Yes, we can

Once there was a man who had lost ‘everything’ in life, his family, his job, his property, his bank balance, ‘everything’. So, he was very upset. He had lost his hopes and was discouraged. Then a man came to him and advised him to meet Socrates, a great scholar of that time, who was supposed to solve all the problems of people. When the man met Socrates, he described his painful life and told him he had nothing left, not even a single penny and begged help Socrates for help. Now, Socrates replied, “One of my friends buys the organs of human body. So, you can sell your hand and you may earn ten thousand dollars.”

The man was shocked after getting such an unexpected answer from a great scholar from whom he wished to find the solution of his problems. Then he replied, “Sir what you are telling this?” Socrates again said, “You can sell your body and earn one million dollar.” This time the man was very angry and replied, “What nonsense are you speaking?” I will never sell my body to anyone even if they paid me one billion dollars.” After that, Socrates smiled and replied, “Then, why are you saying that you don’t have anything after having such an expensive body?” Then the man was satisfied with the answer and message from Socrates and utilized his expensive body for further hard work in his life.

Then, whenever the question arises about nationality, responsibility, charity and social work, why do we make excuses about being underage, about our body structure or our poor economic background? You are capable of doing whatever you like, new inventions, new discoveries, new developmental projects and new ideas. But one thing that must be remembered is hard work. Einstein was a dull student in his childhood who became the world’s greatest mind, Malala got the Nobel Prize at the young age of 17 years, Bill Gates who was born into a poor family is one of the richest in the world. Now, the question arises, ‘Then why can’t we?’

We all are the creatures of the same nature. Everyone has a unique capability. We must break the trend of searching for excuses and fear of failure, and we must begin to think about these, right from now. If we can’t, then who will? If not here, then where? And if not now, then when? To sum up, the words of Bill Gates can be more relevant:”If you are born poor it’s not your fault, but if you die poor it’s your fault”.