Man by nature is very hopeful. In fact, we are optimistic creatures who expect the best result in anything that we do. Whether it is work involving all our effort or just left to luck, we go on expecting and dreaming of reaching the stars. Finally when the BIG D-day arrives we fall to the ground from our dreamland. In fact, now we see stars all around our heads!

What? How could this happen to me? I don’t deserve this! God doesn’t hear to what I say, He hates me! Well, this needs a little time to ponder upon. Everyone faces failure his/her life. Does that mean god hates everyone and wrecks everyone’s expectations?! I think its our fault and not God’s because we aimed too high and expected too much. As the saying goes, “Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched.”

One should not be too aggressive and start anticipating of what might happen in the future. For what is ours is just the present. Who knows if we will even be there in the future. But that doesn’t mean that we can never achieve our goals. The pain of hoping and not getting what we want weighs us down more than the pain of failure. So on our part, let’s perform our work by putting in our best efforts, then surely the result will be worthy. As future is an achievement and not a gift, let’s not be expectant of our fortune. In this way, if we perform our duties diligently we can surely disapprove this notion, “Man proposes and God disposes.” — Jayanti Karki, Class IXB, St Mary’s High School