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