffer. She was married  to a man, who died of heart attack. leaving two  small children. Hira Singh  was the most dejected person on earth. It was his lack of open mindedness which ruined the life of his own  daughter . 
Written for A  to  Z Challenge, 2015
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14 comments:

  1. I hope youre feeling much better Usha maam. Glad to see you back :)
    This is a sad story. Hira Singh did not see it coming. Interestingly even I chose to write today on the topic of having an open heart.

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    1. Thank you,Vinodini I am slowly coming back to narmal routine.

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  2. I'm so happy that you are back, Mam! Glad you are well.
    That's an insightful story for a great topic you chose! :) Keep writing.

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    1. Thank you Shalini.I am com ing back to normal/

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  3. So true ma'am. Open mindedness is required to adapt to the changes. Without that our life will be stagnant!

    Only Time Will Tell

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  4. Hope you are feeling better, Ushaji. I was on vacation and could not write to you earlier. That was a lovely story you shared. Sadly, I have met close minded people across all age groups.

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    1. Thanks Rachna. Yes very few people are open mminded people.

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  5. Interesting that you wrote about open-minded Usha as I wrote similarly on openness! Great minds think alike! ;) Your story is a great representation of what can happen with both an open and a closed mind! <3

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    1. I agree greatminds thik aliie. I read yours,. we are on the same track.

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  6. That's a story to remember. Being open leads to the path of self discovery and betterment. Enjoyed reading the post!

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  7. Change is not bad at all. Sometimes it is very important, as in the case of Hira and his daughters.

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  8. It's always wrong to have a myopic view and wear tinted glasses coz we never grow. I agree, we need to adapt and evolve.

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