I have just come across a very interesting news item, I said.
What’s that? asked my daughter Preethi without looking up from the novel she was reading.
It appears a study was conducted in the U.S. to find out why some people procrastinate and it was proved that impatient people tend to do so, I said.
Preethi suddenly started laughing and said, why do they have to conduct a study to prove something that is already established? A useless exercise and a waste of money, she added.
Yes, I think what you say is true, I concurred with her.
Who ever conducted the study could have spent their energy and resources on something more useful, she said.
Like what? I asked to kindle her imagination.
Preethi closed the novel and thought hard. Ah, I have got it, she exclaimed. I think it would be apt to do some research on why values are deteriorating and gun culture is increasing, she suggested.
A very good idea ofcourse, but don’t you think it doesn’t pertain to any one part of the world but it is becoming a universal phenomena like Global warming? I observed.
You are right mummy.The media seems to be full of it, agreed Preethi.
Coming to think of it, I feel the media is partly responsible, highlighting all the wrong things , I maintained.
Comeon mummy, you can’t hold the media responsible for the criminal activities of some deranged persons . she said trying to defend her fraternity.
By the way, I read something else that set me thinking, I said in order to change the subject. During an interactive session with an
American novelist who was on a visit to Chennai, someone from the audience wanted him to give a recipe for happiness in three words.
What was his recipe? Did he say ”read my book”,said Preethi sarcastically.
No, you will be surprised to hear his answer. He said “Speak the Truth”
Golden words indeed but impractical in today’s world, commented my daughter.
Preethi, its not the first time someone has spoken these words. I am sure you know who I mean, I said.
Preethi had a blank expression.
n.meera raghavendra rao