It is quite interesting to see the amount of publicity created after the Deputy Consul General from India was arrested on charges of underpaying a nanny.
It appears revenge/payback seems to be the top most priority in all our minds.
My dear Indian friends, please spend a minute and think about the treatment we give to all those going to any police station in India.
My dear US friends, please spend a minute and think about the numerous illegal immigrants we have used for our convenience in our life.
A noble man once said:
Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to cast a stone.
I thought it was time to read a few quotes relevant to this time – as I am guessing this is what this other noble man would have said if he lived today:
- “An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”
- “Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.”
- “It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings.”
- “An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.”
- “I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.”
If you have read this far, it is also time to read a few quotes from ‘The Art Of War’ by Sun Tzu. A few quotes from that might also help:
- “If your opponent is of choleric temper, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant.”
- “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle”
- “That general is skillful in attack whose opponent does not know what to defend; and he is skillful in defense whose opponent does not know what to attack.”
- “Humble words and increased preparations are signs that the enemy is about to advance. Violent language and driving forward as if to the attack are signs that he will retreat.”
Isnt it wiser to pause for sometime, understand the full picture, plan the right next steps of action and then react?