A Lecture a day keeps the doctor away 20/06/2012

The maxim/proverb that  says ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’ probably should read  ‘A good lecture a day keeps the doctor away’ because of the several benefits  listening  to a value based lecture  does to the mind. For one thing it opens a closed mind, adds to one’s knowledge and  enables the person engage in meaningful discussions with like minded people besides placing things in the proper perspective.

Recently I happened to listen to Shiv Khera’s  inspiring address and  wished there were more youngsters in the audience because for them  earning more and more  money seems to be the be all and end all in life. Earning respect and building a good reputation  don’t seem to figure in their scheme of things to realize their goal. Values  and ethics have become  archaic  and people who still talk and practice them  are considered old fashioned  and impractical in ‘today’s’ society.

I am afraid  this constant race  after rupees and dollars will leave more young burn outs ending up at  doctors’ clinics who in turn will be waiting to make hay while the sun shines.


n.meera raghavendra rao


2 thoughts on “A Lecture a day keeps the doctor away 20/06/2012

  1. Prof. V.N.K.Kumar

    To the extent you are obsessed with the accumulation of wealth to the exclusion of how it is acquired and at what price — to that extent, you will be unhappy.

    When most people think of success, they can think of only financial success. It is this type of success that cannot be equated with happiness. There are other forms of success that do lead to happiness :
    – Success in Love and Relationships
    – Success in Child rearing – making the child into a self-sufficient, productive and honest citizen
    – Success in touching other’s lives through financial help, sympathy and counselling
    – Success in gaining wisdom through a quest for the truth and then sharing your insights with others.

    1. All the forms of success you mentioned cannot be measured as a bank balance which is a yardstick of a person’s worth in today’s society. Probably that’s the distinction between tangible and intangible assets!

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